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Photos of the Day: BRITE-Constellation Nanosatellites Explore the Universe

June 23, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Two nanosatellites were launched from Yasny, Russia by Anthony Moffat, of the University of Montreal and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and the Canadian research and technology team he leads. Costing a fraction of conventional space telescopes...

2 Low-Cost, Car Battery-Sized Space Telescopes Launched

June 23, 2014 10:17 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Two nanosatellites were launched from Yasny, Russia by Anthony Moffat, of the University of Montreal and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and the Canadian research and technology team he leads. Costing a fraction of conventional space telescopes...

U.S. Gov't Moves to Ban Drones in 400 National Parks

June 22, 2014 9:28 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres (34 million hectares) of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety. Jonathan Jarvis, the park service's director...

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Engineering Newswire 95: Urinal Videogame Is Controlled by User's 'Stream'

June 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re kicking cancer sticks with a new wearable, developing the wind tracer at Lockheed Martin, and playing videos games, with your pee ...            

UN Says Unmanned Drones Will Be Deployed in Mali

June 19, 2014 11:07 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali will be getting unmanned drones to help protect civilians and U.N. troops in the volatile north, the peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous told the U.N. Security Council that the unmanned aerial vehicles will provide critical information for peacekeepers...

Photo of the Day: Expedition 38 Tests Free-Flying Satellites

June 19, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

International Space Station: A Technology Test Bed

June 19, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by RAND Corporation | News | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals...

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Photo of the Day: NASA Hunts for New Horizons Mission Target

June 18, 2014 11:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015...

Hubble to Begin Searching Beyond Pluto

June 18, 2014 11:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015...

Fuel Cells for Increased Airplane Efficiency

June 16, 2014 8:43 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars. The researchers have made coin-sized fuel cells...  

Photos of the Day: In-Orbit Decontamination System Destroys Pathogens

June 16, 2014 11:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Just like eating, drinking and even trying to wash your hair aboard the International Space Station, conducting science experiments in space is not a simple task for astronauts. There are so many more factors for crews to consider than scientists on Earth have to worry about..

Decontamination System to Up Research on Space Station

June 16, 2014 11:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Just like eating, drinking and even trying to wash your hair aboard the International Space Station, conducting science experiments in space is not a simple task for astronauts. There are so many more factors for crews to consider than scientists on Earth have to worry about..

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HotSpot Episode 67: How Your Private Data Is Used Online

June 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Recently, NASA beamed a high-definition video message, “Hello, World!”, 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument. The message was the first 175-megabit communication...

RFMW Introduces Low Threshold Limiter Module with Coverage to 6 GHz

June 16, 2014 10:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces design and sales support for Skyworks SKY16601-555LF PIN diode limiter module covering the frequency range of 0.5 to 6.0 GHz. The SKY16601-555LF addresses a growing need for receiver low noise amplifier (LNA) protection in microwave applications...

Analog Devices RF ICs for Multi-Band Base Stations and Microwave Point-to-Point Radios

June 16, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has introduced new highly integrated RF ICs that greatly simplify the design and reduce the development cost of multi-band base stations and point-to-point (PtP) radios...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

API Technologies Introduces New Rad-Hard Power Conversion and Control Products

June 16, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has introduced a new line of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) power conversion and control products designed for extreme environmental conditions and radiation exposure...

May/June 2014 – Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

June 13, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The May/June issue of Wireless Design and Development focuses on connected cars, EMI-quiet environments, and byte-level caching.

NASA Hopes to Launch 'Flying Saucer' After Delay

June 12, 2014 11:19 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing the chance because of bad weather, project managers said Thursday. The space agency is working with the U.S. Navy on the Hawaiian island of Kauai...

Engineering Newswire 94: DARPA’s Air-to-Ground Warfare

June 12, 2014 10:38 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing engagement rings, working to coordinate troops’ positions, and testing to see if computers can really think for themselves ... they can ...         

Cornell Dubilier’s Ruggedized Flatpack Capacitors

June 12, 2014 6:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced it has expanded its line of MLS Flatpack aluminum electrolytic capacitors to include a high vibration package, type HVMLS and a high reliability burn-in option, type HRMLS...

Photo of the Day: NASA's Orion Spacecraft Stacks Up for First Flight

June 11, 2014 9:17 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step...

NASA Engineers Finish Up Orion's Modules

June 11, 2014 9:09 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step...

Google Buying Satellite Maker Skybox for $500M

June 11, 2014 8:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $500 million acquisition announced...

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