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Photo of the Day: 5 Advantages of GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers Over TWT Amplifiers

April 8, 2015 | by By Jaymie Murray | Comments

Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifier technology has several inherent limitations that are easily overcome by using the kind of state-of-the-art GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers designed and manufactured by API Technologies. The benefits of utilizing GaN ... 

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Stanford Team Makes Biotechnology Interactive with Games and Remote-Control Labs

April 21, 2015 10:39 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

In the 1950s computers were giant machines that filled buildings and served a variety of arcane functions. Today they fit into our pockets or backpacks, and help us work, communicate and play. "Biotechnology today it is very similar to where computing technology used ... 

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Photo of the Day: NASA Photographs Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres Again

April 21, 2015 10:18 am | by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Comments

The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above Ceres' north ... 

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New Tabletop Detector “Sees” Single Electrons

April 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted ... 

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Better Battery Imaging Paves Way for Renewable Energy Future

April 20, 2015 4:58 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical ... 

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Innovative Technology Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

April 20, 2015 4:53 pm | by Oregon State University | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems ... 

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Photos of the Day: Chevrolet Debuts FNR — A Vision of the Future

April 20, 2015 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

The Shanghai Motor Show is about more than just displaying the latest extended-wheelbase luxury sedans to the Chinese populace. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the event to debut its vision of the future of motoring with the FNR concept, and the capsule looks like it could be fresh ... 

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Google Shaking Up Search Recommendations on Smartphones

April 20, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites ... 

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Researcher Denied Airline Flight After Tweet About Hacking

April 20, 2015 11:14 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Comments

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight ... 

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Advances in Molecular Electronics: Lights On — Molecule On

April 20, 2015 11:04 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form ...

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Technology Transfers Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 10:36 am | by University of Sussex | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, has pinpointed ... 

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Photo of the Day: Passive UHF RFID Tags Detect How People Interact with Objects

April 17, 2015 1:29 pm | by Disney Research | Comments

Disney Research has demonstrated that battery-free, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be used to cheaply and unobtrusively determine how people use and interact with daily objects, enabling new types of interactive play, smart homes and work environments, and new ... 

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Beyond the Lithium Ion — A Significant Step Toward a Better Performing Battery

April 17, 2015 1:04 pm | by University of Illinois at Chicago | Comments

The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development ... 

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Apple Digs in on Green with China Solar, US forest Projects

April 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable ... 

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WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive of Hacked Sony Documents

April 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. It's the latest ... 

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Energy System Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 68 Percent and Fossil Fuel 65 Percent

April 17, 2015 9:08 am | by Lisa Lapin and Kate Chesley | Comments

Stanford University has converted to a state-of-the-art energy system that relies on renewable electricity and provides a new transformational energy supply model for large organizations, utilities and governments. The university announced a new agreement to provide ... 

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