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Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology...        

CTS to Showcase Innovative Products at Electronica 2014

October 16, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

At Electronica 2014 in Messe München, Germany, CTS Corporation will be showcasing the latest innovations in electromagnetic (EMC) filters, switches and controls, RF filters, frequency and timing devices, thermal management solutions...                   

Superior Phase Noise in X-Band

October 16, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications has announced a new dielectric resonator VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model DRO11000A for radar system applications. The DRO11000A is designed to cover 11,000 MHz while incorporating both electrical and mechanical elements for fine and coarse tuning...                             

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White Paper: Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Construction

October 16, 2014 9:42 am | by Robert John, W.L. Gore | White Papers

Reliable performance of microwave/RF cable assemblies with longer service life and reduced equipment downtime results in lower costs for testing in laboratory, production, and field test environments. A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates evaluates the durability and performance...         

Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 9:22 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues...  

Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

October 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort and lots of lost time and money...              

Photos of the Day: Resonant Inelastic Soft X-Ray Scattering

October 15, 2014 11:16 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In RIXS, low-energy X-rays from synchrotron or X-ray free-electron laser light sources scatter off molecules within the studied material. If those molecules include light elements, such as the -OH group in alcohols, the complex spectra RIXS produces are difficult to interpret...                

New Light on the 'Split Peak' of Alcohols

October 15, 2014 11:15 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relatively new technique called resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering (RIXS) in the last few years, a persistent question has been how to account for "split peak" spectra seen in some hydrogen-bonded materials...                  

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New Wireless Communications Systems to Serve Remote & Rural Areas

October 15, 2014 10:47 am | by Talia S Ogliore, | News | Comments

Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation...                            

Wi-Fi: An Important Tool & Opportunity for Carriers

October 14, 2014 1:18 pm | by Wireless Week, Anritsu | Events

As carriers look to leverage every available tool to meet the coming demand for data, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as viable capacity solution. Familiar and ubiquitous, Wi-Fi continues to get faster and more seamless. Join Wireless Week and a panel of experts for an in-depth look...                      

Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Pressure Sensor

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor made by placing a thin layer of specially designed rubber between two strips of copper strips that act like radio antennas...                    

Can it Be Real? Augmented Reality Melds Work, Play

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A new set of Epson Moverio B200 glasses allow an entire world of virtual characters, objects, and structures to overlay and interact with users' real environment through so-called "augmented reality...                             

Navy to Commission Amphibious Assault Ship America

October 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Department of Defense News | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's...                                  

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'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns of Fire Hazard

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones...                  

Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome...                    

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

Wireless Systems Expand DARPA’s Drone Horizons

October 10, 2014 10:25 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Some of the most exciting wireless technology applications are currently being implemented aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Where wireless design has traditionally been labeled a niche field, new military applications are now relying on wireless components to take technology where it has never gone before. However, with new demands comes many challenges, as wireless systems are called upon to provide greater versatility...

Emergency Locator Transmitters

October 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tony Paese, WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Since 1948, 83 aircraft have been reported as officially missing worldwide, and almost all of them (77) have not been found to this day.1 This includes the recent Malaysian Airline Flight 370, which an extended multi-national effort has yet to recover...                   

Command & Control

October 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by Phil Linker, Senior Product Manager, FreeWave Technologies | Articles | Comments

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). After decades of serving mission-critical applications in government and defense, the command and control (C2) capabilities of advanced wireless machine-to-machine...             

Commercializing RF Components

October 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

Many companies specialize in high reliability products that can withstand extreme conditions. The products are often used in military and aerospace applications. As these companies look to grow, they require a way to commercialize the products, making them more applicable and cost effective for other markets where high volume sales are more attainable...         

Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

Photo of the Day: Microcamera Module with Image Sensor

October 9, 2014 11:09 am | by Andreas Ostmann, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

One particular feature of the system: in contrast to the conventional driver assistance systems on the market, the image material is processed – and thus, the traffic signage interpreted – directly inside the camera, since it is equipped with an integrated processor for image processing...              

Miniature Wireless Device Provides Better Way of Studying Chronic Pain

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford University | News | Comments

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year...                    

Automated Imaging System Looks Underground to Help Improve Crops

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Penn State University have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants...                   

How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

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