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Hollow Optical Fibers for UV Light

July 2, 2014 3:43 pm | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | News | Comments

New optical waveguides improve precision investigations in physics, chemistry and life sciences If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibers - with as little loss as possible, you should opt for infrared light, as is the case, for example, in the telecommunication networks worldwide...

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Toward a New Way to Keep Electronics from Overheating

July 2, 2014 3:32 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Computer technology has transformed the way we live, but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds, personal computers as well as larger electronic systems can overheat. This can cause them to slow down, or worse, completely shut down...

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Researchers Develop ‘Encore’ to Monitor Web Access

July 2, 2014 3:30 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool to monitor the accessibility of Web pages around the world that can be installed by adding a single line of code to a web page. The tool, Encore, runs when a user visits a website where the code is installed and then discreetly collects data from potentially censored sites...

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Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings

July 2, 2014 3:27 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent. Researchers led by Partha Pande, a computer engineering professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

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Superconducting-Silicon Qubits

July 2, 2014 3:22 pm | by Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits, atom-by-atom, inside a silicon crystal. Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with the flexibility of superconducting circuits...

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Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

July 2, 2014 1:51 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses...

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NASA Launches Carbon Satellite after 2009 Failure

July 2, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta 2 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast and sped toward low-Earth orbit...

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Cypress’ Asynchronous SRAMs with On-Chip Error-Correcting Code

July 2, 2014 1:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced the sampling of a 16 Mb Fast Asynchronous SRAM with Error-Correcting Code (ECC). The on-chip ECC feature enables the new SRAMs to provide the highest levels of data reliability...

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Agilent Technologies Adds Averager Capability to PCIe Digitizers

July 2, 2014 1:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a new averager real-time processing function for its PCIe digitizer family. Averaging signals reduces random noise effects, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio and increases resolution and dynamic range...

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R&S CMA180 Radio Test Set

July 2, 2014 1:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CMA180 radio test set from Rohde & Schwarz enables manufacturers and service technicians to test analog radios in the 100 kHz to 3 GHz frequency range. Its large touchscreen and straightforward menu provide for especially simple and fast operation...

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40-V Amplifier Improves System Performance, Power Efficiency and Integration

July 2, 2014 1:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a fast operational amplifier for driving heavy loads at high voltage and high output current, including piezoelectric transducers, PIN diodes, laser diodes, power FETs, coils and CCDs...

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US Board: NSA's Internet Monitoring Is Legal

July 2, 2014 12:12 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The National Security Agency programs that collect huge volumes of Internet data within the United States are constitutional and employ "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans, an independent privacy and civil liberties board has found...

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RF VNAs for Variety of Passive Device Testing Environments

July 2, 2014 11:09 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company addresses the market need for value and performance when testing RF passive devices with the introduction of the ShockLine MS46522A 2-port RF VNA family with frequency coverage from 50 kHz to 8.5 GHz...

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Broadband 20 GHz GaN Amplifier from Custom MMIC

July 2, 2014 11:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC announced their new CMD184, a broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier, during the International Microwave Symposium (IMS). The CMD184 is Custom MMIC’s first released standard product fabricated on GaN...

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Low Phase Noise / Low G-Sensitivity OCXO

July 2, 2014 10:51 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crescent Frequency Products' has announced the launch of our new CFOHG series low phase noise / Low G-sensitivity OCXO. The CFOHG has a center frequency of 100.000MHz and stability as tight as 50ppb. All components are RoHS and R.E.A.C.H compliant...

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