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113-year-old letter predicted video chat, 'convenient' flight

 By Rick Nelson on November 4, 2014

Isaac Asimov’s predictions from the New York World’s Fair of 1964 have received considerable attention in this year, 50 years on. Now even older predictions have come to light in a letter written 113 years ago and recently found in the golden lion statue atop the Old State House in Boston. The letter, titled “The Outlook...


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November Special Reports

November Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Still Working ≠ A-OK

Faults beyond the capabilities of a built-in machine condition monitoring system require more accurate acquisition and specialized analysis by a DSA.



November Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

PXI competes with boxes at 26.5 GHz

PXI is becoming a strong competitor in RF/microwave test, but box instrument makers are not ceding the field as both groups prove with new products.



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Test of ICs, sensors, and passive components gets boost

 By Rick Nelson on September 30, 2014

Companies have recently introduced turnkey, modular, and bench instruments related to the test of semiconductors, sensors, and passive components....

Merging electrical and mechanical prototypes in MIT's Engineering Design Studio

 By Elizabeth Persico, Keysight Technologies* on October 15, 2014

MIT engineering students have access to what's called the Engineering Design Studio (EDS), a teaching lab where students can go from theory to idea to reality...



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Industry Update

Cambridge Instruments offers 12-GHz microwave sources

October 31, 2014. Cambridge Instruments, a division of MagiQ Technologies Inc., has introduced the QuantumWave 4000 series of...

Origin 2015 released at Automotive Testing Expo

October 28, 2014. OriginLab, a publisher of data analysis and graphing software, today announced the release of Origin and...

XJTAG releases boundary scan for Teradyne TestStation

October 27, 2014. XJTAG, a supplier of boundary-scan technology, has announced the release of the XJLink2-CFM and XJLink2-CFMx....

MathWorks introduces major new release of MATLAB

October 27, 2014. MathWorks this month announced a major new release of MATLAB as part of its...

Insightful mathematics for an optimal run

October 27, 201. Sure, we can become better runners by hydrating well, eating right, cross training, and practice. But getting to...

Rohde & Schwarz stable amid restrained economic conditions

October 27, 2014. The volume of incoming orders stabilized at approximately EUR 1.8 billion over the past fiscal year (July 2013...

FTDI Chip unveils daughter cards for EVE

October 27, 2014. Following on from the release of its VM800P development platforms, which facilitate more advanced human machine...

Keysight supports B4G/5G at National Taiwan University

October 26, 2014. Keysight Technologies has announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s...

University of Oxford signs radio astronomy project contract

October 24, 2014. The University of Oxford, a member of the Low Frequency Aperture Array (LFAA) consortium, working together with...

AEMC offers three-phase power quality analyzer

October 24, 2014. CAS DataLoggers and AEMC have introduced the new PowerPad III Model 8333, an easy-to-use, compact and...

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