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Wireless Minute: Navy’s Sonar-Emitting Buoys May Harm Whales

January 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on the Wireless Minute, the U.S. Navy wants to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast making animal activists sad, angry, and loud ...                                              

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Brain-to-Brain Communication Has Arrived

January 26, 2015 1:51 pm | by Miguel Nicolelis, TED Talk | Comments

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain ...                      

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Wireless Minute: Smart Shoes Sends Real-Time Data to Runners Via Smartphone

January 26, 2015 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Athletic shoemaker, Altra, and wearable technology company, iFit, are teaming up to create a smart shoe for runners ...                                            

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MIT Researchers Create a Better Siri

January 26, 2015 9:50 am | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a pocket power plant that produces an unlimited supply of electricity anywhere; a smart portable power outlet that can be controlled by smartphones; a new tracking software for those who like to air drum; and a better Siri produced by researchers at MIT ...                   

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Atlas Robot Gets Major Upgrade

January 23, 2015 10:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re untethering the all new Atlas Robot, fighting global warming, and ... doing the laundry ...                   

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Rice-Sized Robots Mimic Insects

January 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Sarah Bergbreiter, TED Talk | Comments

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future ...                  

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HotSpot Episode 97: Orrb Pods Provide a Positive Work Culture

January 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, developing a positive work culture through the use of pods; a folding portable keyboard that makes professional-grade typing as easy to carry as a pen; a wireless headset that cancels out 95 percent of background noise; and bringing back instant print cameras ...                     

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Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber super car, and floating a foam car ...              

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A Hybrid Motorcycle for U.S. Special Forces

January 16, 2015 8:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

For most people, a fully electric car is about as affordable as it is practical, but Chevy has taken on at least one of those problems with it’s newest reveal of a fully-electric Bolt for just $30,000. Based on lessons learned from Chevy’s hyprid Volt and Spark ...

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Top 10 from CES 2015: Quantum Dots Are For Real

January 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the single most important event of the year. And with 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, 3,600 exhibitors, and more than 170,000 attendees — every one of which we got to dodge en route to each appointment ...

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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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