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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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Robot Masters New Skills Through Trial and Error

May 22, 2015 8:49 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence...

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Mission Possible: This Device Will Self-Destruct When Heated

May 21, 2015 3:05 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could be recycled...

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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Highest Power Single Chip Ka-band Amplifier Produced To Date

May 21, 2015 2:56 pm | by Northrop Grumman | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)  announced the highest power Gallium Nitride (GaN) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier ever produced at Ka-band...

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