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Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Pressure Sensor

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor made by placing a thin layer of specially designed rubber between two strips of copper strips that act like radio antennas...                    

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Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome...                    

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Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

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Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

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How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk | Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

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Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

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Untangling Coiling Cables

October 6, 2014 10:39 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Engineers at MIT, along with computer scientists at Columbia University, have developed a method that predicts the pattern of coils and tangles that a cable may form when deployed onto a rigid surface ...         

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The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

October 2, 2014 3:37 pm | by TED Talk | Comments

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways...           

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Clothing that Thwarts Government Surveillance

October 2, 2014 1:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on engineering update, cellphone use aboard airplanes; clothing that thwarts government surveillance; and a bendable phone that fits like a shirtsleeve...                           

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Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

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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 11:52 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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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 Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 26, 2014 10:00 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

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Big Data Is Better Data

September 24, 2014 10:05 am | by TED | Comments

Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning — and human knowledge ...       

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