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Warning Signals Alert Filipinos of Oncoming Tsunamis

April 27, 2015 11:56 am | by E2S | News | Comments

The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries, and swamped coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet (30 meters) high. Following this tragic event, the UN set up the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System, and although not ... 

Google Officially Launches Project Fi

April 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

The rumors are true! (Well, some of them.) Google has officially launched Project Fi, a program...

Google's Wireless Service Rumored to Launch Soon

April 22, 2015 1:31 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Apparently Google, the tech giant that is dabbling in what seems like everything these days, is...

LoRa Alliance Poised to Make LPWAN a Reality for M2M

April 20, 2015 4:45 pm | by Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird Embedded Wireless Solutions | Articles | Comments

Wireless M2M solutions have traditionally only had three different technologies that they could...

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Next-Gen Public Safety Technologies Using IoT

April 20, 2015 4:33 pm | by James Teel, Director of Business Development for LTE Technology, Harris Corporation | Articles | Comments

Imagine this: you are a police officer patrolling your beat, just as you do for 40 hours a week - every week. You see a car exceeding the speed limit. You hit your lights in order to pull the car over, and like most nights, you are by yourself as you go through the standard ... 

Researcher Denied Airline Flight After Tweet About Hacking

April 20, 2015 11:14 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight ... 

WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive of Hacked Sony Documents

April 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. It's the latest ... 

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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Sack Network Issues

April 15, 2015 2:47 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD and James Davis, Wireless Applications Engineer, API Technologies Corp. | Articles | Comments

Picture this: You're at a major sporting event and you just took a phenomenal snapshot of the field, or the players, or maybe even you on the field with a player. You undoubtedly want to send it to your wife, or kids, or friends, or maybe even your entire friend list on Facebook. You crop it, maybe ... 

Photos of the Day: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

April 15, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press & NASA | News | Comments

After a scrub on Monday, the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for another launch attempt at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This is SpaceX's sixth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space ... 

Research for One-Year Space Station Mission Launched Aboard SpaceX Resupply Flight

April 14, 2015 10:15 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 14...

5G World Summit to Explore How 5G Will Drive the IoT

April 14, 2015 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

5G is set to become the first network capable of being versatile and scalable enough to enable the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). With all of our everyday objects hyper-connected, the 5G network will have a huge amount of data to process which is why the 5G World ... 

Data Acquisition System for Demanding Uses

April 13, 2015 7:35 pm | by Ultraview Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ultraview Corporation announces a 14-bit 2/4-channel 400MSPS multi-terabyte-deep-storage data acquisition system for demanding uses in which extremely long analog/RF waveforms need to observed with high SNR for timespans of up to an hour (up to 2 Hours for 10TB model), such as ... 

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Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

April 13, 2015 8:50 am | by NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research. This technology could serve regions of the world that cannot afford ... 

Transistor Laser Research Aims to Push Modulation Speeds into THz Range

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

ECE Professor Milton Feng recently received a $657,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to enhance the modulation speed performance of the transistor laser, a novel 3-terminal device that he and ECE colleague Nick Holonyak Jr. invented in 2004. The transistor laser offers the potential ... 

In the HotSeat: Mike Fahrion, B+B SmartWorx

April 10, 2015 11:20 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MTZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development (WDD) sat down with Mike Fahrion, vice president of IoT Technologies for B+B SmartWorx to discuss the news strategies and roadmaps the company has put in place to be a leading force in the industrial IoT (IIoT) space ...

Photos of the Day: Graphene Looking Promising for Future Spintronic Devices

April 10, 2015 10:43 am | by Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had previously been known ...

How to Land on a Comet

April 9, 2015 2:16 pm | by Fred Jansen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this fascinating and funny talk, Jansen reveals some of the intricate calculations that went into landing the Philae probe ...

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Software Systems that Last 100 Years

April 9, 2015 12:49 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has announced it will launch an ambitious four-year research project to investigate the fundamental computational and algorithmic requirements necessary for software systems and data to remain robust and functional in excess of 100 years ...

What Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Can Tell Us about the Brain

April 9, 2015 12:37 pm | by Britt Faulstick, Drexel University | News | Comments

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed--with the help of a brain-controlled exoskeleton--by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics ...

Inkjet-Printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics

April 9, 2015 12:25 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics ...

Iodine-Laced Bindis Fight Malnutrition

April 9, 2015 11:07 am | by David Mantey, Melisa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re savings lives with a tiny dot, driving a super-efficient SuperTruck, rewriting rock history, and going to auction to bet on TRONs light cycle ...

Smart Cities: How M2M will Affect Major Urban Areas

April 9, 2015 10:28 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Articles | Comments

By 2050, the United Nations projects 67 percent of the global population will live in cities. The rapid urban growth will require cities to become more sustainable, safer, and even interactive. In many places, the only way to handle this population influx ...

Photos of the Day: Apple Watch isn't the Only Gadget out this Week

April 9, 2015 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here are five new devices and services targeting your wallet ...

Future Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes

April 8, 2015 12:54 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the logic for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices ...

When it Comes to Drones, the Sky is the Limit

April 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The purpose of drones and their opportunity for growth appears to be unconstrained. “Seed-bombing” drones could soon be used to save billions of trees worldwide. The upstart United Kingdom-based ...

Things to Know about Apple's New Photo-Storage Service

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expected to release a free update to its Mac operating system. The update will bring a new Photos app for Mac computers and launch an online photo-storage service called iCloud Photo Library ...

No One Likes Goodbyes

April 8, 2015 9:29 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

It is with great excitement, and also deep sadness, that I announce my departure from the design and engineering world to pursue an opportunity in academia ...

Computers that Mimic the Function of the Brain

April 7, 2015 4:48 pm | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult to crash, and works at extremely fast speeds. It's not a Mac or a PC; it's the human brain. And scientists around the world want to mimic its abilities ...

Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit

April 7, 2015 3:49 pm | by Delcross Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Delcross Technologies announces the release of the EMIT (Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit) Version 4 software. EMIT V4.0 combines an analysis engine that is over 100x faster t ...

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