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Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

Water-Based Nuclear Battery Can Be Used to Generate Electrical Energy

September 17, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Missouri new Bureau | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications such as a reliable energy source in automobiles and also in complicated applications such as space flight...

Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in CA

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around...                               

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Photo of the Day: 5 Bridge Technologies in History

September 16, 2014 11:12 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

It can be hard to imagine a world without bridges, just getting home from a friend’s house might take several days instead of five minutes, fortunately the ancient Romans stepped up to the plate. Ohio University took a look at the five major bridge...            

Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' Near San Francisco with Remote-Controlled Robots

September 16, 2014 9:55 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks...                        

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

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ASD Presents Hybrid Battery at Intersolar North America

September 12, 2014 3:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

German company Automatic Storage Device is to present its new hybrid battery, combining the strengths of stand-alone and grid-tie storage systems, at Intersolar North America...

Grid Resistors Offer High Power Ratings

September 12, 2014 3:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, high-current grid resistors. Offering designers a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, Vishay Milwaukee GRE1 devices combine high power ratings to 6.5 kW and high operating temperatures to +400 °C with a robust design...

SX41 Series Planar Transformers

September 12, 2014 1:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive...

5 Smart Things Coming to Your Car

September 11, 2014 5:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system ...

NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

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Complete Line of PEM Self-Clinching Prevailing Torque Locknuts

September 10, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The complete line of PEM self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts for permanent installation in thin metal sheets is profiled in a new free 20-page product bulletin available from PennEngineering...

New LED Lamps Feature Wavelength of 365 nm

September 10, 2014 11:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DELO introduced two new LED area lamps with a shorter wavelength of 365 nm that allows for faster production and higher efficiency...

Letting Your Car Find a Spot, Park Itself

September 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic ... 

ARGUSTM PS Series Law Enforcement Wireless Security System

September 8, 2014 10:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Surveillance of suspects, protection of assets, and security of crime scenes are daily challenges for the Law Enforcement and First Responder community. Intelligent Automation introduced today the ARGUSTM PS Series product to provide a covert, mobile, unattended perimeter security and alert capability...

Weld-Free, Rugged Cabinet from Optima Offers Longer Structural Integrity

September 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron developed a weld-free, rugged cabinet for electronics that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments...

Automotive Grade Thin Film Chip Resistors

September 8, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components released NTRA series of automotive grade thin film chip resistors address precision resistor requirements of automotive applications...

GM to Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system called "Super Cruise" will be an option on a new Cadillac that goes on sale in the summer of 2016...

Groundbreaking Drive Systems for Electric Bikes

September 4, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA-Microbattery announced the Eclino series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes...

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

Standard Test Solution for TACAN Beacon Rollout

September 4, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced that Moog has selected the R&S EDS300 DME/pulse analyzer as a standard test solution for R&D, manufacturing, and field deployment...

Technology Underpins North American Usage Based Insurance Service

September 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Telit Technology | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that IMETRIK has selected Telit’s UE910 series module for its automotive insurance solution.  This is an offer that enables insurance companies to track and measure clients’ driving patterns in order to provide a usage-based insurance (UBI) program. 

DOT Outlines Promise of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

September 2, 2014 1:52 pm | by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released an advance notice of proposed rule-making and a supporting comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology... 

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