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Retinal Scanner that Fits in a Purse

May 21, 2014 11:59 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

The retina lets us see. However, it also reveals who we are. The blood vessel pattern of the retina is a biometric feature that is different in each human being. Using special eye scanners, a person could give proof of identity safely, securely and unambiguously while on the go. For example, in order to conduct bank transactions...

Pulsed Electrical Fields Destroy Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

May 21, 2014 11:38 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Application of a technology currently used to disinfect food products may help to get around one of the most challenging problems in medicine today, the proliferation of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. In a paper appearing in the June issue of the journal...

Photo of the Day: Optical Brain Scanner Goes Where Other Brain Scanners Can't

May 20, 2014 10:38 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation exposure and bulky magnets...

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DOT Heralds New Generation of Neuroimaging

May 20, 2014 10:27 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation exposure and bulky magnets...

New 'T-Ray' Tech Converts Light to Sound

May 19, 2014 3:07 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security guards find chemical and other weapons...

Phase Contrast Improves Mammography

May 16, 2014 9:55 am | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment of breast cancer and its precursors...

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...

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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...

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...                 

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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...                                      

Harwin Gecko Connector Selected as Finalist in Ultimate Products Category

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

Harwin has announced that its Gecko connector has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 ACE Awards. Harwin’s Gecko Series connectors are shortlisted in the Passive, Electromechanical...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

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

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

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

introduced a 5 W axial silicone cemented, fusible wirewound safety resistor for electric appliances, energy meters, and power supplies designed to ensure safe and silent fusing operation during overload conditions while offering surge voltage withstanding capability up to 6 kV (1.2 / 50 µs). Additional features of the Vishay Draloric AC05 include...

C&K Expands Illuminated Harsh Environment Key Switch Family

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

C&K Components has expanded its K12S Series harsh environment surface mount key switch family with improved illumination, environmental sealing, and actuation options. By employing...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

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

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

Gems Sensors & Controls Announces the Launch of the 3500 Series Pressure Transducer

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

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the new 3500 Series pressure transducers follow on from the highly successful 3100 and 3200 series transducers, bringing a versatile low pressure capability to the product line and opening up a host of new applications across medical and general industrial markets. The 3500 Series...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

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

Agilent Technologies has introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer...

Microchip’s 8-Bit PIC Microcontroller Family

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

Microchip Technology has announced that their family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology...

Marlow Introduces Thermal Management for Industry

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

Marlow Industries has announced the Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers. The new Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers from Marlow brings increased heat power transfer...

Nordson ASYMTEK’S Quantum System

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

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications...

eConais Wireless Smart Home Modules Now Available at DigiKey

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais. Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits...

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