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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Youris.com | 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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Shaking up nuclear weapons with a vibration table

July 22, 2015 2:04 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers. Smallwood, a retired Sandia National Laboratories researcher who consults at the labs, knew that shaking in all directions at once was the key to realistic parts testing...

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Test adapter for 0.5mm pitch LGA20

July 22, 2015 12:36 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter which allows high-speed testing of LGA device while accessing the signals using testers via header pins...

Manufacturing technology orders down 8% in 2015

July 22, 2015 12:15 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $336.98 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 13.2 percent from April’s $388.43 million and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of $359.28 million reported for May 2014

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