The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,Disney Research has presented a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy.
On this week's episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smart brewing appliance that customers can control and monitor using their very own smartphone; STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM303C eCompass; redefining wireless power; and wireless batteries with Bluetooth technology.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, A basic computer has been built by a team of Stanford engineers using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big ...
How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that...
In this teardown of the front end PCB in the HP 35660A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, David L. Jones does some preliminary investigation to see what opamps and FETs are used in the analog front end to see if they can be upgraded for better performance.
This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Homewerks Worldwide has introduced a Bluetooth enabled ventilation bath fan that streams music wirelessly in home bathrooms. It connects to most Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops from up to 30 feet away.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.
Today on Meaghan's minute, brought to you by Memory Protection devices, we are discussing smartphone apps that consumers use to track and monitor their health. According to the Associated Press, the FDA will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Richardson RFPD has announced a new line of high-power GaN transistors in rugged, space-saving plastic packages from MACOM. The new plastic-packaged GaN on Silicon Carbide power transistors offer comparable reliability and a lighter-weight.
How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TED Talks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 tablet has a built-in kickstand, and can be used flat on a table, or in someone's lap. It also has a 75 percent improvement in battery life.