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Meaghan's Minute: Green Parking Zones

October 24, 2013 10:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, HEVO Power is developing resonance-based wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, and disguising them as manholes. The plan is to deploy the new wireless charging systems in New York’s Washington Square Park by early 2014.

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Detecting Bombs with Sound Waves

October 24, 2013 9:29 am | by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University Videos Comments

That capability -- never before reported in a remote bomb detection system -- was described in a paper by Vanderbilt engineer Douglas Adams presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conferenceon Oct. 23 in Stanford, CA.

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Meaghan's Minute: RFMD’s Power Doubler Amplifier

October 23, 2013 10:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RFMD has unveiled its power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1.

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Meaghan's Minute: Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 22, 2013 10:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union. It’s about the size of a triple A battery, and gets directly inserted into the heart in a non-invasive procedure.

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Meaghan's Minute: Home Intelligence

October 21, 2013 10:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart appliances, smart cars, so why not make our homes more intelligent? The Neurio home intelligence technology does just that by using a Wi-Fi sensor and a cloud service with some smart pattern detection algorithms.

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HotSpot Episode 35: 50-Year Old Computer Gets New Life

October 21, 2013 9:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Vanderbilt University is restoring surgeons' sense of touch; Brown University wins a million dollar prize for their brain technology; a 50-year old computer gets brought back to  life; and the University of Washington created a new Kinect-based program to help those who can't see participate in Yoga exercises.

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HotSeat Episode 10: Single-Mode LTE Modules

October 18, 2013 2:42 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD Videos Comments

For this HotSeat interview, Craig Miller, vice president of marketing for Sequans Communications sits down with WDD to discuss single-mode LTE modules for tablet and mobile computers. He provides the unique features of Sequans modules versus other modules on the market.

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Why Privacy Matters

October 18, 2013 9:52 am | by TED Talk, Alessandro Acquisti Videos Comments

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research.

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Engineering Newswire 61: Cyborg Cockroaches Map Collapsed Buildings

October 18, 2013 9:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing touch-free interfaces with a feedback feature, 3D printing rockets to carry nanosat satellites, swarming collapsed buildings with cyborg cockroaches, and once again trying to answer, “what women want.”

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Kickstarter of the Week: New Watch Tells You When You'll Die

October 14, 2013 4:35 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are counting down the days until we die with Tikker, the death watch that wants you to think about life. Smart watches keep you connected to your email, but this death watch counts down your remaining years to the second that you will die.

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HotSpot Episode 34: Safety that’s Not Annoying

October 14, 2013 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by OKW Enclosures, Nest Labs is back with their new Nest project smoke and carbon monoxide alarm; the 66th and final antenna has been delivered to the ALMA observatory; detecting Alzheimer's disease at an early stage; and a portable smartphone attachment for sophisticated field testing.

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Meaghan's Minute: A New Microfluidic Approach

October 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach with applications in materials development for energy capture and storage and for optoelectronic materials.

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Meaghan's Minute: Driverless Car Mercedes Benz

October 10, 2013 9:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Daimler unveiled its autonomous Mercedes Benz at the Frankfurt International Car Show. The vehicle, driving with little autonomy, recently performed well on a 62-mile test drive through Germany.

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A Cuttable Multi-Touch Sensor

October 9, 2013 5:02 pm | by Simon Olberding, Nan-Wei Gong, John Tiab, Joseph A. Paradiso and Jürgen Steimle. Videos Comments

We propose cutting as a novel paradigm for ad-hoc customization of printed electronic components.

Meaghan's Minute: Aiming for Jupiter's Moons

October 9, 2013 9:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a high performance terahertz receiver aiming for space missions has been developed in a joint European effort, led by Chalmers University of Technology. According to Chalmers University of Technology, the sensor is compact, lightweight, and robust.

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