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Meaghan's Minute: Ford Motor's Pre-Collision Assist

October 29, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Ford Motor’s new driver assist system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver ...

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Prototype EV Powered by Radio Frequency Transmission Demonstrated

October 29, 2014 4:07 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | News | Comments

Two issues preventing the widespread uptake of electric vehicles are recharging time and lack of range. Now, scientists have shown one potential means of negating these issues. Their demonstration of electric power transfer via the car-wheel is claimed as the world's first ... 

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Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy When Treating Breast Cancer

October 29, 2014 3:43 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | News | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare. The congress was ...

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Southwest Microwave Launches High Frequency Connector Line

October 29, 2014 3:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 1.0 mm (W) connectors are rugged and durable, featuring a 360° raised grounding ring and operational temperature rating of -55°C to 165°C. 1.0 mm connectors provide mode-free operation through 110 GHz, offering well-matched impedance, excellent repeatability, and the industry’s lowest ... 

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Sixth Generation of High-performance, Field-proven TV Tuner ICs

October 29, 2014 3:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging Silicon Labs’ industry-leading architecture honed over five generations, the Si2151/41 TV tuners enable developers to enhance their TV and set-top box (STB) designs with unsurpassed linearity and sensitivity, the world’s smallest footprint, the lowest bill of materials (BOM) cost and ... 

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Low-cost Dev Kit Platform Supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4GHz Designs

October 29, 2014 2:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The low-cost nRF51 DK development kit comes in Arduino Uno shield-compatible single-board form factor - supporting a broad range of third-party Arduino shield expansion boards - and provides maximum flexibility for product development with all key ULP wireless ...

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Base Station Antennas Designed for 698-2360 MHz Spectrum

October 29, 2014 2:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) announced the availability of new RF X-TREME™ FWW series base station antennas designed for high frequency spectrum bands up to 2360 MHz. These high-performance antennas support multiple bands ... 

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Photos of the Day: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

A team of students at MIT is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of that demand, and they’re doing it by asking one compelling question: Why not just heat and cool our bodies instead? The Wristify prototype is a personal climate-controlling wearable ... 

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MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Kyle Vanhemert | News | Comments

Keeping indoor spaces at comfortable temperatures requires a huge amount of electricity–especially in sweltering climates like India and Brazil–and in the U.S. alone it accounts for a full 16.5 percent of energy use. All of that adds up to a big problem. At a point when humans need to take a sober look at our energy use ... 

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Helping General Electric Upgrade the US Power Grid

October 29, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the ... 

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Google's Working on a Pill That Can Detect Cancer

October 29, 2014 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor ... 

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Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system ... 

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Electric-car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle ... 

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Engineering Live: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections (On Demand)

October 28, 2014 3:39 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years ...

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RFCI Circulators Serve Infrastructure Applications

October 28, 2014 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for ten new surface mount circulators from RFCI. Available at popular base station frequencies from 728 to 2690MHz, these pin-style, surface mount circulators offer 500W peak forward power handling ... 

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TDA3x SoC for ADAS Solutions in Entry-to Mid-level Automobiles

October 28, 2014 2:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extending TI’s highly integrated and scalable family of automotive processors for entry - to mid-level automobiles, TDA3x processors provide customers with high performance ADAS processing at low power in a small footprint, while improving safety to meet the increasing market requirements as ADAS systems take more control of the vehicle ... 

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