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'Electroceutical' Devices Treat Illness, Alleviate Pain

May 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Stanford University | Comments

A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical gadgets such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators or new sensors and devices yet to be developed. The discoveries reported May 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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Meaghan's Minute: Wirelessly Charged Implants

May 22, 2014 9:51 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 have developed a wireless system that uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice; paving the way for new "electroceutical"...               

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Meaghan's Minute: Supercapacitors for Super Batteries

May 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors...            

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Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

May 20, 2014 2:27 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

At the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), WDD is hosting a live panel discussion on connected cars. The event takes place Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at API Technologies’ Booth #1515...               

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Hotseat Episode 23: Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

May 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this exclusive WDD HotSeat interview, Ryan Chappell, who is global business development manager, optical cabling, at TE Connectivity discusses the new hybrid Fiber/Power cable system...                         

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Meaghan's Minute: Cordless & Plug Free

May 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Vanderbilt University have created supercapacitors that store electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material, instead of storing it in chemical reactions...              

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Space-Based Solar Farm

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a smartphone app that detects bipolar mood swings; a smart universal remote control solution; a new cuff equipped with electrodes helps lower blood pressure without causing side effects; and a technology road map for a space-based solar power system...                

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Silly Putty Batteries Last Longer Than Industry Standard

May 19, 2014 10:37 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared...                          

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Engineering Newswire 90: Hands-Free Corvette on Air Force Test Track

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free... Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette...

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And for My Next Trick, a Robot

May 15, 2014 2:12 pm | by TED | Comments

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology...

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What Ants Teach Us about the Brain, Cancer, and the Internet

May 14, 2014 3:11 pm | by TED | Comments

Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought...

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WiGig Device Testing at 60GHz

May 13, 2014 5:11 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz Wireless | Comments

Chi Law of Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates the WiGig Device testing at 60 GHz at the LTE Innovation Summit, 2014. 60 GHz transmission technology is a fairly new wireless communications concept that aims to exploit the 7 GHz of bandwidth available in the 60 GHz unlicensed band...

LTE Over-the-Air Device Testing

May 13, 2014 5:04 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz Wireless | Comments

Dan Perkins of Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated the Over-the-air (OTA) device at the LTE Innovation Summit, 2014. OTA measurements are commonly used to determine the wireless system performance of wireless-enabled devices aside from field testing...

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MIMO 4x4 Device Testing

May 13, 2014 4:31 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz Wireless· | Comments

Mike Schnecker of Rohde & Schwarz Wireless demonstrates the MIMO 4x4 Device Testing at the LTE Innovation Summit, 2014. Based on the new high-performance R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&SRTO digital oscilloscope...

HotSpot Episode 62: Unmanned Combat Air System

May 12, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an energy harvesting phone case for smartphones; SanDisk's alternative to traditional HDDs; an unmanned combat air system; a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass; and a car fund from Nokia...

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