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New Remote-Sensing Instrument to Blaze a Trail on the ISS

September 9, 2014 8:25 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more than gather data once it’s deployed on ...

Weld-Free, Rugged Cabinet from Optima Offers Longer Structural Integrity

September 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron developed a weld-free, rugged cabinet for electronics that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

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Photo of the Day: Wind-Watching Scatterometer Self Assembles in Space

September 5, 2014 10:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. Howard Eisen, the ISS-RapidScat project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said...

NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required -- in Space

September 5, 2014 10:52 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. Howard Eisen, the ISS-RapidScat project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said...

NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security

September 4, 2014 3:43 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The NIST team of engineers and computer scientists was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Transformative Apps (TransApps) program. Working with soldiers, contract app developers and others ...  

Standard Test Solution for TACAN Beacon Rollout

September 4, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced that Moog has selected the R&S EDS300 DME/pulse analyzer as a standard test solution for R&D, manufacturing, and field deployment...

Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

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Allied Electronics Earns AS9120A Certification

September 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

Allied Electronics announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply products to customers within the aerospace industry.

Fairview Microwave Debuts Comprehensive Lines of IP67 RF Adapters

September 3, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has introduced a comprehensive line of IP67 RF adapters commonly employed in the DAS, cellular, aviation, and military industries due to their ingress protection from water and dust...                          

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

September 2, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target..."

HotSpot 78: Smart Skin for Aircraft

September 2, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a tiny eye implant for those who are battling glaucoma; a ‘smart skin’ concept that enables aircraft to continually monitor their health; a high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt; and mannequins enabled with a wireless technology called VMBeacon...                         

Google Building Fleet of Package-Delivering Drones

August 28, 2014 11:52 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...

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Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the 20-foot-dianieter test section....

'Smart Skin' Will Enable Aircraft to Feel

August 28, 2014 1:12 pm | by BAE Systems | News | Comments

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors...

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 12:26 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

NASA Demonstrates New Tech for Acquiring Measurements of Earth

August 28, 2014 12:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Earth-observing satellites have long collected radiance measurements of the Earth. But recent technology advances could lead to future measurements with higher levels of accuracy than what is currently available to researchers ... 

Photos of the Day: New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

August 28, 2014 12:04 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of the Earth’s atmosphere, to reach space-like conditions ...

Photos of the Day: NASA App Finds Errors in Software Logic

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To err is human, but don't worry about it. NASA has an app for that. It's called IKOS and it's actually much more sophisticated than a mobile device app. In fact, it's a fully developed program that finds errors in the logic of software that is still under development. IKOS is short for Inference Kernel for Open Static Analyzers...

IKOS Debugger Zaps Error Rate for Aviation Software Developers

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To err is human, but don't worry about it. NASA has an app for that. It's called IKOS and it's actually much more sophisticated than a mobile device app. In fact, it's a fully developed program that finds errors in the logic of software that is still under development. IKOS is short for Inference Kernel for Open Static Analyzers...

Your New Home On Mars

August 28, 2014 9:41 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the ...

Internal Reference Buffers with a Wider Dynamic Range

August 27, 2014 2:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced the MAX11905, a 20-bit, 1.6 Msps successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter...

Photo of the Day: A 'NIRSpec-tacular View'

August 27, 2014 10:40 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A NASA photographer recently captured a "NIRSpec-tacular" photo of an instrument that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope when it launches in 2018. Access into a clean room to get a close-up view of a complicated, high-value scientific instrument is carefully controlled...

NASA's Webb Telescope Instruments

August 27, 2014 10:40 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A NASA photographer recently captured a "NIRSpec-tacular" photo of an instrument that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope when it launches in 2018. Access into a clean room to get a close-up view of a complicated, high-value scientific instrument is carefully controlled...

VPG Ultra High Precision Z1 Foil Wrap Around Chip Resistor

August 27, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has introduced a new series of military-qualified, ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil wrap-around chip resistors...

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