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Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly
MIT researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. Their capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or a combination of those functions, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone. (2018-12-13)

Sustainable embedded wireless systems reduce environmental impact of ICT
Renowned international scientists have presented first-level research results on the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networks at the EWSN 2018 conference. The international event covered a wide range of topics going from energy constrained applications, security, emerging networking paradigms and protocols to distributed computing and cyber physical systems. Special emphasis was put on the reduction of the carbon footprint that the increasing use of ICT technologies imposes on the planet. (2018-03-09)

HKU Engineering Professor Ron Hui named a Fellow by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Ron Hui, Chair Professor of Power Electronics and Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, has been named a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, one of the most prestigious national academies. (2016-11-02)

Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation
Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a wireless energy source that generates electricity from simple mechanical motion, such as the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand. (2018-02-05)

Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping
New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes. (2017-09-18)

Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and UT-Austin continue to break new ground in developing magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes. They have built the first magnet-free non-reciprocal circulator on a silicon chip that operates at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling circulators to be built in conventional semiconductor chips and operate at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling full-duplex or two-way wireless. (2017-10-06)

Novel transmitter protects wireless devices from hackers
MIT researchers have developed a novel transmitter that frequency hops each individual 1 or 0 bit of a data packet, every microsecond, which is fast enough to thwart even the quickest hackers. (2018-06-07)

Want to make your factory wireless? NIST can guide you!
Knowing that it will take reliable wireless communications to make the smart factory of the not-so-distant future a reality, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first-ever set of science-based guidelines to help users select the best wireless system for any specific industrial environment, custom-design the setup to make it work, successfully deploy it, and then ensure that the network performs as needed. (2018-05-29)

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation
A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed by scientists from the EPFL and tested by researchers of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times faster. (2016-04-06)

Study shows electric bandages can fight biofilm infection, antimicrobial resistance
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown -- for the first time -- that special bandages using weak electric fields to disrupt bacterial biofilm infection can prevent infections, combat antibiotic resistance and enable healing in infected burn wounds. The dressing becomes electrically active upon contact with bodily fluids. (2017-11-06)

NJIT professor's research suggests changes in underwater data communications
An NJIT professor, who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels, will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. (2008-10-14)

Technologies for the Sixth Generation Cellular Network
Future wireless data networks will have to reach higher transmission rates and shorter delays, while supplying an increasing number of end devices. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) use ultra-rapid electro-optical modulators to convert terahertz data signals into optical signals. This is reported in Nature Photonics. (2019-07-25)

New metrology technique measures electric fields
It is crucial that mobile phones and other wireless devices -- so prevalent today -- have accurate and traceable measurements for electric fields and radiated power. Until recently, however, it wasn't possible to build self-calibrating probes that could generate independent and absolute measurements of these. To address this, researchers have developed a method to measure electric fields and a probe to carry out such measurements. They discuss their work in this week's Journal of Applied Physics. (2017-06-20)

NIST's antenna evaluation method could help boost 5G network capacity and cut costs
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for evaluating and selecting optimal antenna designs for future fifth-generation (5G) cellphones, other wireless devices and base stations. (2018-12-10)

Berkeley engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator
Berkeley engineers have taken their neural dust invention a step forward by building the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date. (2018-04-10)

NIST releases new standard for semiconductor industry
A wide range of optical electronic devices, from laser disk players to traffic lights, may be improved in the future thanks to a small piece of semiconductor, about the size of a button, coated with aluminum, gallium and arsenic. (2006-10-12)

New method for waking up devices
A device that's turned off doesn't suck battery life, but it also doesn't work. Now a low-power system that's always on the alert can turn devices on when they are needed, saving energy in the networked internet of things. (2018-02-12)

Can your cardiac device be hacked?
Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices could be at risk for hacking. In a paper publishing online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology's Electrophysiology Council examines the potential risk to patients and outlines how to improve cybersecurity in these devices. (2018-02-20)

The future of wireless communications is terahertz
Electrical and optical engineers in Australia have designed a novel platform that could tailor telecommunication and optical transmissions. They experimentally demonstrated their system using a new transmission wavelength with a higher bandwidth capacity than those currently used in wireless communication. Reported this week in APL Photonics, these experiments open up new horizons in communication and photonics technology. (2018-02-06)

Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a room
Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser. (2018-02-20)

UW shatters long-range communication barrier for near-zero-power devices
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers -- breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices. (2017-09-13)

New 28-GHz transceiver paves the way for future 5G devices
Scientists at Tokyo Tech have designed and fabricated a tiny, but incredibly fast, reliable, and accurate 28-GHz transceiver meant for stable high-speed 5G communications. The fabricated transceiver trumps previous designs in various regards by taking a new approach for beam steering. (2018-06-11)

When it comes to antennas, size matters
In a paper published online in Nature Communications, Nian Sun, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern, and his colleagues describe a new approach to designing antennas. The discovery enables researchers to construct antennas that are up to a thousand times smaller than currently available antennas, Sun said. (2017-08-29)

A 'virtual wall' that improves wireless security and performance
An inexpensive device could finally solve the problem of improving wireless signal strength and security for indoor spaces with multiple rooms. (2017-11-08)

'Smart' contact lenses monitor glucose levels in tears
A soft, flexible contact lens can monitor glucose levels in tears and deliver sensing results through the lens display, according to a new report, alerting the user if glucose levels are too high by turning off a tiny embedded LED light. The authors say their approach, tested in rabbits, is the first to apply the display pixel into a soft contact lens to visualize glucose sensing. (2018-01-24)

World's smallest optical implantable biodevice
Researchers in Japan have built a new optical device no bigger than the edge of a coin. The device includes a photovoltaic cell that is powered by infrared light and emits blue light. Using infrared light allows the device to be implanted several centimeters deep into the body, while the emission of blue light can be used for optogenetic control of brain patterns. (2018-04-25)

Researchers defy 19th Century law of Physics in 21st century boost for energy efficiency
Research led by a University of Sussex scientist has turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head. (2018-11-21)

The world's first wireless satellite
A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturised radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists from the University of Würzburg the first place in the INNOspace Masters competition. (2016-05-12)

Researchers integrate wireless high-speed data and power transfer
Researchers have developed a system that can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection. By integrating power and high-speed data, a true single 'wireless' connection can be achieved. (2017-09-18)

Software-Defined Networking: The key to a scalable, manageable, and adaptable Internet
Software-Defined Networking can make the Internet scalable, manageable, and adaptable at an industry-grade level, according to a recent research study led by scientists from the Madrid research institute IMDEA Networks. (2018-01-09)

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off
Engineers at the University of Washington have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam. (2018-05-15)

Laser frequency combs may be the future of Wi-Fi
Researchers have uncovered a new phenomenon of quantum cascade laser frequency combs, which would allow these devices to act as integrated transmitters or receivers that can efficiently encode information. (2018-04-30)

Liverpool scientists to develop liquid antennas
University of Liverpool researchers have been awarded £578,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop liquid antennas which have the potential to transform modern radio communications and radar. (2017-01-16)

Electromagnetic wizardry: Wireless power transfer enhanced by backward signal
An international research team has proposed a way to increase the efficiency of wireless power transfer over long distances and tested it with numerical simulations and experiments. To achieve this, they beamed power between two antennas, one of which was excited with a back-propagating signal of specific amplitude and phase. The new development will improve wireless power transmission. This study also offers new approaches to wireless communication, where external conditions can change unpredictably. (2018-04-18)

AI senses people's pose through walls
MIT CSAIL's wireless smart-home system could help detect and monitor disease and enable the elderly to 'age in place.' (2018-06-12)

Wireless 'pacemaker for the brain' could offer new treatment for neurological disorders
A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. (2018-12-31)

A new architecture for miniaturization of atomic clocks
NICT developed a simple miniaturized atomic clock system, which does not require a complicated frequency multiplication, as an outcome of a collaboration with Tohoku University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. We propose a new microwave generator that exploits thickness extensional vibration in a piezoelectric thin film to miniaturize an atomic clock. By transferring this technology into practical products, atomic clocks, which are deployed in high-end systems such as satellites, can be incorporated on smartphones. (2018-01-23)

UNIST introduces new smart contact lens for diabetics
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in developing a new biosensing contact lens capable of detecting glucose levels in patients with diabetes. (2018-02-21)

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents
Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland. The investigation, led by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will be published on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives. (2018-07-19)

Power cut: UTokyo engineers create a wireless charger you can easily cut to shape
Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects. (2019-01-08)

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