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Engineering Newswire 75: First Porsche Ever Made Found 115 Years Later

January 31, 2014 8:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re printing multi-material in color, detecting mines with our shoes, cutting catalytic converter costs, and riding the first Porsche ever made. This episode features ...                      

Hotspot Episode 46: Robot-Controlled Sperm: The Future of Fertilization

January 20, 2014 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, LG is taking advantage of Natural Language Processing to allow customers to communicate with their appliances; a micro-windmill has been designed to generate wind energy that could potentially charge cell phones; "spermbots" made up of live sperm cells in little tubes that can be magnetically controlled; and 5,000 bees in Australia are being tagged with tiny RFID sensors...    

Fast Organic Transistor Heralds New Generation of See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:30 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology has the potential to achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices...          

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Photo of the Day: See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:29 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

These innovations had the effect of depositing a denser concentration of the organic molecules into a more regular alignment. The result was a great improvement in carrier mobility, which measures how quickly electrical charges travel through the transistor...                 

T-Mobile to Pay Customers Leaving Rivals

January 9, 2014 10:07 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile, the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts...                                     

November/December - Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

January 8, 2014 5:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The November/December issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out the HotSeat interview section, and read about the design and test challenges for 8x8 MIMO devices for LTE advanced, and article contributed by Agilent Technologies.

HotSpot Episode 44: Easy Way to Detect Dangerous Heart Rhythms

January 6, 2014 11:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Texas Instruments is showing us some KoolThings; a wireless mouse trap; a small adhesive wireless device that track dangerous heart rhythms; and a wrist band for climbers...               

Ametek Buys Teseq Group for $92M

January 3, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ametek, a maker of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices, has purchased Teseq Group for 83 million Swiss francs ($92 million). Privately held Teseq makes test and measurement instruments for ...      

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Large-Aperture Planar Lens Antennas Designed for High-Performance

January 3, 2014 9:43 am | by CUI TieJun, Science China Press | News | Comments

It was recently shown that large-aperture lens antennas can be designed by using gradient-index (GRIN) metamaterials and that higher directivity and gain can be obtained than with traditional dielectric lens antennas. This provides an effective method to ...

Gloomy Americans See a Downhill Slide to 2050

January 3, 2014 9:41 am | by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict ...     

Lawyers Begin Appeal of NSA Phone Ruling

January 3, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Civil rights groups took the first step Thursday in appealing a finding by a federal judge in New York City that the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone records is ...          

Engineering Newswire 69: Autonomous Car Concept is Fully Bi-Directional

December 13, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining the autonomous car, sending Valkyrie to Mars, and finding the coldest place on Earth ...                 

HotSpot Episode 42: NASA's Sunjamming Solar Sail

December 9, 2013 11:44 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, helping an aging population with chronic healthcare problems; the final step before solar sails are launched into space; a rehabilitation device for stroke vicitms; and a jacket that tell you where to go...

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Engineering Newswire: First Government-Recognized Cyborg Gets His Passport

December 6, 2013 9:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re doodling working circuits, test firing new rocket engines, having fun being a Borg, and using your smartphone as a 3D scanner ...             

Senate Votes to Ease Ability to Drop Land Lines

December 6, 2013 9:17 am | by David Eggert, Associated Press | News | Comments

Phone companies would have an easier time discontinuing traditional land lines in Michigan under legislation approved Thursday that supporters say recognizes technological change but critics contend could leave customers with less reliable service. Starting in 2017, the bill ...

Heart-Hacking is Possible Paranoia

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Blogs | Comments

Like other wireless electronic systems, medical devices can be hacked. While it may not make sense to think that anyone would want to wirelessly access your medical implant to destroy you, neither does thinking someone would...   

HotSpot Episode 40: Hammerhead Aircraft Complete First Test Flight

November 25, 2013 11:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brough to you by SanDisk...                                               

Carbon Foam Composite Tooling

November 22, 2013 1:44 pm | by SME | Events

In this webinar, presenter Brian Joseph will share the results of 10 years of development for the use of CFOAM carbon foam for building composite tools. Among the areas covered in the presentation are: low-cost rapid prototype tooling, durable tooling...

Exclusive: Wireless HID with Touch Sensing – Pros and Cons

November 19, 2013 5:13 pm | by Sai Prashanth C, Senior Applications Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

While a touch mouse or touch keyboard may promise to bring about a change in the monotonous features of the normal keyboard and mice, users may find it difficult to switch from legacy gadgets to these more sophisticated ones. This article examines the major system requirements and the implementation details of touch based wireless HID devices and their impact on the user experience.

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 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...

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 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.

Sennheiser to Power World's First Large Scale Opera for Wireless Headphones

October 10, 2013 9:00 am | by Sennheiser | News | Comments

Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its world-class professional and consumer technology will play an integral part of Invisible Cities: the world's first large scale opera for wireless headphones. The landmark production, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project, and Sennheiser, will stage its world premiere on Saturday, October 19th at Los Angeles' iconic Union Station.

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