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Photos of the Day: Altered-gravity aircraft inaugurated

May 8, 2015 1:22 pm | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week. Repeatedly putting the aircraft on an ...

LED flood light provides 13,000 lumens while drawing only 150 watts of power

May 8, 2015 1:20 pm | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 150 watt marine and outdoor rated LED flood light. The GAU-LED-160W-RT outdoor rated LED flood light from Larson Electronics provides operators with ...

Aluminum capacitors feature high capacitance to 47,000 µF

May 8, 2015 1:05 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of miniaturized snap-in power aluminum capacitors with high capacitance from 820 µF to 47,000 µF in compact cases down to 20 mm by 25 mm. Designed for audio, industrial, and general power supply applications, 256 PMG-SI capacitors offer a ...

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IREDs provide optimum camera images over large distances

May 8, 2015 12:44 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS, Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized package and Nanostack technology, in which each ...

Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits

May 8, 2015 11:44 am | by SALLY HO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Newsgathering by drone is gaining traction as an industry practice, but how the technology can actually be used to cover the news of the day is murky given its legal limitations. The emerging technology has been used in ...

Power dividers have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz

May 8, 2015 11:20 am | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 151-215-XXX is a family of resistive power dividers in 2, 4, 6 and 8 way configurations. These 50 Ohm, 1 watt average power devices have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz. Insertion loss above theoretical loss is + 1.0 dB nominal for 2 and 4 way configurations. Insertion loss above theoretical loss ...

Leveraging the Modularity of Embedded Linux to Streamline Remote Upgrades

May 8, 2015 10:49 am | by Al Feczko, VP Sales and Field Engineering, Timesys Corporation | Blogs | Comments

In the rapidly emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT), having the ability to remotely update the software components inside an embedded device is an increasingly critical requirement for new designs — especially as new threats emerge and existing ones evolve.

Air-powered cars coming to the U.S.

May 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) founder Ethan Tucker sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory. With a tentative deal in place with Robert Herjavec, the company is moving ahead with plans to build an air-powered vehicle named the “AIRPod.”

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Development kit helps fast track device prototyping

May 7, 2015 2:43 pm | by Avnet, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal processing applications with wideband analog data acquisition in sectors including communications, medical imaging, test and measurement and defense/aerospace.

High-altitude balloon class emphasizes hands-on learning

May 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

On a fine day in April a sizeable crowd gathered to watch as a helium-filled balloon rose, carrying into the sky several students’ projects from Prof. Vicki Coverstone’s high-altitude balloon class. The balloon would rise some 90,000 feet before popping from the ...

For batteries, one material does it all

May 7, 2015 2:13 pm | by Univ. of Maryland | News | Comments

Engineers at the Univ. of Maryland have created a battery that is made entirely out of one material, which can both move electricity and store it. "To my knowledge, there has never been any similar work reported," said Dr. Kang Xu of ...

Engineering Newswire: Air-powered car claims zero pollution

May 7, 2015 1:50 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the developer of the tiny car AIRPod, plans to produce and sell the first compressed air-powered car in the United States by the second half of 2015. The AIRPod, which is marketed as THE solution to urban pollution and ...

PMICs optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements

May 7, 2015 11:02 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs) that enable the industry’s first credit card-size motherboards for high-end ultrabook and tablet computers powered by 2-cell Li-ion batteries. The single-chip ISL95908 PMIC delivers eight voltage rails optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements for ...

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Photos of the Day: Daimler's self-driving semi makes world premiere

May 7, 2015 8:48 am | by Daimler | News | Comments

Daimler Trucks` “Infinite Inspiration” Technology Premiere took place on May 5th and 6th 2015 in Las Vegas. In a spectacular ceremony at Hoover Dam Daimler Trucks North America presented the Freightliner Inspiration Truck with Highway Pilot....

A novel inkjet printing process for kesterite solar cells

May 6, 2015 4:25 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

The drop-on-demand inkjet printing is a promising approach allowing patterning of materials with negligible materials waste; hence, significant reduction of raw materials cost can be achieved. Furthermore, inkjet printing can be easily adapted to a ...

Thermometer-like device could help diagnose heart attacks

May 6, 2015 4:04 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Social Corporate Responsibility

May 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This award honors organizational efforts to be a greater corporate member of society, from a local to a global level. Good works criteria may include, but is not limited to, efforts to curb electronic waste and improve recyclability, overall carbon footprint reduction ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Material Technology Innovation

May 6, 2015 2:53 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This award will be given to the entrant with the most significant technical development during the year 2014 in the field of material development. From materials used to make batteries for wireless devices, to the use of GaN (Galium Nitride) to ...

AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel

May 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct, has released the MPU-250S series; a family of high performance, 250W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel. These power supplies are specifically designed to provide the robust features, high power density, safety approvals and compact size required by a wide range of applications in a variety of industries. Four standard models operate from au...

Spectrum analyzer includes frequency controls, marker functions for tracking specific frequencies

May 6, 2015 1:47 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the compact RTSA7500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - a powerful, full-featured spectrum analyzer designed to analyze wireless signals in real-time (not progressively scanned). This is essential for seeing intermittent and frequency-hopped signals. The RTSA7500 ...

How emerging technologies are revolutionizing home health care

May 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Alex Smith | Blogs | Comments

Caring for the elderly, ill, and chronically disabled in the home has always been a challenge. But, just as technology has made every other aspect of life easier, it’s making providing home health care easier, too. Emerging technologies are expanding and ...

Engineering Update #109: NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone

May 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

At first glance, NASA’s new 10-engine drone looks like someone Frankensteined together a C-130, V-22 Osprey, and a Harrier for good measure. So naturally, they dubbed it the GL-10 Greased Lightning. The Greased Lightning is a battery powered, diesel-electric hybrid....

NASA’s morphing-wing technology could make flying more ... tolerable

May 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

While NASA experiments with tiltrotor drones capable of switching from aircraft to helicopter mid-air, it’s also testing a shape-changing wing that could save millions in fuel costs and improve the passenger experience. NASA has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Ann Arbor-based FlexSys ...

Ethernet cabling system meets all device connectivity needs

May 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by Harting, Inc. | Harting, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s newly released Ha-VIS preLink is an ingenious, Ethernet cabling system for the full gamut of industrial applications. It is based on the simplicity of a termination block the user wires separately, then snaps securely into any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 HARTING ...

Space debris from satellite explosion increases collision risk for space craft

May 6, 2015 10:54 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research from the University of Southampton.

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