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Pressure Sensor Withstands Extremely Corrosive Environments

September 29, 2014 9:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has expanded its 154 Series of media isolated, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors with the small profile, backside compensated 154B...

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Drones Left Out of Air Traffic Plans

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky ...

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DC Small Cell Power System for Telecom & Network Equipment

September 26, 2014 11:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DongAh Elecomm introduced its new 288W LOPU-A4L rectifier from the Cheshire Series designed to support expansive growth in small cell 4G/LTE wireless/telecom base stations and network equipment...

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New GE Power Express Remote Combiner

September 26, 2014 11:51 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Creating a first-of-its-kind solution to deliver consistent and reliable power to dozens of cellular communications nodes spread across heavily populated venues, such as a stadium or campus, GE introduced its new Power Express Remote Combiner...

Top 5 Beacon Applications of the Future

September 26, 2014 11:17 am | by Alan Simkowski, VP of Mobile Solutions, GMR Marketing | Blogs | Comments

Beacons are among the most talked about topics in the tech world right now, and we’re already seeing some of the biggest retailers in the world integrate the devices into their brick-and-mortar operations. So what’s next for proximity marketing? These five beacon applications of the future may very well be it...           

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Photos of the Day: Diving Robot Searches for Contraband

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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New EMI and RFI Filters from Astrodyne

September 26, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. Designed to meet all necessary Mil/Aero certifications, requirements, and EMI testing, including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-220, TEMPEST, RTCA-DO160, and manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C registered facilities...           

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Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 26, 2014 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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Mechanized Human Hands

September 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body...

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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Now, a team has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power...

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New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Computing

September 26, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two distinct properties in a single material, paving the way for new ultrahigh density storage and computing architectures...

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Putting the Squeeze on Quantum Information

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research | News | Comments

CIFAR researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could be useful for efficient quantum communications and information storage. Compression is vital for modern digital communication...

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OKW’s SYNERGY Enclosures

September 26, 2014 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s SYNERGY is a range of plastic and extruded aluminum enclosures for desktop and wall mounted electronics. There are four shapes: round, oval, square, and rectangular in 36 individual sizes. Battery compartments for AA cells and PCB mounting pillars...        

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Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 26, 2014 10:00 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

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Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly...

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