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Wanderung Electronica

November 19, 2014 | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

For my very first time outside of the United States I had the privilege to attend electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. While I experienced many many great new designs, here are some of the best new products that I saw on my trip overseas ...                           

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5 Kitchen Gadgets You Need for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 3:20 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Thanksgiving is the best time of year for friends, family, cooking, and technology. Yes—you read that right. Thanksgiving obviously revolves around the food, and, of course, what you're thankful for—like Grandma's stuffing, Mom's pecan pie, and Aunt Ginger's homemade Limoncello. Right. So back to the food ... 

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Securing Industrial Wireless Applications

November 20, 2014 1:20 pm | by Julia Santogatta | Comments

In Part 1 of this article, I introduced the Golden Rule of Industrial Wireless Security – Deploy Securely, Monitor Regularly. Following this rule ensures that unwanted access to your wireless LAN and the rest of your network does not occur. But, how do you deploy securely? These days, most cyber security articles talk about using Defense in Depth ... 

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The End of Privacy as We Know It

November 18, 2014 11:49 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

As a member of the millennial generation, I have grown comfortable with constant surveillance. In fact, I’m almost oblivious to the omnipresent surveillance cameras in shopping centers, parking lots, schools, train stations, and ... 

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STEM Student of the Week: Christina Muratore

November 14, 2014 2:26 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

Editor's Note: Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. Once a week, ECN features a student working on a degree (of any level) in engineering as part of our STEM initiative. Meet Christina Muratore, Business Process Improvement Analyst II for Horizon...

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These Flying Atom Planes Are Stronger Than Graphene

November 14, 2014 9:50 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re showing off the world’s smallest reed switch, flying atom planes that are stronger than graphene, and doing karate with the Atlas robot. The world’s smallest reed switch: HSI Sensing has spent over a DECADE developing...

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ECN's Engineering Live: How to Secure IoT

November 14, 2014 9:10 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things (IoT) related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication.  

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This Wearable Shocks When You Slouch

November 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Comments

One of the first skills they teach you in the military — if you haven’t mastered it already — is correct posture. If you slouch, a loud, angry man with a Smoky Bear hat will give you a gentle reminder to stand up straight. But even the United States...

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In the World of Science, Women are in Last Place

November 12, 2014 3:14 pm | by Rob Farber | Comments

After reading a post on my blog about the lack of gender diversity in science and technology, my nine-year-old son commented, “All women are capable of the unbelievable!” Recent gender diversity reports from Google, Facebook and Apple...

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This Country Has Enough Wind Power to Power Every Home

November 12, 2014 10:06 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

In a win for alternative energy (there seem to be more and more these days) the recently released numbers show that during the month of October, wind power generated 126 percent of the energy needed to power every home in Scotland. The ...

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Photos of the Day: The Hendo Hoverboard

November 12, 2014 10:02 am | by AP Photo/Jeff Chiu | Comments

Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large...

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Engineers Dance for STEM Awareness

November 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PDD | Comments

A new YouTube video is gaining popularity as the push for STEM continues to gain traction. Commission by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in association with Bechtel, the music video “Engineering Happiness” is ...    

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Watch a drone take off from another drone

November 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, ECN Editor | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to think you can never have enough drones. So, in the spirit of our drone obsession, I would like to present you with a video of a drone taking off from another drone. It's very meta. I like to think if Isaac Newton was still around, he...

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STEM Student of the Week: Carter Yagemann

November 10, 2014 2:17 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. Once a week, ECN features a student working on a degree (of any level) in engineering as part of our STEM initiative.Meet Carter Yagemann, a cybersecurity researcher at Syracuse University (SU) (Editor's note: Orange represent!) under the supervision of Professor Kevin Du...

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America Trails Europe in Connectivity for the Greater Good

November 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

While American cities might be well connected, they're behind some European cities in putting that connectivity to use for the greater good. Ericsson today rolled out its annual Networked Society City Index, which links investment in Internet and Communications Technology...

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The Future of Vehicle Autonomy

November 10, 2014 9:41 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor PDD, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

It is not a secret that the electronic content of the vehicle is still growing significantly and that more than 80 percent of all innovations in the car are based on electronics. To handle this complexity, more and more testing has to happen in the lab, and where possible, testing needs to shift to ...

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