Iliza Sokol

Associate Digital Editor ,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

Iliza joined the Penton Media group in 2013 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Prior to joining the staff, she worked at NYLON Magazine and a ghostwriting firm based in New York.

Characterize Plasmonic-Resonator Spectra at Nanoscale Resolution
Photothermal induced resonance (PTIR) can be used to characterize plasmonic nanomaterials, thanks to a passive tip that mitigates interference.
RFMD/TriQuint Becomes “Qorvo”
RFMD and TriQuint’s merged company will now be known as Qorvo, a name that reflects its mission of congruity and evolution.
Satellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black Hole
Discovery of rhythmic pulsations via counters and detectors aboard NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite led to the M82X- black hole’s unusual midsize categorization.
Multiple Space Consortiums Receive NASA-Backed STEM Education Awards
Awards given to 35 Space Grant Consortiums targeted strong proposals for extending science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at community colleges and technical colleges.
M2M Solution Sends Alerts to Help Prevent Food Spoilage
The D-Mometer and TAM Network work together to track time and temperature of perishable foods, sending alerts to help prevent spoilage and subsequent food-borne illnesses.
Manpack Radio Plus MUOS Satellite Equals Long-Distance Military Comms
A demonstration using two-channel Manpack radios and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites showed how the technology can deliver secure communications over long distances for military purposes.
Industry, Academia Worlds Collide in Communications Research Lab
The Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) will give students the tools to research and develop the latest in radar and communications systems.
Self-Deploying Monopole Antennas Seize Greater Coverage of the Seas
Canada’s RADARSAT satellite constellation will use 13, lightweight, self-deploying antennas as part of its automatic identification system (AIS) payload.
ZigBee Conquers Space-Based SATCOM Tests
A dual miniature satellite system uses a ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN) for inter-/intra-satellite communications.
UPDATE: Earth Observation Satellite Features Atmospheric Sensing
The WorldView-3 satellite will use remote-sensing payloads to help create a digital inventory of the Earth’s surface.
Satellite-Based Spectroradiometer Relays Stunning Sea-Changing Images
As part of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometers (MODIS) help capture long stretches of highly precise imagery data.
Smart Wearables Must Meet Consumer Needs To Survive
Though sales are soaring for smart wearables, consumers abandon them rather quickly, necessitating a change of action within the market for future success.
Transmitter Test Solution Supports P25 Emergency Comm Standards
Tektronix developed test software that complies with the Project 25 (P25) standard for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) emergency services.
High-Altitude Balloons Float Toward Multiple Application Possibilities
Rockzip turned to Kickstarter to crowdsource for their high-altitude balloons, which can be used for everything from providing Internet access to tracking deforestation.
Experimental Spaceplane Designs Foresee Everyday Operability
The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program is working on an unmanned vehicle that could be reused repeatedly to launch small satellites.

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