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Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

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Autonomous Power Distribution System

September 30, 2014 3:52 pm | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

The team has programmed robots to restore power in small electrical networks, linking up power cords and batteries to light a little lamp or set a flag to waving with a small electrical motor...             

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Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | by ECN Magazine | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

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Boonton 55 Series Wideband USB Peak Power Sensor

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by Boonton | Comments

Boonton's USB Peak Power Sensor offers the capabilities of bench top peak power meters on your laptop or tablet.  In addition to incorporating the trigger stability and waveform fidelity features of its bench top peak power meters, the 55 series features Real Time Power Processing...                    

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Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

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Meaghan's Minute: Recharging Battery Modules

September 18, 2014 11:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego are developing algorithms that would allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars just like you would with a camera or flashlight...           

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Meaghan's Minute: Semi-Customizable SiP

September 17, 2014 10:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, ON Semiconductor has recently introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors, and electrocardiogram analyzers...

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Meaghan's Minute: Ant-Sized Radios

September 16, 2014 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a radio the size of an ant. The device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna...        

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Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Radio Chip

September 15, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, GreenPeak Technologies has launched the new GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls that support voice control, motion sensing, and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol, which enables a single remote control to control all the home’s connected devices...  

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HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

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Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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Hotseat 37: Antenna Design Strategy

September 10, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this edpisode of the HotSeat, WDD sit down with Larry Morrell, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Larry Morrell at Cavendish Kinetics...                             

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Social Robots to Work With Humans Within Rules

September 9, 2014 9:21 pm | by AP / Powered by NewsLook.com | Comments

The next generation of social robots will act within social rules attached to its role and impact the way humans interact with each other. The field is actually called cognitive robotics ...         

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NXP Ultra Small Adapter Solution

September 9, 2014 4:29 pm | by NXP Semiconductors | Comments

GreenChip TEA1836 & TEA1892 controller ICs for ultra small 25-65 W adapters. Watch the video to see the solution for worlds first truly portable power adapter, that is as cool as it looks...              

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Don't Like Clickbait? Don't Click

September 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by TED | Comments

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad...

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