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Collisions with Robots – without Risk of Injury

July 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly...

US to Press China on Liberalizing High-Tech Trade

July 7, 2014 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is looking for concessions from China to kick-start international negotiations on liberalizing trade in high-technology products. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the U.S. wants to resolve differences with China over products...

The New Atomic Age: Building Smaller, Greener Electronics

July 7, 2014 7:03 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk...

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Plasma Clean to Reduce Wire Bond Failures

July 7, 2014 6:42 pm | by Nordson MARCH | White Papers

Nordson MARCH announced that the white paper, Plasma Clean to Reduce Wire Bond Failures, is now available on the Nordson MARCH website at http://bit.ly/PlasmaWP. The article discusses the two areas of wire bonding: the wire bonding process itself (wire bond "statistics") and the long-term reliability of the device...

902 Booths Sell Out Exhibition Floor at IMS2014 in Tampa

July 7, 2014 6:32 pm | by IMS | News | Comments

More than 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first-time attendees, filled the sold-out show floor at the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla., marking the fourth consecutive year in which first-time attendees topped 30 percent...

Antenna Evolution

July 7, 2014 6:29 pm | by CommScope | Videos | Comments

For the first time ever, the LTE World Summit event in Amsterdam will include an Antenna Evolution Focus Day, bringing together some of the top business and technology leaders and analysts in the antenna industry...                                                                         

EnOcean Alliance Defines Intelligent Commissioning of Smart Buildings

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by EnOcean | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems to optimize and ease the control and configuration of building automation networks. At the same time, the specification allows...

Central Semiconductor Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Discretes

July 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Central Semiconductor | News | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. is proudly celebrating its fortieth anniversary in the industry as a manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Since its inception, Central has consistently supplied the highest quality innovative products, with outstanding service, to a worldwide customer base...

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Researchers Observe Tunable Quantum Behavior in Bilayer Graphene

July 7, 2014 12:07 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The fractional quantum Hall effect, which can occur when electrons confined to thin sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a striking example of collective behavior where thousands of individual electrons behave as a single system...

With 'Ribbons' of Graphene, Width Matters

July 6, 2014 11:54 pm | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to "tune" the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor...

Researchers Invent 'Meta Mirror' to Help Advance Nonlinear Optical Systems

July 2, 2014 3:54 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new nonlinear metasurface, or meta mirror, that could one day enable the miniaturization of laser systems. The invention, called a "nonlinear mirror" by the researchers...

Hollow Optical Fibers for UV Light

July 2, 2014 3:43 pm | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | News | Comments

New optical waveguides improve precision investigations in physics, chemistry and life sciences If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibers - with as little loss as possible, you should opt for infrared light, as is the case, for example, in the telecommunication networks worldwide...

Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings

July 2, 2014 3:27 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent. Researchers led by Partha Pande, a computer engineering professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

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Superconducting-Silicon Qubits

July 2, 2014 3:22 pm | by Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits, atom-by-atom, inside a silicon crystal. Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with the flexibility of superconducting circuits...

Evolutionary & Disruptive Visions Towards Ultra High Capacity Networks

July 2, 2014 9:39 am | by Agilent Technologies | White Papers

With many groups now beginning to consider the drivers for 5th Generation wireless networks, this timely document includes contributions from 20 IWPC member organizations from around the world and aims to advance certain understandings and concepts for adoption in wireless systems...

Engineers Create Internet-of-Things Solutions in Newest Challenge

July 2, 2014 9:26 am | by element14 | News | Comments

element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the new “Forget Me Not” design challenge, a global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation...

The 1s and 0s Behind Cyber Warfare

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Chris Domas, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand...                    

HotSeat 28: Thermally & Electrically Conductive Adhesive

July 1, 2014 9:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Rogers Corporation kicked off IMS2014 with their COOLSPAN® thermally and electrically conductive adhesive (TECA) film...                          

ELASTx Stretches Potential for Future Communications Technologies

July 1, 2014 9:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Researchers with DARPA’s Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx) program recently demonstrated an all-silicon, microchip-sized transmitter—a system on a chip (SoC)—that operates at 94 GHz...         

Unlocking the Mystery of High-Temp Superconductors

July 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Binghamton University | News | Comments

A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a remarkable phenomenon in copper-oxide (cuprate) high-temperature superconductors...     

The Revolution Will be Digitized

July 1, 2014 9:24 am | by TRELLEBORG | Articles | Comments

The digital revolution is upon us, and, as in any revolution, chaos will precede order – and completely new opportunities...                       

New Electronic Switch Could Lead to Flexible Electronics

July 1, 2014 9:16 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

three Stanford researchers believe that they've discovered just such a flexible, switchable material. It is a crystal that can form a paper-like sheet just three atoms thick...                         

Football Mouthguard Senses Head Impacts

July 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

A group of bioengineers at Stanford is working to understand the head trauma that footballers experience during a game and is making steps toward developing technology that reports dangerous hits in real time...          

NASA Scrubs Launch of Global Warming Satellite

July 1, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow...             

The ABCs of RFID

June 30, 2014 1:34 pm | by Klemens Sattlegger, TI NFC/RF Product Marketing | Articles | Comments

There are a myriad of acronyms out there related radio frequency identification and near-field communications technology – UHF, LF, RF, UHF, NFC, LF. What do they all mean and how exactly do designers use these types of NFC/RF technology and specifications in application design?...

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