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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

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First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 11, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

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NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

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Spirent Breaks the 'Box' Model of Wireless Testing

September 11, 2014 11:59 am | by Spirent Communications | Comments

Spirent Communications announced the launch of Spirent Elevate Test Framework, a revolutionary advance in testing wireless and machine-to-machine devices and services. Spirent Elevate is a powerful network of resources designed to address the increasingly complex testing challenges and scale demands of the wireless industry... 

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Photos of the Day: Where to Grab Space Debris

September 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

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Spinning Satellites in the Geostationary Graveyard

September 11, 2014 10:21 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

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T-Mobile to Sell Phones That Call, Text on Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 9:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals...

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EAZY-CAL Signal Conditioners Simplify LVDT Linear Position Calibration

September 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

Calibration is mandatory prior to sensor installation as it corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Traditionally, AC-operated LVDT Sensors were difficult to calibrate as signal conditioners required that operators use trimmer pots...

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Analog Devices Puts Designers on Fast Track at Avnet’s X-fest 2014

September 10, 2014 1:58 pm | by Analog Devices | Comments

Analog Devices is participating in Avnet Inc.’s X-fest 2014 technical training events and demonstrating rapid prototyping platforms for software-defined radio, GSPS data acquisition solutions and RF signal processing components that are compatible with Xilinx, Inc...

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AIRCOM Device Test Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation and LBS Testing Services

September 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by TEOCO | Comments

As market demand for 4G/LTE devices utilizing advanced features such as carrier aggregation, A-GNSS and OTDOA/eCID location based services ramps-up, TEOCO's AIRCOM Device Test Lab stands ready to meet industry testing and certification needs...

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Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

September 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system...

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German Startup Factory Rocket Launches IPO

September 10, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise 750 million euros ($968 million) with a flotation "intended to take place later in 2014," giving no specific date...

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Review: Apple Watch Looks to Be Another Winner

September 10, 2014 9:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a ... 

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High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

September 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle...

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The World's Smallest Breathalyzer

September 9, 2014 9:27 pm | by Elevator Communications | Comments

Nearly every day a record breaking crowdfunding campaign catches the attention of the world with new devices that meld the worlds of software with hardware. And one key player in this revolution is 3D printing. The DrinkMate project, now on ...

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