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HotSpot Episode 22: Drowning Detection System Creates Virtual Safety Network

July 22, 2013 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this week’s episode of the HotSpot, brought to you by OKW Enclosures, Lilliputian Systems has created a portable power device that will power all of your CE devices; Brazilian startup Kinetics has created a new communication technology called NearBytes; InfoMotion Sports has developed the 94Fifty sensor basketball; and Seal Innovation has created the SEAL wearable swim monitor and drowning detection system.

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Engineering Newswire 47: Robotic Sea Creatures Have Guts

July 18, 2013 1:12 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we're mapping blood vessels to recognize your face, spicing up swamps with robotic frog mates, and swimming with the robotic fishes, literally, not figuratively, no one died.

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The Microwave of the Future

July 18, 2013 9:00 am | by Nathan Broadbent | Comments

Nathan Broadbent has hacked away at his microwave to add stuff that any self-respecting microwave manufacturer of the year 2013 should have probably added themselves. Voice commands. Barcodes that pre-set cooking times. A self-setting clock.

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Envelope Tracking Technology

July 17, 2013 1:59 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

Pete Cain, the wireless solution planner for the Microwave and Communications division of the Electronic Measurements Group at Agilent Technologies, discusses the benefits of using envelope tracking, an approach to RF amplifier design in which the power supply voltage applied to the power amplifier is constantly adjusted to ensure that the amplifier is operating at peak efficiency for the given instantaneous output power requirements.

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Engineering Update #15: A Laser Gatling Gun

July 16, 2013 8:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this episode of ECN's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, graphene gets colder; the solar-impulse airplane completes its cross-country journey; and a laser gatling gun that features six blue 1.4-W class 4 lasers.

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HotSpot Episode 21: Superman Memory Stores Vast Quantities of Data

July 15, 2013 9:37 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Pentek has announced the SystemFlow Simulator for its Talon analog and digital recording systems; Scientists have demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing; a new satellite system covering the Arctic region; and a wireless range extender that creates wireless connectivity where ever you go.

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HotSeat Episode 4: HD Voice & VOLTE Market

July 12, 2013 1:31 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

During this HotSeat interview, Brock Butler, Marketing Director for mobile devices at Spirent Communications, discusses the major trends occurring in the HD Voice and VOLTE markets. He also provides an overview of the major challenges that are present in these markets and insight on how they can be overcome.

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Engineering Newswire 46: Making Batteries out of Wood

July 12, 2013 9:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re building drones with a do-it-yourself kit, making batteries out of wood, rewriting the rulebook on solar cars, and creating e-skin that can sense touch and temperature.

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The Interspecies Internet? An Idea in Progress…

July 11, 2013 10:58 am | by Ted Talk | Comments

Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? A new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers -- dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician Peter Gabriel, internet of things visionary Neil Gershenfeld and Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet.

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HotSpot Episode 20: Fly Personalized Spacecraft to the Moon

July 8, 2013 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on the WDD HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, understanding heart disease with two cardiovascular monitoring devices, gardening from any Web browser, electronic bag tags for tracking luggage, and a spacecraft that fits in your pocket.

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Engineering Newswire 45: Navy Commissions a Semi-Automatic Railgun from BAE

July 3, 2013 12:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re further developing BAE systems Railgun, making a bionic eye for the blind, demonstrating robotic apes, and re-reinventing the toilet.

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The Surprising Seeds of a Big-Data Revolution in Healthcare

July 3, 2013 9:05 am | by TED Talk | Comments

Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions.

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HotSpot Episode 19: Real-Time, Non-Invasive Brain Trauma Diagnostics

July 1, 2013 10:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week’s episode of WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Sense+ has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Smoke and Gas Sensor smart dock and app; researchers have developed a new technology that uses wireless signals to provide non-invasive diagnosis of brain swelling or bleeding; and a hardware/Cloud-based system providing the ability to monitor and control any sensor equipped process or device.

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Engineering Newswire 44: World’s Fastest Electric Race Car Goes 186 mph

June 28, 2013 9:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re powering jets with sugar, making magic boxes for dancers, creating hand manipulators, and driving 186 miles per hour in the fastest electric race car in the world.

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Engineering Update #13: Internet-Beaming Balloons and a Robotic Cat

June 26, 2013 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines Internet-beaming balloons; battery-free driving on electric roads; an interview with Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan; and a robot that runs like a cat.

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