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In the HotSeat: Putting the 'Long Term' in Long Term Evolution

April 18, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, LTE appears to be living up to it long term promise. With only a few murmurs of 5G in the ether, the current iteration of LTE is only the first step in a series of enhancements aimed at not only the air interface, but also at heterogeneous network topologies, advanced services, and for the first time...           

Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased, on April 16, 2014 at the KAIST campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a great improvement in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly...                 

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Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Now, researchers and engineers are trying to remove the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology...             

Photos of the Day: Thermal-Imaging Lens

April 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

These lenses and their next-generation prototypes could be used for anything involving heat detection and infrared light, such as handheld cameras for home energy audits, night-vision goggles, perimeter surveillance systems and other remote-sensing applications...                

Better Thermal-Imaging Lens from Waste Sulfur

April 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team has found...                      

NASA's Moon-Orbiting Robot Crashes Down

April 18, 2014 9:33 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon...                     

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years to Find

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December...                           

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Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature

April 18, 2014 9:28 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching...                               

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain...          

Shape-Shifting Touch Screen Buttons Head to Market

April 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.As they peck out text on the featureless glass surface of their phone or tablet, some people still mourn the passing of the physical keyboard. Now technology is heading to...

East Coast Microwave Distributors Announces Distribution Agreement with MECA

April 17, 2014 11:35 am | News | Comments

ECM announced a new authorized distribution agreement with MECA Electronics Inc. to supply the manufacturer’s line of USA made Rugged & Reliable RF/Microwave passive DC – 20 GHz microwave components and solutions globally...                    

Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

April 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Gary Galluzzo, University of Iowa | News | Comments

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality...                                     

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Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:57 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material...                                         

Photos of the Day: Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:46 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to trigger superconductivity in the material and immediately take x-ray snapshots of its atomic and electronic structure as superconductivity emerged...            

Progress in the Fight against Quantum Dissipation

April 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders of magnitude. They report their results in the April 17 issue of the journal Nature...           

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 17, 2014 10:25 am | by Ash Allan, Elsevier Research Intelligence | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training...                        

Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58M for 15 Months of Work

April 17, 2014 10:18 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job...                            

Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print...                          

In the HotSeat: Device Testing of New Technology

April 16, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

At this year’s LTE Innovation Summit in Del Mar, CA, Louis LaMedica helped to unravel the mystery behind what it takes to get a mobile device certified and network ready...                                    

In the HotSeat: LTE Coexistence

April 15, 2014 11:40 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Dr. Vuk Marojevic and Dr. Jeff Reed, both from Virginia Tech, sit down with Wireless Design and Development in this special edition of the HotSeat to discuss LTE coexistence with radar at 3.5GHz...                           

Hotseat Episode 19: The Smart Home & ZigBee

April 15, 2014 10:15 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, sits down with WDD in the HotSeat to discuss the latest developments in the Smart Home and ZigBee...                     

Photo of the Day: Optical Frequency Comb Sources

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The amount of data generated and transmitted worldwide is growing continuously. With the help of light, data can be transmitted rapidly and efficiently...                    

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)...                  

Device Turns Flat Surface into Spherical Antenna

April 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does...                   

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