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Taking aim with precision-guided firearms

April 8, 2015 8:54 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Hunting requires a lot of patience and skill, and nothing can be more frustrating than a missed shot on a target a few hundred yards away. Austin-based TrackingPoint has developed a fully integrated, precision-guided firearm system that ...

Components of risk: Counterfeit electronic parts

April 8, 2015 8:06 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

The electronics industry benefits from innovative leaps and incremental developments from an impressive number of engineering disciplines. No matter if a technological problem centers on process, device, or circuit design; thermal or mechanical engineering ...

New technology making drones safer and smarter

April 7, 2015 2:19 pm | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

"Our new technology allows safe operation of drones beyond the operator's line of sight, which is crucial for commercial use of drones, such as parcel delivery," says Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, co-inventor and Director of the Robotics and Perception Group....

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Should we train vets for renewable energy jobs?

April 7, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Barack Obama has made renewable energy a keystone of his presidency, and part of his efforts include training an estimated 75,000 workers for the renewable energy industry by 2020. Last week, Obama announced a "Solar Ready Vets" program....

And the winner of the Raspberry Pi 2 is...

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The characteristic that I love the most about the Raspberry Pi 2 was actually the one that made this competition so difficult to judge. The fact that people of ages and experience can use the board for so many different applications and  purposes is inspiring, but also a little daunting for judging.

Narrow band transceiver offers a low-power, reliable data link

April 7, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Mini – MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) NiM1B-154.570-5-12.5-MURS is a frequency programmable narrow band transceiver that offers a low-power, reliable data link in a Lemos/Radiometrix transceiver standard pin out and footprint. It is suitable for licensed and unlicensed VHF allocations, FCC part 90 ...

NASA and IBM rally global developers around space exploration on the IBM Cloud

April 7, 2015 9:21 am | News | Comments

IBM announced that it will offer its Bluemix platform for the NASA Space App Challenge Virtual Event to help developers rapidly build applications that contribute to space exploration and solve global challenges. IBM will also collaborate with ...

A possible breakthrough for hydrogen cars

April 6, 2015 4:51 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs ...

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Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound

April 6, 2015 4:25 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and fellow researchers ...

Golden Star acquires rights for North American Drones

April 6, 2015 4:10 pm | News | Comments

Golden Star Enterprises Ltd. reports that the Company has acquired 100% of the licensing rights for manufacturing and distribution of North American Drones Enterprise Inc.'s (NAD) branded line of drone products with the issuance of ...

2015 Shell Eco-marathon

April 6, 2015 3:42 pm | Events

The Shell Eco-marathon Americas is an event where college and high school students race ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.  Leading up to the competition, students seek ways to solve current and future energy challenges. To introduce the public to the Eco-marathon, Shell invited Cedarville to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January to ...

Programmable DC power supplies feature voltage of 600W

April 6, 2015 3:18 pm | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of 600W high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable DC power supplies.  This extensive series is now available with output voltages of 0-10, 0-20, 0-36, 0-60, 0-160, 0-320 or 0-650VDC and with output powers of 200, 400, 600 and 800W.  These higher voltages ...

US Navy develops next-gen temperature sensor to measure ocean dynamics

April 6, 2015 1:38 pm | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature ...

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Embedded Vision Summit

April 6, 2015 1:11 pm | Events

The fifth annual Embedded Vision Summit will be held May 12, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This technical, educational forum is designed for product creators, innovators and business leaders interested in incorporating computer vision into their applications, including medical imaging ...

Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

April 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and ...

New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering

April 6, 2015 12:48 pm | by Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue....

Watch this chainsaw-powered machine gun destroy its target

April 6, 2015 11:38 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Joerg Sprave is the mad genius of do-it-yourself slingshots. The German businessman spends his free time designing absurd, slightly impractical weapons like the machete slingshot and the granddaddy of all absurdities, a chainsaw launcher. His latest ...

Ultra-low-profile antenna offers performance in a small package

April 6, 2015 10:59 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the AT2450A2008AT ultra low profile chip antenna from Frontier Electronics. The AT2450A2008AT serves 2.4GHz applications with bandwidths as wide as 150MHz. Capable of handling 3 watts of continuous power and up to 5 watts for short durations, the Frontier AT2450A2008AT ...

Transceiver family increases maximum data-rate capability

April 6, 2015 9:24 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of CAN FD (Flexible Data-Rate) transceivers, the MCP2561/2FD. As an interface between a CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, these transceivers can serve both the CAN and CAN FD protocols. This product family not only ...

DC-DC converters with IP66-rated protection suit extreme environments

April 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 500-D3G series of high input voltage, ultra-rugged, IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed and built for extreme applications that require a waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, oil-, fire- and/or explosion-proof solution. They are typically used in heavy industry, mining ...

Amazon's newest service will change your life (Maybe.)

April 6, 2015 8:14 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Restocking your pantry might soon be as easy as pressing a button. Seriously, push the button and presto, chango, your favorite toilet paper arrives in the mail. Amazon's newest release is the Amazon Dash button.

Engineering Newswire: Robot takes a pounding in dodgeball barrage

April 2, 2015 12:07 pm | by David Mantey, Melisa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

The bipedal ATRIAS robot can hand the assault like a pro without stopping or falling over. Developed at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, the ATRIAS design is based around two pogo-stick like legs that provide the robot ...

Showcasing an electric motorcycle at the world's most dangerous race

April 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Polina Brodsky,Technical Coordinator, Buckeye Current Racing: Electric motorcycle at Ohio State. She was part of the team that has showcased electric motorcycles at the Isle of Man racing competition....

Battery energy storage project shows promise for electricity network

April 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Griffith University | News | Comments

With rising electricity prices one of the biggest issues facing households, Griffith University (Australia) research into energy storage and supply holds the promise of cheaper, better quality power for the low voltage (LV) electricity distribution network. According to the research ...

Keeping engineers better informed: Setting ECN apart from the competition

April 2, 2015 10:59 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, Design Group, @djamesmanny | Blogs | Comments

I wanted to reach out and share some of the new things that we’re doing in Advantage Business Media’s Design Engineering Group to make sure that you are the industry’s most informed design engineers at every stage of the development process....

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