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Improving Power Efficiency in Mobile Devices

December 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Phyllis Cosentino, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments | Articles | Comments

We rely heavily on mobile devices for a wide range of our needs, from serving as our primary method of communication to being a flashlight or alarm clock. The last thing any user wants is a dead battery. To extend battery life and improve efficiency, designers are focused on the power efficiency of the radio, particularly for modern communication ... 

Photos of the Day: Stunning Drone Images

December 12, 2014 12:21 pm | by Dronestagram | News | Comments

Here are the best photos that drones took in 2014 all over the world ...                               

How Can We Build Safer Infrastructure?

December 12, 2014 11:04 am | by Brigham A. McCown, Forbes Contributor | News | Comments

The excavation and construction efforts required to maintain and manage the complex web of underground infrastructure is a laborious activity, invisible to most. This work helps ensure the reliability of infrastructure vital to bringing the natural gas, electricity, and data services to homes and businesses in every ... 

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Nintendo Wii Helps Stroke Victims with Physiotherapy

December 12, 2014 10:51 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers ...                                                 

Photo of the Day: Real-Time Information of Brain Damage

December 11, 2014 4:16 pm | by Alex Reid, Tufts University | News | Comments

Coherent hemodynamics spectroscopy (CHS), developed and published by Tufts Professor of Biomedical Engineering Sergio Fantini, measures blood flow, blood volume, and oxygen consumption in the brain. It uses non-invasive near infrared (NIR) light technology to scan brain tissue, and then ...                     

A New Way to Diagnose Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes & Dementia

December 11, 2014 4:14 pm | by Alex Reid, Tufts University | News | Comments

New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia--in real time and without invasive procedures ...                   

Eye-Tracking Subconscious Menu

December 11, 2014 3:52 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The tulip concentrating solar power plant is officially opening its first commercial site in Ethiopia. This will be the third tulip site to be created. There is one in Israel and one in Spain, but the previous operations have been focused on research and ...

Automatic License Plate Reader

December 11, 2014 3:25 pm | by Catherine Crump, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows ...                         

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Solid-State Transistors Re-Invent the Microwave

December 11, 2014 2:57 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

We’re all familiar with the microwave. It has changed the way we cook meals by allowing families to rapidly heat food that, before, took some time to prepare ...                                  

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

December 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket’s cargo bay ...             

Tracking What Students Grasp with Mobile Devices

December 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA ’11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom in the hands of students ...                

TTE Introduces RF & Microwave Filters for Off-the-Shelf Convenience

December 11, 2014 1:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The 9-pole filters in the LC9S Series from TTE deliver fast roll-off, an insertion loss of 1.0 dB maximum, and 50 Ω terminations ...                  

Changing the Face of the Tech Industry

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Despite all their wealth and brainpower, technology companies realize they need help identifying and recruiting more women, blacks, and Latinos who can write computer code, design websites, and build mobile applications ...                          

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Finally, A Wearable that Works

December 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

The PerformTek technology powers a variety of wearable devices with highly accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring, providing information on oxygen consumption and cadence. It can be integrated into mobile devices, allowing consumers to use it for ...               

Survey Shows Internet's Broadening Political Role

December 11, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Would-be 2016 presidential candidates take note: the Internet may potentially make or break your campaign. More Internet users than ever view online efforts as key to political campaigns, according to a survey released Thursday by the University of Southern California ...                 

Affordable Internet Access should Be a Human Right

December 11, 2014 10:27 am | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing ...          

Battery-Free RFID Pressure Monitoring Tag

December 10, 2014 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Cyclon-05BA from Farsens S.L, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated absolute pressure measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery ...                

Texas Instruments NFC Sensor Transponder

December 10, 2014 4:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the flexible high frequency 13.56 MHz sensor transponder family. The highly integrated ultra-low-power RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family combines an ISO 15693-compliant near field communication (NFC) interface ...       

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Commences with Introduction of Revolutionary Prototyping System & Annual Dialogue with Industry Executives

December 10, 2014 2:38 pm | by National Instruments; IEEE GLOBECOM | News | Comments

The opening ceremonies of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, the premier global conference dedicated to driving advancement in nearly every telecommunications field, commenced on Tuesday morning with Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO and Cofounder of National Instruments, highlighting his company’s “never before seen approach to prototyping next generation wireless systems” during his keynote address on ...

Powering Underground Wireless Sensors

December 10, 2014 11:50 am | by Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless devices have become ubiquitous, with new applications continually emerging to address the needs of a technology-driven world. Wireless devices can now be found virtually everywhere; from underwater sensor networks that warn of seismic activities that could lead to tsunamis ...               

Application of the Connected Hospital

December 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Katherine Tordoff, Editorial Intern | News | Comments

Hospitals are becoming more connected with the increase use of wireless medical devices, which allow patients and caregivers the freedom to move about the hospital while the patient’s health is still monitored and documented automatically ...                   

Helping Students Develop Their Product-Design Skills

December 10, 2014 10:34 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At a packed and festive presentation in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium that felt more like a movie premiere than the conclusion of a serious class, last night dozens of students in eight teams presented the results of a semester of work in course 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes) ...             

Photos of the Day: Writting Graphene Microsupercapacitors with a Laser

December 10, 2014 10:25 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Under a microscope, what the researchers call laser-induced graphene (LIG) doesn't look like a perfect chicken wire-like grid of atoms. Instead, it's a jumble of interconnected graphene flakes with five-, six- and seven-atom rings ...                

Laser-Induced Graphene for Energy Storage & Electronics

December 10, 2014 10:24 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser. The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the need for hot furnaces and controlled environments, and it makes graphene that may be suitable for electronics or energy storage ...

Keysight Technologies Introduces MHL 3 Source Compliance Test Software

December 10, 2014 9:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies has introduced compliance test software for the latest mobile high-definition link (MHL) specification. The MHL 3 source compliance test software allows engineers to test their MHL 3 transmitters the same way they are tested at official authorized MHL compliance test centers using Keysight Infiniium oscilloscopes ...                             

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