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China's Shenzhou 10 ship docks with space lab

June 14, 2013 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's latest manned space capsule docked with an orbiting space station Thursday, and the three astronauts climbed aboard what will be their home for the next week, state media reported. Automated controls guided the Shenzhou-10's docking with the space lab, the Xinhua News Agency said.

What's next for near field communications? Engineers speak out

June 13, 2013 3:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN we're always looking for the "next big thing" and this month we're focusing on near-field communications. NFC only seems to be increasing in popularity and usage across the electronics board, but we want to know what's happening in your labs and on your benches.

Engineering Newswire 42: Futuristic airplanes carry passenger pods

June 13, 2013 12:27 pm | Videos | Comments

Clip-Air project researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are currently working on the technical feasibility of futuristic airplanes with a single flying wing that can transport up to three capsules. The autonomous capsules would be 30 meters long and weigh 30 tons, roughly the size of a railroad car so they’re also compatible with existing rail systems.

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Wireless bonded LED touts very bright output

June 13, 2013 11:37 am | Lumex Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the global launch of its TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LED featuring “flip chips” that are said to be up to 15 percent brighter than any others in the market. In addition to the standard 3-W and W LEDs, this LED is also available in 9 W. High light output is achieved in a

Should preemptive legislation be considered before a new technology takes off?

June 11, 2013 10:57 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

In just two years’ time, the skies around us may get a lot more crowded. Drones have received a lot of attention lately, thanks to military operations overseas and matters of congressional oversight. In September 2015, the federal government plans to issue its first drone permits for domestic use.

Critical RF switch design parameters for space

June 11, 2013 10:29 am | by Greg Horvath, Product Applications Engineer, Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation | Articles | Comments

Harsh environments associated with space applications pose particularly demanding radiation requirements on Radio Frequency (RF) components. The effects of radiation can lead to additional device parameter degradation, performance interruptions or destructive failure modes.

Chinese spacecraft blasts off with 3 astronauts

June 11, 2013 10:26 am | by ANDY WONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off Tuesday on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab and educate young people about science. The Shenzhou 10 capsule carrying three astronauts lifted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. (0938 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

The rising demands and requirements of wearable soldier systems

June 10, 2013 4:18 pm | by Wes Morgan, Director, Product Management, Americas at ITT Interconnect Solutions | Articles | Comments

Modern soldiers require state-of-the-art innovations, particularly when integrating connectors within advanced Wearable Soldier Systems (WSS). Key requirements for wearable soldier electronics are: increased situational awareness, increased weapons effectiveness, and increased individual agility.

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China marks decade of human spaceflight

June 10, 2013 12:15 pm | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their orbiting capsule, but now face a more down-to-earth job that is perhaps equally challenging: Talking to young people about science.

'One giant leap' toward a NASA Armstrong center?

June 10, 2013 10:37 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Neil Armstrong's name is attached to a lunar crater, an asteroid, more than a dozen schools and a museum, but not a single NASA facility is christened in honor of the man whose "giant leap" made him the first to walk on the moon. All that could soon change on the fringes of the Mojave Desert...

Engineering Newswire 41: New suits designed for 'space diving'

June 10, 2013 9:53 am | Videos | Comments

Hi-tech inventors at Solar System Express and biotech designers Juxtopia are collaborating on a suit set to release in 2016, which will allow adrenaline junkies to space dive from up to 62 miles above the Earth's surface - at the very edge of space - and safely land using thruster boots instead of a parachute.

AC temperature controller features easy-to-use software and data retrieval capabilities

June 7, 2013 1:22 pm | Oven Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Oven Industries announces the new 5R1-1400 AC Temperature Controller with the integrated potentiometers or via a PC through the TTL level UART Communication port. This compact design measuring two and one half inches square can deliver up to 15 AMPS of load current from a zero voltage switched, low-noise, solid-state relay.

Engineering Update 12: A beer-pouring robot ... finally

June 7, 2013 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

In this week's headlines: Computer scientists at Cornell are in the process of producing a robot with anticipatory cognitive abilities. They've programmed a PR-2 robot to accomplish typical robotic tasks, as well as the ability to pour you a drink ... and anticipate when you want another.

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Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows

June 6, 2013 11:46 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militaries worldwide to perform highly sensitive tasks. Whereas drones are often criticized elsewhere for being morally and legally objectionable...

LNAs tout very low noise figure for consumer, military and industrial apps

June 4, 2013 12:08 pm | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announced a portfolio of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) that provide a desirable noise figure, a critical component to boosting weak incoming signals for today’s 4G wireless infrastructure as well as diverse broad market systems including GPS, broadband, military and satellite

Rare stellar alignment offers opportunity to hunt for planets

June 4, 2013 9:11 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets around the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. The opportunities will occur in October 2014 and February 2016 when Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our sun, passes in front of two other stars. Astronomers plotted Proxima Centauri's precise path in the heavens and predicted the two close encounters using data from Hubble.

Injection-molded case serves industrial and military applications

June 3, 2013 5:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SKB just introduced their new 3i-2617-12 Injection Molded case for industrial and military applications. And Canyonwest Cases is making them available to companies needing proven-tough cases to safeguard sensitive or expensive equipment.

Rugged connectors created for harsh environments

June 3, 2013 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated supports challenging industrial automation, aerospace and defence network connectivity with its compact Brad® Nano-Change® (M8) connectors.  The rugged Nano-Change product line offers the industry’s broadest selection of space-saving connectors, cordsets, receptacles, inserts, splitters and moulded junction boxes for sensor and actuator applications.

GaAs amplifier die designed for military, space applications

June 3, 2013 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC is offering a new device from their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD187 is a wideband GaAs MMIC amplifier die for applications from 2 to 20 GHz. This device delivers greater than 22 dB of flat gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +14 dBm, and a noise figure of 4.5 dB at 20 GHz.

Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones

June 3, 2013 10:23 am | by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press | News | Comments

At the time it premiered, "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building sleek, Kevlar-reinforced unmanned aircraft...

Engineer pushes environmental approach in processes

June 3, 2013 9:57 am | by Heather R. Smith, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Public Affairs | News | Comments

Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power. Army engineer Gregory Harris would say it's much more than that and is working to make that point to the Army and to manufacturers involved in developing the latest military technology.

Corn-Feds: Army plans to power plants with plants

June 3, 2013 9:49 am | by Audra Calloway (AMC) | News | Comments

Picatinny has formed a partnership with private industry to develop a fuel cell that runs off ethanol, which could potentially power the Army's ammunition facilities as an environmentally friendly energy source. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts a fuel source into electricity.

Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

May 31, 2013 3:36 pm | by Bob Reinert, USAG-Natick Public Affairs | News | Comments

FORT DRUM, N.Y.-- As the U.S. mission in Afghanistan evolves from full spectrum combat operations to a support role in helping Afghan forces take hold of their country's security, unit commanders emphasize the need for network mobility.

Texting proves beneficial in auditory overload situations

May 31, 2013 3:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

During command and control operations, military personnel are frequently exposed to extreme auditory overload – essentially bombarded by multiple messages coming from radio networks, loudspeakers, and live voices in an environment also filled with high-level noise from weapons and vehicles.

Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

May 31, 2013 3:26 pm | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much radiation as they'd get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported Thursday. That dose would, in some cases, exceed NASA's standards and is enough to raise an astronaut's cancer risk by 3 percent.

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