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Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

Photos of the Day: Yellow SeaBED Robot Maps Antarctic Sea

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

SeaBED was fitted with an upward-looking sonar in order to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes. The AUV operated at a depth of 20 to 30 meters and was driven in a lawnmower pattern ...                   

Driving Away Car Computer Hackers

November 24, 2014 9:48 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road ...

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Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital Memory

November 24, 2014 8:54 pm | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska–Lincoln | News | Comments

Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM ...               

End-to-End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 6:23 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems ...               

ACCES I/O Releases Rugged Mini PCI Express Isolated RS232 Serial Communication Cards

November 24, 2014 12:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products has announced a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure 30 x 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications ...                 

TDK's Ultra-Compact µDC-DC Converter Power Modules

November 24, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has announced a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. Additional features include ...                                 

DAS Ceiling Mount MIMO Antennas Provide High Multi-Port Performance

November 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces its new distributed antenna system (DAS) in-building ceiling mount multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) antennas. Part of Pulse Electronics' PIMinator line of low passive intermodulation (PIM) antennas, these antennas have high port-to-port isolation and superior gain patterns for both ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Antenna Arrays for Satellite Mission

November 24, 2014 11:49 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The spacecraft bus configuration that carries the satellites is currently being assembled and tested. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in May 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018 ...                

RedEye 3D & NASA JPL to Buils COSMIC-2 Satellite Antenna Array

November 24, 2014 11:48 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The mission comprises a 12 satellite constellation, each satellite with 2 antennas. Through this project, RedEye successfully entered NASA JPL’s approved supplier list ...                                 

HotSpot Episode: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, NVIDIA unveils a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator; a portable printer for your smartphone; a modular laser-based aircraft protection system, designed to protect U.S. rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from infrared guided missiles; and the interiors of self-driving cars ...     

In-Building LTE Small Cells Increase Network Coverage and Capacity

November 21, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu announced the FUJITSU Network BroadOne LS100 Series LTE Femtocell, a small and lightweight indoor base station that helps operators deliver high-quality wireless coverage and capacity to indoor users. The LS100 Series supports 4G and features unique interference control and self-optimizing capabilities ... 

Experimental Blood Device Uses Smart Phone

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Four students and two faculty advisers create portable device that can detect hepatitis B infections in minutes to win one of five awards in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to improve diagnostic devices ...                

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NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties within Hexagonal Boron Nitride

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | by Daniel Parry; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride ...             

An Ultrasound that Penetrates Bone, Metal

November 21, 2014 9:37 am | by Dr. Yun Jing and Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers ...”                                 

Intel Still Struggles to Catch Up in Mobile Computing

November 21, 2014 9:20 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chip-making giant Intel is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015 ...                  

Harting's Ha-VIS LOCFIELD Antenna

November 20, 2014 2:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s new Ha-VIS LOCFIELD travelling wave UHF antenna makes it possible to create a passive RFID reading zone with a single antenna for applications like smart shelving systems, wireless sensor networks, door and window pass-throughs ...  

True-Digital PWM Controller with Integrated Power Stage Driver

November 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) announces the release of the ZSPM2000, a configurable true digital PWM controller with integrated MOSFET driver for smart digital point-of-load (POL) solutions. ZMDI’s ZSPM2000 operates as a synchronous step-down converter in a single-rail, single-phase configuration. ZMDI’s Tru-Sample Technology and ...

Silicon Labs Expands Sub-GHz Wireless Portfolio

November 20, 2014 1:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced next-generation EZRadio and EZRadioPRO wireless ICs offering power efficiency, wireless range, and flexibility. Operating in the sub-GHz band, the new Si4x55 EZRadio and Si4x6x EZRadioPRO families ...           

Securing Industrial Wireless Applications

November 20, 2014 1:20 pm | by Julia Santogatta | Blogs | Comments

In Part 1 of this article, I introduced the Golden Rule of Industrial Wireless Security – Deploy Securely, Monitor Regularly. Following this rule ensures that unwanted access to your wireless LAN and the rest of your network does not occur. But, how do you deploy securely? These days, most cyber security articles talk about using Defense in Depth ... 

GaN Technology Addresses Size, Bandwidth and Efficiency Challenges in Advanced Small Cell Applications

November 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by David Ryan, Business Development Manager, Networks, MACOM | Articles | Comments

With global 2G wireless infrastructure coverage at greater than 90 percent and 3G coverage at similar rates in the developed world (source: Ericsson), the market emphasis has shifted to delivering the data capacity that subscribers require to access their rich multimedia and cloud based services on the go ...  

Pasternack Introduces New Lines of Digitally Programmable Attenuators

November 20, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced the new 5, 8, and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used ...        

Photo of the Day: Complex Electronic Circuits Printed with T-Shirt Printer

November 20, 2014 11:02 am | by Lester Kok, Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Resistors, transistors and capacitors, the key components of a complex electronic circuit, are printed using non-toxic organic materials like silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics ...            

Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected with GPS Satellites

November 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter ...              

Tiny Satellites Show Earth as It Changes In Near-Real-Time

November 20, 2014 10:51 am | by Will Marshall, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster ...              

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