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Wireless-in-Space: How NASA Testing is One Small Step for Planetary Internet

July 7, 2015 | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Blogs | Comments

Forget payphone hotspots or trekking to the nearest Starbucks for a quick Internet (and caffeine) fix. In order to achieve wireless connectivity on a truly global scale, the technology needs to be taken to new heights...

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SMA and N-Type Fixed Coaxial Attenuators

July 7, 2015 1:56 pm | by Amphenol RF | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce a line of high quality SMA and N-Type fixed attenuators to its product portfolio...

Car Dashboards that Act Like Smart Phones Raise Safety Issues

July 7, 2015 10:45 am | by Sarah McBride and Paul Lienert | News | Comments

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea? Car companies answer with an emphatic yes...


Omnidirectional Free Space Wireless Charging Developed

July 7, 2015 10:39 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, have become indispensable portable items in modern life, but one big challenge remains to fully enjoying these devices: keeping their batteries charged. A group of researchers at KAIST has developed a ... 


Photo of the Day: Saturn's Moon, Prometheus, Enters the F Ring

July 7, 2015 10:14 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Saturn's moon Prometheus, seen here looking suspiciously blade-like, is captured near some of its sculpting in the F ring. Prometheus' (53 miles or 86 kilometers across) orbit sometimes takes it into the F ring. When it enters the ring, it leaves a gore where its gravitational influence...


Just Because the F-35 Can’t Dogfight Doesn’t Mean It’s a Bad Aircraft

July 7, 2015 10:10 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

A report released earlier this week of the F-35A’s (lack of) dogfighting capability is making its rounds and has people up in arms about the aircraft’s credibility (including many of you who commented on our original news report). The evaluation focused on...


Engineers Give Invisibility Cloaks a Slimmer Design

July 7, 2015 10:03 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a cloaking device that is both thin ... 


New Technique Enables Magnetic Patterns to be Mapped in 3-D

July 7, 2015 9:57 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Fur Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields...

Could Black Phosphorus Be the Next Silicon?

July 7, 2015 9:35 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate...


Satellite Sees Smoky Skies over World Cup Soccer

July 7, 2015 9:32 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Soccer fever gripped the U.S. at the same time as the smoke from Canadian wildfires gripped the skies over Vancouver, British Columbia. This was the site of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals on July 05, 2015. The smoke that blanketed the stadium...


Tiny Wires Could Provide a Big Energy Boost

July 7, 2015 9:29 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to deliver enough power to transmit data. Now, researchers at MIT and in Canada...

.090" Stroke Spring-Loaded Pins and Connectors

July 7, 2015 8:59 am | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added three new heights to the popular 0914 series of spring-loaded pins and corresponding single and double row connectors...

GHOST: Technology that Leaps Out of the Screen

July 6, 2015 3:47 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Today we live in a world of flat-screen displays we use all day – whether it’s the computer in the office, a smartphone on the train home, the TV or iPad on the couch in the evening. The world we live in is not flat, though; it’s made of hills and valleys, people and objects...


Gain Sloped-Equalized Amplifiers

July 6, 2015 2:28 pm | by Ciao Wireless, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ciao Wireless is pleased to announce a comprehensive product line of Gain Sloped-Equalized Amplifiers that compensate for monotonic system gain variation...

NuSTAR Stares Deep into Hidden Lairs of Black Holes

July 6, 2015 2:09 pm | by NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Some of the "biggest and baddest" black holes around are buried under thick blankets of gas and dust. These monsters in the middle of galaxies are actively devouring material, but their hidden nature makes observing them a challenge...


HotSpot Episode 120 - Google Wants to Turn Your Entire Body into a Keyboard

July 6, 2015 11:55 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sarah Goncalves, Janine E. Mooney, Eric Sorensen | Videos | Comments

There are a number of wearables on the market for improving your lifestyle—like tracking your caloric intake, exercise, and even your sleep. But what about your environment? As in the air you breathe, the temperature you work in...



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