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US engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to tackle grand challenges

March 23, 2015 1:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair today, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some ...

Flash memories designed for space-limited code-storage applications

March 23, 2015 12:59 pm | by Winbond Electronics Corp. America | Product Releases | Comments

Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced a dramatic expansion of its Flash product portfolio with introduction of a new family of high-density SpiFlash® memories. The new family, the W25N Series, achieves both high-performance read of NOR Flash and the fast program-and-erase attributes....

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Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?

March 23, 2015 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. The study of fluids in motion - now known as hydrodynamics - goes back to the Egyptians....

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3-phase AC-DC power supply achieves 95.5% efficiency

March 23, 2015 12:50 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the D2U5T-H3-7000-54 hot-swappable, AC/DC power supply with wide-range three-phase input from Murata Power Solutions. This internally cooled supply provides a 7,000 Watt, 54VDC main output at up to 95.5% efficiency at 50% load. A user selectable standby conveniently offers an output of either 3.3 or 5 VDC....

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Quad transmit receive module offers stackable building block solution

March 23, 2015 12:12 pm | by Api Technologies | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced that its Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRMs), part of the Company’s Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) solution for AESA radar, is now available as a standalone module. API’s QTRMs offer the industry’s first stackable building block solution for E-Scan (electronically scanned) radar....

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Ethernet switch provides high speed communication for rugged railway applications

March 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by MEN Micro, Inc, | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. recently released the new G101, a managed 3U flexible multiport Gigabit Ethernet switch, with a 29 GBit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. Specifically designed for rugged mobile communication in harsh environments, the new Ethernet switch ...

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Northrop Grumman selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

March 23, 2015 11:01 am | by Wind River | News | Comments

Wind River, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter.

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New processing technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

March 23, 2015 10:26 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste....

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Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

March 23, 2015 9:09 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House Science Fair on Monday ...

I was kidnapped at South by Southwest

March 23, 2015 8:58 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

I was picked up by a white van with tinted windows on the corner of a city that I’ve never been to before – as it turns out, my captors had no malicious intent. The experience was organized by Vinli and Gemalto to promote an innovative Vinli aftermarket device....

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New law requires solar panels (or plants) on all commercial buildings

March 23, 2015 8:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Though the Step In Time dance from Mary Poppins is not longer an accurate depiction of the world above us, roof tops still play an interesting role in society.

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A firsthand glimpse at the Navy’s Blue Angels

March 23, 2015 8:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

They’re the rock stars of the military, the glamorous face of the Navy’s recruitment efforts, and arguably the most celebrated flight demonstration team in the world. They’re the Blue Angels — more elite than the Navy SEALs, more precise than a brain surgeon, and as close-knit as any Special Forces unit....

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Amazon finally gets approval to fly drones (Sort of)

March 23, 2015 7:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Watching the FAA try and figure out how to regulate drones is sort of like watching a newborn foal figure out how to walk.

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The welding system of the future is self-learning

March 20, 2015 2:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The system is self-adjusting, flexible, and adaptable....

First proof of isolated attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge

March 20, 2015 2:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a recent study, "Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X-ray water window " published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group, led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert, the generation of isolated attosecond pulses ...

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