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Could 'windbots' someday explore the skies of Jupiter?

July 23, 2015 9:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tumbleweed bots driven by wind, rolling across Antarctica or Mars...


Launch, docking returns International Space Station crew to full strength

July 23, 2015 9:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity...


ONR-sponsored technology aids recovery of Alaska plane wreck

July 23, 2015 9:11 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

On Alaska's Mount Gannett, pleasant weather can turn nasty quickly. Sunshine gives way to frigid rain; clear skies fall victim to thick storm clouds and fog. Not ideal conditions for exploring a 63-year-old plane wreck on an isolated, crevasse-riddled glacier...


NOAA's GOES-S sensor gets clean bill of health from hospital

July 23, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The sensor, known as EHIS, was successfully tested using the hospital's proton accelerator and deemed to be in good working order...


Russian capsule docks with International Space Station

July 23, 2015 8:56 am | by PAVEL GOLOVKIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese docked smoothly Thursday with the International Space Station...


Smarter window materials can control light and energy

July 23, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers...


Is it legal to fly a drone over a fire?

July 23, 2015 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

These days, drones are everywhere. They're over animal sanctuaries to catch poachers, they're at weddings to get new angles of the bride and groom, and they're flying over farmland...


3 kW platinum front-end Ac-Dc power supply targets PoE applications

July 23, 2015 4:24 am | by Cui Inc | Cui Inc | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc today announced the expansion of their 3000 W front-end ac-dc power supply series with the addition of the PSE-3000-54 targeting Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications...


High linearity low power demodulator

July 22, 2015 5:27 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the ParkerVision PV5870 demodulator / modulator. The PV5870 is a direct conversion quadrature demodulator / modulator designed for communication systems requiring excellent linearity with the lowest possible power consumption. Drawing only 23mA from a 3V supply, the PV5870 consumes 1/5th to 1/10th the power of similar demodulators yet provides...

This is what self-driving cars looked like in the 1970s

July 22, 2015 4:34 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Self-driving cars are all everyone’s talking about lately. But it’s a concept that goes back decades. Just watch this self-driving car that was cruising around back in 1971. It’s actually pretty legit...


Low power fanless COM express mini module

July 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Advantech | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech’s new low power, fanless COM Express Mini Module SOM-7568 is equipped with the latest Intel® Pentium® N3700, Celeron® N3150 and Celeron® N3000 single-chip processors, which are manufactured on new Intel14-nm process technology...

Dual 2.5A, single 5A ultrathin micromodule regulator in ultrathin package

July 22, 2015 2:22 pm | by Linear Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4622, a dual 2.5A or single 5A step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a small and ultrathin package...

Boosting gas mileage by turning engine heat into electricity

July 22, 2015 2:15 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Automakers are looking for ways to improve their fleets' average fuel efficiency, and scientists may have a new way to help them. In a report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, one team reports the development of a material that could convert engine heat that's otherwise wasted into electrical energy to help keep a car running—and reduce the need for fuels...


Tech helps aircraft turbine engines stay cool

July 22, 2015 2:11 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

High-performance aircraft turbine engine manufacturers are facing unprecedented increases in the amount of heat that must be released in order to maintain acceptable temperatures in supersonic engines that is required for the aircraft to operate at optimum levels...

Smart building monitoring to respond to all climate conditions

July 22, 2015 2:07 pm | by | News | Comments

A grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimize energy savings while improving aesthetics...



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