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Photos of the Day: Monitoring System Satellite

April 3, 2014 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The satellites will collect data and then share it with their ground stations for immediate distribution where it is needed...                                  

U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

April 3, 2014 11:36 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government...                                

Photos of the Day: AUVs to Search for Malaysian Air 370

April 2, 2014 10:12 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Before unmanned subs can be sent down to look for the Malaysian jet, the search zone must be narrowed considerably. The size of the search area changes daily because of factors such as currents; on Wednesday it was 85,000 square miles...                        

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Deep Water Search for Jet could Turn on Robot Subs

April 2, 2014 10:06 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | News | Comments

If the wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean's depths, then investigators will likely need to entrust the hunt at least partly to robot submarines and the scientists who deploy them to scan remote swaths of the seafloor...                 

Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

April 1, 2014 12:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

Deutsch Connectors Expand TE Connectivity’s Range for Circular Market

April 1, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has offered a full complement of high-performance circular connectors, including DEUTSCH connectors, to its portfolio of circular connectors serving nanominiature, microminiature, and compact...

Elma’s New 3U VPX Module

March 31, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced a high speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot...

Hotspot Episode 56: Remote-Controlled, Fire-Breathing Dragon

March 31, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a Smart Mat that is force sensitive and connects to the Internet of Things; Mark Zuckerberg announces Connectivity Lab; Ducati and Dainese collaborate on a motorcycle jacket equipped with airbags; and a remote-controlled, fire-breathing dragon...                           

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Objects Seen in Jet Search are Fishing Equipment

March 31, 2014 9:23 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely...                     

Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

Photos of the Day: Bryan, The European Mars Rover

March 28, 2014 11:14 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Mars rover unveiled Thursday at a "Mars Yard" testing ground in Britain is designed to drill beneath the surface of the Red Planet searching for signs of life. It's been dubbed 'Bryan' by its creators — earlier versions were...                 

2018 Mission: Mars Rover Prototype Unveiled in UK

March 28, 2014 11:13 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

It looks like a giant sandbox — except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars...                                         

Technology Hindered, Helped Search for Flight 370

March 28, 2014 10:27 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced capabilities have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved...                   

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New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

March 27, 2014 3:30 pm | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

March 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

AVX Introduces Ultra Broadband Capacitator Series

March 27, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced a new series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz.  Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

March 27, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

Optima Cabinets Meet AREMA and CENELEC Standards

March 27, 2014 12:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron has announced they have designed and successfully tested cabinets to meet both North American (AREMA) and European (CENELEC) railway standards.  The cabinets...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

March 27, 2014 12:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer...

PDI Expands TCXO Precision Oscillator Line

March 27, 2014 12:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Devices has announced a major expansion of its Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator product line (TCXO).  These new products target applications where available circuit board...

Jet Search Cut Short; New Satellite Spots Objects

March 27, 2014 10:28 am | by Rob Griffith & Scott McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area...

Parts for New Mini-Shuttle Being Built at Michoud

March 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is working in New Orleans on parts for the Dream Chaser, a mini-shuttle designed to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. That's among a number of space-related projects underway at the ... 

Photos of the Day: NASA's Next Gen Space Suit Design

March 27, 2014 9:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012, the Z-2 takes the next step in fidelity approaching a final flight-capable design ...

Highly Rugged, Multiple-Output

March 26, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Luso Electronics Distribution has announced the VITA 62 compliant VPX power supplies, designed for high-performance computing applications in harsh environments and demanding electrical conditions of military/aerospace applications...             

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