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Article ID: 549050

10 Gigabit Wireless One Step Closer Due to New Amplifier

University of California San Diego

New imaging and high capacity wireless communications systems are one step closer to reality, thanks to a millimeter wave amplifier invented at the University of California, San Diego and unveiled on Feb 11, 2009 at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, Calif.

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11-Feb-2009 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 548878

Project Uses Cell Phones as Computers in the Classroom

University of Michigan

Educational software for cell phones, a suite of tools developed at the University of Michigan, is being used to turn smart phones into personal computers for students in two Texas classrooms.

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9-Feb-2009 8:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 548788

Babies & Robots: Infant Power Mobility On Display

University of Delaware

Children with mobility issues, like cerebral palsy and spina bifida, can't explore the world like other infants and that could affect their cognitive development. So, University of Delaware researchers have created robot-enhanced mini wheelchairs to give those infants greater mobility. An infant will drive the robot next week in Las Vegas to display the work.

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4-Feb-2009 4:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 548712

Student Open Source Software Brings Personal Finance to the iPhone

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In these difficult economic times, everyone is seeking a better way to manage their personal finances. And at a time when even the newly elected president can't be separated from his wireless device, two undergraduates from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed an open source solution that combines smart personal financial management with your smartphone.

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3-Feb-2009 12:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 548691

Research Lab Combines Psychology with Technology

University of Alabama Huntsville

A unique laboratory at The University of Alabama in Huntsville combines psychology with technology to focus on the interaction between humans and complex systems. Experimentation and research projects include human operator interaction with complex systems.

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3-Feb-2009 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 548520

Communication Prof, FCC Scholar Sees Consumer Drawbacks to Digital TV Conversion

Iowa State University

As the country prepares for the mandated digital broadcast conversion of television airwaves on Feb. 17, an Iowa State University communication professor questions its benefit to consumers and the government's involvement in the conversion process.

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28-Jan-2009 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 548502

Closing the Data Speed Gap

University of California San Diego

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have achieved world-record speeds for real-time signal processing in an effort to meet ambitious goals set by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the first Terabit-scale technology for optical processing. The technology could have widespread ramifications for networking, computing, defense and other industries.

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28-Jan-2009 1:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 548320

Dream Jobs for Engineers

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Building a solar-powered plane to fly around the world, creating visually stunning effects in Bollywood films, designing smart robots to search for survivors at disaster sites--you wouldn't believe what some engineers get to do for a living.

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22-Jan-2009 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 548322

Antennas for the New Airwaves

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Antenna experts Richard Schneider and John Ross sort out the new and sometimes complex world of the digital television antenna.

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22-Jan-2009 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 548332

Are You Ready for Digital TV?

Temple University

If everything goes as planned, on Feb. 17 the long-awaited switch from analog to digital broadcasting will take place and millions of analog television sets across the nation will go black. A Temple University an expert in both analog and digital communications, has answered some questions about this digital TV transition and what it will mean for consumers.

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22-Jan-2009 1:30 PM EST
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