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Professors Object to FAA Restrictions on Drone Use

July 28, 2014 8:53 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month...

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Portable, Stand-Alone or USB-Powered Data Acquisition System

July 28, 2014 8:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the global market launch of its Model 3340 G-Logger. The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering...

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Farsens’ PHOTON, a Battery Free RF Field Detector

July 28, 2014 8:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The PHOTON from Farsens S.L. is a UHF RF field detector passive tag equipped with an LED. Whenever this tag is close to an RF field source, it will harvest the energy from the RF field and drive an LED.

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RFX Limited Opens New U.S. Operation

July 28, 2014 1:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFX Limited, recognizing the need for strong and local partnerships with their US customer base have opened up a new sales office in New York. This sales office will...

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Intelligent Sensing Platform Accelerates Development

July 28, 2014 12:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics introduced its Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform. Wzzard is a complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, reliable Internet of Things networking in remote and demanding environments....

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Magnets for Fusion Energy: A Revolutionary Manufacturing Method

July 27, 2014 6:18 pm | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | News | Comments

The National Institute for Fusion Science, of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting...

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Unleashing the Power of Quantum Dot Triplets

July 27, 2014 5:17 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

Quantum computers have yet to materialize. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, easily controlled by applying an electric field...

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Wireless Home Automation Systems Reveal More Than You Would Think about User Behavior

July 27, 2014 5:09 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Home automation systems that control domestic lighting, heating, window blinds or door locks offer opportunities for third parties to intrude on the privacy of the inhabitants and gain considerable insight into their behavioral patterns. This is the conclusion reached by IT security expert Christoph Sorge...

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Nokia Sees Brighter Future without Handset Unit

July 27, 2014 5:01 pm | by Jari Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division...

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Cellphone Unlocking Set to Become Legal Again

July 27, 2014 4:46 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012...

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Photos of the Day: Giant Robotic Creature Is 14-Feet Tall

July 25, 2014 10:42 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters worked closely with Stratasys to build ...

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Stratasys 3D Prints Giant Creature for Comic-Con

July 25, 2014 10:41 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. has announced it has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International ...

Best Practices For Keeping Up in the 100G Era

July 25, 2014 9:42 am | by Dan Joe Barry, Napatech | Articles | Comments

As we enter the 100 Gbps era, producers of network management and security applications will need to address numerous analysis challenges in order stay ahead of the data growth curve. Staying faster than the future will require next-generation solutions that not only scale but also deliver and understand data...

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Meaghan's Minute: Sniffing Out Explosives

July 25, 2014 9:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Tel Aviv University's School of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a revolutionary electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors to pick up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose...                  

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Thread paves the way for IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6

July 25, 2014 9:33 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread”. Sort of. Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of existing standards into a “single” package...

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