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Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                  

Unmanned Aircraft Successfully to Measure Changes in Polar Ice Sheets

April 3, 2014 3:07 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets--and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise--may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar measurements that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or difficult to carry out with manned aircraft...                

Wireless Communication & DAS Transmission Changes Higher Education and Healthcare Environments

April 3, 2014 11:49 am | by Jim Otte, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity rules just about everything today. Being connected is important for the rapid exchange of information, improving communication, and increasing productivity...                         

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ESA Launching Satellite for New Monitoring System

April 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites for a new system designed to better monitor climate change, environmental disasters and catastrophes like floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes...                           

Photos of the Day: Monitoring System Satellite

April 3, 2014 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The satellites will collect data and then share it with their ground stations for immediate distribution where it is needed...                                  

U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

April 3, 2014 11:36 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government...                                

Photos of the Day: AUVs to Search for Malaysian Air 370

April 2, 2014 10:12 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Before unmanned subs can be sent down to look for the Malaysian jet, the search zone must be narrowed considerably. The size of the search area changes daily because of factors such as currents; on Wednesday it was 85,000 square miles...                        

Deep Water Search for Jet could Turn on Robot Subs

April 2, 2014 10:06 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | News | Comments

If the wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean's depths, then investigators will likely need to entrust the hunt at least partly to robot submarines and the scientists who deploy them to scan remote swaths of the seafloor...                 

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Knowledge Transfer between Robots

April 1, 2014 1:53 pm | by Matthew E. Taylor, Washington State University | Videos | Comments

While it may sound like fun and games, helping robots teach each other to play computer games is an important area of research in robotics – and it’s not easy. If robots could teach each other tasks, then people wouldn’t need to; for instance, a housecleaning robot could teach its replacement the job...

Chemicals Not in Your Line of Sight? RFID Gives You a Clear View

April 1, 2014 12:22 pm | by Angela Hoffman, Northern Apex Corporation | Articles | Comments

There are known issues within laboratories that involve tracking, inventorying, and accounting for compounds, chemicals and reagents. If this issue has ever presented itself in your laboratory, radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions will help you and your staff monitor every chemical that enters and exits your facility...

Live Panel Discussion at IMS2014

April 1, 2014 9:48 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, June 3rd, I will be hosting a live panel discussion at the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL. Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel will focus on the wireless technologies and...                          

Hotspot Episode 56: Remote-Controlled, Fire-Breathing Dragon

March 31, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a Smart Mat that is force sensitive and connects to the Internet of Things; Mark Zuckerberg announces Connectivity Lab; Ducati and Dainese collaborate on a motorcycle jacket equipped with airbags; and a remote-controlled, fire-breathing dragon...                           

Rainbow-Catching Waveguide could Revolutionize Energy Technologies

March 31, 2014 9:47 am | by Cory Nealon, University of Buffalo | News | Comments

More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy...                       

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Objects Seen in Jet Search are Fishing Equipment

March 31, 2014 9:23 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely...                     

Meaghan's Minute: FCC Takes Action on Wireless Spectrum

March 28, 2014 12:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies,The FCC is planning to move forward with a proposal to experiment with wireless spectrum -- the limited resource that increasing mobile internet use has made even more precious....              

Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

Photos of the Day: Bryan, The European Mars Rover

March 28, 2014 11:14 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Mars rover unveiled Thursday at a "Mars Yard" testing ground in Britain is designed to drill beneath the surface of the Red Planet searching for signs of life. It's been dubbed 'Bryan' by its creators — earlier versions were...                 

2018 Mission: Mars Rover Prototype Unveiled in UK

March 28, 2014 11:13 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

It looks like a giant sandbox — except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars...                                         

Technology Hindered, Helped Search for Flight 370

March 28, 2014 10:27 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced capabilities have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved...                   

New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

Parts for New Mini-Shuttle Being Built at Michoud

March 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is working in New Orleans on parts for the Dream Chaser, a mini-shuttle designed to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. That's among a number of space-related projects underway at the ... 

Photos of the Day: NASA's Next Gen Space Suit Design

March 27, 2014 9:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012, the Z-2 takes the next step in fidelity approaching a final flight-capable design ...

Photo of the Day: Advanced Tissue-Engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer

March 26, 2014 10:59 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform...                

Hotseat Episode 18: Wi-Fi Performance Modeling Solution

March 26, 2014 10:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this week's episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Bill Bidermann, Vice President of Engineering at Airgain, a leading provider of embedded antenna products, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market...                           

Managing Renewables Intelligently

March 26, 2014 10:19 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Kurt Rohrig | News | Comments

Experts have already conducted a test showing that this setup does indeed work reliably in practice, having combined numerous wind parks, biogas and photovoltaic facilities delivering a total output of over 80 MW in a virtual combined-cycle power plant. Because small providers work together...                    

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