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Engineering Newswire 34: Designing a demonic child

April 18, 2013 1:50 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we're writing with fire, practicing with the Webb telescope, and writing emails with a guitar. This episode features...

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CNET update - U.S. Navy uses laser to take down drone

April 17, 2013 9:16 am | Comments

On this edition of the CNET update, the Navy plans to put the first laser weapon on a ship, the Galaxy Note 8 rivals the iPad Mini, and Starbucks offers a new way to get iTunes freebies. Check out more here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-33692_3-57578725-305/u.s-navy-uses-laser-to-take-down-drone/

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Glasses read to the blind

April 16, 2013 9:14 am | Comments

A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by a Florida International Univ. (FIU) student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup and read it. The Eyetalk concept, initially conceived for a student competition in social entrepreneurship...

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Engineering Newswire 33: Boston Dynamics tests mustard gas & sarin on PETMAN

April 15, 2013 1:08 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we're building a bionic dragonfly, fishing with the FrankenDrone, and testing mustard gas on PETMAN. To help test the durability of hazmat suits, Boston Dynamics has unveiled its PETMAN (or Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin) robot, which can perform rigorous tests like running, jumping, crawling, crouching, and crawling.

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

April 11, 2013 10:04 am | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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