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HotSpot Episode 50: Blinking Beacons Help Planes Miss Wind Turbines

February 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a low-power, signal-processing chip that could lead to a chochlear implant with not external hardware; synthetic motors that live inside human cells; a sensor solution for blinking beacons on wind turbines; and a clever detector array...                    

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HotSpot Episode 49: Body Odor Identification

February 9, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable satellite hotspot; identifying people by their body odors; an ultra-thin power bank for professionals; and an avalanche transceiver that works on a smartphone...                        

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HotSpot Episode 48: High-Tech Bra Tracks True Love

February 3, 2014 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an electronic, beer-tasting tongue; a high-tech bra that only opens for true love; smart shorts that tracks how you're working your muscles; and bionic contact lens that produce tactile sensations to help guide the blind...                       

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Engineering Newswire 75: First Porsche Ever Made Found 115 Years Later

January 31, 2014 8:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re printing multi-material in color, detecting mines with our shoes, cutting catalytic converter costs, and riding the first Porsche ever made. This episode features ...                      

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Smart Statistics to Fight Crime

January 29, 2014 9:44 am | by Anne Milgram, TED Talk Videos Comments

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer...                             

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Massive Open Online Courses (Still) Matter

January 29, 2014 9:41 am | by Anant Agarwal, TED Talk Videos Comments

2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter...                             

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HotSpot Episode 47: Having Sex with Glass

January 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a solution for gamer rage; a control system that makes robots more intelligent; spicing things up with Google Glass; and a Wi-Fi product that allows users to control any device from their smartphone...                   

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Engineering Newswire 74: Human-Piloted Anti-Robot Walks

January 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re expanding the Internet of Things with the Wunder Bar, getting mustache rides from robots, and piloting robots to fight the Kaiju, in the future ...                        

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How to Build an Information Time Machine

January 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Frederic Kaplan, TED Talk Videos Comments

Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers...                      

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Hotspot Episode 46: Robot-Controlled Sperm: The Future of Fertilization

January 20, 2014 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, LG is taking advantage of Natural Language Processing to allow customers to communicate with their appliances; a micro-windmill has been designed to generate wind energy that could potentially charge cell phones; "spermbots" made up of live sperm cells in little tubes that can be magnetically controlled; and 5,000 bees in Australia are being tagged with tiny RFID sensors...    

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HotSeat 15: Coin Cell Developments

January 16, 2014 1:59 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Troy David is a graduate of Boston University’s School Of Management where he majored in Production Operations Management...                                

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HotSeat 15: Coin Cell Developments

January 16, 2014 1:57 pm Videos Comments

Troy David is a graduate of Boston University’s School Of Management where he majored in Production Operations Management...                                

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Engineering Newswire 73: Multicopter Flies Like Chopper, Drives Like Car

January 16, 2014 12:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re using nanotubes to reduce flammability, test-driving BMW’s i3 in Las Vegas, and creating real-life transformers with a multicopter. This episode features ...            

Build Your Own Secret Monitor

January 16, 2014 11:46 am | by Brussupup Videos Comments

If you are annoyed with people looking over your shoulder and reading what is on your computer monitor, try this fun project out that keeps what your working on safe from nosey co-workers...                              

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HotSeat 14: Laser Phosphor Displays

January 16, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Since 2005, Roger has pioneered Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, working with multidisciplinary technologists and business people in the U.S. and around the globe. Dr. Hajjar has filed more than 75 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a proven record of success in taking optical-based technologies...                  

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