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Motorola prototype validates metal-oxide for WPAN device
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
A Motorola prototype validates Phiar's metal-oxide electronics for 60-GHz radios to be used in IEEE 802.15.3c wireless personal area networks (WPAN).
'Shrink-wrap' formation of carbon-60 observed
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Latest research confirms that fullerenes--also called buckyballs or carbon-60--form by shrink-wrapping sheets of graphene.
Electronic nose starts sniffing
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
An electronic nose invented by an MIT professor mimics a biological nose through the use of an array of detectors that can categorize smells including explosives and noxious gases.
Apple takes wraps off iPhone development
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Apple has unveiled and iPhone development center to spur software developers to create application programs.
Balloon launches biggest solar telescope
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
With debris littering the space, a more sustainable way of launching payloads was inevitable. The latest approach uses a balloon to help lift a solar telescope above the Earth.
Atom smasher unleashes new isotopes
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory began smashing atoms in hopes of cataloging the isotopes. So far, they've found three never-before-observed isotopes of silicon, aluminum and magnesium.
Optical antenna helps QC laser hit the spot
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Theh co-inventor of the quantum-cascade laser has devised an optical antenna that enables QC lasers to perform submicron scans by focusing the laser's spot with nanoscale accuracy.
Pinyon's 25-cent antenna wins over Siemens
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Pinyon's Airwire antenna--a unique shorted-slot design--wins over designers at Siemens and a dozen other original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth, Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Wireless USB devices.
WPAN chip set promised
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
IBM teams with MediaTek to jointly develop a 60-GHz-band millimeter-wavelength radio and baseband chip set for wireless personal area networks providing gigabyte performance.
Startup tries proprietary path to wireless hi-fi
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Touting a successful pairing of wireless and hi-fi audio, fabless chip vendor Avnera Corp. (Beaverton, Ore.) today will announce chip sets for wireless audio connections in the 2.4-GHz band that outperform data-oriented wireless connections in range, freedom from interference, automatic network configuration and full CD-quality sound.
Metamaterials to enable 3-D displays
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Researchers offer a blueprint for creating 3-D displays using metamaterials to cloak hollow fibers through which a pixel's light travels.
Metamaterials tackle communications wavelengths
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
The world's first communications wavelength metamaterial was fabricated using standard semiconductor equipment.
Nanotube probe invented
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
IBM discovers method of measuring electron density in nanotube transistors, paving the way to their commercialization.
Carbon-impregnated plastic: Strong as steel! Thin as cellophane!
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
Nanomaterials are often cited as being stronger than steel, but researchers have had a difficult time transferring that strength to bulk materials. Now, an engineering professor claims to have invented a technique that achieves that goal by mimicking the way oysters embed calcium carbonate into an organic matrix to create sea-shells.
EE attempts to unify prosthetic design
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
An electrical engineer is determined to unify neural-prosthesis research by applying graphical state diagrams to bring together the disparate approaches taken by other experimental groups
Nanotech for flip-chips blows hot and cold
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
Nextreme's thermal copper pillar bumps for flip-chips solves cooling problems, while simultaneously offering power-scavenging applications as a way to generate energy from heat.
Lab-on-a-chip enables quick test for avian flu
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
Avian influenza (flu) can be detected by a lab-on-a-chip from Singapore researchers, who claim the test can now be performed in less than 30 minutes.
DLP inventor Hornbeck honored by AIP
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Fellow Larry Hornbeck, inventor of the digital micromirror device (DMD) which powers TI's digital light processor (DLP) engine for high-definition television (HDTV), will receive the "Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics from The American Institute of Physics (AIP) at its annual meeting in Seattle, Oct. 14-19.
'Mind reading' technology aims to help control computers
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10/5/2007   Post a comment
Tufts University monitors a computer user's stress level with functional near-infrared spectroscopy that measures blood oxygenation and then adjusts its man-machine interface accordingly.
Darpa hatches plan for insect cyborgs to fly reconnaissance
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency envisions cybernetic organisms--cyborgs--in the form of insects that could be harnessed to fly as remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles capable of reconnaissance missions.
First organic circuits cast
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
Fabrication of organic circuits made from complementary organic semiconductors is possible in room-temperature process involving self-assembly.
IBM fabs graphene FETs
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10/1/2007   Post a comment
IBM has successfully fabricated graphene field-effect transistors (FETs) using a single atomic layer of carbon atop a silicon wafer.


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