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IAR Systems Reinforces Development for the MSP430 Community

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems releases a new version of its leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for the MSP430 core from Texas Instruments. The new release adds new features as well as support for the latest MSP430 FRAM-based microcontrollers ...                       

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Keysight Technologies Receives 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in Instrumentation Software

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized Keysight with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in Instrumentation Software for excellence in capturing the ...                         

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RFEL Awarded Follow on Research & Development Contract by European Space Agency

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by RFEL | Comments

RFEL has announced details of a second, follow on research and development contract awarded by European Space Agency, and in collaboration with other European partners ...                            

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Mouser Announces Expanded Partnership and Portfolio with Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Mouser, Analog Devices, Hittite Microwave | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced that they have expanded their strategic partnership and worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices to include ADI's recently acquired RF and microwave products from Hittite Microwave - marketed as "Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices ...           

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Cypress’s New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions Earn Bluetooth 4.1 Qualification

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Cypress Semiconductors | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced its new highly integrated, single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy solutions have achieved Bluetooth qualification. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group awarded specification 4.1 qualification to Cypress’s Link Layer component ...                

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New Sensor Wirelessly Detects Hazardous Chemicals

December 9, 2014 10:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone ...                                       

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Photos of the Day: Medical Imaging Scanner to Detec Spacesuit Flaws

December 9, 2014 10:50 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | Comments

NASA hopes the advanced imaging equipment in the lab, including a CT scanner attached to a robotic arm, can help it create 3D pictures of its spacesuits that can be used to better diagnose malfunctions that might happen in the future ...                      

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Advanced Imaging Equipment to Diagnose Spacesuit Malfunctions

December 9, 2014 10:48 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | Comments

The empty spacesuit that sat on the operating table in a lab at Houston Methodist Hospital's research institute made for an unusual patient. The bulky garment ended up in the state-of-the-art research lab after NASA sought innovative ways to pinpoint problems with its spacesuits in the wake of an Italian astronaut nearly drowning ...                  

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Volvo Introduces the World’s Most Powerful and Cleanest SUV

December 8, 2014 12:56 pm | by Volvo Car Group | Comments

The first Volvo designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8 delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match. When designing the XC90 T8, Volvo Cars chose not to compromise on performance, driving pleasure, efficiency or even ... 

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Pattern-Recognition Systems Convey What They Learn to Humans

December 8, 2014 11:27 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News | Comments

Computers are good at identifying patterns in huge data sets. Humans, by contrast, are good at inferring patterns from just a few examples. In a paper appearing at the Neural Information Processing Society’s conference next week, MIT researchers present a new system that bridges these two ways of processing information ... 

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Carrying Current with No Energy Loss

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Karen McNulty Walsh, DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors ...                 

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The Achilles' Heel of GaN-Based LEDs

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Michiteru Kitazaki, Toyohashi University of Technology | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials ...                           

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Fuel to the Fire? Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama

December 8, 2014 11:08 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | Comments

As the Obama administration makes headway at home in the fight against global warming, it has helped stoke record exports of fossil fuels that are contributing to rising levels of pollution elsewhere. U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet ... 

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Corrupt Apple Executive Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

December 8, 2014 10:48 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker's secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes. Paul S. Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney's office ... 

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7 Largest U.S. Districts to Teach Computer Science

December 8, 2014 10:42 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | Comments

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said ...                                             

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