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5th LED Professional Symposium +Expo: Call for Papers Now Open

January 12, 2015 5:15 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The international program committee for the 5th LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) has opened the "Call for Papers". The LpS 2015 will take place from September 22nd to 24th, 2015, in Bregenz, Austria. Authors from science and industry have until February 20th, 2015 to submit their drafts on the subject of “Trends & Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions”.

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Excelitas Technologies Introduces New Thermopile Detector

January 12, 2015 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies has launched the latest in its line of innovative digital thermopile detectors, the DigiPile Module TPiM 1T 1256 L5.5. The new module allows for greater customization and easy connectivity for non-contact temperature measurement and for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications ...

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Obama: With Tech Advances Come Privacy Risks for U.S.

January 12, 2015 4:31 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked, providing more free access to credit scores and protecting students' private data ...                       

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Never Run Out of Milk or Eggs Again

January 12, 2015 4:03 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

ChillHub is putting an end to the days of reaching into your fridge only to realize that you’ve run low (or completely out of) milk, eggs, or quite frankly, anything. The open-source smart refrigerator debuted last week at CES 2015. With built-in WiFi and two integrated USB hubs with 8 USB ports, your fridge can successfully ... 

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Mercedes’ Futuristic Self-Driving Car

January 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head ...                         

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One Step Closer to a New Generation of Electric Car Batteries

January 12, 2015 2:45 pm | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo have announced ... 

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3 & 5 Position Mini PL SPEC Pak Connector

January 12, 2015 1:06 pm | by Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products® Offers 3 & 5 Position Mini PL SPEC Pak® Connector Anderson Power Products® (APP®) Mini PL SPEC Pak® is a series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors. Mini PL SPEC Pak connectors are touch safe on both sides and feature a latching shell. Power handling capabilities up to ... 

VCO Operates at 1690 MHz With a Control Voltage Range of 0.3V~4.7V

January 12, 2015 11:26 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's (Fort Myers, FL) CVCO55CC-1690-1690 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 1690 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2.5 dBm. Engineered and manufactured ... 

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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data _ Now to Make it Useful

January 12, 2015 11:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...                      

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Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, predictive cruise control that reacts to other vehicles; wearable technology that altrers you mind, like drugs; Nissan and NASA team up to create autonomous cars; an SDHC memory card that features NFC; and DARPA's program for tiny UAVs ...             

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Govt Considering Using Internet, Smartphones for 2020 Census

January 12, 2015 10:27 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars ...                     

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Photo of the Day: The Evolution of Wireless Networks

January 12, 2015 9:41 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Over the years wireless signals have advanced from theoretical observations to a readily applied science that plays a major role in many aspects of modern life. Wireless communication became possible thanks to the discovery of radio waves in 1880, which led to the first demonstration of telegraphic communication in ...

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GreenPeak's Smart Home – Senior Lifestyle System

January 9, 2015 10:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces the availability of Senior Lifestyle sensor and cloud based intelligent system technology for service providers and retailers ...                                 

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Photo of the Day: Quantum Optical Hard Drive Breakthrough

January 9, 2015 10:12 am | by Matthew Sellars, Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100 ...                                                        

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Achieving Accurate & Fast Multi-Channel Power Measurements over a Wide Dynamic Range

January 8, 2015 8:15 pm | by Sook-Hua Wong, Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

The traditional key requirements for RF power measurements for wireless chipset or power amplifier manufacturing are good repeatability, fast measurement speed, and high accuracy ...                                    

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