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Photos of the Day: Origami Antennas

December 18, 2013 9:34 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

The antenna's folding and unfolding capabilities provide an advantage in various commercial and military applications. According to Tentzeris, such antennas could be included in different types of communications equipment, as well as various sensors...

Thompson: Microsoft to Pick CEO Early Next Year

December 18, 2013 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft expects to finish its search for CEO Steve Ballmer's replacement by early next year. Board director John Thompson, who heads the company's executive search committee, said so in a blog post Tuesday...                    

MA High-Tech Startup Hopes to Change Biking

December 18, 2013 9:19 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone...                               

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Multilayer Varistors Will Keep Evolving

December 17, 2013 4:34 pm | by Chris Reynolds, Application Engineer, AVX | Articles | Comments

Due to recent advances in multilayer varistor (MLV) design, metal oxide varistor (MOV) technology is increasingly being employed in fast-transient suppression applications. MLVs utilize zinc oxide grains as the varistor material in combination with a...                  

The Future of Automotive Sensors & Switches

December 17, 2013 4:11 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD | News | Comments

Automotive sensors and switches may be discreet, but they play a critical part in our driving experience. Even though drivers don’t consciously think about them, sensors and switches are key contributors to the safety, comfort, and ease of driving. Because proper implementation bears such importance, engineers are always...

Exclusive: Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

December 17, 2013 3:23 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team was recently awarded a $2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their unique concept of making compact and efficient antennas by implementing the techniques used in origami paper-folding...

Better First Response Medical Care during Catastrophes

December 17, 2013 2:45 pm | by Erion Elmasllari, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When a major catastrophic event occurs, every second counts. During instances such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, accidents in chemical plants, or train crashes, many human lives depend on how well the rescue services are coordinated. The better relief forces communicate with each other, the more victims...

A Terahertz Generator with the Highest Signal Quality

December 17, 2013 2:31 pm | by Ana Herrera, Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

Although in recent years research has produced significant advances in the systems used to generate and detect this submillimetric radiation, it is still necessary to develop technologies with enough quality, flexibility and ease of use to cause an explosion in the commercialization of the THz range, points out Ángel Rubén Criado, one of the founding partners of Luz WaveLabs...

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A New Way to Add Science Experiments to Online Education

December 17, 2013 2:09 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

By making digital versions of real-world science experiments available to anyone on the Internet, Stanford Professor Lambertus Hesselink has developed a new approach to integrating laboratory experience with massive online science courses...                  

Smart Watches Just the Beginning: New White Paper Outlines Markets for ‘Truly Wearable Electronics’

December 17, 2013 12:13 pm | by Plastic Electronics | News | Comments

Chances are, you’ve heard about the new Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. Its recent ubiquity following a relentless marketing campaign has meant that wearable technology is now a hot topic, and other global firms such as Sony and Apple are also reportedly getting into the smart watch game.

Breast Implants and Grave Robbers

December 17, 2013 11:17 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

From tracking devices to medical innovations, RFID is gaining popularity among those craving convenience and efficiency. No more struggling to find keys in the couch cushion; no more frantic searches for loose change to pay for tolls...              

First Working Prototype for Memory Chip Ideal for Mobile Devices

December 17, 2013 11:12 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Just as flash memory once replaced hard disk drives to make smart phones possible, this new RRAM chip could lead to even smaller, smarter gizmos as well as new types of electronic devices that simply aren’t possible today...                

Photos of the Day: Graphene Nanoribbons as Deicer

December 17, 2013 10:47 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Pristine graphene transmits electricity ballistically and would not produce enough heat to melt ice or keep it from forming, but graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) unzipped from multiwalled carbon nanotubes in a chemical process invented by...              

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Graphene Nanoribbons an Ice-Melting Coat for Radar

December 17, 2013 10:47 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Ribbons of ultrathin graphene combined with polyurethane paint meant for cars is just right for deicing sensitive military radar domes, according to scientists at Rice University...                     

New Tech Lets Cholesterol-Tracking Smartphone Users Take Lifesaving Selfies

December 17, 2013 10:10 am | by Melissa Osgood, Cornell University | News | Comments

With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute...                               

Obama to Meet with Tech CEOs Amid NSA Concerns

December 17, 2013 10:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter, and Apple...                         

Judge's Word on NSA Program Won't Be the Last

December 17, 2013 10:00 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue...       

AT&T Selling CT Wireline Ops for $2B

December 17, 2013 9:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T has agreed to sell its Connecticut wireline operations to Frontier Communications Corp. for $2 billion as it continues its transition to unwired operations and a cloud network. Shares of both companies rose in Tuesday premarket trading...

Samsung Semiconductor Europe Sponsoring Innovation World Cup of Wearable Technologies

December 16, 2013 2:57 pm | by Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH | News | Comments

Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH is joining the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup as a sponsor to seek the most innovative, cutting-edge solutions. At the next Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich on January 27 to 28, 2014, the chosen finalists will be presenting their products and solutions...

TIA Submits Cybersecurity Framework Input to NIST

December 16, 2013 2:54 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) input on the preliminary version of the Cybersecurity Framework being developed per Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”

Leading Telecommunications Company in Philippines Selects Nemo CEM Solution

December 16, 2013 2:52 pm | by Anite | News | Comments

Anite announced that a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines has selected Anite’s Nemo CEM Solution for monitoring the wireless network performance and services to gauge the Quality of Experience (QoE) of their subscribers.

World's Most Advanced ICT Nation Opens For Z-Wave

December 16, 2013 2:50 pm | by Z-Wave Alliance | News | Comments

The Z-Wave Alliance announced the approval of radio frequency allocations that will bring Z-Wave control and automation to the South Korean market. The Korean Communications Commission (KCC), in tandem with the nation's regulatory National Radio Research Agency (RRA), has approved three frequency bands suitable for Z-Wave's sub-Gigahertz transmission protocol.

NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide

December 16, 2013 2:48 pm | by NVIDIA | News | Comments

Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and Citrix XenServer 6.2.

Microchip’s PIC32MZ 32-bit MCUs: Class-Leading Performance

December 16, 2013 1:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the new 24-member PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity (EC) family of 32-bit MCUs. The PIC32MZ has class-leading code density that is 30% better than competitors, along with a 28 Msps ADC that offers one of the best throughput rates for 32-bit MCUs...

AVX Honored for Providing Superior Supplier Service

December 16, 2013 12:40 pm | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

AVX recently received a Best Principal Support Award from China South Railway Group, a subsidiary of Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric, at its third annual supplier meeting held in Zhuzhou City, China. Presented to the company’s top suppliers, the Best Principal Support Award honors superior support...

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