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Why space exploration rarely includes women

February 19, 2015 3:19 pm | by Vincent Hyman, Mars One volunteer | Comments

Mars One will be assembling and training teams for its settlement. We have much work to do before the teams are ready, and getting a good match of skills and personalities is part of that work.

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Building a perpetual-flight drone with Stanford’s UAV Club

February 19, 2015 2:59 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. This week, Digital Editor Jason Lomberg shines the light on Stanford's UAV Club and an enthusiastic new member, Natalie Muenster. Her goal is to help create a perpetual-flight UAV as a proof-of-concept....

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Russia's new fuel allows cruise missiles to exceed Mach 5

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

The Cold War may be over, but don’t tell Russia. They’ve just taken the lead in a brand new hypersonic arms race with a fuel that allows cruise missiles to fly 5x the speed of sound. The fuel would allow specially designed cruise missiles ...

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7 engineering advances that could change the world

February 18, 2015 11:38 am | by Ohio University | Comments

Advances in computer and electrical engineering have been revolutionary over the past few decades, changing the way we live, work and play. From new advances in medicine to automotive technology and biotechnology, electrical and computer engineering has made great strides when it comes to improving the overall quality of life.

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FAA's proposed rules would cripple domestic drone industry

February 17, 2015 5:34 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

Domestic drones represent a potential goldmine. But the FAA's proposed rules for domestic drone operation could thwart a promising business opportunity in its infancy. The FAA's regulations would flat out kill Amazon Prime Air....

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Everything you need to know about the Hubble's successor

February 17, 2015 11:31 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Hubble? The Hubble Space Telescope has a successor, and it's called the James Webb Space Telescope

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This is the first female electrical engineer in the U.S.

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Edith Clarke had a lot of "firsts" for women in engineering. She was the first woman to receive a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, the first woman to present a paper to the American Institute of...

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Fuel cell cars: Caution needed

February 17, 2015 8:39 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

Launches of fuel cell cars are reportedly planned by up to six carmakers from 2015 including Tata Motors of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover. They are portrayed as pivotal in creating success for ...

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This website creates a no fly zone for drones

February 13, 2015 10:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

Hate drones so much that you’d rather shoot them down than tolerate their presence on your property? NoFlyZone.org has a safer solution than spraying buckshot into the air. No Fly Zone, a consortium of seven drone manufacturers, allows ...

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What exactly is Earth System Science?

February 12, 2015 3:49 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Annalysha Lafferty, a student at University of California, Irvine working towards a B.S. in Earth System Science with the specializations of Hydrology and Terrestrial Ecosystems and Oceanography.

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Dripping molten metal on an iPhone is surprisingly boring

February 12, 2015 9:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

In this edition of destroying expensive things, Ukrainian YouTube star TechRax, who has been "smashing technology since 2011", takes on the iPhone 6. By takes on, I mean he drips molten aluminum onto a very expensive piece of technology. I'll admit, as an Apple fan, it's a little soul crushing.

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Today’s intelligent factory: Some network reassembly required

February 11, 2015 2:12 pm | by John Ralston, System Architect at Freescale Semiconductor | Comments

Not so long ago, everything had to have its own individual wire to provide connectivity. Just look at the plain old telephone (the old fashioned landline, not the smart phone): not only did it have a wire to ...

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Top Navy officer: Stealth is "overrated"

February 11, 2015 11:00 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

Military and civilian leaders are pulling out all the stops to promote the F-35, including tarring A-10 proponents — who speak to Congress — with charges of treason. Which makes it particularly disturbing ...

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Air Force accused of cooking the books to smear the A-10

February 10, 2015 1:07 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

The A-10 has become the face of the F-35 hullabaloo, and the tumult is about to get uglier. Mere weeks after Gen. James Post warned officers that praising the A-10 to politicians amounted to “treason,” a watchdog group accused the Air Force of fudging casualty data to make ...

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Why security is the key to IoT

February 10, 2015 11:11 am | by By Martin Nuss, Vice President, Technology and Strategy and Chief Technical Officer, Vitesse Semiconductor | Comments

Cybersecurity and identity theft continue to occupy national media attention these days, particularly with the recent attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the United States military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) social media accounts. However, such threats are no longer ...

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