Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.
In mid-May, the seventh calibration mission for an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, will launch into space onboard a sounding rocket for a 15-minute flight.
Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage. With new technology innovations, more features are being incorporated into power management ICs.
Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is produced by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It is pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.
Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.
It's not news that a power supply's performance is critical to an efficient and reliable system. Even so, the supply often doesn’t get the appreciation and respect it deserves. Very often, whether the product is a low-power, portable device operating from a battery or ...
Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them...
A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes.
Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.
An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.
While ever-smaller semiconductor-process nodes move from cutting edge to leading edge to mainstream, in percentage terms, smaller devices aren’t driving faster processor clocks or memory busses nearly so much as they are increasing functional density.
The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.
TTI kicked off the first full day of the 2015 EDS Summit with a filling breakfast spread followed by the traditional executive briefing. Momentum was the theme this year, as TTI Senior VP, and master of ceremonies, Michael Knight discussed TTI’s plan to ...
Slim design with high resolution and low power Santa Clara, CA, May 18, 2015 – Leading LCD supplier Tianma Microelectronics USA has introduced a 1.3-inch circular wearable A-Si TFT LCD with On-Cell projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology. It can be used in wearable display applications, such as smart watches, as well as in automobile instrumentation, such as a joystick or scrollin...
As semiconductors have reached into more and more applications, the threats posed by counterfeit components have become increasingly serious.