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The Flower-Shaped Starshade to Detect Earth-Like Planets

April 23, 2014 | by Jeremy Kasdin, TED Talk | Comments

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them — yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment...              

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Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

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HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

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Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased, on April 16, 2014 at the KAIST campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a great improvement in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly...                 

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Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

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HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

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Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 14, 2014 9:35 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate cancer and HIV, to name a few...         

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Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo…                                         

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Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                  

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Knowledge Transfer between Robots

April 1, 2014 1:53 pm | by Matthew E. Taylor, Washington State University | Comments

While it may sound like fun and games, helping robots teach each other to play computer games is an important area of research in robotics – and it’s not easy. If robots could teach each other tasks, then people wouldn’t need to; for instance, a housecleaning robot could teach its replacement the job...

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Engineering Live: The Internet of Things (On Demand)

March 31, 2014 10:27 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live (On Demand), we’ve assembled an expert panel with direct influence on the IoT to discuss the current state of the industry; where we’ll be in five years; and the key componentry that is making it all possible ...             

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Hotspot Episode 56: Remote-Controlled, Fire-Breathing Dragon

March 31, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a Smart Mat that is force sensitive and connects to the Internet of Things; Mark Zuckerberg announces Connectivity Lab; Ducati and Dainese collaborate on a motorcycle jacket equipped with airbags; and a remote-controlled, fire-breathing dragon...                           

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Meaghan's Minute: FCC Takes Action on Wireless Spectrum

March 28, 2014 12:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies,The FCC is planning to move forward with a proposal to experiment with wireless spectrum -- the limited resource that increasing mobile internet use has made even more precious....              

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Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

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Meaghan's Minute: Combining the Powers of Renewables

March 27, 2014 12:12 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Dr. Kurt Rohrig from the Franhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, believes if the strengths of wind, solar, and biogas are combined in a smart way...                       

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Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Detect Disorders

March 26, 2014 11:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, the Tecnalia center for applied research has designed a system of sensors which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored...                

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