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Electrons Corralled Using New Quantum Tool

May 11, 2015 9:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene — making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. They say the accomplishment could provide a basic building block...

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Things To Know About Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

May 11, 2015 9:18 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

A small fleet of cars that maneuver through traffic using an array of sensors and computing power is driving on California roads and highways.  Since September, seven companies have received permission...

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DHS Successfully Transitions Search and Rescue Tool That Pinpoints Buried Victims

May 11, 2015 9:10 am | by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, announced today the transition of the final prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster...

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MIT and Masdar Institute Work Together to Transform an Oil-Based Economy

May 11, 2015 9:02 am | by Anne Stuart, Technology Review | Comments

Mention the economy of the United Arab Emirates to people from outside the region, and the first word that may come to their minds is “oil.” But today, the UAE is striving to change that initial response to “innovation.”  As part of a longstanding effort to diversify its economy...

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Removing Reflections From Photos Taken Through Windows

May 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

It’s hard to take a photo through a window without picking up reflections of the objects behind you. To solve that problem, professional photographers sometimes wrap their camera lenses in dark cloths affixed to windows by tape or suction cups...

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Photo of the Day: NuSTAR Provides Explosive Evidence For Supernova Asymmetry

May 11, 2015 8:44 am | by Doe/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

New results from the NASA NuSTAR telescope show that a supernova close to our galaxy experienced a single-sided explosion.  A team of scientists including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

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Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley

May 8, 2015 2:15 pm | by NASA | Comments

Researchers slightly detoured NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the mission's planned path in recent days for a closer look at a hillside site where an ancient valley had been carved out and refilled.  The rover made observations and measurements...

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Object Recognition For Free

May 8, 2015 1:53 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Object recognition -- determining what objects are where in a digital image -- is a central research topic in computer vision.  But a person looking at an image will spontaneously make a higher-level judgment about the scene as whole...

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Transient Temperature Measurement of Microwave Devices at IMS 2015

May 8, 2015 12:12 pm | by Microsanj | Comments

Microsanj will be participating in three conferences during 'Microwave Week' in Phoenix, Arizona.  Microsanj will have an exhibit at the 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015)...

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RF, Microwave, mmWave Design, Measurement Solutions at IMS 2015

May 8, 2015 12:05 pm | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced it will demonstrate the latest RF, microwave and mmWave design and measurement solutions for R&D, manufacturing and service at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium...

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RFIC Test Panel Discussion at IMS 2015

May 8, 2015 11:55 am | by Presto Engineering Inc. | Comments

Presto Engineering Inc., a world leader in semiconductor engineering services and backend turnkey production services, is pleased to announce its participation at the International Microwave Symposium, May 17-22 in Phoenix...

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Diagnostics of Quality of Graphene and Spatial Imaging of Reactivity Centers On Carbon Surface

May 8, 2015 11:45 am | by Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences | Comments

A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of researchers from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) involved...

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Chemistry Student in Sun Harvest Breakthrough

May 8, 2015 11:39 am | by Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen | Comments

The Sun is a huge source of energy. In just one hour planet Earth is hit by so much sunshine that humankind could cover its energy needs for an entire year if only we knew how to harvest and save it. But storing sunshine is not trivial...

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Tern Tech Offshoots Show Potential For New UAS Capabilities at Sea

May 8, 2015 11:28 am | by DARPA | Comments

Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to give forward-deployed small ships the unprecedented capacity to serve as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS)...

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Drone Use Poised to Expand to Newsrooms Despite FAA Limits

May 8, 2015 10:13 am | by Sally Ho, Associated Press | Comments

Newsgathering by drone is gaining traction as an industry practice, but how the technology can actually be used to cover the news of the day is murky given its legal limitations. The emerging technology has been used in wars, to deliver packages ... 

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