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Brain-to-Brain Communication Has Arrived

January 26, 2015 1:51 pm | by Miguel Nicolelis, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain ...                      

Photo of the Day: A Neurostimulator that Makes People Cry

January 26, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye ...                                 

New Micro-Ring Promises Secure Communications & Faster Computers

January 26, 2015 1:28 pm | by Jack Hanley, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Unlike Bilbo's magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies ...                        

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Researchers at Northewestern University Develop Infrared Technique that Operates at High Temps

January 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming more attractive ...                       

Sheriffs Pressure Google to Disable Police-Tracking App

January 26, 2015 11:53 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked ...            

Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban

January 26, 2015 11:40 am | by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games, and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access ...               

Unidentified Drone Crashes into the White House

January 26, 2015 11:33 am | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India ...                                 

Photo of the Day: 5 Ways Drones Could Affect American Food Supply

January 26, 2015 10:33 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union ...                                

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Wireless Minute: Smart Shoes Sends Real-Time Data to Runners Via Smartphone

January 26, 2015 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Athletic shoemaker, Altra, and wearable technology company, iFit, are teaming up to create a smart shoe for runners ...                                            

Wi-Fi Critical for Retail Analysis & Offloading 3G/4G Mobile Data

January 26, 2015 10:06 am | by Drew Sproul, Director of Marketing, Adax | Blogs | Comments

Free Wi-Fi is a potential money pit if the business providing this service isn’t utilizing the vast possibilities that Wi-Fi access offers in terms of business gain. Businesses have the opportunity to turn the cost of an expected convenience into a revenue stream, at the same time as enhancing customer experience and brand loyalty ...                 

MIT Researchers Create a Better Siri

January 26, 2015 9:50 am | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a pocket power plant that produces an unlimited supply of electricity anywhere; a smart portable power outlet that can be controlled by smartphones; a new tracking software for those who like to air drum; and a better Siri produced by researchers at MIT ...                   

Scientists 'Bend' Elastic Waves that Could Lead to Elastic Cloaking

January 23, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance's makeup. Now, engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves ...     

Atlas Robot Gets Major Upgrade

January 23, 2015 10:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re untethering the all new Atlas Robot, fighting global warming, and ... doing the laundry ...                   

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Photo of the Day: DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment Program

January 23, 2015 9:44 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

CODE researchers seek to create a modular software architecture that is resilient to bandwidth limitations and communications disruptions, yet compatible with existing standards and capable of affordable retrofit into existing platforms ...                          

DARPA to Establish Code for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly without Supervision

January 23, 2015 9:43 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The U.S. military’s investments in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proven invaluable for missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical strike. Most of the current systems, however, require constant control by a dedicated pilot and sensor operator as well as a large number of analysts, all via telemetry ...              

Got Battery? Lots of Low Battery Hacks But No Quick Fix

January 23, 2015 9:21 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The common lithium-ion battery that's used to power laptops, cellphones and tablet computers has improved in recent years. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches batteries. But it's not nearly enough to keep up with the demand ...                    

Ultra-Low Capacitance TVS Device Protects USB 3.0 Interface

January 22, 2015 12:39 pm | by Semtech | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech has announced the RClamp3346P, a high-performance, ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device to protect the USB 3.0 interface in computing and mobile devices from electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. The RClamp3346P supplements Semtech’s ...

Totalizer Module From SignalFire Provides Instantaneous Totals of Gas Flow Rates To Help Address Flare Gas Regulations

January 22, 2015 11:45 am | by SignalFire Wireless Telemetry | Product Releases | Comments

Spurred by the growth of hydraulic fracking within the United States, flare gas regulations have become tighter, requiring companies to more closely monitor the total flow of gas on their sites. SignalFire Telemetry introduces the Totalizer Module to work with analog or digital flow meters to provide instantaneous, total, and daily flow information of gas. With a built-in user-configurable ...

Microsoft Shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

January 22, 2015 9:36 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.The company showed the new headset, which lets users view and interact with three-dimensional images ...                          

Rice-Sized Robots Mimic Insects

January 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Sarah Bergbreiter, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future ...                  

New Method to Generate Arbitrary Optical Pulses

January 22, 2015 9:13 am | by Glenn Harris, University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to generate more powerful, more energy efficient and low-cost pulsed lasers ...                                    

USB 4 Channel RF Attenuator

January 21, 2015 5:50 pm | by Adaura Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Adaura Technologies, a specialist in RF test devices, makes its introduction to the industry with its flagship 4 channel USB attenuator, the AD-USB4A. This device is ideal for cellular, microwave radio, WiFi MIMO engineering development, and manufacturing test. The AD-USB4A series of digital programmable attenuators operate from 0.5 to 6 GHz. Each of the four independent channels have range ...

A Guide for Understanding Range in RF Devices

January 21, 2015 5:44 pm | by Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird and Stephanie Lubrano, Marketing Communications Specialist, Laird | Articles | Comments

There are many factors that go into deploying a radio frequency (RF) solution. One that is often overlooked is the environment of the chosen application. Whether you are looking to connect across 10 meters in a crowded hall or 10 kilometers outdoors, the environment ...              

Model 2453 IP Video Server for Ethernet Streaming

January 21, 2015 4:07 pm | by Sensoray Embedded Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces that its Model 2453 IP Video Server allows users to capture and compress analog audio and NTSC/PAL video and send the resulting streams over Ethernet. With a range of configurations, the Model 2453 is flexible and powerful enough to meet the needs of unmanned systems, on land, sea or in the air. The Model 2453 can simultaneously produce two output streams with independent ...

RFMW Ltd. and Frontier Electronics Announce Distribution Agreement

January 21, 2015 12:50 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

RFMW Ltd. and Frontier Electronics have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective January, 19, 2015. Frontier Electronics has one of the most comprehensive and all inclusive passive component offerings in the industry. Frontier Electronics manufactures ...                           

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