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New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material

March 27, 2014 5:49 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges....                    

Democratizing Data Visualization

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set of Web development tools called “Exhibit.” Exhibit lets novices quickly put together interactive data visualizations, such as maps with sortable data...                           

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Parts for New Mini-Shuttle Being Built at Michoud

March 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is working in New Orleans on parts for the Dream Chaser, a mini-shuttle designed to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. That's among a number of space-related projects underway at the ... 

Photos of the Day: NASA's Next Gen Space Suit Design

March 27, 2014 9:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012, the Z-2 takes the next step in fidelity approaching a final flight-capable design ...

Top Three Reed Switch No-No's

March 26, 2014 5:09 pm | by Lawrence McClure, HSI Sensing | Blogs | Comments

The reed switch: A simple electro-mechanical device with a contact area and two to three leads that, when the correct magnetic or electrical force is applied, facilitates continuity through the switch...                        

Highly Rugged, Multiple-Output

March 26, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Luso Electronics Distribution has announced the VITA 62 compliant VPX power supplies, designed for high-performance computing applications in harsh environments and demanding electrical conditions of military/aerospace applications...             

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Detect Disorders

March 26, 2014 11:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, the Tecnalia center for applied research has designed a system of sensors which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored...                

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Photo of the Day: Advanced Tissue-Engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer

March 26, 2014 10:59 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform...                

Surrogate Organ System Developed for Toxicity Testing

March 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents...                              

Hotseat Episode 18: Wi-Fi Performance Modeling Solution

March 26, 2014 10:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this week's episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Bill Bidermann, Vice President of Engineering at Airgain, a leading provider of embedded antenna products, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market...                           

Managing Renewables Intelligently

March 26, 2014 10:19 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Kurt Rohrig | News | Comments

Experts have already conducted a test showing that this setup does indeed work reliably in practice, having combined numerous wind parks, biogas and photovoltaic facilities delivering a total output of over 80 MW in a virtual combined-cycle power plant. Because small providers work together...                    

Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B

March 26, 2014 10:12 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained...                        

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Satellite Spots 122 Objects in Malaysia Jet Search

March 26, 2014 10:07 am | by ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it...                            

Meaghan's Minute: Cloud-Based Communication

March 25, 2014 12:36 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Volvo is further developing its cloud-based infotainment, which it recently partnered with Ericsson to create...                                          

The NSA Responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

March 25, 2014 12:03 pm | by TED Talk, Richard Ledgett | Videos | Comments

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director...                                   

Photo of the Day: RoboClam

March 25, 2014 11:29 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | News | Comments

In addition to anchoring underwater vehicles and detonating mines, the RoboClam could also be used to lay underwater cables...                                                       

Robot Builds on Insights into Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics

March 25, 2014 11:26 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | News | Comments

The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam...                           

Where’s Google Going Next?

March 25, 2014 11:06 am | by TED Talk, Larry Page | Videos | Comments

Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons...                                              

Electronic Medication Alerts Designed with Provider in Mind Reduce Prescribing Errors

March 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Cindy Fox Aisen, Indiana University | News | Comments

Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders in...                        

Meaghan's Minute: Minimized Signal Transmission Failures

March 24, 2014 1:59 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Molex has announced its Expanded-Beam Ruggedized Optical Cable Assemblies, delivering highly reliable interconnects for use in harsh environments...                      

HotSpot Episode 55: Space Sunflower Snaps Pictures of Space

March 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, changing everything mobile; a mobile headset and smartwatch rolled into one; a computer system that spots fake expressions of pain; and a space sunflower...                     

Engineers Design ‘Living Materials’

March 24, 2014 11:41 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The new materials represent a simple demonstration of the power of this approach, which could one day be used to design more complex devices such as solar cells, self-healing materials, or diagnostic sensors...                

Photo of the Day: Hybrid Materials Conduct Electricity for Diagnostic Sensors

March 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These hybrid materials could be worth exploring for use in energy applications such as batteries and solar cells...                                      

Experiment Opens the Door to Multi-Party Quantum Communication

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Nick Manning, University of Waterloo | News | Comments

In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now with space-like separation, scientists have...                   

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