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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..

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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..

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...

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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...

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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...

RF Upconverter Compact Vector Signal Generator

June 10, 2014 11:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The R&S SGU100A RF upconverter from Rohde & Schwarz extends the frequency range of the R&S SGS100A vector signal generator from 12.75 GHz to 20 GHz...

API Technologies’ GaN Power Amplifier Drivers

June 10, 2014 11:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies debuted a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...

Crane Launches Ku-Band 4-Way Iso-Divider for Space Applications

June 10, 2014 12:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solution launches the new Ku-Band 4-Way Iso-Divider designed for use in satellite applications. This unit represents a further expansion of the products available in this product line...

Vectron International Announces Small Form Factor Low G-Sensitivity TCXO

June 10, 2014 12:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International has announced the release of a low g-sensitivity TCXO for military, industrial, and other harsh environment applications...

'Hello, World!' NASA Beams Video from Space Station via Laser

June 9, 2014 3:41 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

"Hello, World!" came the message from the International Space Station as NASA successfully beamed high-definition video via laser from space to ground on Thursday, June 5. The 175-megabit video transmission was the first of its kind for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science...

Diamond Microwave Launches Ultra-Compact 2 – 6 GHz GaN SSPA

June 9, 2014 12:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Microwave is extending its range of GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) to include a 2 - 6 GHz model that can be operated in either pulsed or CW mode...

Photos of the Day: HorseFly 'Octocopter' Primed to Fly to Your Front Door

June 6, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Have you ever seen a horse fly? Maybe you have, but never like this one. This HorseFly has eight rotors, a wirelessly recharging battery and a mission to deliver merchandise right to your doorstep. The University of Cincinnati and AMP Electric Vehicles collaborated on the HorseFly...

The Ultimate UAV for Safely Delivering Goods

June 6, 2014 10:54 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Have you ever seen a horse fly? Maybe you have, but never like this one. This HorseFly has eight rotors, a wirelessly recharging battery and a mission to deliver merchandise right to your doorstep. The University of Cincinnati and AMP Electric Vehicles collaborated on the HorseFly...

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Use of Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

June 5, 2014 8:46 pm | by National Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

While civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary changes with the emergence of increasingly autonomous unmanned aircraft, these new systems pose serious questions about how they will be safely and efficiently integrated into the existing civil aviation structure...

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