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Why Privacy Matters

October 14, 2014 | by Glenn Greenwald, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy...            

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Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by Associated Press Videos Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things...                        

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What Do We Do with All this Big Data?

October 20, 2014 10:43 pm | by Susan Etlinger, TED Talk Videos Comments

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen...                              

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Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

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Meaghan's Minute: Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates evaluates the durability and performance over time of several 18-GHz microwave/RF cable assemblies described as having a ruggedized construction with similar specifications...                    

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Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Communications Systems

October 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, did you know that more than 19 million people, or 6 percent of the population, do not have access to reliable broadband communications coverage?...                       

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Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome...                    

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Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

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How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk Videos Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

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Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

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Untangling Coiling Cables

October 6, 2014 10:39 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Videos Comments

Engineers at MIT, along with computer scientists at Columbia University, have developed a method that predicts the pattern of coils and tangles that a cable may form when deployed onto a rigid surface ...         

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The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

October 2, 2014 3:37 pm | by TED Talk Videos Comments

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways...           

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Clothing that Thwarts Government Surveillance

October 2, 2014 1:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on engineering update, cellphone use aboard airplanes; clothing that thwarts government surveillance; and a bendable phone that fits like a shirtsleeve...                           

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Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

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Autonomous Power Distribution System

September 30, 2014 3:52 pm | by Michigan Technological University Videos Comments

The team has programmed robots to restore power in small electrical networks, linking up power cords and batteries to light a little lamp or set a flag to waving with a small electrical motor...             

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