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Meaghan's Minute: Ford Motor's Pre-Collision Assist

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Ford Motor’s new driver assist system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver ...

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Electric-car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle ... 

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Experts Identify Easy Way to Improve Smartphone Security

October 28, 2014 4:49 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?Experts say your contact lists, email messages, surfed webpages, browsing histories, usage patterns, online purchase records and even password protected accounts may all...

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Engineering Live: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections (On Demand)

October 28, 2014 3:39 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years ...

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RFCI Circulators Serve Infrastructure Applications

October 28, 2014 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for ten new surface mount circulators from RFCI. Available at popular base station frequencies from 728 to 2690MHz, these pin-style, surface mount circulators offer 500W peak forward power handling ... 

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TDA3x SoC for ADAS Solutions in Entry-to Mid-level Automobiles

October 28, 2014 2:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extending TI’s highly integrated and scalable family of automotive processors for entry - to mid-level automobiles, TDA3x processors provide customers with high performance ADAS processing at low power in a small footprint, while improving safety to meet the increasing market requirements as ADAS systems take more control of the vehicle ... 

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Industry’s Highest Precision, Highest Speed Magnetic Angle Sensor

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced the industry’s highest precision, highest speed magnetic angle sensor. The high-resolution ADA4571 sensor is four times more accurate (0.5° max), 60 percent faster and uses 40 percent less power than competing angle sensors ... 

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Keysight Sponsors B4G MIMO Lab in Taiwan

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum ...                           

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ADLINK Announces Two New COM Express Type 2 Modules

October 28, 2014 12:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology has announced the release of its newest COM Express Type 2 modules. The new products come in two series, Express-HL2 and cExpress-BT2, indicating the 4th generation Intel Core processor and latest Intel Atom system-on-chip (SoC) ...               

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Photos of the Day: The Royal Navy's New High-Tech Frigate

October 28, 2014 11:54 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Ice Skating Blade

October 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, an ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers from Brigham Young University and Ithaca College ...                    

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A Simple Solution for Quantum Technology Challenge

October 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Jacqui Bealing and James Hakner, University of Sussex | News | Comments

In a paper published today (28 October) in Nature Communications, Professor Barry Garraway and colleagues show how to make a new type of flexibly designed microscopic trap for atoms ...                           

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A Science Award that Makes You Laugh, Then Think

October 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Marc Abrahams, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science ...                

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Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

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Boosting Laser Output by Cutting Power

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton engineers have shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude ...                            

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