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GE Eyes Growth By Linking Machines, People, Data

October 10, 2014 2:25 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Nobody wants to be late. But at a busy airline hub like Atlanta or Chicago, even a brief delay in aircraft arrival can result in missed connections and cascade into a major inconvenience. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that ...

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Sensor Uses Radio Waves to Detect Subtle Changes in Pressure

October 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries. The underlying technology has such broad potential that it could one day be used to create skin-like materials that can sense pressure, leading to prosthetic devices...

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First-of-Its-Kind Geostationary Lightning Mapper Completed for GOES-R Satellite

October 10, 2014 1:08 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) completed development and testing and is now ready for integration with the spacecraft. The GOES-R satellite will be the first flight of this sophisticated lightning mapping...

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Miniature Camera May Lead to Fewer Accidents

October 10, 2014 1:03 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

All too often, a driver has only fractions of a second to decide when facing a potential car accident: A brief moment of distraction, overtiredness or inattention – there are several reasons why the number of accidents in Germany is high, on the autobahns most of all. According to data from the Federal Statistical Office...

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Wireless Charging Transmitter Coil

October 10, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant wireless charging transmitter coil for Qi wireless charging pads. Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new Vishay Dale...

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IFI Solid State Pulse Amplifier

October 10, 2014 11:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Instruments for Industry a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, now offers a dual-mode, solid-state amplifier that combines continuous and pulse operating modes. The new S31-500-900P amplifier has been optimized for performing...

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Skyworks Introduces Single Control, SOI SP2T Switch for WLAN Applications

October 10, 2014 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has unveiled a single control, SOI, single-pole-double-throw switch. The compact, 0.01 – 6.0 GHz SKY13453-385LF is intended for mode switching in pre-power amplifier cellular and dual-band WLAN transmit/receive applications...

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Stackpole Expands TR Series TO-220 and TO-247 Package High Power Resistors

October 10, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole announced the expansion of the TR Series of TO-220 and TO-247 style power resistors. The TR Series value range now starts at 50 milliohms and goes up to 20K ohms for most sizes (the TR30 value range extends up to 100K ohms)...

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Electrically Conductive Plastics Promising for Batteries, Solar Cells

October 10, 2014 11:02 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers” may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries, and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft. Researchers have established the solid-state electrical properties of one such polymer...

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Photos of the Day: DROID Flys with Auto-GCAS

October 10, 2014 10:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A new NASA-developed Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System that could significantly reduce the incidence of controlled flight into terrain aircraft accidents is currently being integrated into the flight control systems of the U.S. Air Force's fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft. The new software, pioneered at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center...

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NASA-Pioneered Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System Operational

October 10, 2014 10:44 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A new NASA-developed Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System that could significantly reduce the incidence of controlled flight into terrain aircraft accidents is currently being integrated into the flight control systems of the U.S. Air Force's fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft. The new software, pioneered at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center...

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Wireless Systems Expand DARPA’s Drone Horizons

October 10, 2014 10:25 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Some of the most exciting wireless technology applications are currently being implemented aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Where wireless design has traditionally been labeled a niche field, new military applications are now relying on wireless components to take technology where it has never gone before. However, with new demands comes many challenges, as wireless systems are called upon to provide greater versatility...

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Emergency Locator Transmitters

October 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tony Paese, WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Since 1948, 83 aircraft have been reported as officially missing worldwide, and almost all of them (77) have not been found to this day.1 This includes the recent Malaysian Airline Flight 370, which an extended multi-national effort has yet to recover...                   

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You Have a Phone. Do You Need New Camera from HTC?

October 10, 2014 10:08 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets to snap pictures and record video of concerts, speeches or even their kids' ballet recitals — and instantly share the experiences with friends and family. At many events, people aren't even looking at the stage; they are watching through their screens...

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Symantec Says It Will Split into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two. The maker of Norton antivirus software said Thursday that it will separate into one business focused on security and the other on information management. Symantec said that separating its businesses...

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