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Engineering Live: What happened to our fascination with space? (On Demand)

May 1, 2015 | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Videos | Comments

The 1960s was arguably the most fascinating time in the world of space. Sputnik had been launched just a few years prior and the entire decade ended with the first moon landing. So what happened?

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Test & Measurement

May 1, 2015 4:22 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category honors the best instruments and test software available to assist electronic design engineers. Examples of products in this category include, but are not limited to: analyzers, waveform generators, data acquisition, dataloggers, meters, multimeters ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Solid State Lighting

May 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The craze for efficient lighting sees no sign of stopping. Here, we honor solid state lighting fixtures, lamps and luminaires, discrete LEDs, OLEDs and drivers and solid state lighting modules/controllers....

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AVX to attend & announce new products at EDS 2015

May 1, 2015 4:12 pm | News | Comments

AVX Corporation is attending the 2015 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS), which will take place May 12 – 15 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. At the event, AVX will introduce four new products, meet with its various sales and distribution partners, and attend ...

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Thermal profiling solution offers application/IC-specific thermal analysis

May 1, 2015 3:47 pm | Aries Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics announced the introduction of its new thermal profiling solution for its test and burn-in socket line of products. Aries’ thermal profile solutions go beyond standard heat-sink and fan options offered by others. This solution incorporates advanced thermal profiling software to ...

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Pulsar with widest orbit ever detected

May 1, 2015 2:43 pm | by National Radio Astronomy Observatory | News | Comments

A team of highly determined high school students discovered a never-before-seen pulsar by painstakingly analyzing data from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Further observations by astronomers using ...

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Mars researchers suspend reality when working in Utah desert

May 1, 2015 2:37 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mars Society chose the American Southwest for its training facility because the soil and lack of vegetation resemble the landscape of the red planet, but that's where the similarities end. Most of the simulations in Utah require participants to imagine the ...

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SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature 'Buster' the dummy

May 1, 2015 2:34 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace writer | News | Comments

SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida....

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

May 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue "TattooGate" on Twitter, complaining that they ...

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Engineering Newswire: Modular robotic vehicle moves like a crab

May 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

NASA’s modular robotic vehicle, or MRV, was developed to advance technologies for applications in future space and earth vehicles. Some of these technologies include redundant by-wire systems, liquid cooling, motor technology ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Software Design

May 1, 2015 2:07 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Without software, we’d still be sketching on napkins and hunched over our draft boards. This category serves to reward any new design engineering software or new feature added to existing software in 2014. Product categories include, but are not limited to ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Sensors

May 1, 2015 2:01 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Our increasingly automated world makes sensors a prime category for innovation. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include, but are not limited to: sensors, MEMS, accelerometers, gyroscopes/position sensors ...

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Bourns’ FLAT Gas Discharge Tube named as 2015 ECN Impact Award Finalist

May 1, 2015 1:56 pm | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that its FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology has been named a finalist for a 2015 ECN IMPACT Award in the “passive components and discrete” category. Compared to a Bournssurface mount 8 mm GDT ...

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SMD dual antenna includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing capabilities

May 1, 2015 12:58 pm | VectorNav Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

VectorNav Technologies introduced a surface mount version of its market- leading VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS- compassing capabilities....

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2.4" TFT transmissive display includes operating temperature of -20 to 70ºC

May 1, 2015 11:56 am | by Microtips Technology | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their small 2.4" TFT transmissive display, normal white, with a operating temperature of -20-70ºC and a storage temperature of -30 ~ 80 degrees Celsius. They also have a bountiful of small-size displays, 1.44 etc. They complete many customizations ...

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IU researcher looks to Internet as new frontier in collecting data on the mind

May 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data. But psychologists are also looking to the Internet as ...

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