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Photo of the Day: Curiosity's Stars and Stripes

July 2, 2015 3:12 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The flag...

Photos of the Day: The Two Faces of Pluto

July 2, 2015 11:00 am | by NASA | News | Comments

New color images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of the...

Photo of the Day: The 2020 IoT - How to Prepare for the Future

July 1, 2015 9:44 am | by NJIT | News | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of physical things embedded with sensors, software,...

Photo of the Day: Firing a 40mm Saluting Battery

June 30, 2015 10:13 am | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

Gunner's mates fire a 40mm saluting battery from the vulture's row of the Wasp-class amphibious...

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Photo of the Day: Watching Meteors From the Space Station

June 29, 2015 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011 with the following caption: “What a `Shooting Star’ looks like from space, taken yesterday during Perseid Meteor Shower"...

Photos of the Day: CE Week Fun and Fabulous

June 26, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015, photo, the MiPosaur, from Wowwee, go through their paces during the CE Week show, in New York. Through the use of a form of GPS technology, the mini robots can chase after a matching ball...

Photos of the Day: First Humanoid Robot In Space

June 17, 2015 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

If you ever visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and get to meet the Robonaut 2 prototype, be sure to shake the robot’s hand, since it can do that, and congratulate it. The actual Robonaut 2 (R2), the first humanoid robot in space, was recently selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014...

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Photos of the Day: The NACA's First Wind Tunnel

June 11, 2015 9:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory was the first facility built by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Langley would be the only NACA test facility until the 1940s and it was home to some of the most advanced research equipment...

Photos of the Day: Air Force Week in Photos

June 9, 2015 9:13 am | by Defense Media Activity | News | Comments

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force...

Photos of the Day: Robots Compete in Response to California Disaster Simulation

June 8, 2015 10:57 am | by Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | News | Comments

 It's shaping up to be a snail's pace race featuring cutting-edge robots doing simple but critical tasks. Robots in the disaster response competition in California must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall...

Photos of the Day: Army to Introduce New Command Post Wireless Capability

June 4, 2015 9:33 am | by Amy Walker, PEO C3T | News | Comments

During combat operations, units often change base locations to outmaneuver the enemy or avoid attack, requiring the entire command post to be moved, or jumped. By going wireless, command posts not only shed cumbersome cabling, but network set up...

Photos of the Day: Air Force Week in Photos

June 3, 2015 10:20 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force...

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Photos of the Day: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Undergoes Dress Rehearsal

June 1, 2015 10:37 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Engineers work during a full mission dress rehearsal for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), Friday, May 29, 2015, at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai, HI.  The LDSD crosscutting technology demonstration mission...

Photos of the Day: Carrier Air Wing 5 Completes Qualifications

May 29, 2015 9:56 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paolo Bayas | News | Comments

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its carrier qualifications (CQ), May 23.  CQ allows CVW 5 pilots and George Washington's flight deck crew...

Photos of the Day: IMS2015 Recap

May 22, 2015 9:47 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | News | Comments

Today's Photos of the Day recap this year's IMS2015, held at the Phoenix Convention Center from Tuesday, May 19 to Thursday, May 21. Over 900 exhibitors represented the state-of-the-art when it came to materials, devices, components...

Photos of the Day: Keeping Up With #WearableWednesday at IMS 2015

May 20, 2015 1:50 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, @JMooneyWDD; Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | News | Comments

For even more photos from IMS 2015, check out the Wireless Design & Development Twitter account at @wirelessdesign. Be sure to follow along and join the conversation, using today's hashtag #WearableWednesday.

Photos of the Day: Live From IMS 2015

May 19, 2015 1:32 pm | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | News | Comments

For more live photos from IMS 2015 this week, follow WDD on Twitter: @wirelessdesign.  Also follow our editors, Janine Mooney and Sarah Goncalves, at @JMooneyWDD and @SarahG_WDD...

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Photos of the Day: Translating Thought To Print

May 15, 2015 9:06 am | by Kelsey Damrad, Civil and Environmental Engineering | News | Comments

Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel.  MIT research has explained some of the material’s mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources...

Photos of the Day: Researchers Build New Fermion Microscope

May 14, 2015 9:29 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist...

Photos of the Day: Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. The presence of sea salt on Europa's surface...

Photos of the Day: SpaceX Completes Pad Abort Test

May 7, 2015 10:16 am | by SpaceX | News | Comments

The Crew Dragon simultaneously fired its eight SuperDraco engines at 9 a.m. EDT and leapt off a specially built platform at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The engines fired for about six seconds, instantly producing about ... 

Photos of the Day: First Ever Self-Driving Semi-Truck

May 6, 2015 12:32 pm | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press and Daimler | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too. Daimler Trucks North America LLC debuted the self-driving big rig ... 

Photos of the Day: NASA Flies 4 Spacecraft in Tight Formation

May 5, 2015 11:31 am | by NASA | News | Comments

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission — an achievement enabled in part by four NASA-developed technologies...

Photos of the Day: An All-Electric, 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra

May 4, 2015 1:57 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Department of Energy unveiled this bad boy back in January to celebrate the Shelby Cobra’s 50th anniversary. The all-electric, 3D-printed Cobra is constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced ABS from the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at the Oak ... 

Photos of the Day: Amazon CEO Launches Unmanned Test Flight

May 1, 2015 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the latest development in the commercial space race, the private space company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos launched their unmanned spaceship in its maiden test flight ... 

Photos of the Day: Toyota to Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

April 29, 2015 11:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only water vapor. The electric vehicle is powered by ... 

Photos of the Day: Autonomous, Swarming UAVs Fly Into the Future

April 23, 2015 11:33 am | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — part of the Low-Cost UAV ... 

Photos of the Day: Chevrolet Debuts FNR — A Vision of the Future

April 20, 2015 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Shanghai Motor Show is about more than just displaying the latest extended-wheelbase luxury sedans to the Chinese populace. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the event to debut its vision of the future of motoring with the FNR concept, and the capsule looks like it could be fresh ... 

Photos of the Day: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

April 15, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press & NASA | News | Comments

After a scrub on Monday, the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for another launch attempt at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This is SpaceX's sixth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space ... 

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