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'Eyecane' Aids Navigational Abilities for Blind

October 21, 2014 12:12 pm | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids ...

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See-Through Electrodes for Studying Brain

October 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick - to fabricate ...

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Will Solar and Wind Generate Revolution or Evolution?

October 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association | News | Comments

Dramatically decreasing capital costs for solar and wind technologies present the prospect of an unprecedented boost for Texas companies. Sweetening the deal is the fact that "fuel" from the sun and the wind is ...     

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See-Through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

October 21, 2014 11:53 am | by Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain.The team described its technology, which ...

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World Record in Data Transmission with Smart Circuits

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an ...  

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Estimating the Range of Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2014 11:44 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and ...  

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Extremely High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging

October 21, 2014 11:39 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), well-known from its use in hospitals, can typically resolve details of up to one tenth of a millimeter, for example in cross-sectional images of the human body. Together with colleagues at the ...

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Detecting Cancer Earlier with New Imaging Tech

October 21, 2014 11:35 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies ...   

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6-Bit Digital Phase Shifter Supports Ku-band Radar

October 21, 2014 10:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Rfmw Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW  has announced design and sales support for TriQuint’s TGP2615 digital phase shifter. The TGP2615 covers Ku-band radar and communications applications in the 15 to 19 GHz frequency range. The TGP2615 uses positive ...

KB Electronics Introduces a New AC Digital Drive

October 21, 2014 10:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Kb Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KB Electronics has introduced a new AC digital drive to their current product line. The UL approved proprietary current limit software provides motor overload protection, prevents motor burnout, and eliminates nuisance tripping. The KBWK drive ...

SKF Speedi-Sleeves Resolve Cracking Issues

October 21, 2014 10:29 am | by PD&D Staff | SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New generation SKF Speedi-Sleeves used with radial shaft seals in rotating machinery resolve the micro-cracking issues typically associated with conventional chrome-plated sleeves. These sealing solutions enable users to quickly replace worn ...

Samsung Phones Cleared for U.S. Government Use

October 21, 2014 10:10 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the ...   

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Spacewalk Preps, Dragon Cargo, Biomed Research Cap Busy Week

October 21, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station tackled a range of biomedical research and cargo transfers Friday, capping off a week that included the second of two U.S. spacewalks and preparations for a ...   

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Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions ...

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The Push for More Vehicle Autonomy

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident ...

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