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Photos of the Day: Football-Size Robot Searches for Hidden Contraband on Ships

September 30, 2014 | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the robot could also inspect ships for the false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers frequently use to hide contraband. Because of its small size and unique propulsion mechanism — which leaves no visible wake — the robots could, in theory, be concealed in clumps of algae...

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Autonomous Power Distribution System

September 30, 2014 3:52 pm | by Michigan Technological University | Videos | Comments

The team has programmed robots to restore power in small electrical networks, linking up power cords and batteries to light a little lamp or set a flag to waving with a small electrical motor...             

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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 30, 2014 3:45 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count...                   

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Pharad Introduces Small Form Factor LTE Panel Antenna

September 30, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has announced the new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) antenna to address the growing worldwide demand for innovative LTE antenna solutions for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Networks...               

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EPCOS High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 30, 2014 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter offering best-in-class performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna. Based on advanced second-generation BAW technology...            

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High Accuracy Pressure Transducer for OEM Applications

September 30, 2014 11:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties  now offers the U5200, an industrial pressure transducer for OEM applications requiring high accuracy. The new unit incorporates a stainless steel housing with a large selection of threaded fittings, electrical connectors, and cable options to give designers...

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Pasternack Releases New Family of Low Noise Amplifiers

September 30, 2014 11:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz, which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications...            

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Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 30, 2014 10:46 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...              

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Radiation Detection for Medical Safety and Homeland Security

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by Traci Peterson, University of Texas, Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances...                 

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A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory...                           

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Microsoft to Offer Early Look at Next Windows

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system....              

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China Approves iPhone 6 after Security Assurances

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17....               

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A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 10:31 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades. However, persisting problems of image resolution and quality still limit these techniques because of the nature of living tissue...            

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API Technologies to Showcase RF, Microwave, and Millimeter Wave Product Solutions

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by API Technologies | News | Comments

New standard and configurable products get international debut at Europe’s largest microwave technology event. API Technologies announced it will present its full line of RF/Microwave products at European Microwave Week at Fiera de Roma in Rome, Italy...

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Eurotech Announced ReliaGATE 10-20 Multi-Service Gateway for IoT Applications

September 29, 2014 12:46 pm | by Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech announced the ReliaGATE 10-20, an industrial grade multi-service gateway and edge controller designed with flexible connectivity options to enable Internet of Things applications. Based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor optimized for high performance and energy efficient processing...

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Kura 1.0 Java-OSGi Framework for M2M Gateways and Smart Sensors

September 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech announced the official release of Kura 1.0, the Java OSGi software framework for M2M multiservice gateways and smart sensors, which has graduated from the Incubation Phase to Mature Phase within the Eclipse Foundation project lifecycle. Kura Release 1.0 is the result of Eurotech’s commitment and contribution to Eclipse Kura...

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