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Molecular Engineers Record an Electron's Quantum Behavior

August 18, 2014 12:43 pm | by University of Chicago | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect's entire quantum state...

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'Cavity Protection Effect' Helps to Conserve Quantum Information

August 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | Comments

Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only knows two different states...

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Hot Mobile Selects CALLUP’s SIM OTA Platform to Manage SIM Cards

August 18, 2014 12:29 pm | by CALLUP | Comments

CALLUP announced that Israel’s Hot Mobile cellular telecommunications operator selected CALLUP’s SIM OTA platform for remote management, over the air, of files and applets on SIM cards. With SIM OTA, Hot Mobile will be able to manage the entire SIM card life cycle

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ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by ON Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s existing revolving line of credit...

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Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 18, 2014 11:08 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren't thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, think about such things and will use the vantage point of a special window...

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Photos of the Day: Canadarm2 Releases Cygnus to Fly Solo

August 18, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

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U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Delivery Mission Ends

August 18, 2014 9:47 am | by NASA | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Connected Management Mega-Trend Drives the Global Wireless M2M Market

August 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Berg Insight | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21.0 percent in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end...

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Pushing the Envelope in Power Electronics

August 18, 2014 12:28 am | by MIT | Comments

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical consumption is rising more than twice as quickly...

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 17, 2014 11:20 pm | by Brown University | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is a process in which epithelial cells...

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Laser Makes Microscopes Way Cooler

August 17, 2014 10:03 pm | by Australian National University | Comments

Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus. The technique hinges on using laser beams to cool a nanowire probe...

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Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 10:49 am | by GE Reports | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

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Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

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