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HiSIM-SOTB, Compact Transistor Model, Selected as Industry Standard

January 21, 2015 9:34 am | by Hiroshima University | News | Comments

A new compact transistor model was developed and the framework for realizing a faster design support process and product development for integrated circuits in the ultra-low voltage category was established. The new compact ...   

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NASA Spacecraft Discovers, Characterizes Near-Earth Objects

January 21, 2015 9:33 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer spacecraft discovered and characterized 40 near-Earth objects in the first year after the mission was re-started in December 2013. Eight of the discoveries have been classified as ...  

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NASA Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter

January 21, 2015 9:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet ...  

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Graphene Enables All-Electrical Control of Energy Flow from Light Emitters

January 21, 2015 9:25 am | by ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

At the heart of lasers, displays and other light-emitting devices lies the emission of photons. Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such as optical communication, sensors and displays ... 

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IBM Revenue Continues to Sag, 2015 Outlook Disappoints

January 21, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's fourth-quarter net income dropped 11 percent as revenue in most categories continued to decline, and its outlook for the year disappointed investors. IBM has been spending heavily to develop new products, such as ...    

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Toyota Remains Top in Global Vehicle Sales, Beats VW, GM

January 21, 2015 9:17 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor stayed at the top in global vehicle sales in 2014, taking that auto industry crown for the third year straight, but was less upbeat about this year. The Japanese automaker sold 10.23 million vehicles, beating out ...   

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Microsoft to Show Off More Windows 10 Features

January 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. The company is planning to show off new features of its flagship operating system — and possibly an improved ...      

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Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar Cells

January 21, 2015 9:12 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections. Now scientists at the ...    

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Air Force Launches Rocket Carrying a Navy Satellite Aloft

January 21, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Navy communications satellite is bound for orbit. The Air Force launched an unmanned Atlas V (five) rocket Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket hoisted the third in a series of ...        

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SpaceX Secures $1B Investment

January 21, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google and Fidelity Investments a nearly ...      

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Inventors Reveal Their Secret Sauce Before Patent Approval

January 20, 2015 5:39 pm | by Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Common wisdom and prior economic research suggest that an inventor filing a patent would want to keep the technical know-how secret as long as possible. But a new study of nearly 2 million patents in the United States shows that inventors ...

Mars One University Competition Winner Will Bring Life to Mars in 2018

January 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by Mars One | News | Comments

Mars One is proud to present the winner of the Mars One University Competition: Seed. The Seed team is an important step closer to sending their payload to Mars. The winning payload will fly to the surface of Mars on Mars One’s 2018 unmanned ...

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Drones to Capture Winter X Games

January 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | News | Comments

If Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland or those other snowboarders feel like something's following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the ...  

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X-Rays Unlock Secrets of Ancient Scrolls Buried by Volcano

January 20, 2015 4:44 pm | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets ...  

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EPSITRON ECO Power Supply

January 20, 2015 4:01 pm | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO expands its growing portfolio of power supplies with three new three-phase variants (787-738, 787-740,787-742.) These new additions offer a ...

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