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Engineering Update #64: Japan's stealth fighter

June 26, 2014 11:19 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Once Japan realized the United States wasn't going to sell any of its F-22 raptor steal air superiority fighters, the Japanese government began funding their own project. The idea was to create an aircraft whose purpose would be two fold. The plane would serve as a showcase for Japan's latest military technologies....

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India LED LCD TV sales boost expected with FIFA World Cup

June 26, 2014 11:17 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

The FIFA Football World Cup 2014 in Brasil is expected to be a popular spectator sport in India. It was estimated that out of 770 million TV viewers of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, 115 million were from India, a substantial 22%. This time, viewership is expected to be higher....

Photos of the Day: Woman or machine?

June 26, 2014 8:39 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The latest creations from Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro are Otonaroid, Kodomoroid and Telenoid, a hairless mannequin head with pointed arms that serves as a cuddly companion. Otonaroid and Kodomoroidwill act as guides at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation....

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Company successfully tests space tourism balloon

June 26, 2014 8:04 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth. World View Enterprises of Tucson said Tuesday that it launched the flight last week from Roswell....

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Chip supports all Android 4.4 KitKat Sensors

June 25, 2014 4:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PNI Sensor (Santa Rosa, CA) announced SENtral-K, the first ultra-low power ‘sensor hub’ to support all Android 4.4 KitKat sensors. SENtral-K embeds the complete range of KitKat sensors on its low-power SENtral coprocessor, allowing smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to support always-on context-aware applications....

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LED light fixture features emergency battery backup

June 25, 2014 3:30 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The GVP-EMG-48-2L-LED from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) is similar to the company's explosion proof LED fixtures that provide an LED alternative to fluorescent fixtures. These LED fixtures produce more light output with longer lamp life and are vapor proof and impact and vibration resistant....

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RF modules designed for economical configurable RF test measurements

June 25, 2014 3:04 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) announces the availability of the Telemakus TEP2000-4 and TEP4000-5 Digital Phase Shifters — the smallest USB microwave phase shifters available. These laboratory quality phase shifters have a minimum phase range of 360 degrees....

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Ghost writing the whip

June 25, 2014 1:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is applying ghost imaging to secure stored or shared electronic data....

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New technology: The goose bump sensor

June 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine his/her experience of music, online ads or the temperature in the room....

New study uses blizzard to measure wind turbine airflow

June 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) using snow during a Minnesota blizzard is giving researchers new insight into the airflow around large wind turbines. This research is essential to improving wind energy efficiency, especially in wind farms where airflows from many large wind turbines interact with each other....

Metal particles in solids aren't as fixed as they seem, new memristor study shows

June 25, 2014 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and "resistive random access memory," or RRAM—cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions—researchers have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought....

A collaboration of minds and metal

June 25, 2014 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

This past January, Derek Ahneman, a graduate student in the lab of Abigail Doyle, a Princeton University associate professor of chemistry, began work on an ambitious new project: he proposed the merger of two areas of research to enable a powerful reaction that neither could broadly achieve on its own....

Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say

June 25, 2014 1:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Someday soon, the world will migrate away from the old, original Internet to a new, next-generation Internet with far better security, greater mobility and many other improved features, but most of us will never know the change has occurred, says computer science researcher Arun Venkataramani of the University of Massachusetts Amherst....

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Demonstrating a driverless future

June 25, 2014 12:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors, computer vision, artificial intelligence ...

Low power MCU integrates hardware encryption engine

June 25, 2014 12:49 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F “GB2” family.  This new family features an integrated hardware crypto engine, a Random Number Generator (RNG) and…

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