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HotSpot Episode 104: Boeing Launches First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites

March 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable monitoring system for Parkinson's patients; a smart lock that needs a secret knock password to open; Boeing launches the first all-electric propulsion satellites; and a prototype prosthetic ankle that features a low-cost camera and a computer-controlled actuator ...

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Glasses That Prevent Facial Recognition

March 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Comments

To date, we’ve seen 3D-printed drones, 3D-printed model airplanes, and while major airlines like Airbus are exploring the idea of futuristic, 3D-printed passenger jets, we haven’t seen rapid prototyping applied on so large a scale — until now.

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Teardown: Globalstar Satellite Phone

March 5, 2015 2:08 pm | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 2000 vintage Globalstar GSP1600 Tri-Band Satellite Phone?

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Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

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How Your Used Cellphone Can Save the Rainforest

March 4, 2015 12:14 pm | by Topher White, TED Talk | Comments

Engineer Topher White shares a simple, scalable way to stop this brutal deforestation — that starts with your old cell phone ...

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The Problem with "Trickle-Down Techonomics"

March 4, 2015 9:36 am | by TED Talk, Jon Gosier | Comments

Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed ...

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Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM?

March 3, 2015 4:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live, ECN’s expert panel will discuss: what steps we (teachers, professors, STEM organizations) can take to keep students interested in STEM, what type of curriculum is most effective in keeping students in STEM, and how businesses can actively ...

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ZANO at Embedded World

March 2, 2015 1:32 pm | by Latronix | Comments

This week at Embedded World, Lantronix and Torquing showed off the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of the ZANO nano drone.  Powered by the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module ...

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HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

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Spare Parts Interview Part 2

March 2, 2015 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

In this interview, WDD sits down with the current Falcons team from from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ. They discuss what they’re working on now, what competitions they have coming up, and why being a part of the team is important to them ...                

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From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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The Big Apple's Worst Parking Spot Found with Big Data

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ben Wellington, TED Talk | Comments

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination ...         

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person

February 23, 2015 2:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided each of us with ...

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Students 2 Science Is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 1:26 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

ECN Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) recently took a field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science. The organization is designed to help students experience the thrill of conducting an experiment in a real lab with an eventual goal of inspiring, motivating, and ... 

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Spare Parts Interview, Part 1

February 23, 2015 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wireless Design and Development sits down with the original members of the Falcon Robotics team, from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ in which the movie, Spare Part,s took inspiration from ...             

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