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Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

June 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...       

Strange Physics Turns off Laser

June 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter. The finding could lead to new ways to manipulate...

Tech Giants Seek to Halt Overseas Snooping by U.S.

June 16, 2014 8:24 pm | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country. U.S. companies that host services over the Internet...

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Bel Agrees to Acquire Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions from Emerson for $98 Million

June 16, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (ECS) business of Emerson Inc. Bel will pay approximately $98 million in cash to acquire the ECS business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $83 million...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

‘Exquisitely Engineered’ Human Vision Featured in 'Optical Engineering'

June 15, 2014 8:08 pm | by SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems...

Who's Using Your Data?

June 15, 2014 8:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decades. As more of our data moves online, a more pressing concern...

Breakthrough for Information Technology Using Heusler Materials

June 15, 2014 7:40 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have managed, for the first time...

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Photo of the Day: The Internet of Things Ecosystem

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

IDTechEx Quantifies the Internet of Things Market

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

Remote Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas from Thousands of Miles Away

June 12, 2014 10:31 pm | by NC State University | News | Comments

Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do “hands-on” testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test...

Sente Group CEO to Present Methodologies for Managing Test Organizations

June 12, 2014 10:37 am | by Brittany Dorfner, Trefoil Group | News | Comments

Paul McNamara, CEO of The Sente Group, will present breakthrough methodologies for managing the resources of large test organizations at AIAA’s AVIATION 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, June 16th. As part of the “Ground Test Facility Operation and Improvement” track, the presentation will emphasize the importance of managing test operations...

Agilent Technologies Announces Installation of Oscilloscope at Twente University

June 12, 2014 10:24 am | by Janet Smith, Americas, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the installation of an Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscope, a universal measurement machine, at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, an institute for electronic engineering in Enschede...

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TIA Encourages HHS Secretary to Examine Changes in Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

June 12, 2014 10:07 am | by Farrah Kim, Rational 360 | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a number of stakeholders in urging newly-confirmed Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to take a technology-neutral approach towards a fully-connected health ICT ecosystem...

Agilent Technologies Announces Collaboration with Nippon Avionics

June 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced its collaboration with Nippon Avionics on the co-development of enhanced thermal imager solutions. The first product of their collaboration is the Agilent U5855A TrueIR thermal imager, a handheld thermal imager solution... 

Viewing Deeper into the Quantum World

June 11, 2014 3:27 pm | by ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

One of the important tasks for quantum physics researchers and engineers is designing more sensitive instruments to study the tiny fields and forces that govern the world we live in. The most precise measuring instruments devised to date, such as atomic clocks...

DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Form Switchable 'Thin Films' on a Liquid Surface

June 11, 2014 3:14 pm | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists seeking ways to engineer the assembly of tiny particles measuring just billionths of a meter have achieved a new first—the formation of a single layer of nanoparticles on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be easily switched...

Improvements in MRIs, Other Image-Detection Applications on the Horizon

June 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. A paper in Nano Letters journal describes a technique...

The Brainstorm: V2V Communication

June 11, 2014 8:52 am | by Yuzuru Takeuchi, NDK America | News | Comments

When it comes to V2V communication, what existing technologies can be leveraged to accelerate in-vehicle equipment? "At this point, it is difficult to specify a certain technology, but it can be said that smartphones and tablet PCs have the potential...."

TriQuint’s High Performance GaN Solutions

June 11, 2014 8:45 am | by TriQuint Semiconductor | News | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. showcased its new, high performance technologies at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium / Microwave Theory and Techniques exhibition. “TriQuint is on track to deliver more than 75 new products to the..."

China's Startups Hope for Boom after Alibaba IPO

June 11, 2014 8:39 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nils Pihl has spent 18 months building what he calls cutting-edge software to crunch "really big data sets." But instead of going to Silicon Valley, the 27-year-old Swede and his four colleagues have been working on his invention from a small apartment...

Microwave Heating May Impact Electronics Manufacture

June 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency...

New Teaching Approach Touted for Engineering Education

June 10, 2014 10:52 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach to more effectively teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally. The system allows students...

Bluetooth Innovation Training Events

June 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Steve Hegenderfer, Director of Development Programs at the Bluetooth SIG | News | Comments

Earlier this month, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group kicked off its summer of innovation with the first Bluetooth Innovation Training Event in San Jose, California. More than 160 developers, industry folks, and interested professionals gathered together...

Amtrak Aims to Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network with Broadband Speeds on the NEC

June 10, 2014 9:36 am | by Christina Leeds, Amtrak Media Relations | News | Comments

Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston...

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