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Engineering Newswire: Personal Jetpack Redesign Saves Pilot from Catastrophic Failure

October 4, 2013 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big ...                   

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What You Can Do About Everday Cybercrime

October 3, 2013 9:37 am | by TED | Comments

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that...     

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HP 35660A DSA Upgrade Investigation

October 1, 2013 10:38 am | by EEVblog, David L. Jones | Comments

In this teardown of the front end PCB in the HP 35660A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, David L. Jones does some preliminary investigation to see what opamps and FETs are used in the analog front end to see if they can be upgraded for better performance.

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HotSpot Episode 32: Quadcopter that Acts Like a Guide Dog

September 30, 2013 11:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.

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Meaghan's Minute: Bluetooth-Enabled Bath Fan

September 27, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Homewerks Worldwide has introduced a Bluetooth enabled ventilation bath fan that streams music wirelessly in home bathrooms. It connects to most Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops from up to 30 feet away.

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Engineering Newswire 57: DARPA's Experimental Program Sends Drones to Space

September 26, 2013 4:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.

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Meaghan's Minute: FDA Rules for Smartphone Health Apps

September 26, 2013 9:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's minute, brought to you by Memory Protection devices, we are discussing smartphone apps that consumers use to track and monitor their health. According to the Associated Press, the FDA will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

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Meaghan's Minute: High-Power GaN Transistors

September 25, 2013 9:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Richardson RFPD has announced a new line of high-power GaN transistors in rugged, space-saving plastic packages from MACOM. The new plastic-packaged GaN on Silicon Carbide power transistors offer comparable reliability and a lighter-weight.

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Everyday Cybercrime -- and What You Can Do About It

September 24, 2013 4:43 pm | by TED Talks: James Lyne | Comments

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.

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Mapping Ideas Worth Spreading

September 24, 2013 4:21 pm | by TED Talks: Eric Berlow & Sean Gourley | Comments

What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TED Talks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.                                                          

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Meaghan's Minute: Microsoft's New Surface Tablet

September 24, 2013 9:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 tablet has a built-in kickstand, and can be used flat on a table, or in someone's lap. It also has a 75 percent improvement in battery life.

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Meaghan's Minute: Fingerprint Safe

September 23, 2013 11:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

On Friday, Senator Al Franken asked Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S. Franken said that the fingerprint system could be potentially disastrous for users if someone does eventually hack it.

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HotSpot Episode 31: Cleaning Up Space Mess

September 23, 2013 11:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a low voltage, miniature TCXO; a satellite with the mission to clean up space; EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems for $115M; and resistive switching devices.

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HotSeat Episode 9: Device Certification

September 20, 2013 12:09 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

Device certification is complex for OEMs, because carriers differ in requirements and processes to deploy devices on their respective networks. It is hard to predict development costs, schedule/predict time-to-market, and navigate certification processes. And, re-branding an already-certified product is costly.

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Meaghan’s Minute: Baby Booty Monitors Infant Vitals

September 20, 2013 9:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

It’s Friday!!!!! And in this episode of Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we’re talking about Owlet, which is helping parents obtain a snapshot into their child’s well-being with their new Owlet Vitals Monitor that works with your very own smartphone.

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