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Heart-Hacking is Possible Paranoia

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Blogs | Comments

Like other wireless electronic systems, medical devices can be hacked. While it may not make sense to think that anyone would want to wirelessly access your medical implant to destroy you, neither does thinking someone would...   

A State-of-the-Art Magnetic Resonance Scanner

December 3, 2013 10:18 am | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw launches research programs, which require state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner. Such a device has been put in operation in the newly opened Laboratory of ...    

HotSpot Episode 41: Smartphone-Controlled Smartplane

December 2, 2013 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smartphone-controlled smartplane; a nano camera that can operate at the speed of light; Microsoft and Sony have delivered their newest generation of high-powered video games; and a custom Bluetooth 4.0 LE chip that enables wireless programming...

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Photos of the Day: Magnetic Tongue Piercing Controls Wheelchair

December 2, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers reported Wednesday that 11 people paralyzed from the neck down rapidly learned to use the tongue device to pilot their wheelchairs through an obstacle course full of twists and turns, and to operate a computer, too...                

Tongue Piercing Lets the Paralyzed Drive Wheelchairs

December 2, 2013 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick...      

100 W Low PIM Termination from P1dB

November 26, 2013 5:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for P1dB’s 100 Watt, low PIM termination...

HotSpot Episode 40: Hammerhead Aircraft Complete First Test Flight

November 25, 2013 11:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brough to you by SanDisk...                                               

Photos of the Day: Using Sensors to Understand Insect-Vectored Diseases

November 25, 2013 10:55 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Explorations funds individuals worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges. Chen's project is one of more than 80 Grand Challenges...                

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Using Data to Fight Malaria

November 25, 2013 10:54 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

The University of California, Riverside announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yanping Chen will pursue an innovative global health and development research...

World’s Tallest Waterslide Now 17-Stories High

November 22, 2013 11:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re scanning balloon dogs, rescuing swimmers with robots, protecting our wine collections, and riding the world’s tallest, wettest, fastest waterslide ...         

Ultrasound, Nanoparticles May Help Diabetics Avoid the Needle

November 21, 2013 5:24 pm | by Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections – rather than using needles to...

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 19, 2013 9:55 am | by Pam Frost Gorder | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise...

Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

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HotSpot Episode 39: Watson's Return

November 18, 2013 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by National Instruments, a product that combines all of your credit cards into one, easy-to-use device; Jeopardy superstar, Watson returns; the EnOcean Alliance introduces its generic profiles; and an app to help drivers locate alternative fueling stations...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    

Animal, Human Health Benefits Anticipated from University's Premier Biomedical Instrument

November 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer...

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two RF Power Vertical MOSFETs

November 12, 2013 3:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD recently announced availability and full design support capabilities for two new high-frequency vertical diffusion metal oxide semiconductor (VDMOS) MOSFETs from Microsemi. The new high-power, high breakdown voltage, common source configuration devices offer excellent stability and...

HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

New Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

November 5, 2013 5:30 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a...

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets Release Results of 2013 Healthcare Survey

November 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets have announced the results of their "Healthcare Goes Mobile" survey. Carefully analyzing responses from nearly 200 healthcare executives, they discovered tablets and smartphones are fast becoming an indispensible part of hospital and...

HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

Nanotube-Based Sensors Can Be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year

November 4, 2013 9:35 am | by Sarah McDonnell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous...

Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

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