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Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays

May 26, 2015 9:09 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated properties can be switched on demand. In a paper appearing inNature Materials...

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One Step Closer to a Single-Molecule Device

May 26, 2015 8:59 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes...

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Visualizing How Radiation Bombardment Boosts Superconductivity

May 22, 2015 2:08 pm | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Sometimes a little damage can do a lot of good -- at least in the case of iron-based high-temperature superconductors. Bombarding these materials with high-energy heavy ions introduces nanometer-scale damage tracks that can enhance...

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SWEEPER Demonstrates Wide-Angle Optical Phased Array Technology

May 22, 2015 2:02 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Many essential military capabilities—including autonomous navigation, chemical-biological sensing, precision targeting and communications—increasingly rely upon laser-scanning technologies such as LIDAR (think radar that uses light instead of radio waves)...

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New Computational Technique Advances Color 3D Printing Process

May 22, 2015 1:56 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Working with researchers at Zhejiang University in China, Changxi Zheng, assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing, a widely used industrial method for transferring color inks...

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NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

May 22, 2015 1:52 pm | by NASA | Comments

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects...

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Eastern OptX Announces Wireless Test System for Testing Multiple RF Radio Devices

May 22, 2015 10:51 am | by Eastern OptX | Comments

Eastern OptX today introduced the Series 8000, a new test system that addresses the need to test multiple RF radios or wireless systems over different propagation paths, simultaneously...

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Signal Hound Introduces New VSG25A Vector Signal Generator

May 22, 2015 10:43 am | by Signal Hound | Comments

Signal Hound, the leader in high-performance, USB-based RF test and measurement products, announced a revolutionary new vector signal generator (VSG) that breaks price barriers. It is USB-powered...

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This Slinky Lookalike 'Hyperlens' Helps Us See Tiny Objects

May 22, 2015 10:30 am | by University of Buffalo | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion.  Yet this photonics advancement -- called a metamaterial hyperlens -- doesn't climb down stairs.  Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.  Described in a research paper...

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Signal Hound Introduces Free Real-Time Digital Modulation Analysis Tools

May 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Signal Hound | Comments

Signal Hound has updated its free Spike™ Spectrum Analysis software by creating a variety of digital modulation analysis tools for its BB60C and BB60A USB-powered real-time spectrum analyzers...

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Freescale and Lansdale Partner to Manufacture Monolithic RF/IF and IF Amplifiers

May 22, 2015 10:04 am | by Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. president, R. Dale Lillard, announced today the continued availability of the ML1350 and ML1490 Integrated circuits(ICs) originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.  Lansdale has the single-source rights...

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Photos of the Day: IMS2015 Recap

May 22, 2015 9:47 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Comments

Today's Photos of the Day recap this year's IMS2015, held at the Phoenix Convention Center from Tuesday, May 19 to Thursday, May 21. Over 900 exhibitors represented the state-of-the-art when it came to materials, devices, components...

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Hubble Observes One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'

May 22, 2015 9:03 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so weird that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1...

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HELLADS Laser Achieves Acceptance For Field Testing

May 22, 2015 8:59 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA’s High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) has demonstrated sufficient laser power and beam quality to advance to a series of field tests. The achievement of government acceptance for field trials marks the end of the program’s laboratory development...

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Basel Physicists Develop Efficient Method of Signal Transmission From Nanocomponents

May 22, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Basel | Comments

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple...

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