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Meaghan's Minute: Lithium-Air Batteries

November 14, 2013 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, lithium-air batteries hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead to electric cars with a much greater driving range. However, there has been...

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Meaghan's Minute: Invisibility Cloak

November 13, 2013 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has been successfully demonstrated by two researchers at the Edward S. Rogers Senior...

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Meaghan's Minute: Driblet Water Sensor

November 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,  Dragon Innovation's crowd funding platform is featuring a new project, Driblet, which is a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that harvests its own energy by using the flow of water...

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Meaghan's Minute: Power Harvesting

November 11, 2013 9:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to modern solar panels, with inexpensive materials that are configured and tuned to...

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HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

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How the NSA Betrayed the World's Trust -- Time to Act

November 8, 2013 9:20 am | by Mikko Hypponen, TED Talk | Comments

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every...

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Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

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HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

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Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

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Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Acute Wounds

October 31, 2013 10:21 am | by Procellera | Comments

Procellera is a unique wound dressing with wireless microcurrent technology that provides an advanced wound healing solution for the management of wounds. Silver and zinc are applied on the device surface in a dot matrix pattern, creating...

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Abha Dawesar: Life in the "Digital Now"

October 31, 2013 9:29 am | by TED Talk, Abha Dawesar | Comments

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?

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HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

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HotSpot Episode 36: Smart Knockers Give Breast Implants a Brain

October 28, 2013 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Sandisk, a stand-alone smart sensor label; smart breast implants that make medical care easier; Google's browser extension, uPoxy, provides more secure routes to the Internet; and i-Air touch technology...

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Meaghan's Minute: Laser Power

October 25, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, measuring optical power employed aiming a laser at a coated detector, measuring the detector’s temperature change, and determining the electrical power needed to generate an equivalent amount of heat. An extremely accurate method, but difficult with high-power lasers.

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Engineering Newswire 62: Shock Your Boss with a Cell Phone Taser

October 24, 2013 11:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re crash landing the Ferrari of space, seeing through traffic, making bionic plants, and testing the sting of the Yellow Jacket Personal Protection Device, by zapping executive editor, David Mantey.

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