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Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 12:57 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                  

Photos of the Day: Three Radars are Better than One

August 13, 2014 7:11 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

NASA Field Campaign Demonstrates New Radar Instruments

August 13, 2014 7:01 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

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NASA Selects Proposals to Increase STEM Education at Community and Technical Colleges

August 13, 2014 5:03 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at ...  

VPG's New S Series Precision Foil Current Sense Resistors

August 13, 2014 12:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VPG announced that its Powertron resistor brand has introduced the first seven devices in its S Series of precision foil current sense resistors...

Ethernet Cables Provide High Data Rate

August 13, 2014 12:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced GORE Ethernet Cables to meet the military and civil aerospace markets' emerging need for higher data rate cables in a lightweight, flexible, and routable package...

Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of RF Rotary Joints

August 12, 2014 11:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has announced their new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF Rotary Joints. Fairview Microwave’s RF rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to...

Photos of the Day: NASA Satellites Get 2.0 Update

August 12, 2014 10:33 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission...

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NASA’s Space Station Fix-It Demo for Satellites

August 12, 2014 10:20 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission...

Multiple UAVs Perform Autonomous Formation Flight

August 11, 2014 1:39 pm | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

In one of the first autonomous demonstrations, the Georgia Tech Research Institute has successfully commanded three fully autonomous, collaborating UAVs. The machines flew in close formation at the same altitude, separated by ...   

DARPA's Brain-Inspired Chip

August 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, fighting counterfeit drugs with hidden images; an algorithm that reconstructs audio signals; a complex computer chip whose architecture was inspired by the human brain; and transforming robots that are made out of paper...                        

Robots to See Through Solid Walls with Wi-Fi

August 7, 2014 4:23 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Wi-Fi makes all kinds of things possible. We can send and receive messages, make phone calls, browse the Internet, even play games with people who are miles away, all without the cords and wires to tie us down. At UC Santa Barbara, researchers are now using ...

NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3D Printed Space Cameras

August 7, 2014 4:15 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components.“As far as I know, we are the first to ...     

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U.S. Navy Practices Retrieving Orion Spacecraft

August 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Matt Hamilton, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy and NASA completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to bring humans to the moon, asteroids and, eventually, to Mars.The tests took place off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, where the Orion will splash down...

Autonomous RoboBoats Navigate International Competition

August 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Velodyne | News | Comments

Navigating a floating obstacle course with aplomb, an autonomous LiDAR-equipped boat from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University captured first place overall at the 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition held July 13 in Virginia Beach ...

Photos of the Day: LiDAR Sensor Leads RoboBoat Competition

August 6, 2014 11:10 am | by Velodyne | News | Comments

Outfitted with Velodyne’s HDL-32 LiDAR sensor, the pilot-less Embry-Riddle vessel crossed the finish line ahead of the 12 other teams participating in the 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition, which was sponsored by the ...

NASA Announces Next Opportunity for CubeSat Space Missions

August 6, 2014 10:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is opening the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative, part of the White House Maker Initiative, in an effort to engage the growing community of space enthusiasts that can contribute to NASA's space exploration goals. The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives ...

B&B Electronics Launches the Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform

August 5, 2014 11:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics introduced its Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform. Wzzard is an easy to use, complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, reliable Internet...

GPS Satellite Launched into Space

August 4, 2014 5:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Global Positioning System satellite has been launched into space. An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station shortly before midnight Friday. The rocket carried a GPS 2F-7 spacecraft which will ... 

Photos of the Day: NASA's IceCube No Longer On Ice

July 31, 2014 1:27 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver...

CubeSat Packs 874-Gigahertz Submillimeter-Wave Receiver

July 31, 2014 1:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver...

Photos of the Day: Next-Generation Microshutter Array

July 30, 2014 1:10 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope...                  

Revolutionary Microshutter Technology Hurdles Significant Challenges

July 30, 2014 1:04 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope. The team has demonstrated that electrostatically actuated microshutter arrays...

Photo of the Day: 5 Next-Generation Technologies for PNT

July 29, 2014 11:05 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

It is difficult to imagine the modern world without GPS, which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing data for countless military and civilian uses. Thanks in part to early investments that DARPA made to miniaturize GPS technology, GPS today is ubiquitous...

Beyond GPS: DARPA's PNT Portfolio

July 29, 2014 11:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

It is difficult to imagine the modern world without GPS, which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing data for countless military and civilian uses. Thanks in part to early investments that DARPA made to miniaturize GPS technology, GPS today is ubiquitous...

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