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Engineering Update #91: CATS in Space

January 13, 2015 2:13 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The International Space Station is getting a shipment of CATS. I know what you’re thinking, but sadly, these are CAT modules. The CATS are sensors that will be operational on the ISS for at least six months and up to three years. Their task is to offer researchers a better...

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Mercedes’ Futuristic Self-Driving Car

January 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head ...                         

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Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | 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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Happy Maps Track How You Feel When Traveling

January 8, 2015 10:45 am | by Daniele Quercia, TED Talk | Comments

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way ...                           

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See Invisible Motion, Hear Silent Sounds

January 6, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Rubinstein, TED Talk | Comments

Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing ...                    

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HotSpot Episode 95: NASA's Rover Has Amnesia

January 5, 2015 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: an unmanned helicopter, detecting extraterrestrial life, and NASA's Rover has amnesia. Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout drone helicopter has made its first flight from a U.S. Navy destroyer. According to Capt. Jeff Dodge, who manages the program for Naval Air Systems ... 

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Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year!

December 23, 2014 4:09 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Your friends at WDD, ECN, and Advantage Business Media would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy New Year! We have lots to look forward to in 2015 — the second annual ECN IMPACT Awards, the very first Young Mind Awards, and the continued evolution of ...

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Happy Holidays from WDD!

December 23, 2014 12:44 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

WDD would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to another great year of being the RF and Microwave source for the OEM design engineer. Thanks for being such loyal readers. Cheers from your editors ... 

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What is STEM?

December 23, 2014 10:25 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

What is STEM? It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world. Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways ...

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Controlling a Robotic Arm With Your Thoughts

December 23, 2014 10:20 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

You might remember a few years ago when scientists discovered that, by inserting an implant in the brain of a quadriplegic woman, she was able to control a robot arm with just her thoughts. By implanting 96 contact points on the part of the brain that ...

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HotSpot Episode 94: U.S. Navy Tests Shark Robot UAS

December 22, 2014 11:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, the Ford SYNC 3, Mirco Location: the new ScenSor chip, the KipstR: Eat, Sleep, Wear, and the Robo Shark. Ford has introduced its new communications and entertainment system, SYNC® 3. SYNC 3’s more conversational voice recognition technology, a more smartphone-like touch screen and ... 

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Got a Smartphone? Start Broadcasting

December 18, 2014 12:47 pm | by Bruno Torturra, TED Talk | Comments

In 2011, journalist Bruno Torturra covered a protest in São Paulo which turned ugly. His experience of being teargassed had a profound effect on the way he thought about his work, and he quit his job to focus on broadcasting raw, unedited experiences online ...               

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The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 12:37 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time ...     

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Tweets of City Dwellers

December 16, 2014 2:28 pm | by Dave Troy, TED | Comments

Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has ...             

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When We Teach Computers to Learn

December 16, 2014 2:06 pm | by Jeremy Howard, TED | Comments

What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos ...              

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