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Taking Aim with Precision-Guided Firearms

April 7, 2015 11:22 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Austin-based TrackingPoint has developed a fully integrated, precision-guided firearm system that is ideal for predator control and herd management ...

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Marine Corps Leadership Pleased with 1st Successful Demo of DARPA’s PCAS

April 7, 2015 11:07 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program focuses on technologies to enable sharing of real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data through approaches designed to work with almost any aircraft ...

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Photos of the Day: DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support System

April 7, 2015 11:06 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

PCAS envisions more precise, prompt and easy air-ground coordination for CAS and other missions under stressful operational conditions and seeks to minimize the risk of friendly fire and collateral damage by enabling the use of smaller munitions to hit smaller, multiple or moving targets ... 

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Narrow Band Transceiver Offers a Low-Power, Reliable Data Link

April 7, 2015 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Mini – MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) is a frequency programmable narrow band transceiver that offers a low-power, reliable data link in a Lemos/Radiometrix transceiver standard pin out and footprint. It is suitable for licensed and unlicensed VHF allocations, FCC part 90, and part 95. Applications include Multi-Use Radio Service ... 

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Fast Charging, High-Performance Aluminum Battery

April 7, 2015 10:41 am | by Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy | Videos | Comments

Stanford University Professor Hongjie Dai and colleagues have developed the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast charging, long lasting and inexpensive. The flexible, non-flammable device produces 2 volts of electricity ...

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Stanford's New Aluminum-Ion Battery Provides Safe Alternative to Conventional Batteries

April 7, 2015 10:39 am | by Mark Shwartz, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today ...

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Better Sensors for Medical Imaging, Contraband Detection

April 7, 2015 10:25 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new, ultra-sensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband detection, and even geological exploration ...

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College Tie-Ins Allow More to Join MI Robotics Craze

April 7, 2015 10:24 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An increasing number of students from Michigan's most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge ...

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Wi-Fi Development Challenges - Software for Wi-Fi Enabled Devices

April 7, 2015 8:40 am | by Costas Pipilas, VP of Software Development and Co-founder, Econais | Blogs | Comments

For design engineers creating new Wi-Fi edge devices—whether for home or for industry, knowledge of the latest Wi-Fi software configuration and software is essential. This is especially true if these devices are destined to be connected to the cloud. You would need ... 

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HotSpot Episode 108: Festo Reveals Chameleon Tongue Gripper

April 6, 2015 11:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the most ridiculous cookie jar; a chameleon tongue gripper that can pick up several objects in a single gripping process and put them down together; an interactive, motion-sensitive exhibit; and Amazon's dash button enables consumers to reorder products at the push of a button ...

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New Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3D Resolution

April 6, 2015 11:02 am | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

A cheap, compact yet highly accurate new device known as a nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI) promises to change that. Using an inexpensive silicon chip less than a millimeter square in size, the NCI provides the highest depth-measurement accuracy of any such nanophotonic 3D imaging device ...

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Stanford Scientist Recognized for Cryptography Innovations

April 6, 2015 10:47 am | News | Comments

Stanford computer scientist and electrical engineer Dan Boneh has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for technical contributions that have made cryptography easier to use ...

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The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Bill Gates, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training ... 

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Photos of the Day: Particle Accelerator Restart

April 6, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are promising nearly twice the energy and more violent particle crashes this time around. They hope to see all sorts of new physics, including a first ever glimpse of dark matter, during the collider's second three-year run ...

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Giant Atom Smasher Starts Up after 2-Year Shutdown

April 6, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest particle accelerator is back in action after a two-year shutdown and upgrade, embarking on a new mission that scientists hope could give them a look into the unseen dark universe ...

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