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Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

Meet the Board: Edgardo Menendez – AVX Corporation

May 2, 2014 8:28 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce editorial advisory member, Edgardo Menendez, Field Applications Engineer at AVX...                                

White House Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws for Data

May 2, 2014 8:21 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation...                   

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Gift Guide: Solid Tech Options for Upgrading Mom

May 2, 2014 8:17 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mom is busy.She's working and making and doing and raising you, among other things. In return, it's probably time for her to upgrade her aging PC or laptop...                           

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds for Evidence

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers...                      

New Rapid Synthesis Developed for Bilayer Graphene and High-Performance Transistors

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by Melissa Van De Werfhorst, UC - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor applications...

Bel Acquires Power-One Power Solutions From ABB for $117 Million

May 1, 2014 10:10 am | by Daniel Bernstein, President & CEO, Bel Fuse Inc. | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power-One Power Solutions business of ABB Ltd. Bel will pay approximately $117 million in cash to acquire the Power Solutions business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $251 million...

New Company Focuses on American Made Electronic Components

May 1, 2014 9:53 am | by John Ciangiulli, President, ACE | News | Comments

A new electronic components company recently opened in St. Petersburg, FL called American Component Exchange (ACE). It is a distributor for quality electronic components, electro-mechanical components, and hardware. Their product offerings include capacitors, resistors, inductors, crystals, power supplies, relays and connectors...

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NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum Team Up to Address Escalating Demand For Bandwidth

May 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Kathleen Hamilton, NYU Press Office | News | Comments

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Straight Path Communications Inc., announced that Straight Path is joining the New York University-based research center as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member...

Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet 'Slow Lane'

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated...              

As Facebook Matures, it Looks to Grow Mobile Reach

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put...                             

Orion Feels the Vibe during Tests at Kennedy Space Center

April 30, 2014 3:48 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Testing designed to simulate the vibrations NASA's Orion will experience during its first trip to space successfully wrapped up inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida...                             

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Meet the Board: Phyllis Cosentino – National Instruments

April 30, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited to announce one of its newest editorial advisory board members, Phyllis Cosentino...                                    

How To Easily Put M2M and IoT Devices Online Using A Wi-Fi Module

April 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by Econais | News | Comments

Econais Inc. has announced their from the Econais whitepaper page at...                                                                               

A Shape-Shifting Smartphone

April 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by Human Media Lab | Videos | Comments

PaperFold is a shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate when needed. Displays are detachable such that users can fold the device into various shapes that can range from an ultra notebook shape to a foldout map...               

IPSO Alliance Announces Semi-Finalists in IoT Competition

April 30, 2014 2:17 pm | by IPSO Alliance | News | Comments

The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance announced their ten semi-finalists for IPSO CHALLENGE 2014...                         

New Material for Flat Semiconductors

April 30, 2014 10:59 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even more useful: a property called a bandgap, which is essential for making devices such as computer chips and solar cells...

Photos of the Day: 2D, Self-Assembling Material

April 30, 2014 10:58 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The new material, a combination of nickel and an organic compound called HITP, also has the advantage of self-assembly: Its constituents naturally assemble themselves, a “bottom-up” approach that could lend itself to easier manufacturing and tuning of desired properties by adjusting relative amounts of the ingredients...        

Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors

April 30, 2014 10:33 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

University of California, Riverside researchers have created a method that can classify different species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy, a development that could help farmers protect their crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases, such as...            

Meet the Board: Charles Trantanella, Custom MMIC

April 30, 2014 10:07 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce Dr. Charles Trantanella, Vice President of Engineering at Custom MMIC...                            

New Lab-on-a-Chip Device Overcomes Miniaturization Problems

April 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Deborah Smith, University of New South Wales | News | Comments

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules...            

Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale Antennas

April 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics...               

Graphene Not All Good

April 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Bourns College | News | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to cause negative environmental impacts if released...                 

Justices Wary of Unlimited Cellphone Searches

April 30, 2014 9:09 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology...                                    

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