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Engineers Take Big Step Towards Using Optics to Transmit Data in Computers

December 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data. They describe what they call an "optical link" in an article in Scientific ...

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Digi International and Mouser Reach Agreement for Global Distribution

December 2, 2014 4:59 pm | by Digi International, Mouser Electronics | Comments

Digi International and Mouser Electronics have announced they have entered into a global distribution agreement ...                         

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Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

December 2, 2014 4:55 pm | by Laird, Future Electronics | Comments

Laird has announced that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary wireless modules across North America, Europe, and APAC ...

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Wireless Research Center of NC Secures Three Portable Towers

December 2, 2014 4:26 pm | by Wireless Research Center of North Carolina | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) has acquired three portable radio towers, thanks to a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. This expands WRC's support of wireless technology expansion throughout North Carolina ...                   

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Plextek RFI Publishes White Paper on Design and Performance of a 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC

December 2, 2014 4:24 pm | by Plextek | Comments

Plextek has published a new White Paper on the design of a 25 W X-band GaN PA MMIC. This case study describes the design and performance of a 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC designed on WIN's 0.25μm GaN on SiC process ...                 

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TE Connectivity Opens Wearables Lab

December 2, 2014 3:20 pm | by TE Connectivity | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE's team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process ...

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Steve Jobs Key Witness in Apple iPod Lawsuit

December 2, 2014 11:21 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Job ...                        

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FBI Investigates Sony Computer Hack

December 2, 2014 11:11 am | by BY BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week ...                            

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Get Better at Sports with Smart Gear

December 2, 2014 11:08 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | Comments

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter ...                                       

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Cypress Semiconductor Acquires Spansion for $1.59B

December 2, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion ...                                                

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Photos of the Day: NASA's Unmanned Capsule Debut

December 2, 2014 10:52 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday's debut will be unmanned and last just 4½ hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans capsule has flown since the Apollo moon missions, shooting 3,600 miles out into space in order to gain enough momentum to re-enter the atmosphere at a scorching 20,000 mph ...                 

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NASA to Debut Orion Spacecraft with Around-Earth Test Flight

December 2, 2014 10:47 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight ...                                     

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High-Tech Mirror to Beams Heat Away from Buildings Into Space

December 1, 2014 11:20 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space ...                           

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Bending Light on A Computer Chip with Sound

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota | Comments

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light ...                  

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Earth's Plasma Shield

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers at MIT, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the planet’s equator, they can get no further than about 11,000 kilometers from the Earth’s surface ...          

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