Michael Luciano
Associate Editor

Originally from Eastchester, New York, Michael graduated from Buffalo State College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literary English, and has been writing professionally since 2009. Prior to joining WDD, Michael spent several years working in the insurance industry, and has written for several hockey websites including Hendricks Hockey, The Hockey Guys, and is currently a writer and editor at Devils Army Blog. His work has been featured on many affluent independent hockey websites, such as Hockey Buzz and CBS Sportsline, and has been exposed to large audiences over the years. Outside of WDD, hockey, and writing, Michael enjoys outdoor recreations like fishing, hiking, and camping during his spare time.

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) is accepting proposals from firms for the right to install 5G mobile...
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6.21.2018
11:30am
Millimeter waves (mmWaves) are an undeveloped band of spectrum between 30 GHz and 300 GHz that can be used in a broad variety of products and services...
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6.21.2018
10:07am
It’s no secret that drones are transforming countless industries, from construction and defense to industrial and scientific. Their aerial capabilities and...
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6.20.2018
10:45am
Last week, I was fortunate to attend the IMS 2018 show in Philadelphia, PA. It’s the largest gathering of anything having to do with microwave technology, with...
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6.19.2018
11:23am
Since their inception, RFID (radio frequency identification) tags have largely been a highly useful but overlooked tool across various industries like...
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6.18.2018
10:30am
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This week at IMS 2018 provided me with the opportunity to get updated on all the latest news and developments with anything having to do with microwave...
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6.15.2018
9:55am
With the 5G network approaching, we’re already starting to see its effects on the various industries and professions that will interact with this innovative...
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6.15.2018
6:58am
With public trust in vehicular autonomy remaining relatively shaky, and steady (but painstakingly slow) progress being made on weeding out the bugs and other...
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6.14.2018
8:49am
Heat distribution and dissipation has been an issue throughout the semiconductor industry, which has been addressed by polycrystalline diamond products that...
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6.13.2018
9:40am
With a focus on assuring next-generation transportation systems are foolproof and protected from cybercriminals, researchers from the University of Michigan...
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6.12.2018
8:37am
Back in February 2017, research firm Deloitte reported consumer trepidation surrounding autonomous vehicles. According to the report, 74 percent of people...
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6.11.2018
8:51am
Protecting endangered species like rhinos from poachers has always been a top priority in park management, especially at national parks like the Serengeti. A...
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6.8.2018
11:13am
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a “psychopathic” artificial intelligence (AI) by feeding the technology data using...
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6.7.2018
10:48am
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Unlike WiFi, which relies on radio frequency (RF) waves to transmit data, its counterpart LiFi simply needs light. LiFi is a wireless optical networking...
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6.7.2018
9:04am
It seems China is heading a lot of innovative government-backed projects over the last year or so, with an especial focus on radar. Back in 2017, I wrote about...
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6.6.2018
11:19am
The PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, which fits up to 20,000 attendees, is home to NC State’s men’s basketball team and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, and...
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6.5.2018
12:12pm
Unmanned aerial vehicles (aka UAVs or drones), are an inevitable staple of our future, as these aerial craft can be used in an array of different scenarios—...
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6.4.2018
10:40am
Workers at Ohio’s Akron Zoo have been trying to attach microchips on bands wrapped around the feet of birds in their aviary exhibit, in an effort to find...
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6.1.2018
10:15am
It is rare for an entire industry to experience a full-fledged revolution, and when these occurrences do in fact happen, they’re very far and between....
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6.1.2018
9:01am
Researchers at Cornell University are developed a new robot designed to help study textural communication, which is a concept that hasn’t been explored in...
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5.31.2018
10:59am
The National Hockey League (NHL) has generated a lot of excitement among its fans, players, and coaching staff by proclaiming the “smart puck” era could arrive...
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5.30.2018
10:39am
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I spent the past few days attending NI Week 2018 in Austin, Texas, where thousands of engineers, companies, and researchers convened to learn about the latest...
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5.25.2018
10:43am
Last weekend, the driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode on when the vehicle slammed into the back of a firetruck in...
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5.18.2018
10:58am
Boston Dynamics has made waves with their innovative robots, whose coordination and motor skills closely resemble actual humans and animals. Their Atlas robot...
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5.17.2018
10:19am
One of the benefits of unmanned vehicles and drones is the ability to closely survey locations and situations considered too remote and dangerous for manned...
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5.17.2018
9:05am
With tens of billions of connected devices expected to be in use over the next few years, the coming 5G network will play an instrumental role. Not only will...
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5.14.2018
10:22am
A new kind of sensor has been developed to capture touches on the body with extreme precision, even from multiple bodily appendages. Researchers successfully...
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5.11.2018
10:15am
AUVSI’s Xponential trade show that took place in Denver last week was filled with unique, exciting, and innovative models, solutions, and systems that are...
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5.10.2018
12:31pm
Every year, about six million piglets are accidently crushed to death by their mothers in the U.S., causing farmers to lose millions of dollars in revenue....
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5.10.2018
11:02am
Among the array of regulations on drone operations imposed by the United States government is flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Instated by the...
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5.9.2018
12:00pm
Researchers have discovered new conductor and electrode material that could aid in the development of cheaper batteries capable of large-scale storage of...
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5.4.2018
10:04am
Cyberattacks can be implemented in a variety of ways, with ransomware being one of the most common methods for hackers. To clarify, ransomware is malicious...
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5.3.2018
8:41am
Over the summer, the U.S. Navy began deploying underwater charging stations for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). This technology is completely devoid of...
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5.3.2018
8:28am
In what could be a significant breakthrough for smart glasses, researchers in the United States have reportedly claimed to create a way of streaming HD video...
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5.2.2018
8:30am
Low-level limitation has been an operational shortcoming with radar. It’s something that for the most part, has been tolerable, but isn’t slowing the growth (...
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5.1.2018
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Innovative devices like the IoT are making technologies “smarter” and ubiquitous parts our everyday lives. From achieving daily routine tasks to managing...
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4.30.2018
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China Construction Bank, a state-owned establishment, has opened a branch that is equipped with numerous automation tools, from facial scanning software and a...
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4.27.2018
10:56am
The Sentinel Fleet is a line of satellites owned and operated by the European Union (EU) designed to collect and deliver data that is essential to Europe’s...
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4.26.2018
9:35am
The consumption and production of sustainable and “green” energy continues to gain progress toward achieving ubiquitous status, with today’s consumer expecting...
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4.23.2018
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