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HotSpot Episode 64: Broadband Wireless Connection…to the Moon

May 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory and NASA have demonstrated a data communication technology that can provide space dwellers with the connectivity we all enjoy here on Earth, enabling large data transfers and even high-definition video streaming...

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How Augmented Reality Will Change Sports ... And Build Empathy

May 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by TED | Comments

Chris Kluwe wants to look into the future of sports and think about how technology will help not just players and coaches, but fans. Here the former NFL punter envisions a future in which augmented reality will help people experience sports...

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Meaghan's Minute: Battery Harnesses Heat Waste

May 23, 2014 9:44 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a new alternative for low-temperature waste-heat conversion into electricity – that is...                

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SmartWatch, Episode 11: AT&T-DirecTV Deal by the Numbers

May 22, 2014 10:20 pm | by Wireless Week | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we’re breaking down AT&T’s mammoth $48.5 billion acquisition bid for DirecTV. Our editor Andrew Berg is catching some rays in Orlando at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show, so Wireless Design & Development Editor Meaghan Ziemba was kind enough to fill in...

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Engineering Newswire 91: Iron Man Suit Designed for U.S. Special Forces

May 22, 2014 10:06 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing hyperspectral sensors, creating little lenses for security cameras, and making a real Iron Man suit for U.S. Special Forces ...           

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'Electroceutical' Devices Treat Illness, Alleviate Pain

May 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Stanford University | Comments

A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical gadgets such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators or new sensors and devices yet to be developed. The discoveries reported May 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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Meaghan's Minute: Wirelessly Charged Implants

May 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University have developed a wireless system that uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice; paving the way for new "electroceutical"...               

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Meaghan's Minute: Supercapacitors for Super Batteries

May 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors...            

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Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

May 20, 2014 2:27 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

At the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), WDD is hosting a live panel discussion on connected cars. The event takes place Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at API Technologies’ Booth #1515...               

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Hotseat Episode 23: Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

May 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this exclusive WDD HotSeat interview, Ryan Chappell, who is global business development manager, optical cabling, at TE Connectivity discusses the new hybrid Fiber/Power cable system...                         

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Meaghan's Minute: Cordless & Plug Free

May 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Vanderbilt University have created supercapacitors that store electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material, instead of storing it in chemical reactions...              

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Space-Based Solar Farm

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a smartphone app that detects bipolar mood swings; a smart universal remote control solution; a new cuff equipped with electrodes helps lower blood pressure without causing side effects; and a technology road map for a space-based solar power system...                

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Silly Putty Batteries Last Longer Than Industry Standard

May 19, 2014 10:37 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared...                          

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Engineering Newswire 90: Hands-Free Corvette on Air Force Test Track

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free... Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette...

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And for My Next Trick, a Robot

May 15, 2014 2:12 pm | by TED | Comments

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology...

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