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Safely Riding the Internet Highway

July 14, 2015 11:42 am | by Cees Links, CEO GreenPeak Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Compared to most of the world’s infrastructure, it is amazing how primitive and lawless the internet really is. Yes, the web is technically sophisticated but when trying to understand how it should be used and how it can benefit our lives...


Data-Driven Design

July 14, 2015 11:20 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Two global trends — bigger cities and more data — converged last week at MIT, where an international conference on computing and urban studies showed how researchers are harnessing more and more information in an attempt to help cities grow...


Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available

July 14, 2015 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Thread Group announced the release of Thread, the new IP-based wireless networking protocol designed for low-power connected products in the home.  Starting today, product developers who are members of the Thread Group can access Thread technical specifications...


Storing Solar Energy for Later

July 14, 2015 10:43 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Texas, Arlington have found a way to store the electricity generated by a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) for extended periods of time and allow electricity to be delivered around the clock ... 


Photo of the Day: MH-60R Sea Hawk Fires Flares During Air Power Demo

July 14, 2015 10:40 am | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 fires flares near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration...


Despite Blast, Spacex Still in Running for USAF Competition

July 14, 2015 10:19 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

After the Falcon 9 accident in June SpaceX is still in the running for an Air Force competition to launch a new GPS satellite into orbit, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James told Reuters on July 8. Although its latest launch ended with a Falcon 9...


SMAP Team Investigating Radar Instrument Anomaly

July 14, 2015 9:30 am | by NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are assessing an anomaly with the radar instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite observatory. The radar is one of two science instruments...


3 Questions: Richard Binzel on New Horizons’ Closest View of Pluto

July 14, 2015 9:22 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

On Jan. 19, 2006, NASA launched a space probe the size of a golf cart on a mission to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system; its destination was the Kuiper Belt, a frigid region beyond the planets, populated with icy bodies, the largest of which is Pluto...


Better Memory with Faster Lasers

July 14, 2015 9:19 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain so-called phase-change materials that morph from one atomic state to another after being struck with pulses of laser light, with data "recorded" in those two atomic states. Using ultrafast laser pulses that speed up the data recording process...


Nanoscale Light-Emitting Device Has Big Profile

July 14, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power...


3-D Printers Poised to Have Major Implications for Food Manufacturing

July 14, 2015 8:57 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The use of 3D printers has the potential to revolutionize the way food is manufactured within the next 10 to 20 years, impacting everything from how military personnel get food on the battlefield to how long it takes to get a meal from the computer to your table...


EME Guard XS Reaches New Heights

July 13, 2015 4:30 pm | by Microwave Vision Group (MVG) | Microwave Vision Group (MVG) | Product Releases | Comments

Significant sales of EME Guard XS devices have been achieved since its launch in 2014, with future orders in the pipeline. EME Guard XS is a ‘must-have’ RF Safety tool...


Watch a Team of F-5 Swiss Jets Using 360 Degree Video Technology

July 13, 2015 4:01 pm | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Blogs | Comments

I felt like I was smack in the middle of the Swedish version of Top Gun, the part where Maverick’s Nordic alter ego pulls off a 4 g inverted dive in his MiG. To understand what I’m talking about, check out this video of Swiss Air Force pilot Patrouille Suisse flying with a team of F-5 jets...


A Tour of the Future on the Internet of Tomorrow Truck

July 13, 2015 3:34 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Semiconductors are no doubt changing the world, and Freescale has an innovative way to show the world just how they're doing it. Upon stepping foot on Freescale Semiconductors's 40-Ton full-sized, fully mobile semi-truck coined the "'Internet of Tomorrow' Truck," I was ... 


Analyst-MP V12 Delivers 10X Speed Improvement

July 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces the release of its version 12 Analyst-MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software...



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