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Engineering Newswire 90: Hands-Free Corvette on Air Force Test Track

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free... Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette...

New Implanted Devices May Reshape Medicine

May 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels. These biologically adaptive, flexible transistors...

LPRS Introduces IoT Low Power Consumption Integrated Wireless Controller

May 13, 2014 9:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS (UK) now offers Internet of Things (IoT) system builders a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller suitable for remote, battery powered sensor systems, which can offer current consumption as low as 32 µA...

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The Doctor Will See You Now Via Webcam, Smartphone

May 12, 2014 10:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural home as a neurologist a few hundred miles (kilometers) away examines him via the camera in his laptop...

Penn Research Combines Graphene and Painkiller Receptor

May 12, 2014 3:29 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors tell their host cells to produce nerve impulses, regulate metabolism...

GaitTrack App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

May 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

Meaghan’s Minute: High-Power Uses

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, VARTA Microbattery has developed new hearing aid batteries with unprecedented lifespans that allow for high-power uses, like audio streaming...                                      

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AVX Expands the Capacitance Range for Its X7R & NP0 (C0G)

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX  has expanded the capacitance range for its High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series. Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High Voltage MLC Chip Series exhibits capacitance values, low ESR at high frequencies, and performance across all voltages. The series can be used...

Interop Technologies & Intrado Enable TXT29-1-1 Service for Nex-Tech Wireless Subscribers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Coracle Group | News | Comments

Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, has announced that it has partnered with Intrado, a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, to enable TXT29-1-1 service for Nex-Tech Wireless subscribers...

IEEE Photonics Society & National Photonics Initiative Volunteers Urge Congressional Support for Photonics

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | News | Comments

Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices on March 26, 2014 to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by NPI founders and sponsors, the 36 volunteers from photonics were among a total of nearly 200 volunteers participating in this year's Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group...

TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

AVX Introduces Ultra Broadband Capacitator Series

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced a new series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz.  Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion...

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Molex Provides Medical Device Design Engineers with Advanced Technology Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated is committed to helping medical design engineers meet the growing demand for smaller, more portable devices without sacrificing performance and reliability.  The company will showcase a wide range of its advanced products at MD&M West, February 11 – 13, Anaheim, CA...

Flexible & Simplified High-Frequency Charging Solution

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has exhibited its extensive line of motive power solutions for manufacturing and supply chain management applications at MODEX 2014. EnForcer IMPAQ...

Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Cornell Dubilier | News | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

AVX Adds Capacitance Values To Its CV X5R MLCC Series

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX  has extended the capacitance range of its miniature High CV X5R MLCC Series. The series exhibits very low ESR and extremely high volumetric efficiency, which makes it ideal for decoupling and filtering applications in a broad range of mobile, medial, and digital electronics...

Parker’s New Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin has introduced a low energy wireless sensor platform for monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity in liquid and gas applications. Parker’s SensoNODE Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors and SensoNODE mobile iOS application puts data in the palms of users’ hands...

Optima Cabinets Meet AREMA and CENELEC Standards

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron has announced they have designed and successfully tested cabinets to meet both North American (AREMA) and European (CENELEC) railway standards.  The cabinets...

Cicoil Introduces High Flex, High Temp Coaxial Cables

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has announced the introduction of its Ultra Flexible & High Temperature Coaxial Cables, which have been designed for tight routing installation, continuous motion, phase stability,  excessive heat (+260°C)...

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

Cypress Introduces QDR-IV SRAMs

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced production availability of the industry’s first Quad Data Rate IV (QDR-IV) SRAM. Cypress offers QDR-IV SRAMs in 144- and 72-Megabit (Mbit) densities with the Random Transaction Rate...

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