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A Cuttable Multi-Touch Sensor

October 9, 2013 5:02 pm | by Simon Olberding, Nan-Wei Gong, John Tiab, Joseph A. Paradiso and Jürgen Steimle. | Comments

We propose cutting as a novel paradigm for ad-hoc customization of printed electronic components.

Meaghan's Minute: Aiming for Jupiter's Moons

October 9, 2013 9:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a high performance terahertz receiver aiming for space missions has been developed in a joint European effort, led by Chalmers University of Technology. According to Chalmers University of Technology, the sensor is compact, lightweight, and robust.

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Amy Webb: How I Hacked Online Dating

October 8, 2013 5:29 pm | by Amy Webb | Comments

  Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do, she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.  

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Video of the Day: Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

October 8, 2013 10:03 am | by TED | Comments

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.

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Meaghan's Minute: Paper Generators

October 8, 2013 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,Disney Research has presented a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy.

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HotSpot Episode 33: Smart Brewing App for Beer Aficionados

October 7, 2013 12:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this week's episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smart brewing appliance that customers can control and monitor using their very own smartphone; STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM303C eCompass; redefining wireless power; and wireless batteries with Bluetooth technology.

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Meaghan's Minute: Building a Basic Computer with Carbon Nanotubes

October 7, 2013 12:29 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, A basic computer has been built by a team of Stanford engineers using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.

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Engineering Newswire: Personal Jetpack Redesign Saves Pilot from Catastrophic Failure

October 4, 2013 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big ...                   

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What You Can Do About Everday Cybercrime

October 3, 2013 9:37 am | by TED | Comments

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that...     

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HP 35660A DSA Upgrade Investigation

October 1, 2013 10:38 am | by EEVblog, David L. Jones | Comments

In this teardown of the front end PCB in the HP 35660A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, David L. Jones does some preliminary investigation to see what opamps and FETs are used in the analog front end to see if they can be upgraded for better performance.

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HotSpot Episode 32: Quadcopter that Acts Like a Guide Dog

September 30, 2013 11:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.

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Meaghan's Minute: Bluetooth-Enabled Bath Fan

September 27, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Homewerks Worldwide has introduced a Bluetooth enabled ventilation bath fan that streams music wirelessly in home bathrooms. It connects to most Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops from up to 30 feet away.

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Engineering Newswire 57: DARPA's Experimental Program Sends Drones to Space

September 26, 2013 4:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.

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Meaghan's Minute: FDA Rules for Smartphone Health Apps

September 26, 2013 9:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's minute, brought to you by Memory Protection devices, we are discussing smartphone apps that consumers use to track and monitor their health. According to the Associated Press, the FDA will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

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Meaghan's Minute: High-Power GaN Transistors

September 25, 2013 9:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Richardson RFPD has announced a new line of high-power GaN transistors in rugged, space-saving plastic packages from MACOM. The new plastic-packaged GaN on Silicon Carbide power transistors offer comparable reliability and a lighter-weight.

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