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Here's how you can change the world of CubeSats and win a prize

May 22, 2015 9:21 am | by Stratasys and MakerBot | News | Comments

A growing number of aerospace companies are embracing 3D printing as they transform how they prototype and manufacture. To support innovation in aerospace engineering, Stratasys...

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Hubble observes one-of-a-kind star nicknamed 'Nasty'

May 22, 2015 9:04 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star...

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Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 22, 2015 9:00 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Proton has been the main cash cow for the Russian space industries since the Soviet collapse, capable of lifting 20 metric tons of payload...

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How the increasing amount of biofuels affect land management

May 21, 2015 8:00 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to...

A second life for MRI magnets

May 21, 2015 8:00 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at Argonne recently acquired two decommissioned magnets from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from hospitals in Minnesota and California that will find...

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BNC low and high pass filters integrates Chebyshev response for excellent out-of-band rejection

May 21, 2015 5:26 pm | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a new line of BNC Low Pass Filters to its CLPFL Series of Low Pass Filters, as well as a BNC High Pass Filter to its CHPFL line of High Pass Filters. Encased in a rugged BNC housing with 50 ohm connectors, these filters are designed for test equipment and general lab use. Crystek’s new BNC LPF filter line integrates a 9th order Chebyshev r...

Li-ion drop-in replacement provides power of two lead-acid batteries

May 21, 2015 4:25 pm | by Saft | Saft | Product Releases | Comments

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, announces the release of its Xcelion 6T™ battery for powering military vehicles. The Xcelion 6T™ is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement of lead-acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two (2) lead-acid batteries at a quarter of the weight and half the volume. The launch signals the...

High school girls honored for math, science achievements

May 21, 2015 4:01 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Mentorship opportunities key to Sandia recognition program LIVERMORE, Calif. – Sandia National Laboratories has presented its annual Math and Science Awards to 31 girls from San Francisco Bay Area high schools, celebrating their academic accomplishments and potential. “I want to congratulate each...

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Automotive security and the chain of trust

May 21, 2015 3:56 pm | by Justin Moon, Technical Architect, QNX Software Systems | Articles | Comments

Automotive systems are inherently complex and becoming even more so.  Increasingly, vehicle manufacturers...

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IoT long-life wireless sensors require ultra-low power architectures

May 21, 2015 3:43 pm | by Florian Feckl, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

One of the most technical challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT) is sensor nodes...

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Power supply series includes constant power mode output

May 21, 2015 3:19 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MCP-02x series is a family of 2W AC/DC power supplies that include a constant power mode output. Unlike conventional “current limit” designs these power supplies cannot be overloaded and can be short circuited indefinitely. They are especially suitable for applications where current limited designs require “oversizing” the power source to avoid start up...

New methods to study sound generated by wind power plants

May 21, 2015 1:33 pm | by Lappeenranta University of Technology | News | Comments

A new two-year research project on sound produced by wind power plants was launched at Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT in May. In the study, the formation and dissemination of sound from wind power generators, and people's experiences of it in Finnish climatic conditions, will be modelled and experimented with.

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Naval Research Laboratory patents compact orbital debris sensor

May 21, 2015 1:29 pm | by Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Geospace Science and Technology Branch, has received a U.S. patent for the Optical Orbital Debris Spotter, a compact, low power, low cost, local space debris detection concept that can be integrated into larger satellite designs, or flown independently on-board nano-satellite platforms.

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Researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers

May 21, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture extraordinarily thin polymer strings commonly known as nanofibers.

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Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B space drone heads back into orbit

May 21, 2015 1:18 pm | by Sputnik | News | Comments

The US Air Force is preparing to launch its super-secretive space drone into orbit again, and this time NASA will use the flight to see how 100 or so “materials of interest” hold up in space’s harsh zero-gravity environment.

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