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

January 27, 2015 | 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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Kevlar Used to Make Batteries Tougher

January 30, 2015 9:39 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

We usually picture Kevlar as the synthetic fiber used for ballistic vests, combat helmets, and other applications for personal armor. But the same material famed for its ability to stop bullets could also prevent batteries from catching fire and exploding. One of the reasons the batteries caught fire in the Boeing 787 ... 

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Wireless Minute: Bluewire Bluetooth Headset Can Record Your Calls

January 30, 2015 9:28 am | by Amber Ziegenfus, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, the Bluewire Bluetooth 4.0 headset designed to record up to 1,000 hours’ worth of calls. The device can record both sides of a user’s conversation, is wireless charging-enabled, and includes a built-in flashlight and “find my phone” feature. The headset ... 

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Wireless Minute: Multitouch Smart Coffee Table Runs Both Windows 8 and Android

January 29, 2015 9:39 am | by Amber Ziegenfus, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, the Duet, a new multitouch smart coffee table from Ideum, brings Windows 8 and Android computers into a single unit. You can easily switch between the two operating systems, and the hardware itself is pretty rugged. The smart table contains ... 

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Wireless Minute: Augmented Reality Goggles for Skiing

January 28, 2015 10:02 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a new Israel-based startup called RideOn has developed augmented reality (AR) goggles for skiing and snowboarding ...                                      

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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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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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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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