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2010-06-10 13:01:37

After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an important role in determining the operating speed of novel devices using such nanowires to store and process information. The finding*, made by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and the University of Paris XI, will help to deepen the physical understanding and guide the...

2010-04-21 11:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualtre, Inc., the leading developer of solid state motion sensors for consumer electronics (CE) applications, today announced that it has completed an $8 million Series B round of financing, bringing the total funds raised to $13 million. The infusion will fund the company's product development, sales, and operations infrastructure to commercialize its proprietary Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) micro electromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes....

2010-04-06 05:00:00

GENEVA, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with a high-performance 3-axis digital-output gyroscope that embeds a FIFO (first-in first-out) memory block for smarter power management. The latest addition in ST's MEMS portfolio, the L3G4200DH gyroscope integrates an on-chip FIFO memory block that stores up to 96 levels, split in 32 sample sets of x-,...

2010-02-15 19:50:00

GENEVA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), today introduced a unique 3-axis digital gyroscope that employs a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes(2). This innovative design approach significantly increases accuracy and reliability in motion-controlled consumer applications, paving the way to previously unseen levels of realism. Whereas existing...

2010-02-10 09:47:00

GENEVA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), has introduced the first members in its iNEMO(TM) family of multi-sensor Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) devices. The integration of a variety of motion, magnetic, pressure and temperature sensors with a 32-bit processing unit and dedicated software in one package will lead to leaps in functionality and performance in a wide variety of...

2009-12-18 10:26:00

GENEVA, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), has integrated a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis analog gyroscope in a single module. The package-level integration of linear and angular motion sensors improves performance, boosts reliability, reduces size and shrinks cost, uncovering new possibilities for high-precision gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, remote...

2009-11-04 05:00:00

GENEVA, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), has expanded its motion-sensor portfolio with a broad range of thirteen new single- and two-axis gyroscopes. With more than a 50% shrink in volume over previous ST devices, reduced power consumption, and an aggressive price, ST's new high-performance angular-motion sensors open the way to a wide range of innovative consumer applications,...

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2009-09-10 05:19:52

One of ESA's future Earth observation missions will monitor its orientation in space with the help of the smallest gyro ever flown by the Agency. Now being tested, the sugar cube-sized device at the heart of the gyro unit is derived from a sensor used in anti-lock braking systems on millions of cars. There is no up or down in space. Satellites track their pointing direction using the same approach as on submarines and aircraft: fast-spinning gyroscopes that maintain a fixed orientation in the...

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2007-04-17 13:00:00

For the past three years a satellite has circled the Earth, collecting data to determine whether two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity are correct. Today, at the American Physical Society (APS) meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., Professor Francis Everitt, a Stanford University physicist and principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) Relativity Mission, a collaboration of Stanford, NASA and Lockheed Martin, will provide the first public peek at data that will...

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2005-11-22 14:05:00

NASA's Gravity Probe B spacecraft has gathered all the data physicists need to check a bizarre prediction of Einstein's relativity. NASA -- Is Earth in a vortex of space-time? We'll soon know the answer: A NASA/Stanford physics experiment called Gravity Probe B (GP-B) recently finished a year of gathering science data in Earth orbit. The results, which will take another year to analyze, should reveal the shape of space-time around Earth -- and, possibly, the vortex. Time and space, according...


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