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High-Tech Pizza Menu Picks Toppings For You By Tracking Eye Movements

December 3, 2014 4:59 pm | by Rex Santus, Mashable | News | Comments

If we really do eat with our eyes first, then this new high-tech Pizza Hut menu might just be the future of ordering in restaurants. The chain is calling it the first "subconscious menu," and it acts as a stand-in for the paper menu you'd usually get when dining at a Pizza Hut. It tracks your eye movements and selects toppings based on ... 

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New Website for Low-Cost OEM, Security, and Laboratory Thermal IR Imagers

December 3, 2014 2:58 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI) | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, launches a new commerce website offering high-resolution, high-value advanced thermal cameras for purchase online. Customers now may directly purchase high-performance, value-priced thermal ... 

Novelda Secures $12M in Financing for Vital Signs Detection Sensors

December 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by Novelda | News | Comments

Novelda has announced the closing of a $12M Series A financing round to secure delivery and further development of its XeThru sensor technology. The first XeThru sensors are designed to detect movement and human body vital signs such as ...                 

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Understanding IP2

December 3, 2014 12:27 pm | by Plextek RFI | Videos | Comments

In this video tutorial, Andy includes an explanation of intermodulation products in microwave amplifiers. An understanding of second order intercept point (IP2) is presented, along with the second harmonic intercept point (SHI) ...                        

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TE Connectivity's Antennas for Consumer Devices, Connected Home & IoT

December 3, 2014 11:40 am | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced two standard antenna extensions — the 5 GHz antenna, which accommodates the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, and the 4G LTE antenna. These new embedded antennas address customers’ increasing needs for more compact components ...                             

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Molex Partners with NuCurrent to Expand Wireless Power Antenna Capabilities

December 3, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announced it has signed a definitive agreement as a strategic partner and investor in Chicago-based NuCurrent, a developer of wireless power antenna technology. NuCurrent created a breakthrough in novel structures for low resistance antennas, initially for the medical device market. It now offers custom design ...

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Photo of the Day: Internet Privacy in the Digital Age

December 3, 2014 10:52 am | by Champlain College | News | Comments

As Internet usage continues to grow all across the world, security risks have become a reality for businesses. Irrespective of the size and type of your business, you cannot ignore the possibility of Internet security risks. Online security risks pose a major threat to businesses as evidenced by the following recent events ...

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20dB Ku-Band SMT Directional Coupler

December 3, 2014 10:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 50W, surface mount, directional coupler serving 15 – 18.5GHz applications. The EMC Technology DN05W20F provides a 20dB coupling factor with only 0.6dB insertion loss. Directivity is 32dB min from 17 to 18.5GHz while the DN05W20F maintains a maximum VSWR of 1.6:1. The DN05W20F operating ...

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Narrowband RF Modules for Industrial Market

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiocrafts AS announces a new radio module series for the industrial radio market. The RC17xxHP-RC232 module series provides narrowband radio performance combined with high output power for long range industrial applications. The new module series covers all ISM bands below 1 GHz, including 169, 433 and 868 MHz, as well as some national ... 

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IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

December 3, 2014 10:10 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California on a project that aims to combine the power of thousands of small computers, to each attack ... 

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Penn Research Shows Way to Design ‘Digital’ Metamaterials

December 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Penn News | News | Comments

Metamaterials, precisely designed composite materials that have properties not found in natural ones, could be used to make light-bending invisibility cloaks, flat lenses and other otherwise impossible devices. Figuring out the necessary composition and internal structure to create these unusual effects is a challenge but new research from the University of Pennsylvania presents a way of ... 

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Can Cockpit Automation Cause Pilots to Lose Critical Thinking Skills? Research Says Yes.

December 3, 2014 9:37 am | by The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

In the wake of recent airline crashes, major news networks have aired concerns about pilots’ ability to accurately fly “by hand” when the airplane’s cockpit automation systems fail. Although many of these concerns have centered on manual skills such as operating the airplane’s controls, new human factors/ergonomics research suggests that pilots’ thinking skills, such as navigating ... 

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Engineers Take Big Step Towards Using Optics to Transmit Data in Computers

December 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data. They describe what they call an "optical link" in an article in Scientific ...

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New Camera Link Thermal Imagers

December 2, 2014 7:30 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI) | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI), supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, announces the first in a series of affordable, uncooled microbolometer thermal cameras for industrial, machine vision, and general purpose thermal imaging applications ...

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Drone Danger in An Unlicensed Airspace

December 2, 2014 5:10 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Wireless Design and Development has a lot of coverage on drones. And why not? They incredible feats of technology that are finding new applications in a variety of markets – and they’re really fun to play with. However, a recent reader comment on “Drone Sightings up Dramatically” caught my attention ...          

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