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

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower echelons due to theater-wide mission priorities. DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program...

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Inspired by a Music Box, Stanford Bioengineer Creates $5 Chemistry Set

April 16, 2014 10:58 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

When Manu Prakash was young he had a thing about flames. He's not encouraging all kids to follow his fiery lead – he did burn one hand pretty badly – but he thinks kids should explore more when it comes to learning about science. That's the idea behind his programmable, toy-like device that won a competition...

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Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

April 16, 2014 10:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU) to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes that most cases of illicit nuclear trafficking have involved gram-level quantities...

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Scientists Achieve First Direct Observations of Excitons in Motion

April 16, 2014 10:14 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed...

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple...

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Phoenix Makes Strides in Satellite Architecture

April 16, 2014 9:33 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The process of designing, developing, building and deploying satellites is long and expensive. Satellites today cannot follow the terrestrial paradigm of “assemble, repair, upgrade, reuse,” and must be designed to operate without any upgrades or repairs for ...

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Photos of the Day: DARPA Looks to Build Satellites with Robots

April 16, 2014 9:32 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Phoenix seeks to enable robotics servicing and asset life extension in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), while developing new satellite architectures to reduce the cost of space-based systems. Specifically, Phoenix’s goal is to ...   

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From Air Traffic Controller to Grad Research in Fiber Optics

April 15, 2014 5:42 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When ECE graduate student Janice Blane was still a prospective student, considering advisers and research programs, she did what anyone would do: she contacted faculty members who were doing innovative research, asking about opportunities in their labs. That seems normal, only ...

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March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

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Three Questions to Ask Before Building a Large-Scale Wi-Fi Network

April 15, 2014 3:17 pm | by Shervin Gerami, CEO, TeleWorld Solutions | Blogs | Comments

While looking for ways to monetize data, operators must also find ways to offload it. Wi-Fi has become a great solution to meet these demands, especially with the FCC’s recent decision to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in 5 GHz bands for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Still, large-scale Wi-Fi deployments come with concerns...

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CSR and OriginGPS Accelerate Adoption of Wearable Devices

April 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by CSR & OriginGPS | News | Comments

CSR plc and OriginGPS has announced a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70 percent smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30 percent reduction in Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF), making them ideal for health and fitness trackers...

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Agilent Technologies Announces Fourth NanoMeasure Scientific Symposium

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that NanoMeasure 2014, a scientific symposium, will take place Sept. 16-17 at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. The two-day event, Agilent’s fourth such symposium, will feature some of the world’s most prestigious scientists presenting the latest nanomeasurement-driven research...

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RF Micro Devices to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

April 15, 2014 1:14 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

North Carolina – RFMD will host a conference call to review fiscal 2014 fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's web site under “Investors.” A telephone playback of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion... 

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Motor Driver from Microchip Provides High Performance & High Current

April 15, 2014 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the MCP8063, an AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver in a small, 8-pin, 4x4 mm DFN package that features a 1.5A peak phase current for the 180° sinusoidal drive of a variety...

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Vishay’s PTN Series Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors

April 15, 2014 12:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it has extended the power rating of PTN series precision surface-mount thin film chip resistors in the 2512 case size to 2 W. Built using a self-passivated, moisture-resistant tantalum nitride...

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