How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.
Pope Benedict XVI will be in satellite contact with two Italian astronauts aboard the International Space Station in what would be the first papal call to space.
Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the Model 2.5.750, a low noise linear power supply which provides an output of +/-5 VDC @ 750 mA. The 2.5.750 can be powered by 100, 115, 220, 230 or 240VAC. The 2.5.750 is characterized by tight regulation...
Hilarious things happen when writers try to write characters who are smarter than themselves.
AMETEK Programmable Power (http://www.programmablepower.com) today introduced the California Instruments RS Series of high-power AC/DC power systems. The units provide controlled AC and DC output for a wide variety of ATE and product test applications at an affordable cost.
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present new environmentally-friendly efficient lighting technologiesApril 21, 2011 9:38 am | News | Comments
With the increasing scarcity of natural resources, demand for sustainable technologies and efficient use of existing energy reserves is escalating. In response, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present highly promising, energy efficient solutions...
Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.
Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. Using Model-Based Design, engineering teams developing advanced communications systems can collaborate...
OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.
A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers.
Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...
I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.
Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.
Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...
Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles. Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2011, 21-22 June covers many forms of harvesting for other applications as well and drills into the technology...
LPRS has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMesh wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by Microrisc.
The person in the video shows how to stop a corrupted HD from clicking. Other tools can be used but this very novel solution has the advantage of being simple and directly effective.</
ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and the five other astronauts of the STS-134 mission will be launched to the International Space Station on Space Shuttle Endeavour on 29 April to deliver a pioneering scientific experiment.
A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.
NASA divided up more than $269 million on Monday among several companies vying to build commercial spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the space agency said.
China appears to have staged a second test-flight of a new stealth fighter jet, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday, which if true could be another step toward narrowing the military gap with the United States.
3D Systems Corporation announced the expansion of its technical partnership with Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 team following last year's refresh of its SLA(R) production printer fleet at the Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Centre in Enstone, England.
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced that their CEO and Founder, Cees Links, has been named as the Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE.
A new iPad app developed from images from the Library of Congress is giving viewers a look at the Civil War in 3D. The app is called "History 3D: Civil War."
Apacer Technology Inc. recently announced the strategic collaboration with Diamond Systems Corporation (DSC) based in the U.S. The move is to develop SODIMM — a specification for rugged SODIMM memory dedicated to DSC’s single-board computers (SBCs).