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New Light-Converting Materials Point to Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Power

January 30, 2015 9:46 am | by RJ Taylor, University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs ...                 

Photos of the Day: Crystal Perovskites for New LED Applications

January 30, 2015 9:46 am | by RJ Taylor, University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

The materials, called perovskites, are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had...

Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’...

New Microwave/RF Online Resource: Cable Assembly Calculator

January 16, 2015 11:11 am | by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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Important Milestones of Technology

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Sam Hudgins | News | Comments

Technology has come a long way, and it continues to advance at a rapid pace. From wearables to autonomous vehicles, here are a few of the great milestones that have occurred in technology ...                                      

Stanford Professors Named IEEE Fellows for Engineering Achievements

December 12, 2014 11:17 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann, and Christos Kozyrakis, all members of the electrical engineering faculty at Stanford, have been named IEEE fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in engineering ...          

HotSpot Episode 92: Flying Inventory Robots Keep Track of Products

December 8, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the BMW Group tests the Google Glass in quality assurance department; an atomic memory with outstanding parameters; American Certification Body announces agreement with ART-FI and EMTREK; and inventory robots that track product ...                               

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Stephen Hawking Gets an Upgrade

December 4, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning our arms into touchscreens, communicating with Stephen Hawking with upgraded sensors and software, and taking a ride on the bio-bus ... powered by poop ...       

CSR SiRFusion Makes Accurate Indoor Location a Reality

November 26, 2014 9:09 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Technology innovator CSR plc announced the launch of its SiRFusion™ Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation ... 

Top 5 Turkey Day Trinkets

November 26, 2014 7:39 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means stores are prepping their shelves with Black Friday specials. Preparing for the big meal isn’t always an easy task, especially if are cooking for a large group, so here are five turkey day trinkets to help make the process easier ...        

Wanderung Electronica

November 19, 2014 3:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

For my very first time outside of the United States I had the privilege to attend electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. While I experienced many many great new designs, here are some of the best new products that I saw on my trip overseas ...                           

Electronica 2014 Top Ten

November 19, 2014 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

ECN and WDD attended electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The show had more than 70,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and an endless amount of new products. Here are our top ten products from the show ...                          

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GaN Systems Inc Offering Devices for Google's Little Box Challenge

November 11, 2014 11:47 am | News | Comments

GaN Systems Inc is one of a number of manufacturers offering its devices to contestants entering the Little Box Challenge launched by Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The Little Box Challenge is an open...

Kit Allows Engineers to Easily Connect Creations to the Cloud

November 10, 2014 10:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International announced the launch of the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control ...

Design Kit for Use with I3T50 and I3T80 Intelligent Interface Technology Foundry Processes

November 7, 2014 7:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tanner EDA has released a fully customized process design kit (PDK) for the ON Semiconductor Intelligent Interface Technology I3T50 and I3T80 processes. Providing the density of a 0.35 µm digital process, A/MS capability and high ... 

Eye-Controlled Car Cockpit Keeps Drivers' Hands on the Wheel

November 3, 2014 10:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, touching digital worlds with an exoskeleton for hands; using drones to understand malaria; a fitbit that diagnoses car problems; and an eye-controlled car cockpit that keeps drivers' hands on teh wheel ...                              

Flying Car Transforms in Seconds

October 31, 2014 9:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are learning that rocket science is actually pretty hard, flying, terrified, in a windowless plane, bringing new life to FrankenEyes … and flying a car ...                        

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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

White Paper: After the Smart Phone the Smart Home

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm | by Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems...

Photos of the Day: History of Science Auction

October 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer, which had been estimated to sell for $300,000 to $500,000, has an intact motherboard and a vintage keyboard and monitor. It also has a power supply contained in a wooden box and two tape decks...                    

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

Morgan Advanced Materials Provides extended Electrostatic Chuck

October 17, 2014 11:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar, and LED applications. Applied as a final protective layer, the Diamonex technical hard-coats offer extended...         

New RF/Microwave Engineering Online Design Tool Available

October 16, 2014 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure.

Wi-Fi: An Important Tool & Opportunity for Carriers

October 14, 2014 1:18 pm | by Wireless Week, Anritsu | Events

As carriers look to leverage every available tool to meet the coming demand for data, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as viable capacity solution. Familiar and ubiquitous, Wi-Fi continues to get faster and more seamless. Join Wireless Week and a panel of experts for an in-depth look...                      

Can it Be Real? Augmented Reality Melds Work, Play

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A new set of Epson Moverio B200 glasses allow an entire world of virtual characters, objects, and structures to overlay and interact with users' real environment through so-called "augmented reality...                             

ASTRODYNE PRESENTS: "Critical Design Issues in Protecting Against EMP and HEMP"

October 13, 2014 1:31 pm | by Astrodyne | Events

All design and facility engineers interesting in protecting military, government and commercial infrastructure from these threats...        

Banks Harvest Callers' Voiceprints to Fight Fraud

October 13, 2014 10:25 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two major U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., use voice screening, also known as voice biometric blacklists, according to three people familiar with the arrangements, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because the system was meant to remain secret...                   

Tailored Flexible Illusion Coatings Hide Objects from Detection

October 13, 2014 10:24 am | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

The researchers take the object they want cloaked and surround it with a spacer, either air or foam. They then apply the ultrathin layer of dielectric with copper patterning designed for the wavelengths they wish to cloak. In this way, antennae and sensors could be made invisible or deceptive to remote inspection...          

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

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