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ONR tests new glasses for augmented reality system with Marines

May 22, 2015 11:05 am | News | Comments

At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) moved one step closer to its ultimate goal of giving warfighters glasses that can...

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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will...

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This device will self-destruct when heated

May 22, 2015 10:57 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if...

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Why studying engineering was the best decision of my life

May 22, 2015 10:55 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

My least favorite thing is the continued perception that more women don’t want to be in STEM – that they’re choosing to not go into STEM...

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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...

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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...

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...

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