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Wireless Systems Expand DARPA’s Drone Horizons

October 10, 2014 10:25 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Some of the most exciting wireless technology applications are currently being implemented aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Where wireless design has traditionally been labeled a niche field, new military applications are now relying on wireless components to take technology where it has never gone before. However, with new demands comes many challenges, as wireless systems are called upon to provide greater versatility...

Symantec Says It Will Split into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two. The maker of Norton antivirus software said Thursday that it will separate into one business focused on security and the other on information management. Symantec said that separating its businesses...

Command & Control

October 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by Phil Linker, Senior Product Manager, FreeWave Technologies | Articles | Comments

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). After decades of serving mission-critical applications in government and defense, the command and control (C2) capabilities of advanced wireless machine-to-machine...             

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Commercializing RF Components

October 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

Many companies specialize in high reliability products that can withstand extreme conditions. The products are often used in military and aerospace applications. As these companies look to grow, they require a way to commercialize the products, making them more applicable and cost effective for other markets where high volume sales are more attainable...         

Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

Photo of the Day: Microcamera Module with Image Sensor

October 9, 2014 11:09 am | by Andreas Ostmann, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

One particular feature of the system: in contrast to the conventional driver assistance systems on the market, the image material is processed – and thus, the traffic signage interpreted – directly inside the camera, since it is equipped with an integrated processor for image processing...              

Miniature Camera May Lead to Fewer Accidents

October 9, 2014 11:08 am | by Andreas Ostmann, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, the number of deadly casualties on German autobahns in 2013 rose by more than eight percent when compared to the prior year...                             

Preventative Maintenance of Wireless Infrastructure

October 9, 2014 11:02 am | by Ben Maxson, Applications Engineer, Copper Mountain Technologies | Articles | Comments

Wireless infrastructure encompasses a broad range of radio technologies, antennas, towers, and frequencies. Radio networks are built from this infrastructure and from mobile radios — the radios used by municipal and commercial customers to communicate over licensed frequency bands...                   

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Miniature Wireless Device Provides Better Way of Studying Chronic Pain

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford University | News | Comments

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year...                    

Automated Imaging System Looks Underground to Help Improve Crops

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Penn State University have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants...                   

How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

Isaacson's New Book Tells of Digital Revolution

October 8, 2014 1:03 pm | by Hillel Italie, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Walter Isaacson has a different way of looking at history. Mention the second half of 1969 and he won't talk about Woodstock or the moon landing but the development of the microprocessor and the first time separate computers were connected. And the 1990s? Not the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal...

Design Flaw Led Navigation Satellites Off Course

October 8, 2014 12:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An investigation is blaming a design flaw for the inaccurate deployment of two satellites intended to bolster Europe's answer to the GPS...                                                   

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eInfochips and Texas Instruments Enable Hyperscale Telecom Infrastructure with HP ProLiant Moonshot

October 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by eInfochips, TI design network | News | Comments

eInfochips, an HP AllianceONE partner and a platinum design member in the TI design network, has announced the introduction of their Software Defined VoIP platform for telecom VoIP transcoding...                                      

Cree Achieves Major Production Milestone with U.S. Department of Defense

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Cree, Inc. | News | Comments

Cree has achieved a major production milestone with its recent accreditation as a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1A Trusted Foundry for its 100 mm RF GaN facility in Durham, NC...                                     

Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

LED Inventor Feels Work Bypassed by Nobel

October 8, 2014 10:58 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

For years many of Nick Holonyak Jr.'s colleagues have said he deserved the Nobel Prize for his invention of the first light-emitting diode, the tiny red light that made fiber-optics networks, DVDs and a range of other technologies possible. Holonyak has always resisted the suggestion that he and his 1962 invention had been snubbed...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

Telstra signs NNI agreement with Tata Communications

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Telstra | News | Comments

Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications. The Network-to-Network Interconnection will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence, extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities...

Plasmonics That Could Advance Optical Tech, Increase Data-Storage, & Improve Solar Cell Performance

October 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by Cynthia Sequin & Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue-based startup is developing high-temperature "plasmonic metamaterials" that could dramatically increase data-storage capabilities, improve solar-cell and waste-heat recovery performance and provide a new avenue for ...   

Unconventional Photoconduction in an Atomically Thin Semiconductor

October 7, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discovered that in a special semiconductor, light can have the opposite effect, making the material less conductive instead...

Robotic Solutions Inspired by Plants

October 7, 2014 3:58 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

EU-funded researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed 'trunk', 'leaves' that sense the environment and 'roots' that grow and change direction. Humans naturally understand ...  

A Quick Look at Electron-Boson Coupling

October 7, 2014 10:59 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it, for example turning an insulator into a superconductor. That is just one potential payoff down-the-road from the physical phenomenon of electrons and atoms interacting with ultrashort pulses of light...

Attix5 Warns on Dangers of No Recovery Strategy for This Year’s IP EXPO

October 7, 2014 9:34 am | by Attix5 | News | Comments

There is widespread mistrust of cloud providers across Europe with seven in 10 businesses accusing them of failing to provide the right information on data recovery solutions. Ahead of IP EXPO this week, Attix5 have looked at urging businesses to review their disaster recovery planning...

Photo of the Day: Past, Present, & Future of IoT

October 6, 2014 5:21 pm | by Hailey Lynne McKeefry, EBN | News | Comments

The Internet of Things is more than the newest buzzphrase. It's set to transform the electronics industry, from what products consumers use to how those products get made ...                    

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