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Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 30, 2014 10:46 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...              

Radiation Detection for Medical Safety and Homeland Security

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by Traci Peterson, University of Texas, Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances...                 

China Approves iPhone 6 after Security Assurances

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17....               

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A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 10:31 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades. However, persisting problems of image resolution and quality still limit these techniques because of the nature of living tissue...            

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers in two separate programs to install about 100 sensors on their commercial aircraft. These teams worked together to provide the installation procedures for technicians and now oversee monitoring of the in-flight tests...            

In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines...

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European Space Agency Sets Date for Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned...                 

New EMI and RFI Filters from Astrodyne

September 26, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. Designed to meet all necessary Mil/Aero certifications, requirements, and EMI testing, including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-220, TEMPEST, RTCA-DO160, and manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C registered facilities...           

Photo of the Day: Neutron Vision

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings...        

Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA has released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography...            

Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Next Mars-Bound Spacecraft

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Scientists want to learn how Mars went from a warm, wet world that may have harbored microbial life during its first billion years, to the cold, barren place of today. Maven should help explain the atmospheric changes that led to this radical climate change...                     

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

September 18, 2014 10:05 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night...                        

Tuned to Different Frequencies

September 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the next issue of the journal Nano Letters, researchers from MIT’s departments of Physics and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will describe a new technique for building MoS2 light emitters tuned to different frequencies, an essential requirement for optoelectronic chips...             

Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in CA

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around...                               

Meaghan's Minute: Ant-Sized Radios

September 16, 2014 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a radio the size of an ant. The device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna...        

Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

1,680 MHz VCO from Crystek

September 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-1680-1680 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates at 1680 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -8 dBc typical...

Keysight Technologies Design and Test Solutions

September 11, 2014 10:51 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it will demonstrate a wide range of new, high-performance flexible test solutions at the European Microwave Week 2014, Oct. 7–9, Rome, Fiera di Roma, Booth F100. The test solutions are used by engineers for designing and testing components for radar systems...

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

September 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle...

Hotseat 37: Antenna Design Strategy

September 10, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this edpisode of the HotSeat, WDD sit down with Larry Morrell, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Larry Morrell at Cavendish Kinetics...                             

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