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Oscillator Family Offers Stability, Small Size

November 12, 2014 9:08 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announces another addition to their Evacuated Miniature Crystal Oscillator (EMXO) family. The EX-421 offers superb stability, small size, low power and fast warm-up capability. Features include: Leveraging Vectron's patented EMXO technology

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Venturing Into the Upper Atmosphere of Venus

November 11, 2014 3:17 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

As the end of its eight-year adventure at Venus edges ever closer, ESA scientists have been taking a calculated risk with the Venus Express spacecraft in order to carry out unique observations of the planet's rarefied outer atmosphere. First results from this aerobraking campaign were reported...

Texas A&M Joins the European Wind Energy Master Program

November 11, 2014 1:19 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO) at Texas A&M University has accepted an invitation to join the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM) program as an Associate Partner.  This collaborative effort will bring the department into the midst of a very active wind energy research and...

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Rosetta Space Probe Features Insulating Products

November 11, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

From the time of its launch on March 2, 2004 – and continuing through its mission for the last ten years – DUNMORE Corporation's insulating products have protected the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe, its sensitive instruments...

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GaN Systems Inc Offering Devices for Google's Little Box Challenge

November 11, 2014 11:47 am | News | Comments

GaN Systems Inc is one of a number of manufacturers offering its devices to contestants entering the Little Box Challenge launched by Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The Little Box Challenge is an open...

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Watch a drone take off from another drone

November 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, ECN Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to think you can never have enough drones. So, in the spirit of our drone obsession, I would like to present you with a video of a drone taking off from another drone. It's very meta. I like to think if Isaac Newton was still around, he...

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Wireless Development Kits Aid Manufacturers

November 11, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA) introduced a suite of comprehensive development kits enabling manufacturers of industrial equipment to easily add remote sensing and monitoring capabilities to their Internet of Things and Big Data products via a scalable wireless network...

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Barometric Sensors Designed for Mobile Applications

November 11, 2014 9:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec has achieved cumulative shipments of 400 million barometric sensors to enable development of new mobile applications such as weather forecasting, altitude measurement, indoor navigation with floor level tracking, used for navigation...

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Microsoft Drops Nokia Name with Newest Lumia Phone

November 11, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released...

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Hacker-Hit Tibetan Monks 'Detach From Attachments'

November 11, 2014 9:22 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER and ASHWINI BHATIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments."Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to happiness...

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Electronic Noise Affects Ultrasensitive Components at Low Temperatures

November 11, 2014 9:13 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments...

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This Galaxy is Producing Stars 1000 Times Faster Than the Milky Way

November 11, 2014 9:09 am | by The National Radio Astronomy Observatory | News | Comments

Nestled among a triplet of young galaxies more than 12.5 billion light-years away is a cosmic powerhouse: a galaxy that is producing stars nearly 1,000 times faster than our own Milky Way. This energetic starburst galaxy, known as AzTEC-3...

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Pilot's Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

November 11, 2014 9:05 am | by UCSD Jacobs: School of Engineering | News | Comments

A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security  attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic...

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STEM Student of the Week: Carter Yagemann

November 10, 2014 2:17 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. Once a week, ECN features a student working on a degree (of any level) in engineering as part of our STEM initiative.Meet Carter Yagemann, a cybersecurity researcher at Syracuse University (SU) (Editor's note: Orange represent!) under the supervision of Professor Kevin Du...

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Obama urges support for net neutrality

November 10, 2014 2:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

President Obama Monday made his strongest statement yet in support of strict net neutrality rules, urging the FCC to reclassify Internet service providers (ISPs) as Title II providers. In a video statement broadcast online, Obama said that current Internet policies...

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