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A Spoon that Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's ...            

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Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

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Photos of the Day: Yellow SeaBED Robot Maps Antarctic Sea

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

SeaBED was fitted with an upward-looking sonar in order to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes. The AUV operated at a depth of 20 to 30 meters and was driven in a lawnmower pattern ...                   

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Driving Away Car Computer Hackers

November 24, 2014 9:48 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road ...

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Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital Memory

November 24, 2014 8:54 pm | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska–Lincoln | News | Comments

Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM ...               

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End-to-End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 6:23 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems ...               

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Gems Sensors & Controls Introduces OEM Subminiature Pressure Switch

November 24, 2014 5:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

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Anritsu's PC-Controlled ShockLine VNAs

November 24, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has expanded its ShockLine family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with its MS46122A series ...                                                              

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New High-Power Standard Recovery Rectifiers

November 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New full series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package avaialble. Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts may be ordered with current ratings of from 6A through 25A and notably feature vacuum welding technology, low power waste and low thermal resistance. The high-reliability ... 

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Photos of the Day: eyeSight Turns User Into a Universal Controller

November 24, 2014 1:52 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | News | Comments

One problem with the number of living room gadgets available now is the number of remote controls that we need to use them. A new device from eyeSight seeks to remedy this issue by turning the user into a universal controller. Onecue allows users to control a host of devices via hand gestures. Onecue is primarily designed to control ...

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New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Air Travel Security

November 24, 2014 1:31 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures are making us any safer. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove ... 

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Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM?

November 24, 2014 1:28 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students, we are experiencing a surge in the STEM movement to (at least) encourage children to develop the ... 

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Network Simulator Platform Supports WLAN Offload Smartphone Testing

November 24, 2014 1:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces options for its MD8475A Network Simulator platform that support WLAN Offload smartphone testing, creating an accurate and efficient test solution for verifying mobile devices early in the device integration test process. With the options installed, the MD8475A simulates real-world carrier network implementation of industry-standard WLAN Offload functions, such as the ...

ACCES I/O Releases Rugged Mini PCI Express Isolated RS232 Serial Communication Cards

November 24, 2014 12:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products has announced a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure 30 x 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications ...                 

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FJ-Series of PCB Surface Mount Test Points

November 24, 2014 12:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Components Corporation offers the FJ-Series of preform jumpers in a variety of package sizes. The FJ-Series is a flat wireform that eliminates the need for zero ohm resistors or other even less acceptable substitutions, offering stability, strength, and reliability when mounted. The FJ-Series is the first true series of printed ... 

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