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Parent’s Dilemma: Are You Raising Tech-Addicted Kids?

August 31, 2012 5:08 am | Comments

This summer a mom I know told me her 12 year-old bookworm daughter regretfully handed back her Kindle Fire, saying she couldn’t handle the temptation to play games rather than read. Her mom was stunned. She assumed that all of those hours on the Kindle were being spent pouring over the school summer reading list.


Advancements in Thermal Management 2012

August 30, 2012 7:15 am | Comments

A Symposium for Engineers and Product Developers is a conference highlighting the latest advancements in thermal technology for product design, system development and process management. It will be held September 18-19, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. This event will feature presentations on the latest advancements in thermal management and thermal technology for electronics packaging and cooling, temperature sensing and control, thermal materials, systems design and management for optimizing thermal properties.


Action Cam Wants to Go Skiing, Skydiving With You

August 29, 2012 12:53 pm | Comments

Sony wants to capture every second of your next big sky-diving, mountain climbing or surfing adventure. The company unveiled on Wednesday during the 2012 IFA conference in Berlin a rugged new action video camera that can be tacked on to anything from a helmet to a surf board. The lightweight, ultra-compact HDR-AS15 Action Cam shoots HD video in almost any condition — rain, snow and even at depths down 60 meters.


FAA to Reassess Use of Portable Electronics on Planes

August 29, 2012 12:48 pm | Comments

With the growing use of smartphones , tablets and other gadgets, the Federal Aviation Administration is reassessing its rules around the use of portable electronics during flights. The FAA , a U.S. agency that governs aviation safety, announced Monday that it is forming a “government-industry group” to study current policies and procedures surrounding portable electronics, and whether they can be used safely during flights.


Startup Makes Doctors Accessible By Phone, Email

August 29, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

Name: Sherpaa Quick Pitch: The startup offers members 24/7 access to Sherpaa ‘s network of doctors by phone or email, for no additional cost. Genius Idea: Sherpaa helps startups procure optimal health insurance plans. Meet the health company that tech startups are choosing to cover their employees: Sherpaa.


Dairyland Power Uses FreeWave Technologies Wireless Data Radios For Distribution Automation Applications

August 29, 2012 4:48 am | Comments

FreeWave Technologies announced that it has deployed wireless radios for La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Dairyland Power Cooperative (, one of the area’s largest wholesale electric suppliers.  Dairyland uses FreeWave’s FGR-115 serial radios for a variety of distribution automation applications.


An Analog Printer for a Digital World

August 28, 2012 11:58 am | by Check out this pretty cool Kickstarter idea backed by 465 people, who have pledged a whopping $55,873. The best part - they only asked for $10,000! That's when you know it's good. | Comments

The mPrinter is a small thermal printer that prints dynamic snippets of information we call mPrints. What is it? The mPrinter is a small, portable thermal printer that prints dynamic snippets of data we call mPrints.  mPrints can be simple text, HTML, images, or best of all, fully dynamic data created from a custom hosted Javascript environment on our website.


Shorten Compliance Testing Time By Learning How to Design for EMC

August 28, 2012 11:28 am | by EMC by Your Design | Comments

An EMC Practical Applications Seminar and Workshop Tues. Oct. 23 – Thurs. Oct 25, 2012 Hilton Hotel, Northbrook, IL Learning how to design your product so that it complies with EMC regulations can save you from having a finished product that fails during its regulatory compliance testing.


40 Ridiculously Expensive Gadgets for the Filthy Rich

August 28, 2012 8:27 am | Comments

After online shopping for some astronomically priced gadgetry, we learned a lot about how the geeky 1% lives. First, there’s nothing electronic that can’t be encrusted with diamonds or plated in gold. Second, traffic need never be a problem when you have an amphibious truck or hovercraft. And finally, a heavy supply of robots is essential when preparing for the apocalypse.


Altair Semiconductor Achieves Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Chipset Certification

August 28, 2012 7:05 am | Comments

Altair Semiconductor announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has been certified to run over Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. “Completing this certification process with Verizon Wireless is a strategic milestone for Altair," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing, Altair Semiconductor.


Internet Rallies for Tesla Museum

August 28, 2012 6:50 am | Comments

Popular Web comic The Oatmeal has given a significant boost to a non-profit's campaign to restore the laboratory once used by scientist Nikola Tesla. Cartoonist Matthew Inman appealed to fans of The Oatmeal to help the Tesla Science Centre at Wardenclyffe (also known as the Friends of Science East non-profit) buy back Tesla's old laboratory and convert it into a museum and science education centre.


Is This Real or Just Fantasy? ONR Augmented-Reality Initiative Progresses

August 27, 2012 12:11 pm | Comments

The  Office of Naval Research (ONR) is demonstrating the next phase of an augmented-reality project Aug. 23 in Princeton, N.J., that will change the way warfighters view operational environments—literally. ONR has completed the first year of a multi-year augmented-reality effort, developing a system that allow trainees to view simulated images superimposed on real-world landscapes.


Microwave Ovens May Help Produce Lower Cost Solar Energy Technology

August 27, 2012 12:07 pm | Comments

The same type of microwave oven technology that most people use to heat up leftover food has found an important application in the solar energy industry, providing a new way to make thin-film photovoltaic products with less energy, expense and environmental concerns. Engineers at Oregon State University have for the first time developed a way to use microwave heating in the synthesis of copper zinc tin sulfide, a promising solar cell compound that is less costly and toxic than some solar energy alternatives.


Researchers Develop Method to Grow Artificial Tissues with Embedded Nanoscale Sensors

August 27, 2012 12:04 pm | Comments

A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues. These networks—which mark the first time that electronics and tissue have been truly merged in 3D—allow direct tissue sensing and potentially stimulation, a potential boon for development of engineered tissues that incorporate capabilities for monitoring and stimulation, and of devices for screening new drugs.


New Wave of Technologies Possible After Ground-breaking Analysis Tool Developed

August 27, 2012 12:02 pm | by A revolutionary tool created by scientists at the University of Sheffield has enabled researchers to analyse nanometer-sized devices without destroying them for the first time, opening the door to a new wave of technologies. | Comments

The nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus – developed by the University's Department of Physics and Astronomy – will allow for further developments and new applications for nanotechnology which is increasingly used in harvesting solar energy, computing, communication developments and also in the medical field.



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