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Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope

September 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Susan Bauer, U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it from the printer, Erikson quickly pops in a tiny glass bead and checks the magnification...               

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Why Lithium Ion Batteries Go Bad

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | Comments

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as...                           

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Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

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Apple: Record 4M Orders of iPhones on 1st Day

September 16, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday...                     

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Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' Near San Francisco with Remote-Controlled Robots

September 16, 2014 9:55 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Comments

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks...                        

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Keysight Technologies Test License with Broadcom

September 15, 2014 3:57 pm | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has entered into a manufacturing test license agreement with Broadcom Corporation. The MTL agreement allows Keysight to provide calibration and verification test solutions...

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Isola Compliance with European Space Agency Base-material Standard

September 15, 2014 3:42 pm | by Isola Group | Comments

Isola Group announced that its European subsidiary, Isola GmbH, complies with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) specification for a cleaner class of base materials. Isola worked in collaboration with the ESA and its suppliers in order to reach this milestone...

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GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

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Advances in Range of High Purity Materials for Semiconductor Applications

September 15, 2014 1:39 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announced advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications...

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ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

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CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

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GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds...

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Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets

September 15, 2014 10:24 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:10 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph)...

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China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

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