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Photos of the Day: Seeing Eye Ring Aids the Blind

July 8, 2014 8:54 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user's finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living...

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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

July 8, 2014 8:45 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader...

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Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

July 7, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model. Used in commercial or in-house EMC test laboratories, the CBA 400M-260 is ideal for automotive, military and aerospace BCI...

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Accurately Measure Angular Velocity with Measurement Specialties’ New Rate Sensor

July 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the Model 620 angular rate sensor that accurately measures angular velocity in test and measurement applications...          

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EMI/RFI Filter Sample Kits for Microwave Applications

July 7, 2014 9:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS, through its subsidiary CTS Tusonix, has announced the release of two new sample kits of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) filters specifically suited for microwave applications...

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Stainless Steel EtherCAT Box I/O with IP 69K Protection

July 7, 2014 8:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Beckhoff EQxxxx EtherCAT Box I/O series in durable V2A stainless steel housings are rated at protection class IP 69K. As a result, these rugged and robust I/O modules are designed for use directly on machines in application areas...

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US to Press China on Liberalizing High-Tech Trade

July 7, 2014 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is looking for concessions from China to kick-start international negotiations on liberalizing trade in high-technology products. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the U.S. wants to resolve differences with China over products...

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Scientists Criticize Europe's $1.6B Brain Project

July 7, 2014 7:11 pm | by Frank Jordans & John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general. The 10-year Human Brain Project is largely funded by the European Union...

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The New Atomic Age: Building Smaller, Greener Electronics

July 7, 2014 7:03 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk...

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Mystery of the Printed Diode Solved

July 7, 2014 6:56 pm | by Linköping University | News | Comments

With an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America, a thirteen-year-long mystery that has involved a long series of researchers at both Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT has finally been solved...

Some US-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn on Phones

July 7, 2014 6:49 pm | by Will Lester, Associated Press | News | Comments

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats...

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902 Booths Sell Out Exhibition Floor at IMS2014 in Tampa

July 7, 2014 6:32 pm | by IMS | News | Comments

More than 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first-time attendees, filled the sold-out show floor at the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla., marking the fourth consecutive year in which first-time attendees topped 30 percent...

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Antenna Evolution

July 7, 2014 6:29 pm | by CommScope | Videos | Comments

For the first time ever, the LTE World Summit event in Amsterdam will include an Antenna Evolution Focus Day, bringing together some of the top business and technology leaders and analysts in the antenna industry...                                                                         

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Lansdale Semi Celebrates 50 Years

July 7, 2014 3:49 pm | by Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. | News | Comments

R. Dale Lillard, president of Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. in Phoenix, pioneer and manufacturer of hi-rel aftermarket integrated circuits (ICs) and semiconductor products, is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary this year, a milestone most companies don’t often reach today...

HotSeat 32: Ultra-Low Jitter/Dual Clock Synthesizer

July 7, 2014 12:38 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Noise XT brought its 2 megahertz to 7 gigahertz SLC ultra-low jitter/dual clock synthesizer. The SLC is a single or dual clock USB synthesizer with a noise floor of -170 decibel per hertz at 10 megahertz...                              

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