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Photos of the Day: Woman or Machine?

June 24, 2014 10:47 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The latest creations from Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro are Otonaroid, Kodomoroid and Telenoid, a hairless mannequin head with pointed arms that serves as a cuddly companion...        

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New Japanese Robots Look Creepily Human

June 24, 2014 10:36 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almost. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine...

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Analog Devices Unveils Rapid Prototyping FMC Module

June 24, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. has announced immediate availability of the AD-FMCADC2-EBZ FMC module with HDL code and software drivers for rapid design prototyping and interoperability with Xilinx FPGAs...

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Shielded Small Footprint SMD Power Inductors from Sumida

June 24, 2014 9:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sumida Corporation has announced their new magnetically shielded CDRH3D23 Series of power inductors for high-density power circuitry. With ferrite drum construction and a unique geometry, these devices yield high inductance values while measuring just 3.92 x 3.92 x 2.5 mm...

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Microchip Expands 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Family

June 24, 2014 9:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog, and digital peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), 16-bit PWMs, 8-bit and 5-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), operational amplifiers, and high-speed comparators...

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The First Demonstration of a Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker

June 24, 2014 12:57 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average...

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Booting up Quantum Computers 72 Times Faster Than Previously Possible

June 24, 2014 12:51 am | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Press the start button, switch on the monitor, grab a cup of coffee and off you go. That is pretty much how most us experience booting up a computer. But with a quantum computer the situation is very different. So far, researchers have had to spend hours making dozens...

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Electrostatics Do the Trick

June 24, 2014 12:48 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Organic semiconductors allow for flexible displays, solar cells, and other interesting applications. One common problem in these devices, however, is the interface between the metallic contacts and the organic semiconductor material, where undesirable losses occur.

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Robot Can Be Programmed by Casually Talking to It

June 24, 2014 12:43 am | by Cornell University | Videos | Comments

In order for robots to perform tasks in real world, they need to be able to understand our natural language commands. While there is a lot of past research that went into the task of language parsing, they often require the instructions to be spelled out in full detail which makes it difficult to use them in real world situations...

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Measuring the Mass of 'Massless' Electrons

June 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it’s a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because its electrons behave as massless particles....

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Researchers Unveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

June 23, 2014 11:06 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

The more cores — or processing units — a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes. For years, Li-Shiuan Peh, the Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, has argued that...

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City Tells App to Stop Auctions of Parking Spaces

June 23, 2014 3:43 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction off public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers. In a letter to the CEO of the Rome, Italy-based tech startup Paolo Dobrowolny...

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Robot Valet to Park Cars at German Airport

June 23, 2014 3:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet. An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app...

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HotSpot: IMS2014 Top Ten

June 23, 2014 10:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At this year’s IMS2014 event in Tampa Bay, FL, Wireless Design and Development saw a lot of cool and innovative new products, and we’re excited to provide you with our Top Ten list from the show...           

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Miniature CQ4 Capacitive Sensor from SICK

June 23, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the CQ4 capacitive proximity sensor for detecting and monitoring a wide range of objects and materials. The CQ4 is ideal for high-speed object detection through non-metallic surfaces in the electronic and solar, food and beverage, and machine building industries...

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