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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 1:29 pm | by Amanda Morris, McCormick School of Engineering | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments...             

New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

October 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences...                  

A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

October 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs...                                       

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture ‘Superhuman’ Navigation

October 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Debra Nowland, Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher...                  

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Anritsu Company Introduces Field Analyzer with Integrated PIM and Line Sweep Testing Capability

October 2, 2014 11:09 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has introduced the MW82119B PIM Master, which combines a 40 W, battery-operated PIM analyzer with a 2 MHz to 3 GHz cable and antenna analyzer, eliminating the need to carry multiple instruments to measure the RF performance of a cell site...                      

Moxa Optimizes Performance of Wireless Industrial Networks

October 2, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa is changing the way industrial networks connect with the introduction of the AWK-1131A IEEE 802.11n wireless AP/client. With high-speed transmission rates up to 300 Mbps, the AWK-1131A delivers a more fluid and stable industrial networking experience, along with proven reliability...               

New MEMS-Based Si50122 Clock Generator from Silicon Labs

October 2, 2014 10:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced their small PCI Express (PCIe) compliant clock generator targeting consumer and embedded applications where reliability, board space, component count and power consumption...                              

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Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

Germany's Rocket Internet Makes Bumpy Market Debut

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

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt...                   

San Francisco Expands Free Public Wi-Fi Access

October 2, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google...                   

Firm Says Phone Apps Spy on Hong Kong Protesters

October 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said...                               

Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

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The Rise of the Smartwatch

October 1, 2014 4:23 pm | by Katherine Tordoff, WDD Staff | Blogs | Comments

The increasing publicity for smartwatches is circulating everywhere. What would be simpler than wearing your smartphone on your wrist? With a smartwatch, users can instantly receive calls and texts, check Facebook, Twitter, and weather updates with just a simple glance. However, the public is still wary about wearing technology, and with good reason.

EnerSys Announces Extension to Line of PowerSafe Telecom Batteries

October 1, 2014 1:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has introduced resilient, high efficiency PowerSafe SBS 2V batteries for telecom applications...

Demos from Analog Devices Spanning Entire RF Spectrum

October 1, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices announced that it will demonstrate integrated solutions for the entire RF spectrum from DC – 110 GHz...

RFMW offers 18 GHz UltraCMOS Switches

October 1, 2014 11:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for two new Peregrine Semiconductor switches. Both the PE42542 and PE42543 are SP4T switches with operating bandwidth of 9 kHz to 18 GHz...

Digital 40 Amp Converter from Murata

October 1, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announced the addition of the OKDx-T/40 series of non-isolated point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions...

50 V GaN HEMT Bare Die Family for DC-6 GHz Applications

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree released two new 50 V bare die for 40 and 170 W, which operate up to 6 GHz and are ideal drivers for 50 V IM FETs...

Autonomous Power Distribution System

September 30, 2014 3:52 pm | by Michigan Technological University | Videos | Comments

The team has programmed robots to restore power in small electrical networks, linking up power cords and batteries to light a little lamp or set a flag to waving with a small electrical motor...             

Pharad Introduces Small Form Factor LTE Panel Antenna

September 30, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has announced the new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) antenna to address the growing worldwide demand for innovative LTE antenna solutions for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Networks...               

EPCOS High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 30, 2014 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter offering best-in-class performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna. Based on advanced second-generation BAW technology...            

Photos of the Day: Football-Size Robot Searches for Hidden Contraband on Ships

September 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the robot could also inspect ships for the false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers frequently use to hide contraband. Because of its small size and unique propulsion mechanism — which leaves no visible wake — the robots could, in theory, be concealed in clumps of algae...

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...                 

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