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Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

HotSpot Episode 39: Watson's Return

November 18, 2013 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by National Instruments, a product that combines all of your credit cards into one, easy-to-use device; Jeopardy superstar, Watson returns; the EnOcean Alliance introduces its generic profiles; and an app to help drivers locate alternative fueling stations...

NASA Launching Robotic Explorer to Mars

November 18, 2013 9:29 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar. The Maven spacecraft was scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket Monday afternoon. NASA is sending Maven to Mars to study its upper atmosphere. Scientists want to know why Mars went...

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New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles

November 15, 2013 10:53 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as...

Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Power Transfer

November 15, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving...

Meaghan's Minute: Lithium-Air Batteries

November 14, 2013 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, lithium-air batteries hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead to electric cars with a much greater driving range. However, there has been...

Integrated System Designs Improve Operation, Save Power and Time

November 13, 2013 12:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s subsystem reference designs accelerate and simplify factory automation with end-to-end integration of the signal chain...

HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

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High Q Transponder Coils for TPMS Applications

November 6, 2013 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PREMO has expanded its TP0702CAP family of transponder coils with an improved version with higher Q and sensitivity specially designed for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) applications. The TP0702UCAP series is offered in 5 standard values, 2.38, 4.91, 7.2, 9, and...

CyPhy Works Raises $7Mi to Build Flying Robots for Big Industries

November 5, 2013 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CyPhy Works has announced the close of a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, and several undisclosed prominent angel investors. The UAV industry in the U.S., and around the world, is seeing rapid growth and CyPhy Works has a leading position and the best-of-class...

HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

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HotSpot Episode 36: Smart Knockers Give Breast Implants a Brain

October 28, 2013 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Sandisk, a stand-alone smart sensor label; smart breast implants that make medical care easier; Google's browser extension, uPoxy, provides more secure routes to the Internet; and i-Air touch technology...

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.

September/October 2013 – The Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

October 21, 2013 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The September/October issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics, including an article by Cavendish Kinetics concerning new design space for mobile antenna designers, a Brainstorm on Test & Measurement, and Sacrificing Conversation for Connection from the editor.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Passengers Stuck on Roller Coaster Due to Computer Glitch

October 10, 2013 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A dozen people were stuck for more than two hours on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida. A glitch caused the computers to go into safety mode, stopping the ride in a vertical position, more than 150 feet from the ground. Park officials are still investigating what exactly caused the glitch to stop the ride.

Oslon Black Flat LED Offers Two Chips

October 9, 2013 12:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness and is suitable for all headlight functions.

New Semiconductors Will Drive Future Power Electronics in Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

October 9, 2013 12:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is presenting a paper on new wide-bandgap semiconductors and their role in transforming automotive power electronics at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference & Expo in Michigan  17 - 19  September. Manufacturers are currently designing vehicles to be launched onto the market in 2018.

Engineering Newswire: Personal Jetpack Redesign Saves Pilot from Catastrophic Failure

October 4, 2013 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big ...                   

Headlamp Pro LED Simplifies Implementation of Advanced Forward Lighting Systems

October 2, 2013 4:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS), which adapt their illumination direction when driving through curving roads and other scenarios, can now be even more easily implemented by automobile manufacturers.

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