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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...

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'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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Drones Give Farmers an Eye in the Sky to Check on Crop Progress

June 4, 2014 2:44 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

This growing season, crop researchers are experimenting with the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – on university farms. Dennis Bowman, a crop sciences educator is using two drones to take aerial pictures of crops growing in research plots...

Photo of the Day: How NASA Builds a Space Laser

June 4, 2014 10:52 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To build a satellite that will measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box, built of a composite honeycomb material to make it as light as possible. The structure was precisely manufactured with an opening to allow lasers...

NASA's ICESat-2 Satellite Box Structure

June 4, 2014 10:49 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

To build a satellite that will measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box, built of a composite honeycomb material to make it as light as possible. The structure was precisely manufactured with an opening to allow lasers...

Little Public Action in Chinese Cyberspying Case

June 4, 2014 12:53 am | by Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to bring to a U.S. courtroom five members of the Chinese military who the U.S. accused of hacking computers for economic espionage purposes. The FBI even published "Wanted" posters with pictures of all five...

CTS Introduces ClearPlex Waveguide Duplexer

June 3, 2014 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation through its subsidiary, CTS Electronic Components, Inc., announces its new ClearPlex® Waveguide Duplexer, delivering performance comparable to air-cavity with 2x to 4x smaller size, for cellular infrastructure, 6-10 GHz microwave, NLOS backhaul, and military communications...

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Swiss-Made Solar Plane Makes Maiden Flight

June 2, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft has made a successful inaugural flight as its makers prepare for what they hope will be the first round-the-world solar flight. The Solar Impulse 2 team said the aircraft spent 2 hours and 17 minutes in the air...

Photos of the Day: Solar Impulse 2 Preps for Round-the-World Flight

June 2, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft has made a successful inaugural flight as its makers prepare for what they hope will be the first round-the-world solar flight. The Solar Impulse 2 team said the aircraft spent 2 hours and 17 minutes in the air...

Photos of the Day: SpaceX Unveils Futuristic 'Alien Spaceship'

May 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space. The futuristic, cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2...

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft to Ferry Astronauts

May 30, 2014 10:04 am | by Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space. The futuristic, cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2...

Engineering Newswire 92: Super-Maglev Train to Reach 1,800 mph

May 29, 2014 10:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the working man’s halo, proving brain-controlled flight, and building a super-maglev train that tops out at 1,800 mph ...            

Two GOES-R Instruments Complete Spacecraft Integration

May 29, 2014 10:21 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors...

Think Fast, Robot

May 29, 2014 9:25 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

One of the reasons we don't yet have self-driving cars and mini-helicopters delivering online purchases is that autonomous vehicles tend not to perform well under pressure. A system that can flawlessly parallel park at 5 mph may have trouble avoiding obstacles at 35 mph...

Using Thoughts to Control Airplanes

May 27, 2014 1:33 pm | by Technische Universität München | News | Comments

Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands. Scientists of the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have now demonstrated the feasibility of flying via brain control – with astonishing accuracy.

HotSpot Episode 64: Broadband Wireless Connection…to the Moon

May 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory and NASA have demonstrated a data communication technology that can provide space dwellers with the connectivity we all enjoy here on Earth, enabling large data transfers and even high-definition video streaming...

China Calls on US to Stop 'Unscrupulous' Spying

May 27, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China called for a halt Tuesday to what it called unscrupulous U.S. cyberspying, saying that a monthslong investigation into reports on the "ugly face" of U.S. espionage has concluded that China is a major target of those efforts. The complaint in the form of a government agency report comes a week after...

Prosecutors: Hacker Helped Thwart 300 Cyberattacks

May 27, 2014 12:32 am | by Tom Hays, Associated Press | News | Comments

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors. New York prosecutors...

Nature Inspires Drones of the Future

May 26, 2014 12:01 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Based on the mechanisms adopted by birds, bats, insects and snakes, 14 distinguished research teams have developed solutions to some of the common problems that drones could be faced with when navigating through an urban environment and performing novel...

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