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HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

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How Your Used Cellphone Can Save the Rainforest

March 4, 2015 12:14 pm | by Topher White, TED Talk | Comments

Engineer Topher White shares a simple, scalable way to stop this brutal deforestation — that starts with your old cell phone ...

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Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM?

March 3, 2015 4:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live, ECN’s expert panel will discuss: what steps we (teachers, professors, STEM organizations) can take to keep students interested in STEM, what type of curriculum is most effective in keeping students in STEM, and how businesses can actively ...

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ZANO at Embedded World

March 2, 2015 1:32 pm | by Latronix | Comments

This week at Embedded World, Lantronix and Torquing showed off the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of the ZANO nano drone.  Powered by the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module ...

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From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person

February 23, 2015 2:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided each of us with ...

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Students 2 Science Is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 1:26 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

ECN Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) recently took a field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science. The organization is designed to help students experience the thrill of conducting an experiment in a real lab with an eventual goal of inspiring, motivating, and ... 

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Spare Parts Interview, Part 1

February 23, 2015 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wireless Design and Development sits down with the original members of the Falcon Robotics team, from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ in which the movie, Spare Part,s took inspiration from ...             

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HotSpot Episode 102: Military Smart Gun is More Accurate

February 23, 2015 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a military gun that integrates smart electronics for better accuracy; an engineer’s survival kit provided by ARC Technologies; a project that enables cars to share information about conditions that relate to road friction; and an interview with the original Falcon's robotics team ...             

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Wireless Minute: Motion Gaming with Force & Resistance

February 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, gaming has come a long way since the Atari, and Realm is determined to set the bar even higher with its new system that measures energy expenditure whilst using resistance ...       

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The W.I.N.D. House Can Be Controlled By Your Smartphone

February 19, 2015 10:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The W.I.N.D. House, by Dutch firm UNStudio, can be completely controlled from inside the house or remotely by a smartphone, and sports sustainable technology that reduces its dependence on the grid. Work on the W.I.N.D. House began in 2008 and the project ... 

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Wireless Minute: Why Google Glass Died

February 19, 2015 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection ...              

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Wireless Minute: The Wearable Artificial Kidney

February 18, 2015 9:27 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) is a concept that promises patients suffering from kidney failure an alternative to conventional dialysis. The tool-belt sized prototype has been granted approval for human testing in the United States by the FDA with clinical trials ... 

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Wireless Minute: Keep Beat Sports Bra Keeps You Motivated

February 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

One British design student created an amazing sports bra… yes, you heard that correctly; the bra aims to make running easier and more fun by matching your music to your heart rate. Victoria Sowerby, a student at Northumbria University, created the Keep Beat ... 

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HotSpot Episode 101: Hedgehog-Inspired Body Airbag

February 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, snowboard bindings that help boarders visualize their balance; a new method of processing signals via fiber optic cable; a new car technology for making driving safe; and a full-body airbag for motorcyclists, bikers, skiers, and other hobbyists and professionals ...           

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Wireless Minute: Smartphones vs. Wearables

February 13, 2015 3:50 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wearable devices have received a lot of attention in the fitness world for tracking certain data and helping consumers improve whatever it is they need to improve ...                  

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