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API Technologies to Showcase RF, Microwave, and Millimeter Wave Product Solutions

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by API Technologies | News | Comments

New standard and configurable products get international debut at Europe’s largest microwave technology event. API Technologies announced it will present its full line of RF/Microwave products at European Microwave Week at Fiera de Roma in Rome, Italy...

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly...

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly...

Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers...

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In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines...

Constant Phone Calls Allowed on European Flights

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by DAVID RISING, Associated Press | News | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights...                          

European Space Agency Sets Date for Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned...                 

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Drones Left Out of Air Traffic Plans

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky ...

Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 26, 2014 10:00 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

Photo of the Day: Neutron Vision

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings...        

Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA has released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography...            

Moviemaking Drones Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:48 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

he Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision...                 

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NAI Redesigns Website to Better Align with Strategic Vision for Growth

September 24, 2014 4:24 pm | by National Atlantic Industries | News | Comments

North Atlantic Industries announced the launch of their new website geared toward better serving customers in the military, industrial and commercial aerospace markets. The new website has been redesigned to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout...

Island to Get 1st German Drone Delivery Service

September 24, 2014 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany's first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea island. The company said the quad-rotor "DHL Paketkopter 2.0" will begin daily flights Friday, bringing a maximum load of 1.2 kilograms...

Slimmed Down 3.6 GS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder

September 24, 2014 10:06 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek announced a new recorder for the popular family of Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback systems: the Model RTR 2729A rugged portable recorder...

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 ...

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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...  

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...

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 ...   

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 ...     

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