Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
In this week’s episode of the HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Samsung announces 5G mobile communications; a Japanese company announces an iPhone attachment that produces smell; a new wireless data transmission record is set; and o-synce puts the answer to the challenge of exercise motivation in front of your eyes.
RFMW announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor dual device amplifier model TQP3M9041. Spanning the frequency range of 2.4GHz to 4GHz, this high linearity, ultra-low noise figure LNA offers a 0.8dB noise figure in a balanced configuration at 1.95GHz.
In this episode, Joe Zeto, Director of Product Marketing for Ixia, discusses some of the major challenges in regards to network architecture design; prominent security issues associated with wireless networks; and trends he sees occurring within the industry.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re kicking turtles to make new shapes, enhancing our senses, printing on the Afinia 3D printer, and shooting down drones, with lasers.
The way in which radio spectrum is currently allocated to different wireless technologies can lead to gross inefficiencies. In some regions, for instance, the frequencies used by cellphones can be desperately congested, while large swaths of the broadcast-television spectrum stand idle.
The fiber optics market has experienced a significant increase in demand over the last decade, largely driven by the rise, availability, and affordability of sophisticated portable electronics, such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. These devices have accelerated global connectivity, simultaneously driving the need for a fast and reliable Internet infrastructure.
This year's event mostly consisted of upgrades to existing Google services that have already become daily habits for millions of people — one of Page's main goals. The new features assume most people want more help managing their lives from Google's brainy engineers and the sprawling data centers that house its millions of computers around the world.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems – which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States.
The atom-sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components. Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics—the ubiquitous component of today's electrical devices—and have better conductivity, which means they can potentially process information faster while using less energy.
The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.
Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. The gathering, scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in San Francisco, provides Google Inc. with an opportunity to flex its technological muscle in front of a sold-out audience...
A small armband which can be attached to the injured. An information board containing a complete visual record of events. This is technology helping to improve communications during major national disasters.
Past attempts of providing this functionality have not been successful due to the difficulty with far-field voice input processing (FFVIP). When a microphone is close to the mouth of the individual talking, the quality of the audio tends to be better and louder than the surrounding noise.
WAGO Corporation’s High-Current 789 Series DC-DC Converters power I/O within mobile manufacturing, remote energy production, and material handling applications. The 789 Series features a width of 17.5 mm and up to 90% efficiency (24 VDC in, full load).
The RNCP series from Stackpole has no silver or other susceptible metals in the terminations to cause sulfur contamination. Additional features include applicability in automotive and industrial control applications, construction and heavy equipment, power supplies, and anywhere sulfur contamination is a concern.
Anderson Power Products (APP) has announced a new addition to the SB connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB 2/0 connector. The SB 2/0 offers larger wire capability and increased current carrying capability over the similar sized SB 175 connector.
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Casetop from Livi Design is a netbook-like combo that uses a smartphone for its computing power; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created new microbatteries, sought to achieve a more favorable balance between energy and density; and SM Instrument Company and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a sound camera, the SeeSV-S205.
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.
The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Pivot Point, the leading designer and manufacturer of non-threaded fastener solutions, we're improving Artificial Intelligence with sensors, flying robotic bees, making hypersonic history, and getting ready to launch GOES-R.
AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).
Just 5.2 to 6.2 mm wide, WAGO Corporation’s TOPJOBS Double-Deck Fuse and Disconnect Terminal Blocks are up to 24% more compact than existing designs on the market. Space-efficiency is achieved by carrying fusing or disconnect capabilities on the top deck...
Three-dimensional magnetic vortices were discovered by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) within the scope of an international cooperation.