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Bridge-Saving Sensors Eliminate Infrastructure Deficiency

July 29, 2014 | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                

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Engineering Newswire 101: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

July 31, 2014 3:59 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on engineering newswire, we’re shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow-in-the-dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products ...          

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GaN PAs for Microwave Line of Sight Link Applications

July 31, 2014 3:51 pm | by Interlligent UK | Videos | Comments

Liam Devlin, Plextek RF Integration, speaking at the Interlligent RF & Microwave Seminar in Cambridge, June 2014...                            

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92mW Direct Conversion I/Q Modulator

July 31, 2014 3:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new low power I/Q modulator from Linear Technology enables battery-powered transmitters operating in the 30 MHz to 1.3 GHz frequency bands, breaking new ground in power consumption, sideband suppression, carrier leakage and dynamic range performance...

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TankScan TSM8000 Liquid Tank Monitor

July 31, 2014 3:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TankScan TSM8000 from ATEK Access Technologies is tank level monitoring solution for fuel distributors, waste oil collectors and others managing liquid assets. It provides the tools necessary to accurately monitor fluid levels in multiple tanks, across multiple sites...

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Cypress’s EZ-USB CX3 Camera Controller Delivers 5-Gbps USB 3.0

July 31, 2014 3:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that Raytrix GmbH has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller for its new 3-D camera. The EZ-USB CX3 controller, which is now in full production, delivers 5-Gbps performance to the innovative R42 3-D Light Field Camera...

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Fox’s XpressO-ULTRA Oscillators Now Available in Updated Brochure

July 31, 2014 3:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics recently published an updated XpressO brochure that now includes the full line of XpressO-ULTRA oscillators. The new generation oscillator series offers improved phase noise and reduced jitter for a wide variety of modern high-speed data...

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Photos of the Day: NASA's IceCube No Longer On Ice

July 31, 2014 1:27 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver...

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CubeSat Packs 874-Gigahertz Submillimeter-Wave Receiver

July 31, 2014 1:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver...

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Pressure Probing Potential Photoelectronic Manufacturing Compound

July 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest to scientists as a possible candidate for use in the manufacture of electronics, particularly photoelectronics...

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A Market for Emotions

July 31, 2014 12:09 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Emotions can be powerful for individuals. But they’re also powerful tools for content creators, such as advertisers, marketers, and filmmakers. By tracking people’s negative or positive feelings toward ads — via traditional surveys and focus groups — agencies can tweak and tailor their content to better satisfy consumers...

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Charging Electric Cars By Induction

July 31, 2014 10:50 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

We already charge our toothbrushes and cellphones using contactless technology. Researchers have developed a particularly efficient and cost-effective method that means electric cars could soon follow suit ...      

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Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

July 31, 2014 10:46 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it’s too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors ...   

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Panasonic, Tesla to Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

July 31, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the so-called "gigafactory..."

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An Open-Source, Device-to-Cloud Solution for Tomorrow’s Connected Applications

July 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Sierra Wireless | Articles | Comments

The explosive growth in the “Internet of Everything” holds enormous potential. Modern machine-to-machine (M2M) technology can provide more processing power and intelligence at the edge than ever before, and support more complex and powerful connected applications...

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All-in-One Energy System Offers Greener Power

July 31, 2014 9:57 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. The small-scale combined cooling, heat and power system has been designed to provide dependable electricity...

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