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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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Warning Signals Alert Filipinos of Oncoming Tsunamis

April 27, 2015 11:56 am | by E2S | Comments

The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries, and swamped coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet (30 meters) high. Following this tragic event, the UN set up the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System, and although not ... 

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Digital In-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See’ into Fiery Fuels

April 27, 2015 8:18 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories researchers have ...

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Magnifying Vibrations in Bridges and Buildings

April 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have now ... 

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4-D Printing is Taking 3-D Printing to an Entirely New Level

April 24, 2015 11:00 am | by ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science | Comments

4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace ... 

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API Technologies to Acquire Cobham Inmet and Cobham Weinschel

April 24, 2015 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cobham plc, to acquire Aeroflex/Inmet, Inc. and Aeroflex/Weinschel, Inc. Inmet and Weinschel have each been in business for more than 50 years, and each ... 

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Photos of the Day: Autonomous, Swarming UAVs Fly Into the Future

April 23, 2015 11:33 am | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | Comments

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — part of the Low-Cost UAV ... 

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Drexel Materials Scientists Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory

April 23, 2015 10:49 am | by Drexel University | Comments

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks ... 

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Cloud Security Reaches Silicon

April 23, 2015 10:23 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don’t need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a shocking amount about ... 

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Smaller and Cheaper Particle Accelerators?

April 22, 2015 10:17 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Traditionally, particle accelerators have relied on electric fields generated by radio waves to drive electrons and other particles close to the speed of light. But in radio-frequency machines there is an upper limit on the electric field before the walls of the accelerator ... 

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ASU Engineer is Pulling CO2 Out of Thin Air

April 22, 2015 10:17 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

It’s the massive buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that makes it increasingly likely we will see warming temperatures, longer droughts and rising sea levels – all posing challenges to the habitability of much of the planet. At the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State ... 

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Charged Holes in Graphene Increase Energy Storage Capacity

April 22, 2015 9:29 am | by University of California, San Diego | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published recently online in the journal Nano Letters, may provide a better ... 

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Photo of the Day: Top 5 Smart Wireless Device Developments for 2015

April 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Larry Corby, Janine E. Mooney | Comments

Leading technology analyst house, Juniper Research unveils the top 5 developments that will impact the smart wireless devices sector this year. Apple Watch: Apple’s long-anticipated smartwatch launch is a game changer. Not because it offers radical new features and ... 

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Revisiting the STEM Workforce

April 21, 2015 12:11 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Does the United States have a "glut" or "shortage" of STEM workers? It's a question that has long permeated policy conversations about the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. But is this the right question to ask? Revisiting the STEM Workforce, a new report by the ... 

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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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