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Medium Power Broadband Amplifiers

August 27, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises announced the release of ten new 1and 2 W broadband amplifiers, which are ideal for...

A Smooth Take-Off and Landing on Energy Savings

August 26, 2014 1:03 pm | by Cheryl De Los Santos, Leviton Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) operates Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and nearby Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport. Throughout its history, WCAA has invested in numerous capital improvement projects to enhance the travel experience. Recently it sought to improve behind the scenes operations...

Sony Network Hacked, Exec's Flight Diverted

August 26, 2014 12:28 pm | by David Koenig & Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. American cut short the Sony Corp. executive's flight on Sunday and made an unplanned landing in Phoenix...

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Photo of the Day: New Chip Design Mimics the Brain

August 26, 2014 11:05 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

DARPA's Computer Chip Mimics Brain's Power-Saving Efficiency

August 26, 2014 11:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

ZigBee in the Sky

August 26, 2014 10:49 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee wireless sensor network for satellite communications. With the weight of payloads being a major constraint in satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system...

Low Range, High Line Differential Pressure Transducers

August 25, 2014 2:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 Corporation announced the introduction of its Model 216/316 Series, a family of differential pressure transducers...

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions...                   

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EMI/RFI Filter Sample Kits

August 25, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation, through its CTS Electronic Components, Inc. and Tusonix, Inc, subsidiaries announced the release of four new sample kits of electromagnetic interference filters specifically for military, industrial control, telecomm and T&M transport systems applications in the U.S. and European markets...

Iran TV Shows off Allegedly Downed Israeli Drone

August 25, 2014 9:39 am | by Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's state TV on Monday broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. The brief video, aired on the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV, shows what the channel says are parts of the drone...

Lawsuits Challenge U.S. Drone, Model Aircraft Rules

August 25, 2014 12:23 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights...

Two Europe Navigation Satellites in the Wrong Orbits

August 24, 2014 11:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network. The European Space Agency and launch company Arianespace...

Delta 40 GHz Connectors for .047, .085 & .141 Cables

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Delta Electronics 2.92 mm SMK coaxial cable connectors rated to 40 GHz for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications...                                   

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Europe Launches 2 Navigation Satellites

August 21, 2014 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arianespace has signed a deal with the European Space Agency to deploy 12 satellites and help speed up the creation of the European Union's Galileo navigation system. Arianespace said in a statement late Wednesday that it will use three launch vehicles capable of carrying four satellites each...

Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 3:12 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

Delivery by Drone

August 21, 2014 3:05 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions. In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve...

Parks Service Bans Drones Over Appalachian Trail

August 21, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts...

Expanded Ethernet Switch Family from Aitech Offers Robust Network Communication

August 20, 2014 10:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has expanded its line of rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions. In addition to the original 6U CompactPCI (C660) version, Aitech now offers managed Gigabit Ethernet switches...                                   

Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-Ray Scanners

August 20, 2014 10:21 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

A team of researchers have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner...

Compact Rugged COM Express Module from MEN Micro

August 19, 2014 3:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the CB70C, a high performance, Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express module for robust, mission-critical operations...                                

NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

August 19, 2014 12:04 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1...

Photos of the Day: NASA Puts 'Swarmies' to the Test

August 19, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does...

Autonomous Swarming Robots to Explore Alien Worlds

August 19, 2014 9:45 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does...

Spacewalking Astronauts Release Baby Satellite

August 19, 2014 9:38 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles above the cloud-flecked planet...

Arches, Canyonlands, National Parks Ban Drones

August 19, 2014 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility...

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