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Environmental Conditions, Standards & Certification

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Data from a recent Wireless Design & Development (WDD) reader survey suggests that frequency tolerance is the most important specification to consider when implementing oscillators into their designs. The survey also offers reader thoughts on design challenges, trends, and future developments...                 

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Heartbleed Bug Causes Major Security Headache

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information...                       

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What You Need to Know about the Heartbleed Bug

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week...                   

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Review: S5 Features Useful, Less about Gimmicks

April 10, 2014 10:11 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone —among them, its relative lack of features...                                   

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Call of Cyber Duty: Military Academies Take on NSA

April 10, 2014 9:41 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | Comments

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen...                                    

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The Brainstorm: Editorial Advisory Board

April 9, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

WDD's editorial advisory board discusses the major challenges that they face on a daily basis withing their market sectors...                                 

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Photo of the Day: The Impact of Electrical Engineering

April 9, 2014 2:52 pm | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

Electrical engineering is a science that has played a major role the lives we live in the 21st century. In today’s technology driven world, electrical engineering is the cornerstone and driver of innovation of the devices we utilize daily to improve our quality of life...                           

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New Switch could Power Quantum Computing

April 9, 2014 1:50 pm | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | Comments

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles — one that could help in the development of powerful quantum computing systems...               

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Scientists Develop Ultra-Fast Electrical Circuits Using Light-Generated Tunneling Currents

April 9, 2014 1:23 pm | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | Comments

Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, namely Dr Bai Ping of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Dr Michel Bosman of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering has successfully designed and fabricated electrical circuits that can operate...

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Advanced Warning Systems Increase Safety at Intersections, Study Shows

April 9, 2014 1:08 pm | by Brian M. Mullen, Clemson University | Comments

Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this situation, known as the “dilemma zone,” may lead to crashes...                     

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Domain Walls in Nanowires Cleverly Set in Motion

April 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz | Comments

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire...                           

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Photos of the Day: Orientation Algorithm for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:42 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

The algorithm is primarily intended to aid robots navigating unfamiliar buildings, not motorists navigating unfamiliar cities, but the principle is the same. It works by identifying the dominant orientations in a given scene, which it represents as sets of axes...                

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Orienteering for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

At the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in June, MIT researchers will present a new algorithm that could make it much easier for computers to re-indentify their surroundings...                     

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Physicist Wins $1.3M Tech Prize for Data Storage

April 9, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks...                     

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New Wireless Technology Unwraps Mummies' Mysteries

April 9, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Scientists have used CT scans and volume graphics software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers...                   

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