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First Scientific Publication from Data Collected at NSLS-II

March 4, 2015 9:49 am | by Chelsea Whyte, DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Just weeks after the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, achieved first light, a team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline tested a setup that yielded data on thermoelectric materials ...

The Problem with "Trickle-Down Techonomics"

March 4, 2015 9:36 am | by TED Talk, Jon Gosier | Videos | Comments

Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed ...

Connecting with the Connected Car at MWC

March 4, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether ...

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CDE Announces 125°C, High Density, Stacked Polyester Capacitors

March 3, 2015 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier announces its Type RA multilayered polymer capacitors for 125°C operation. Type RA capacitors are constructed using stacked metallized polyester protected with an impregnated sealant ...

Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay in New Phone

March 3, 2015 9:41 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass ...

Mobile World Congress Presents New Ways to Connect

March 3, 2015 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World Congress show, which opened Monday and runs through Thursday ...

Google, Facebook Update Plans to Connect World

March 3, 2015 8:44 am | by JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads ...

TI Drives Energy Management and Digital Power Innovation at APEC 2015

March 2, 2015 2:01 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) [NASDAQ: TXN] will demonstrate how its analog technologies and embedded processing are driving innovation in energy management for next-generation power designs at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), March 16-18 ...

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Channel Sounding Measurement Solution for 5G Wireless

March 2, 2015 1:44 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the announcement of a mmWave channel-sounding measurement ...                             

ZANO at Embedded World

March 2, 2015 1:32 pm | by Latronix | Videos | Comments

This week at Embedded World, Lantronix and Torquing showed off the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of the ZANO nano drone.  Powered by the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module ...

EXF Wireless Test Set Support for High-Volume Femtocell Manufacturing Test

March 2, 2015 11:34 am | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced its E6650A EXF wireless test set for femtocell now supports high-volume manufacturing testing for Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx-based multi-mode enterprise ...     

HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

Spare Parts Interview Part 2

March 2, 2015 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

In this interview, WDD sits down with the current Falcons team from from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ. They discuss what they’re working on now, what competitions they have coming up, and why being a part of the team is important to them ...                

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New Plane Tracking to be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 10:08 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday ...

Dutch Chipmaker NXP Buys Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

March 2, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry ...

Photo of the Day: Light as a Particle and a Wave

March 2, 2015 10:06 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle ...

The Big Apple's Worst Parking Spot Found with Big Data

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ben Wellington, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination ...         

QR Codes with Advanced Imaging and Photon Encryption Protect Computer Chips

February 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Colin Poitras, University of Connecticut | News | Comments

QR, or Quick Response, codes - those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something - have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new homes ...

IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking to Hold Inaugural Event

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking | News | Comments

The IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) will hold its first annual event dedicated to the advancement and globalization of the latest industry standards from 28 – 30 October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan ...   

5 Things to Know about 'Net Neutrality'

February 27, 2015 10:02 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry ...      

New Filter could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone ...                

TM500 Network Tester Enhances 4G User Experience

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex wireless business unit, has announced that the TM500 network tester family is helping mobile operators to accelerate the deployment of high capacity networks. Already supporting key LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation ... 

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

Subsea Optical Connections Enable Deep Sea Communication

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | News | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #803 at the 2015 Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition (SSTB 2015) to see TE’s latest subsea optical connection solutions that provide reliable communications over long distances underwater, including the HYDRALIGHT optical underwater mateable connector series ...

Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

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