Advertisement
Radar
Subscribe to Radar
View Sample

FREE WDD Email Newsletter

Kickstarter of the Week: Mini Satellite Is Propelled by Water

December 9, 2013 4:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, we are propelling a tiny solar-powered satellite into space using only water for fuel. The spacecraft could someday average over 1 billion miles per gallon. The engine produces thrust through ...                      

Propelled by Water, Powered by Sun

December 9, 2013 4:13 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A solar-powered spacecraft could someday average over 1 billion miles per gallon using only water for fuel, thanks to a new technology being developed at the University of Michigan’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. The ...

Meaghan's Minute: Adoption of Wireless Power

December 9, 2013 2:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keynote speaker, Ryan Sanderson, who is the Associate Director of Power Supply and Storage Components at HIS, gave his perspective on the adoption of wireless power internationally at the Wireless Power Summit in Austin, TX...                       

Advertisement

HotSpot Episode 42: NASA's Sunjamming Solar Sail

December 9, 2013 11:44 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, helping an aging population with chronic healthcare problems; the final step before solar sails are launched into space; a rehabilitation device for stroke vicitms; and a jacket that tell you where to go...

Small Satellite Phones Home

December 6, 2013 9:32 am | by NASA | News | Comments

PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer. PhoneSat 2.4, a cube approximately ...

Photos of the Day: Drone Delivery

December 2, 2013 3:24 pm | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Unlike the drones used by the military, Bezos' proposed flying machines wouldn't need humans sitting in a distant trailer to control them. Amazon's drones would receive a set of GPS coordinates and automatically fly to them, presumably avoiding buildings...

Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future

December 2, 2013 3:23 pm | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs. But the company says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create...

HotSpot Episode 41: Smartphone-Controlled Smartplane

December 2, 2013 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smartphone-controlled smartplane; a nano camera that can operate at the speed of light; Microsoft and Sony have delivered their newest generation of high-powered video games; and a custom Bluetooth 4.0 LE chip that enables wireless programming...

Advertisement

China Launches First Moon Rover, the 'Jade Rabbit'

December 2, 2013 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth...            

Indian Craft Leaves Earth's Orbit on Way to Mars

December 2, 2013 9:13 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet...                                 

Glitches Keep Private Firm from Launching Rocket

December 2, 2013 9:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications is still sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL...                                                  

Techies vs. NSA: Encryption Arms Race Escalates

December 2, 2013 9:03 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Encrypted email, secure instant messaging, and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and...

Pilot Use of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes

December 2, 2013 9:02 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control...                        

Advertisement

GaN Systems Showcases Gallium Nitride Power Semiconductors

November 27, 2013 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Organized by IMAPS-UK and NMI in conjunction with the University’s Electronics, Power and Microsystems Research Group, iPower 2013 brings together leading experts from industry, science, supply an...      

Inexpensive ‘Nano-Camera’ can Operate at the Speed of Light

November 27, 2013 9:57 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A $500 “nano-camera” that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in...               

Ready, Set, Space! -- NASA's GPM Satellite Begins Journey

November 26, 2013 9:53 am | by Kate Ramsayer, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

For the past three years, the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory has gone from components and assembly drawings to a fully functioning satellite at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The satellite has now arrived in...    

HotSpot Episode 40: Hammerhead Aircraft Complete First Test Flight

November 25, 2013 11:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brough to you by SanDisk...                                               

NY Troopers in Big SUVs Peer in on Texting Drivers

November 25, 2013 11:23 am | by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Even for a state trooper, it's not easy to spot drivers who are texting. Their smartphones are down on their laps, not at their ears. And they're probably not moving their lips. That's why New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs...

If Gov't Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?

November 25, 2013 11:08 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not...                 

Driving Carrier ARPU Through Messaging, Mobile Payments and Mobile Advertising

November 22, 2013 1:39 pm | by James Citron, CMO, payvia | Articles | Comments

A recent report from the GSMA predicts an increasingly tough few years ahead for mobile carriers, with global revenues dropping 16 percent by 2017. With subscriber penetration in the developed world now between 70 and 90 percent...           

Loud Cellphone Talkers Next Bane of Air Travelers?

November 22, 2013 10:10 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Airline passengers have already been stripped of their legroom, hot meals and personal space. Now, they might also lose their silence. The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making...           

Photos of the Day: Total Irradiance Monitor

November 22, 2013 9:48 am | by Audrey Haar, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Total solar irradiance is currently measured by the Total Irradiance Monitor, deployed in 2003 on the LASP-built Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission. While SORCE was designed to last for five years, it recorded...         

Building TCTE: The Perfect Combo of Enthusiasm, Spare Parts & Resources

November 22, 2013 9:45 am | by Audrey Haar, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Building and delivering an instrument ready for spaceflight in five months was achieved with a little bit of luck, ingenuity, determination, and available spare parts. Scientists had to act quickly in order to find a way to continue the total solar energy...

Meet the Robots for Humanity

November 21, 2013 9:31 am | by TED Talk, Henry Evans | Videos | Comments

Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a...               

Solar-Powered Battery Woven into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for 'Wearable Electronics'

November 21, 2013 9:27 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands...             

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading