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Engineering Newswire 91: Iron Man Suit Designed for U.S. Special Forces

May 22, 2014 10:06 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing hyperspectral sensors, creating little lenses for security cameras, and making a real Iron Man suit for U.S. Special Forces ...           

House Passes Curbs on NSA Phone Surveillance

May 22, 2014 9:08 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security. But the final version of the legislation...

Photo of the Day: Making Light Work of Orbit and Attitude Control

May 21, 2014 11:53 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...  

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Gyroscopes No Larger than a Wallet

May 21, 2014 11:48 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...

Photo of the Day: Construction Begins on Mars Lander

May 21, 2014 10:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport...

NASA to Launch Mars Lander in 2016

May 21, 2014 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport...

Germany Clamps Down on Exports of Spy Tech

May 20, 2014 9:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany says it will restrict exports of surveillance technology to states that fail to respect their citizens' human rights. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says the move is designed to prevent spy software 'Made in Germany' from being used for...

API Wins Strategic Order for Front End Microwave System

May 20, 2014 12:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. has announced the receipt of a strategic development order for a multi-channel microwave front end system. This integrated microwave assembly (IMA) will be used in a next generation radar warning receiver targeted for use in major Department of Defense military aircraft platforms...

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Peregrine Introduces UltraCMOS RF Power Limiters

May 20, 2014 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has debuted its new line of UltraCMOS RF power limiters, including PE45140 and PE45450 slated for release in May...

New 3,200 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation

May 20, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's new CVCO55CC-3200-3200 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) is engineered and manufactured in the USA and packaged in the industry-standard 0.5 x 0.5-in. SMD package...

New 'T-Ray' Tech Converts Light to Sound

May 19, 2014 3:07 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security guards find chemical and other weapons...

Advanced Connectivity Solutions Reduce Weight in Space Applications

May 19, 2014 2:58 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit the TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #1305 at the 30th National Space Symposium to see TE’s advanced solutions that reduce weight and are space qualified to meet the most critical demands for mission critical applications...

Malaysia Defends Military Inaction on MH370 Radar

May 19, 2014 12:46 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysia's defense minister on Monday defended his military's failure to scramble a fighter jet to follow a Malaysian airliner when it veered off course and vanished two months ago, saying it wasn't seen as a hostile object. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 became invisible to civilian radar...

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China Cited in Cyber-Espionage Case

May 19, 2014 12:37 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States is preparing to announce first-of-its-kind criminal charges Monday against Chinese military officials in an international cyber-espionage case, a government official said.Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal law enforcement officials...

API Technologies Introduces Multi-Conductor Cable Assembly for Satellites

May 19, 2014 12:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies, a provider of RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, now manufactures a series of multi-conductor cable assemblies used in low earth orbit satellites that track commercial aircraft...

NASA Awards Radiation Budget Instrument Contract

May 19, 2014 11:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded ITT Space Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Exelis, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a contract to provide the Radiation Budget Instrument, a scanning radiometer capable of measuring Earth’s reflected sunlight and emitted thermal radiation...

Space-Based Solar Farm

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a smartphone app that detects bipolar mood swings; a smart universal remote control solution; a new cuff equipped with electrodes helps lower blood pressure without causing side effects; and a technology road map for a space-based solar power system...                

Photos of the Day: SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth

May 19, 2014 10:28 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA. SpaceX's Dragon splashed into the Pacific, just five hours after...

Space Station Sends Old Equipment Home

May 19, 2014 10:19 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA. SpaceX's Dragon splashed into the Pacific, just five hours after...

Engineering Newswire 90: Hands-Free Corvette on Air Force Test Track

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free... Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette...

Pasternack Releases New Family of Low Noise Amplifiers

May 15, 2014 10:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has released a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications...

Photos of the Day: Parrot Bebop Drones Fly into the Future

May 14, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend and plans to test fly drones...

Smithsonian to Fly Drones for 'Future' Festival

May 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend and plans to test fly drones...

UN Debates Future Ban on Killer Robots

May 13, 2014 2:49 pm | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Diplomats urged the adoption of new international laws Tuesday that could govern or outright forbid the use of killer robots if the technology becomes reality someday. At the first United Nations meeting devoted to the subject, representatives began trying to define the limits...

Digicom Electronics Awarded ITAR Certification

May 13, 2014 11:43 am | by Andrea Roberts, A R Marketing Inc. | News | Comments

Oakland, CA - Digicom Electronics, Inc., an electronics manufacturing services company, announces that it has received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification...                        

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