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STEM Stars in 'Spare Parts'

January 20, 2015 10:49 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

One of the reasons I like my job is I get to see many new devices and concepts before they hit the market. This past weekend it branched into Hollywood/the movies, as I had the privilege of screening “Spare Parts” before it hit the theaters ...                         

HotSpot Episode 97: Orrb Pods Provide a Positive Work Culture

January 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, developing a positive work culture through the use of pods; a folding portable keyboard that makes professional-grade typing as easy to carry as a pen; a wireless headset that cancels out 95 percent of background noise; and bringing back instant print cameras ...                     

Multimodal Fibers Deliver Drugs Directly to the Brain

January 20, 2015 8:27 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. Conventional neural probes are designed to record a single type of signaling, limiting the information that can be derived from the brain at any point in time. Now researchers at MIT may have found a way to change that ...

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Chiming in with Robotic Conversations

January 20, 2015 8:11 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations ...                      

Infographic: Bringing Our Schools into the 21st Century

January 20, 2015 8:03 am | by Nova Southeastern University | News | Comments

Internet, mobile devices, computers and so many more electronic devices have changed our day-to-day lives. One area that has been left relatively untouched is in our schools. There has not been a drastic change in the methods of presenting information to students in the last 10 years ...                   

Snowplow Tracking Apps Hold Cities Accountable for Cleanup

January 19, 2015 12:28 pm | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time ...                                 

Hearing with Your Tongue

January 16, 2015 3:37 pm | by Kortny Rolston, Colorado State University | News | Comments

In the future, those with substantial hearing loss may no longer need a doctor to surgically implant a cochlear device into their ear to restore their sense of sound ...                                            

Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber super car, and floating a foam car ...              

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Google Predicts 2-to-5-Year Timeframe for Commercial Driverless Cars

January 16, 2015 9:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years ...                                                     

Google Glass Sales Stopped for Redesign

January 16, 2015 8:56 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device ...                                

Infographic: How Tech Companies Are Changing Our Healthcare System

January 15, 2015 10:58 am | by The University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Health informatics is continually evolving and developing with the advent of new technologies. As you proceed with your Masters in Health Informatics education, you’ll learn that some of the most important players in the industry are tech companies ...                        

New Movie, ‘Spare Parts’ Features Robots Built by FIRST Teams

January 15, 2015 10:34 am | by Haley Dunn, FIRST | News | Comments

The stars are aligning for science and engineering, as a new movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Carlos PenaVega and Marisa Tomei about a high-school robotics team makes its debut in theaters nationwide. The movie, “Spare Parts,” is based on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 842 - Falcon Robotics ...                 

Rising Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Takes Aim at Apple iPhone

January 15, 2015 10:02 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone. The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said ...                             

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Booking Hospital Visits with a Smartphone

January 15, 2015 9:58 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings ...                       

Satellite 2015 Conference and Exhibition

January 14, 2015 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

We invite you to be our guests at the upcoming SATELLITE 2015 Conference and Exhibition-the premier global marketplace for satellite communications-taking place March 16-19, 2015 in Washington D.C.

Why the U.S. Needs More Cyber Professionals

January 13, 2015 12:23 pm | by Norwich University | News | Comments

Cyber threats continue to increase, as do the opportunities for information security and assurance experts. Several trends are driving this fact. More businesses are storing their data offsite in the cloud and more employees have remote access to systems and data ...

Stanford Researchers Measure Concussion Forces in Greatest Detail Yet

January 13, 2015 11:51 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

A team of engineers and physicians at Stanford has provided the first-ever measurements of all the acceleration forces imparted on the brain during a diagnosed concussion. The findings could lead to better injury detection or toward developing safer protective gear ...                         

Circling Back to the Mobile Revolution

January 13, 2015 11:30 am | by Eric Bilange, Head of Rich Engagement Services, Acision | Articles | Comments

Amongst many technological advances, 2014 witnessed smart watches hit the market with the same (or better) computing and processing power as desktops. Such developments are driving new levels of smart device adoption, with the GSMA predicting penetration rates to reach 75 percent in Europe and North America by 2020 ...              

Vision System for Household Robots

January 13, 2015 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

For household robots ever to be practical, they’ll need to be able to recognize the objects they’re supposed to manipulate. But while object recognition is one of the most widely studied topics in artificial intelligence, even the best object detectors still fail much of the time ...               

Important Milestones of Technology

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Sam Hudgins | News | Comments

Technology has come a long way, and it continues to advance at a rapid pace. From wearables to autonomous vehicles, here are a few of the great milestones that have occurred in technology ...                                      

Excelitas Technologies Introduces New Thermopile Detector

January 12, 2015 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies has launched the latest in its line of innovative digital thermopile detectors, the DigiPile Module TPiM 1T 1256 L5.5. The new module allows for greater customization and easy connectivity for non-contact temperature measurement and for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications ...

Obama: With Tech Advances Come Privacy Risks for U.S.

January 12, 2015 4:31 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked, providing more free access to credit scores and protecting students' private data ...                       

VCO Operates at 1690 MHz With a Control Voltage Range of 0.3V~4.7V

January 12, 2015 11:26 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's (Fort Myers, FL) CVCO55CC-1690-1690 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 1690 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2.5 dBm. Engineered and manufactured ... 

Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data _ Now to Make it Useful

January 12, 2015 11:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...                      

Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, predictive cruise control that reacts to other vehicles; wearable technology that altrers you mind, like drugs; Nissan and NASA team up to create autonomous cars; an SDHC memory card that features NFC; and DARPA's program for tiny UAVs ...             

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