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One Step Closer to a New Generation of Electric Car Batteries

January 12, 2015 2:45 pm | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo have announced ... 

Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data _ Now to Make it Useful

January 12, 2015 11:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...                      

Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, predictive cruise control that reacts to other vehicles; wearable technology that altrers you mind, like drugs; Nissan and NASA team up to create autonomous cars; an SDHC memory card that features NFC; and DARPA's program for tiny UAVs ...             

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Govt Considering Using Internet, Smartphones for 2020 Census

January 12, 2015 10:27 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars ...                     

Photo of the Day: The Evolution of Wireless Networks

January 12, 2015 9:41 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Over the years wireless signals have advanced from theoretical observations to a readily applied science that plays a major role in many aspects of modern life. Wireless communication became possible thanks to the discovery of radio waves in 1880, which led to the first demonstration of telegraphic communication in ...

Photo of the Day: Quantum Optical Hard Drive Breakthrough

January 9, 2015 10:12 am | by Matthew Sellars, Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100 ...                                                        

Achieving Accurate & Fast Multi-Channel Power Measurements over a Wide Dynamic Range

January 8, 2015 8:15 pm | by Sook-Hua Wong, Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

The traditional key requirements for RF power measurements for wireless chipset or power amplifier manufacturing are good repeatability, fast measurement speed, and high accuracy ...                                    

Happy Maps Track How You Feel When Traveling

January 8, 2015 10:45 am | by Daniele Quercia, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way ...                           

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Photos of the Day: Supercomputer Simulation of the Stars

January 8, 2015 9:39 am | by Francis Reddy, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A long-term study led by astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, used NASA satellites, ground-based telescopes and theoretical modeling to produce the most comprehensive picture of Eta Carinae to date ...                  

Don't Sound the Death Knell for the PC Just Yet

January 8, 2015 9:11 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring ...                       

Drones Invade CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by BY HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones ...                         

Fashion Designers Spruce up Smartwatches at CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night ...                                

NASA, SpaceX Set New Launch Date for Resupply Mission to Space Station

January 8, 2015 1:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The fifth official SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to launch at 4:47 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 10, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the...

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A Note From the Editor: The 2015 ECN Impact Awards

January 8, 2015 1:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

With the craziness of the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, it's time to look forward to 2015 and the ECN IMPACT Awards! These awards, now in their second year, are designed with the idea that companies doing impressive work in the engineering world should be recognized for their achievements ... 

Molex Acquires SDP Telecom

January 7, 2015 5:13 pm | by Molex | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated has announced that it and certain of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom.  Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SDP designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry ...                       

Wi-Fi Alliance Publishes "Fifteen for 2015" Predictions

January 7, 2015 4:39 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

2014 was a monumental year for Wi-Fi – the wireless technology celebrated 15 years, carried more than 42 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic and 90 percent of the world’s tablet traffic, and connected users to more than 47 million public hotspots worldwide. Wi-Fi is on a path to provide seamless Wi-Fi virtually everywhere ...   

Microsemi and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on Innovative Home-automation Solution

January 7, 2015 4:35 pm | by Microsemi Corporation, STMicroelectronics | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation has announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a new electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi’s innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions targeting systems architects and designers who develop solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

INLYNK Software Partners with Octopart and Altium and Introduces Optymo 4.3

January 7, 2015 4:24 pm | by INLYNK, Octopart, Altium | News | Comments

INLYNK, a premier software solutions provider for the electronics industry, has announced the release of version 4.3 of its flagship product ...                               

Ritron’s Quick Talk RQT Wireless Monitoring System Replaces Hardwired Landline

January 7, 2015 3:57 pm | by Ritron | Product Releases | Comments

A radio transmitter system from Ritron enabled SAWS to replace their hardwired connections and save the monthly telephone fees ...                                         

RFMW Announces White Paper on GaN Thermal Analysis

January 7, 2015 3:27 pm | by RFMW, TriQuint | News | Comments

RFMW announces a new White Paper from TriQuint (Qorvo) titled "GaN Thermal Analysis for High-Performance Systems". This paper addresses the TriQuint (Qorvo) integrated approach to thermal design that leverages modeling ...                                

AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 7, 2015 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

At AT&T’s annual Hackathon and Developer Summit, the plan is to be ready for the predicted Internet of Things explosion ...                                   

Fiber Connectivity Accommodates Greater Bandwidth

January 7, 2015 12:33 pm | by Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE Connectivity, Datacomm | News | Comments

With the Internet of Things now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the IoT market will grow from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an almost 30-fold ...

Driver Assist Makes Hollywood Fiction a Reality

January 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bosch | News | Comments

Bosch has been working on automated driving since 2011 at two locations – Palo Alto, California, and Abstatt, Germany ...                                 

Bosch Sensortec Launches Combo MEMS Solution with Integrated Gas Sensor

January 7, 2015 12:14 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding Bosch Sensortec's existing family of environmental sensors, the BME680 integrates a gas sensor with best-in-class air pressure, humidity and ambient air temperature sensing functions within a single 3.0 x 3.0 mm2 footprint package ...                 

Photos of the Day: Smart Solutions for a Connected World

January 7, 2015 10:50 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

The world is becoming more connected, and at times, it seems as though the Internet and globalization have developed a momentum of their own. Companies like Bosch can help shape these developments. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Bosch will be ...                    

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