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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 | Blogs | 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 ...

Juggling too many remotes? Try this touch screen

February 19, 2015 8:52 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favorite show on DVR? The Ray Super Remote wants to declutter your coffee table and become the central nervous system of all ...

Did NSA plant spyware in computers shipped abroad?

February 19, 2015 8:47 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world? A new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said ...

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7 engineering advances that could change the world

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

Proposed rules for drones envision routine commercial use

February 18, 2015 10:04 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon. Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday ...

Remcom announces benefits of time-domain electromagnetic simulation

February 18, 2015 9:45 am | News | Comments

Remcom announces unique benefits of time-domain electromagnetic simulation for automotive radar sensors via XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software.  XFdtd enables simulations of full sensor models with a bumper’s fascia ...

Air Force tests satellite network against worst-case scenario

February 18, 2015 9:04 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The Air Force recently tested whether its high-powered communications satellites could be operated from a mobile ground unit in case of a nuclear war. In January, after about six months of testing, the exercise proved that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) ...

Fast-growing LED power supply market provides great opportunities

February 18, 2015 8:45 am | by IHS | News | Comments

The market for power supplies used for light-emitting diode (LED) lighting applications will expand to more than $9 billion by 2019, up from approximately $3 billion in 2013. Growth is being driven by the rapid transition ...

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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 | Blogs | 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....

Photos of the Day: World's 1st compact rotary 3D-printer-scanner

February 17, 2015 1:09 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

The device is the brainchild of Blacksmith Group's founders, NTU engineering graduate Dr Alex Pui Tze Sian and Mr Fang Kok Boon. Mr Fang, CEO of Blacksmith Group, said their aim is to make 3D printing easy and accessible to the average consumers....

Linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Cissoid | Product Releases | Comments

CMT-ANTARES is a new fixed-voltage 5V linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability and high temperature automotive and industrial applications. CMT-ANTARES delivers up to 200mA to the output load from input voltages between 5.5V and 30V. The output voltage is stabilized to 5V +/- 5% including ...

Color sensor comes in 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm package

February 17, 2015 11:41 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the human eye. Vishay Semiconductors' ...

PWM inverters deliver 500VA with pure sine wave output voltage

February 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 series was developed for the transportation, mining, marine, military, telecom, oil and gas applications that require a rugged, waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, fire and explosion proof* pure sine wave output solution. The CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 high frequency PWM inverters deliver 500VA....

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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 | Blogs | 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

I/O companions optimized for high-speed automotive infotainment

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the world’s first H.264 video I/O companion integrated circuits (ICs) optimized for the proven and robust Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) high-speed automotive infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ...

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

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

Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out ...

A look at proposed drone rules

February 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information....

Fuel cell cars: Caution needed

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

Surface-mount resistor chips offer a “T” level failure rate

February 17, 2015 8:27 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has enhanced its E/H series of precision MIL-PRF-55342-qualified thin film surface-mount resistor chips to offer a “T” level failure rate for critical space applications. The QPL devices are qualified to ...

How one lab is changing students' lives

February 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Students 2 Science is an organization designed to help students experience what conducting an experiment in a real lab is like with an eventual goal of Inspiring, Motivating, and Educating Students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics....

This website creates a no fly zone for drones

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

Simulation technology shows navy how to take a HIT

February 13, 2015 10:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced today. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model ...

Making strides in explaining 30-year-old 'hidden order' physics mystery

February 13, 2015 9:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new explanation for a type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium may lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems, and more powerful superconducting magnets for medical imaging and ...

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