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Drone Access to US Skies Faces Significant Hurdles

July 2, 2014 9:56 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal effort to provide drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will not meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday. Despite years of research, the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't figured out...  

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Watch These Drones Fight to the Death

July 2, 2014 9:41 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the world of drones, there exists an underground fight club where different UAVs go head to head trying to destroy each other. Alright, that’s a little dramatized, but the drones really do battle each other in a BattleBot-style arena. Marque Cornblatt, co-founder of the group Game of Drones, says it’s all about aerial combat and going drono a drono for victory....

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Engineers Create Internet-of-Things Solutions in Newest Challenge

July 2, 2014 9:26 am | by element14 | News | Comments

element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the new “Forget Me Not” design challenge, a global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation...

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NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges

July 2, 2014 9:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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HotSeat 29: Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer/RF Recorder

July 1, 2014 4:12 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Signal Hound was this year’s ECN Impact Award winner in the test and measurement category for its popular Signal Hound BB60A. At IMS2014, they announced its successor, the Signal Hound BB60C, which is a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder...               

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Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

July 1, 2014 1:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry. PD&D recently asked engineers ...

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12 of the Highest Paid Engineers on the Planet

July 1, 2014 12:55 pm | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree. Every year, Fortune ranks the top five hundred American corporations by adjusted gross revenue. Here are this year’s Fortune 50 CEOs who made their start where ...

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Too Much of a Useless Thing

July 1, 2014 12:45 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending ...

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The 1s and 0s Behind Cyber Warfare

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Chris Domas, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand...                    

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HotSeat 28: Thermally & Electrically Conductive Adhesive

July 1, 2014 9:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Rogers Corporation kicked off IMS2014 with their COOLSPAN® thermally and electrically conductive adhesive (TECA) film...                          

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ELASTx Stretches Potential for Future Communications Technologies

July 1, 2014 9:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Researchers with DARPA’s Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx) program recently demonstrated an all-silicon, microchip-sized transmitter—a system on a chip (SoC)—that operates at 94 GHz...         

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Unlocking the Mystery of High-Temp Superconductors

July 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Binghamton University | News | Comments

A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a remarkable phenomenon in copper-oxide (cuprate) high-temperature superconductors...     

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The Revolution Will be Digitized

July 1, 2014 9:24 am | by TRELLEBORG | Articles | Comments

The digital revolution is upon us, and, as in any revolution, chaos will precede order – and completely new opportunities...                       

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New Electronic Switch Could Lead to Flexible Electronics

July 1, 2014 9:16 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

three Stanford researchers believe that they've discovered just such a flexible, switchable material. It is a crystal that can form a paper-like sheet just three atoms thick...                         

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Football Mouthguard Senses Head Impacts

July 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

A group of bioengineers at Stanford is working to understand the head trauma that footballers experience during a game and is making steps toward developing technology that reports dangerous hits in real time...          

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