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Ground-Penetrating Radar Unearths Great Synagogue And Shulhof Of Vilna

A ground penetrating radar survey conducted in June 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania has uncovered the underground remains of the Great Synagogue and Shulhof of Vilna, now lying partially below a modern school. These remnants of what was, before the Holocaust, Lithuania's greatest synagogue, will be exposed in an excavation to commence next year. 

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With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center. In fact, it is already an emerging influence on how organizations plan, build and operate their existing data center architectures. In this paper, we will discuss the deep impact that this network speed transition has on data center cabling infrastructure, and the decisions that organizations will need to make to accommodate these changes.

Basics Of Power Measurement — Average Or Peak?

When setting up a test system, it’s critical to know the types of measurements you want to capture in order to select the right equipment.  In the world of power measurement, one can easily be confused by the different types of sensors and their varying measurement capabilities.  Parsing through some of the terminology can help make the selection process easier.

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Consumers expect a high standard of network connectivity. Even though our global data consumption has risen from petabytes (1,0005) per month to exabytes (1,0006) per month, users do not want to experience any issues. While Wi-Fi is used to offload the cellular network, high-demand applications continue to cause strain, and smartphone manufacturers continue to pressure carriers to make network enhancements to offload data traffic. 

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Escape Dynamics is in the process of developing and testing its new external microwave propulsion technology that permits reusable single-stage-to-orbit space flight. This white paper discusses the new technology in detail, and gives an overview of the substantial benefits of utilizing this technology for better and more frequent space travel with 10x reduced overall costs.

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Magnetrons

Magnetrons are high power microwave oscillators that take the potential energy of an electron cloud near its cathode and convert it into RF energy. Their application areas are fairly diverse and can run the gamut from cooking to cancer therapy. This page provides an overview of CPI’s line of magnetrons and includes information on features and specifications.

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    Corry Micronics recently moved to a new facility in accordance with their new product development initiatives, particularly in the microwave space. RF Globalnet recently made the trip to check out the new digs and to catch up with Don Pavlek, president and CEO, and Jim Price, vice president of engineering.

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Ducommun RF Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF Coaxial Switch, Switch Matrices and Millimeter Wave components, Millimeter Wave Sub-Assemblies and Millimeter Wave Systems.

Ducommun RF Products Coaxial Switches are used on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, communications equipment, and defense, industrial, medical, Satcom and Test & Measurement applications.

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