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Engineering Update #8: Glasses-free 3D and a near replacement for Knight Rider

April 11, 2013 10:04 am Videos Comments

A new screen protector from Nanovue, called the EyeFly, gives mobile devices a glasses-free 3D display. Made out of a thin, transparent film, the nano-engineered EyeFly is essentially a piece of plastic film with thousands of finite lenses on the surface that use nano-imprinting technology.

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HotSpot Episode 7: The future of Apple's iPhone

April 10, 2013 9:23 am Videos Comments

A new release by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office might just provide a glimpse of the future of Apple's popular iPhone handset. The product detailed in the patent, features a flexible AMOLED display "rolled up" and placed inside a conical transparent enclosure.

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Navy Laser Weapon System (LaWS) video

April 9, 2013 3:46 pm Videos Comments

Navy Laser Weapon System (LaWS) PR Video describes the history and capabilities of their new shipboard laser. It's a bit cheesy and a bit '80s (not that that's a bad thing), but it's very informative. Successful test events at China Lake and San Nicholas Island.

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LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED TVs as fast as possible

April 9, 2013 8:56 am Videos Comments

LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED - These terms get uses by sales people at your local TV store, but do you REALLY understand what they mean? Learn the basics in under 3 minutes! Linus Sebastian of Techquickie gives a good primer on these common display technologies.

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ARIES CSP test socket "probe and spring"

April 5, 2013 10:42 am Videos Comments

Aries has designed a completely, new and cost effective concept for test sockets.  So how is this new design cost effective?  Two main reasons. First, each contact position consists of just two elements – a probe, and a spring. Second, Aries has “tooled up” five different sizes of “standardized” socket subassemblies.

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HotSpot Episode 6: Phantom Quadcopter

April 5, 2013 9:30 am Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: DJI's new GPS equipped Phantom is an aerial platform for the FOPRO HERO action cam. Featuring a lithium polymer battery, an RGB LED indicator, an Enhanced fail-safe feature, and an Intelligent Orientation Control, this quad-copter makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft.

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Engineering Newswire 32: Ben Heck, and the iWorm straps to your back

April 4, 2013 12:48 pm Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, we're building an internal suspension system for your brain, designing an endoscope as thin as a hair, and using a worm to go hands free. This week we welcome Ben Heck to the Engineering Newswire as we feature...

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Engineering Newswire 31: Superdome fiasco, relay to blame

March 29, 2013 6:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're talking to virtual heads, firing sexists in Silicon Valley, investigating a super-sized power outage, and fishing far flung space garbage from the bottom of the ocean. This episode features....

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Engineering Update #7: Self-healing, laser-resistant chips and NYC's new touchscreen subway maps

March 28, 2013 10:24 am Videos Comments

In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics www.mouser.com, we're talking about self-healing, laser resistant chips, New York City's new interactive, touchscreen subway maps, and BMW and Continental's new project into developing "co-pilot" driving technology.

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HotSpot Episode 5: Robo cloud

March 25, 2013 2:10 pm Videos Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices: Rapyuta allows robots’ data-processing functions to be performed in the cloud, helping to decrease the amount of onboard computational hardware in the bots. The environments of different robots can be linked together....

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Engineering Newswire 30: Augmented reality recognizes your friends

March 22, 2013 9:32 am Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we're testing experimental grasshopper rockets, making smooth jazz on the seaboard, and making the Sphero do everything.

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HotSpot Episode 4: Leap Motion Control

March 19, 2013 4:49 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Leap, from Leap Motion, allows people to use their natural hand movements to control games, complete office tasks, paint, create 3D objects, and edit music and video, while sitting just a few inches from the screens of laptops and personal computers.

Engineering Newswire 29: 3D printers in vending machines

March 18, 2013 9:08 am Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC, we're kick starting low-cost robotics, using a 3D printing vending machine, and having a cup of coffee in the sky. A group of Berkeley students found it difficult to get quick delivery of 3D-printed creations from online vendors, so they developed the concept of creating a network of local, automated 3D-printing vending machines named Dreambox.

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Engineering Update #6: Spidey's new suit, robotic cheetahs and stretchable power supplies

March 14, 2013 10:03 am Videos Comments

ECN's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, takes a look at: a Spidey Sense suit. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago have found a way to replicate Spider-Man's superhuman powers of perception with a Spider Sense suit. Modeled after the Marvel comic book hero...

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Practicalities of owning and driving an electric vehicle

March 14, 2013 9:12 am Videos Comments

The IET interviews Andrew Bissell an owner and driver of a Tesla, filmed at the University of Newcastle, UK, 3 May, 2012. This interview covers range anxiety, charging the car, why people should buy an electric vehicle and an owner's perspective on the drivers needed for mass adoption.

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