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New Approach for Making High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronics

February 20, 2015 | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality fiber-based electronic devices ...

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QR Codes with Advanced Imaging and Photon Encryption Protect Computer Chips

February 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Colin Poitras, University of Connecticut | Comments

QR, or Quick Response, codes - those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something - have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new homes ...

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IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking to Hold Inaugural Event

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking | Comments

The IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) will hold its first annual event dedicated to the advancement and globalization of the latest industry standards from 28 – 30 October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan ...   

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5 Things to Know about 'Net Neutrality'

February 27, 2015 10:02 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry ...      

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TM500 Network Tester Enhances 4G User Experience

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex wireless business unit, has announced that the TM500 network tester family is helping mobile operators to accelerate the deployment of high capacity networks. Already supporting key LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation ... 

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Infineon Drives Next Generation Cellular M2M Communication

February 27, 2015 9:15 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Vehicles exchanging information about traffic conditions, industrial machines with self-checking diagnostics, intelligent tracking of the supply chain or surveillance of utility meters in remote areas: in the connected world, devices will increasingly rely on secured cellular ... 

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FCC Net Neutrality Plan Threatens Innovation and Investment in the Network

February 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today said that the FCC’s plan to reclassify the Internet as a Title II utility will hold back investment, innovation and growth ...  

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EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

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Subsea Optical Connections Enable Deep Sea Communication

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #803 at the 2015 Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition (SSTB 2015) to see TE’s latest subsea optical connection solutions that provide reliable communications over long distances underwater, including the HYDRALIGHT optical underwater mateable connector series ...

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Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

February 26, 2015 4:09 pm | by Microchip Technology | Comments

Microchip Technology has strengthened its commitment to the industrial space by licensing the EtherCAT technology for its next-generation Ethernet controllers ...              

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Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

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New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green and Safe

February 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...              

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A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

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Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

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Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

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Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

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