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Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers in two separate programs to install about 100 sensors on their commercial aircraft. These teams worked together to provide the installation procedures for technicians and now oversee monitoring of the in-flight tests...            

In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines...

Constant Phone Calls Allowed on European Flights

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by DAVID RISING, Associated Press | News | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights...                          

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Tech-Friendly Cities Struggle with New Biz Rules

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries...              

5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster...                    

European Space Agency Sets Date for Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned...                 

Lenovo Looks to Expand after IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday...                   

Government Takes on the Internet

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?...                

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Photos of the Day: Diving Robot Searches for Contraband

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 26, 2014 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

Mechanized Human Hands

September 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body...

Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Now, a team has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power...

Photo of the Day: Neutron Vision

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings...        

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Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA has released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography...            

'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

Moviemaking Drones Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:48 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

he Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision...                 

Joint Non-Linear VNA Testing Solutions

September 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by Mesuro | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro showcase their continuing collaboration on Non-Linear measurement solutions at European Microwave Week in Rome. In a joint demo at the Rohde & Schwarz booth, the companies present their testing solution based on the R&S ZVA vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro’s behavioral modeling formulations...

NAI Redesigns Website to Better Align with Strategic Vision for Growth

September 24, 2014 4:24 pm | by National Atlantic Industries | News | Comments

North Atlantic Industries announced the launch of their new website geared toward better serving customers in the military, industrial and commercial aerospace markets. The new website has been redesigned to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout...

Keysight Technologies Donates Oscilloscopes to University Engineering Programs

September 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has donated an MSOX4154A oscilloscope to each of the universities supporting the company’s student internship program. As part of the program, interns from each of the universities led Keysight’s A+ Hands-On seminars during 2014...

HGI Discusses the Connected Home Ecosystem

September 24, 2014 4:09 pm | by HGI | News | Comments

HGI has recently met both the EnOcean Alliance and the ULE Alliance to explore current trends and case studies within the Smart Home. Luca Giacomello, HGI Chairman and Project Manager at Telecom Italia, recently attended the EnOcean Alliance meeting 2014 in Italy and presented a keynote speech...

Nanotechnology Leads to Better, Cheaper LEDs for Phones & Lighting

September 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting ...

Ametherm Expands U.S. Representatives Network

September 24, 2014 1:05 pm | by Ametherm | News | Comments

Ametherm announced that it has expanded its network of value-added representatives in the United States with the conclusion of three new agreements. Effective immediately, L&W Power Corp, Southeast Power Components Inc., and C&N Associates are offering Ametherm's entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors...

Interop Receives U.S. Patenet for Rich Communications Services Solution

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,856,356 covering the deployment of rich communication services without any reliance on underlying IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture. Interop Technologies was granted intellectual property rights pertaining to RCS without IMS and RCS interworking with the legacy network...

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