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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...

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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...

Radiall Launches New Line of Low PIM Coaxial Switches

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

RFMW has announced application and sales support for a new line of LOW PIM coaxial switches from Radiall (France). Radiall developed a series of switches based on their RAMSES modular concept...

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Nanosheets and Nanowires

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 2, 2014 8:34 am | by Andrew Bastawrous, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by?           

HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

CellPac BLOX System Provides Semi-Custom Soft Pack Battery Solutions

April 24, 2014 2:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery has announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria...

Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

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Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 11:53 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw...                  

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...                        

Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 14, 2014 9:35 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate cancer and HIV, to name a few...         

Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo…                                         

The Brainstorm: Editorial Advisory Board

April 9, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

WDD's editorial advisory board discusses the major challenges that they face on a daily basis withing their market sectors...                                 

High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 8:38 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Helen Keller National center, along with the Boston-based Perkins School for the Blind, is working with state agencies and others around the country to distribute items like refreshable Braille displays, amplified telephones, and computer programs that allow...                      

HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

Photos of the Day: Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

The patches stick to the skin like a temporary tattoo and incorporate a unique microfluidic construction with wires folded like origami to allow the patch to bend and flex without being constrained by the rigid electronics components...                      

Stick-On Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring...                

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