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Photo of the Day: Cockroach Cyborg to Help Emergency Personnel

November 6, 2014 11:16 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

The biobots are equipped with electronic backpacks that control the cockroach’s movements ...                                                           

Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds

November 6, 2014 11:13 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster ...                     

Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar

November 5, 2014 1:43 pm | by Artech House | News | Comments

Artech House has announced the publication of Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar, Second Edition by J.R. Guerci. Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) is an exciting technology for advanced radar systems that allows for significant performance enhancements over ...                      

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Dual Channel, Low Noise Figure

November 4, 2014 6:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint’s dual channel digital variable gain amplifier. The TQC9311 offers a low noise figure of 3.8 dB, making it ideal for use in small cell and DAS applications ...                       

Eye-Controlled Car Cockpit Keeps Drivers' Hands on the Wheel

November 3, 2014 10:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, touching digital worlds with an exoskeleton for hands; using drones to understand malaria; a fitbit that diagnoses car problems; and an eye-controlled car cockpit that keeps drivers' hands on teh wheel ...                              

DARPA Circuit Earns Guinness World Record

October 31, 2014 10:13 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Officials from Guinness World Records have recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz (1012 GHz), or ...                          

A Flying Camera ... On a Leash

October 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Sergei Lupashin, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta ...                

UK Spies Get Bulk Access to NSA Data

October 30, 2014 11:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document published Wednesday ...

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On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 30, 2014 10:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and ...    

Meaghan's Minute: Ford Motor's Pre-Collision Assist

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Ford Motor’s new driver assist system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver ...

Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...                  

National Instruments & Nokia Collaborate on Next-Gen 5G

October 27, 2014 12:52 pm | by National Instruments | News | Comments

NI has announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Phone to Smart Home

October 27, 2014 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, everyone is talking about the Smart Home. However, the real excitement will be the smart and intelligent home where the house is smart enough to learn how we want to live and then manage the environment to make our lives much more comfortable, safe and...       

Infographic: The Drone Revolution

October 27, 2014 9:53 am | by Dronestagram | News | Comments

Who are these drones about to revolutionize our lives? Who is the Drone Hobbyist today? Which devices are the most popular...                                 

TVS Diode Array Series Combine ESD Protection with Common-Mode EMI Filtering

October 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced the SP5001, SP5002, and SP5003 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). These highly integrated Common-Mode Filters (CMF) provide both electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and common-mode EMI filtering for systems that use high-speed differential serial interfaces...          

Band Reject Filter from RLC Electronics

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RLC Electronics has introduced higher frequency band reject (Notch) filters, designed to operate over the frequency range of .01 to 28 GHz. These filters are characterized by having the reverse properties of band pass filters and are offered in multiple topologies...                            

National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system...                      

Photo of the Day: Massive MIMO Base Station

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

Massive MIMO is a relatively new concept in 5G communications and addresses capacity and energy challenges facing next-generation communication systems...                                

High-Performance, Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with a high-performance single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734 helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F (a U.S. military standard set to test for electromagnetic compatibility), as well as CE101and CE102 conducted emission standards under various loads...      

Photos of the Day: History of Science Auction

October 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer, which had been estimated to sell for $300,000 to $500,000, has an intact motherboard and a vintage keyboard and monitor. It also has a power supply contained in a wooden box and two tape decks...                    

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

Researchers Build "Smart City" to Test Smart Grid Technologies

October 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University | News | Comments

Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive "smart city" laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received...                        

Reducing Vehicle Collisions with Automotive SoCs

October 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident...               

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