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New Computer Model to Aid Greener, Leaner Aircraft Design

September 23, 2014 1:04 pm | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Innovative computer codes form the basis of a computer model that ...    

ONR Features Technology for Marines of the Future

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) this week is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex ...

Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

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NASA's Maven Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

September 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile (710 million kilometer) journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night...

Photos of the Day: NASA’s Next Mars-Bound Spacecraft

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Scientists want to learn how Mars went from a warm, wet world that may have harbored microbial life during its first billion years, to the cold, barren place of today. Maven should help explain the atmospheric changes that led to this radical climate change...                     

Senate: China Hacked Military Contractor Networks

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday...              

Transient Energy Suppressant High Voltage HEMP Filters

September 17, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies offers high voltage HEMP filters that protect sensitive electronic equipment from potentially destructive energy transients due to line surges, lightning, and electronic pulses...

Water-Based Nuclear Battery Can Be Used to Generate Electrical Energy

September 17, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Missouri new Bureau | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications such as a reliable energy source in automobiles and also in complicated applications such as space flight...

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Long-Life, High Energy

September 16, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tadiran has introduced the TLM Series of military grade lithium metal oxide batteries, a family of rugged, long-life, high energy cells developed specifically for military and aerospace applications. TLM military grade batteries meet the demanding requirements of single use applications such as ordinance fuses...    

Isola Compliance with European Space Agency Base-material Standard

September 15, 2014 3:42 pm | by Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola Group announced that its European subsidiary, Isola GmbH, complies with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) specification for a cleaner class of base materials. Isola worked in collaboration with the ESA and its suppliers in order to reach this milestone...

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:10 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph)...

Project Wing: Google’s Delivery-Drone Service

September 12, 2014 4:41 pm | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

Friends and colleagues were aware, at some level, that Nick Roy, a researcher in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), had been using his sabbatical to take on some sort of robotics-related ...   

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Making Drones More Customizable

September 12, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles for multiple applications ...     

SX41 Series Planar Transformers

September 12, 2014 1:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive...

eRIC Integrated Wireless Controller from LPRS

September 12, 2014 12:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers Internet of Things and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller which meets international frequency requirements and transmission standards...

Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

1,680 MHz VCO from Crystek

September 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-1680-1680 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates at 1680 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -8 dBc typical...

Photos of the Day: Where to Grab Space Debris

September 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

Spinning Satellites in the Geostationary Graveyard

September 11, 2014 10:21 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

Complete Line of PEM Self-Clinching Prevailing Torque Locknuts

September 10, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The complete line of PEM self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts for permanent installation in thin metal sheets is profiled in a new free 20-page product bulletin available from PennEngineering...

18 mm Isolator from RFCI Handles 20 W

September 10, 2014 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a 100 W forward power/20 W reverse power, Surface Mount isolator from RFCI...

New LED Lamps Feature Wavelength of 365 nm

September 10, 2014 11:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DELO introduced two new LED area lamps with a shorter wavelength of 365 nm that allows for faster production and higher efficiency...

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

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 ...

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