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November/December - Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

January 8, 2014 5:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The November/December issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out the HotSeat interview section, and read about the design and test challenges for 8x8 MIMO devices for LTE advanced, and article contributed by Agilent Technologies.

Technology? Some Justices Want to Keep Distance

January 8, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the legal fight over the NSA's high-tech collection of telephone records moves through the court system, possibly en route to the Supreme Court, some justices already are on record as saying they should be wary about taking on major questions of technology and privacy...          

Photos of the Day: NSF-Supported Consumer Technology

January 7, 2014 12:57 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

CES is a smorgasbord of innovation in software and hardware for consumers, and Eureka Park will feature the latest in grass-roots technology. Since its establishment in 2012, Eureka Park has become known as the focal point for exhibits with technological breakthroughs at CES...     

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Ideas in Action at Eureka Park

January 7, 2014 12:56 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A modified Google Glass prototype that transmits personal health insights to the cloud. Ultra thin, flexible, rechargeable batteries for portable electronics. A shoe insole that gives movement feedback for amputees...                  

Photos of the Day: New Science for Space

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space station...                

New Science Bound for Station on Orbital's Cygnus

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load...             

Four Predictions for CES 2014

January 7, 2014 10:04 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Being that the PD&D offices are in Madison, WI, it would only be assumed that I, along with my colleagues, would venture to the grand International CES event in Las Vegas through the air. Unfortunately, due to the many flight cancellations associated with the bitter cold snap, I found myself stranded in...

Wave of Wearable Gadgets Expected at CES Event

January 6, 2014 10:31 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several companies are expected to unveil wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing...                                     

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Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

January 3, 2014 9:57 am | by Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers, and researchers. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas, and Virginia will host ...

Radio Gateway Connects Troops to a Common Mobile Network

January 3, 2014 9:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Multinational forces, U.S. government agencies, and U.S. troops operating together in forward-deployed locations generally have problems communicating—and not just due to language differences. Technical incompatibility between communications systems can hinder ...

'Iron Man' Suit Developed by U.S. Special Ops

January 2, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Special Operations Command is using unprecedented outreach and collaboration to develop what its commander hopes will be revolutionary capabilities: a suit that's been likened to the one worn by the "Iron Man" movies superhero that offers...

The Best Way to Get Seed Money Through Crowdfunding

January 2, 2014 9:58 am | by Jerry Barach, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Early on in our careers, many of us were tutored as to how to best write an effective and attention-getting curriculum vitae in looking for a job. But in today's world, many are looking not for just a job, but are engaged in wide searches for...

The Next 100 Years of Flying: Predictions

January 2, 2014 9:44 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the first...

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Drone Test Sites Spell Opportunity

January 2, 2014 9:33 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

While drones' commercial use is still not legal, the Federal Aviation Administration's announcement of test sites around the country is spelling out new opportunities for entrepreneurs. Companies once frustrated because they could not...  

Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

December 31, 2013 8:49 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers...                     

Laser Demonstration Reveals Bright Future for Space Communication

December 27, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Hosted aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE, for its ride to lunar orbit, the LLCD was designed to confirm laser communication capabilities from a distance of almost a quarter-of-a-million miles...               

Photos of the Day: Goldstone's Antenna Tracks Spacecraft

December 19, 2013 3:40 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes that comprise NASA's Deep Space Network. The DSN provides radio communications for all of NASA's interplanetary ...  

Drones Unlikely to Make Big Impact

December 19, 2013 10:11 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The CEO of FedEx doesn't see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith says FedEx has several drone studies underway. But the idea of delivering items by drone is "almost amusing," Smith said ...  

Satellite Launched to Map 1 Billion Stars

December 19, 2013 10:08 am | by Danica Coto & Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday, hoping to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way and to better understand the evolution of our galaxy. The satellite was ...

Photos of the Day: Origami Antennas

December 18, 2013 9:34 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

The antenna's folding and unfolding capabilities provide an advantage in various commercial and military applications. According to Tentzeris, such antennas could be included in different types of communications equipment, as well as various sensors...

Exclusive: Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

December 17, 2013 3:23 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team was recently awarded a $2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their unique concept of making compact and efficient antennas by implementing the techniques used in origami paper-folding...

Breast Implants and Grave Robbers

December 17, 2013 11:17 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

From tracking devices to medical innovations, RFID is gaining popularity among those craving convenience and efficiency. No more struggling to find keys in the couch cushion; no more frantic searches for loose change to pay for tolls...              

Photos of the Day: Graphene Nanoribbons as Deicer

December 17, 2013 10:47 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Pristine graphene transmits electricity ballistically and would not produce enough heat to melt ice or keep it from forming, but graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) unzipped from multiwalled carbon nanotubes in a chemical process invented by...              

Graphene Nanoribbons an Ice-Melting Coat for Radar

December 17, 2013 10:47 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Ribbons of ultrathin graphene combined with polyurethane paint meant for cars is just right for deicing sensitive military radar domes, according to scientists at Rice University...                     

Judge's Word on NSA Program Won't Be the Last

December 17, 2013 10:00 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue...       

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