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LPRS sponsors Warwick's next CubeSat

Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS) is to join the sponsors of Warwickshire University satellite programme, whose second WUSat CubeSat recently impressed the European Space Agency by maintaining communication throughout re-entry after a ‘Rexus’ launch from Sweden. “This was the first occasion that an ESA/Rexus launch device had successfully…

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More on: University of Warwick CubeSat triumph

Somewhere in northern Sweden there is a small crater, and at the bottom of that crater are the remains of triumph of student engineering: WUSat2. It was designed to free-fall from space at up to twice the speed of sound, gathering atmospheric data on its 100km journey, sending it…

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Robot arm controlled by quadriplegic's intentions

Californian researchers have linked a robot arm to the brain of a quadriplegic man, giving him smooth control over the arm. The electrodes are not in the motor cortex or attached to muscle nerves, but are in a part of the brain associated with planning muscle activity: the posterior parietal…

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MANA demos tuneable mesopores in metal films

Researchers at MANA, the International Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan have demonstrated a simple approach for producing metal films with regular tuneable mesopores, and show their potential for high-sensitivity optical detection…

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Ardern wins international engineering award

Matthew Ardern, 17, of Stockport Grammar School has won fourth place in the highly prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Matthew won the award in the ‘Engineering – Mechanics’ category, which also came with a $500 prize. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international…

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More on: IBM approaches 100Gbit/s all CMOS optical transceivers

IBM has revealed more about its 100Gbit/s CMOS optical transmitter, reported at the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics in San Jose last week. Using its sub-100nm CMOS9WG silicon-on-insulator process, it has implemented Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZMs) and a compatible 50Ω CMOS driver. Unlike the 16Gbit…

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IBM approaches 100Gbit/s all CMOS optical transceivers

IBM engineers have designed and tested a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip, “which will soon enable manufacturing of 100Gbit/s optical transceivers”, said the firm. Details are few as the technology is being presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics in San Jose this week. “IBM engineers…

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