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Now you can build your own Kardashian vandalizing drone

July 7, 2015 | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

You may recall a few months ago, graffiti artist Katsu committed the first recorded act of “drone graffiti.” Using a modified quadcopter, Katsu sprayed red scribbles over a gigantic Kendall Jenner billboard in New York City. The tag itself wasn’t the most impressive, but it started a lot of commotion...

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In 8 minutes you can watch Mars Opportunity's 11-year mission

July 7, 2015 4:37 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Remember when NASA’s Opportunity landed on Mars way back when in 2004? 11 years seems like a long time ago, especially when Opportunity was originally designed to operate for just three months. But after trekking across more than 26 miles of Martian desert, the rover sent back some pretty important science (like its unearthing discovery of water)...


Swiss engineers develop space junk clean-up satellite

July 7, 2015 11:51 am | by École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | News | Comments

Engineers from eSpace, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) have completed the prototype stage of the Clean Space One (CSO) project, aimed at developing technologies to clear space debris...


Reactor in Japan being loaded with nuke fuel before restart

July 7, 2015 11:46 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese utility on Tuesday began loading fuel into a nuclear reactor where operations are scheduled to resume next month in the country's first restart under safety requirements set following the Fukushima disaster...


NASA to begin 20th underwater astronaut training mission

July 7, 2015 11:42 am | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is to lead NASA’s 20th underwater astronaut training mission this month...


China needs long-range strategic bomber

July 7, 2015 11:31 am | by Agence France-Presse | News | Comments

China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defense experts...


Iran deploys cutting-edge Ghadir radar system

July 7, 2015 11:20 am | by Defense Talk | News | Comments

Iran’s IRGC on Saturday has officially put into service a domestically developed long-range radar system capable of detecting stealth aircraft...


NSF funds methane research with potential for greener energy, manufacturing

July 7, 2015 11:12 am | by New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded its most prestigious honor for young researchers to a new NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering faculty member who is trying to solve the difficult problem of controlling methane's carbon-hydrogen bonds at moderate temperatures...


Omnidirectional free space wireless charging developed

July 7, 2015 11:06 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, have become indispensable portable items in modern life, but one big challenge remains to fully enjoying these devices: keeping their batteries charged...


Sealed terminals and splices provide up to 60 percent in weight savings

July 7, 2015 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announces its new COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices that provide up to 60 percent in weight savings versus copper terminal alternatives...

Component is ideal to measure color coordinates

July 7, 2015 9:57 am | by MAZeT | Product Releases | Comments

The new MTCS-C3 product family enables users to implement their own True Color Colorimeter into lighting, backlight, LED tests, color selection or other applications...

Spring-loaded pins and connectors offer greater flexibility for assemby size

July 7, 2015 9:55 am | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added three new heights to the popular 0914 series of spring-loaded pins and corresponding single and double row connectors. The 0914 series has a mid-stroke distance of .045” (1,14 mm) [.090” (2,29 mm) full stroke] – close to double most standard series products...

Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

July 7, 2015 9:49 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate...

Engineers give invisibility cloaks a slimmer design

July 7, 2015 9:47 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a cloaking device...


A cool way to form 2-D conducting polymers using ice

July 7, 2015 9:45 am | by Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) | News | Comments

A piece of deep frozen ice and electronic gadgets may seem to have little connection (except that they are both 'cool' to have on you), but ice could now play a role in opening a new era in the electronic industry where conducting polymers, simply put plastics with electrical properties...

New technique enables magnetic patterns to be mapped in 3-D

July 7, 2015 9:37 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly...



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