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Wearable Device Helps Vision-Impaired Avoid Collision

March 27, 2015 4:47 pm | by Mary Leach, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Schepens Eye Research Institute used an obstacle course to evaluate a wearable collision warning device they developed for patients with peripheral vision loss. They found the device may help patients with a wide range of vision loss avoid collisions with high-level obstacles ...

Flush-Fitting Hinged Trims

March 27, 2015 3:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a new size to its SMART-BOX range of advanced sealed plastic enclosures for...

5 Things to Know About Galaxy S6 Phones

March 27, 2015 10:37 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the...

Photo of the Day: DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel

March 27, 2015 10:26 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program seeks to...

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Universal Input

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Polytron Devices’ new UI10 series of 10 Watt, single and dual output AC-DC power supply modules deliver 75 percent power supply efficiency in 2.5" x 1.75" x .75" fully encapsulated plastic cases. Additional features include ...

Stable Electrical Parameters

March 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced the new TCR Professional Series tantalum chip capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes. Designed for use in high power DC-DC converters employed in telecommunications, industrial, and avionics applications that demand high reliability and long lifetime performance, TCR Professional Series capacitors are subjected to AVX’s maverick part control Q-Process with statistical screening ...

IEEE ICC 2015 Explores “Smart City & Smart World” Innovations from June 8 – 12 in London’s Tech City

March 26, 2015 2:19 pm | by IEEE International Conference | News | Comments

The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications will host its next annual event from 8-12 June 2015 at the ExCel London convention centre in London, UK. In addition to experiencing the numerous local iconic attractions like Canary Wharf, The Olympic Park and Museum of London, attendees will also have the ability to explore London’s Tech City, the fastest growing technology cluster in Europe and the ...

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Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 1:52 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

Robots on Reins Could Be the 'Eyes' of Firefighters

March 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs. The small mobile robot - equipped ...

Photos of the Day: Cutting-Edge Mars Landing Technologies

March 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been developing cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars -- or any other planetary body -- with more precision than ever before. In collaboration with Masten Space Systems in Mojave, California, they have recently tested these technologies on board a high-tech demonstration vehicle called the ...

Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology

March 26, 2015 10:13 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | News | Comments

It's tricky to get a spacecraft to land exactly where you want. That's why the area where the Mars rover Curiosity team had targeted to land was an ellipse that may seem large, measuring 12 miles by 4 miles (20 by 7 kilometers) ...

Nano Piano's Lullaby Could Mean Storage Breakthrough

March 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Bill Bowman, MechSE | News | Comments

A team led by MechSE associate professor Kimani Toussaint has demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a nonmagnetic plasmonic nanostructure ...

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Tern Continues Progress toward Enabling Small Ships to Host Their Own Unmanned Air Systems

March 26, 2015 9:55 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 2 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). The goal of Tern is to give forward-deployed small ships the ability to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ...

Teaching Computers to Understand Pictures

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Fei-Fei Li, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art ...

Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

March 26, 2015 9:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance ...

5-Bit Attenuator Reaches 31 GHz

March 25, 2015 5:35 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 5-bit digital attenuator spanning 1-31 GHz. The Qorvo TGL2223-SM offers a 0.5 dB least significant bit (LSB) providing 15.5 dB of overall attenuation range. The TGL2223-SM is packaged in a ceramic, air-cavity QFN measuring 3 x 3 x 1.45 mm. Useful in applications such as point-to-point radio, SatCom, EW and radar, the Qorvo TGL2223-SM has measurably ...

New Digital Printing Service For Front Panels And Enclosures

March 24, 2015 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s metal enclosures division METCASE is pioneering the use of digital printing for front panels, rack cases and instrument housings – saving customers time and money. METCASE’s new state of the art digital technology means legends, logos and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily. METCASE can print in full ... 

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DARPA Invites Ideas to Speed Up Computation

March 23, 2015 3:48 pm | News | Comments

Whether designed to predict the spread of an epidemic, understand the potential impacts of climate change, or model the acoustical signature of a newly designed ship hull, computer simulations are an essential tool of scientific discovery. By using mathematical models that capture the complex physical phenomena of the real world ...

JENN-AIR's Dual Convection Smart Oven

March 23, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

JENN-AIR is releasing a dual convection oven which can be completely operated via a mobile app ...

HotSpot Episode 106: A New App that Animates Your Life

March 23, 2015 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a ring that provides a shortcut to everything; using virtual reality to decorate your home; making health insurance easy with a new mobile app; and animate your life with Plotagon ...

Photos of the Day: The Universe's Most Energetic Phenomena

March 23, 2015 11:04 am | by Matthew Wright, University of Maryland | News | Comments

Supernovae, neutron star collisions and active galactic nuclei are among the most energetic phenomena in the known universe. These violent explosions produce high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays, which can easily travel large distances--making it possible to see objects and events far outside our own galaxy ...

Can't Remember Your Password? Here are 2 New Ways to Log In

March 23, 2015 10:23 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked ...

Tag Heuer Brings Swiss Craftmanship to Silicon Valley

March 20, 2015 4:08 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

TAG Heuer plans to bring a little bit of Swiss craftsmanship to Silicon Valley, as the watchmakers gears toward smartwatches ...

Wireless Minute: Terminal Navigation for the Blind

March 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Alex Shanahan, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Anything for neurotic claustrophobes?    

I Was Kidnapped at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Okay, so I wasn’t really kidnapped, but I was picked up by a white van with tinted windows on the corner of a city that I’ve never been to before. The experience was organized by Vinli and Gemalto to promote the innovative Vinli aftermarket device that plugs into an OBD-II port ...

Best Innovators Named at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 9:11 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The internet connection-free messenger FireChat and the music service Cone were among the winners of the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards 2015, presented on March 17...

Creating New Senses for Humans

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by David Eagleman, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that ... 

TGAC's Take on the First Portable DNA Sequencing 'Laboratory'

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by Hayley London, The Genome Analysis Centre | News | Comments

One of the first research Institutes to be part of MAP, TGAC plans to use the miniaturized sequencing device to conduct live environmental surveillance; rather than gathering samples to take back to the laboratory, enabling the researchers to deliver real-time experimental genetic data for immediate analysis ...

Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Roxanne Makasdjian and Phil Ebiner | Videos | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible ...

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