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Microwave coaxial cables feature solid core or monofilament dielectric for desirable signal speed and improved electrical performance

June 26, 2012 3:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Temp-Flex LLC, a subsidiary of Molex Incorporated, announced the availability of microwave coaxial cables designed for high-bandwidth applications using proprietary processes.

Synchronizer accommodates up to 8 PCIe boards for multichannel applications

June 26, 2012 2:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc. introduced a system synchronization and distribution amplifier, the Model 7893 PCIe board.

High-frequency RF and microwave MLCCs tout high Q factor

June 25, 2012 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self-resonance, a high Q factor of ≥2000, and a low dissipation factor of ≤0.05  percent for operation in high-frequency commercial applications. With their low

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China manned docking a key step for space station

June 25, 2012 9:15 am | by Gabriel Wildau and Samuel Shen, Reuters | News | Comments

China re-affirmed its goal of building a full-fledged space station by 2020 on Sunday, following a successful manual docking between a manned spacecraft and an experimental orbiting lab module.

Manufacturers: Defense cuts would cost more than 1 million jobs

June 22, 2012 3:47 pm | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released a new report, Defense Spending Cuts: The Impact on Economic Growth and Jobs, that highlights the potential impact defense spending cuts under the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 will have on U.S. jobs and economic growth.

Insight: Look, no hands! Augmented reality gets a grip

June 21, 2012 3:27 pm | by Harro Ten Wolde and Tarmo Virki | News | Comments

One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.

Single board computer ideal for military, communications, industrial applications

June 20, 2012 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduces the XCalibur1600, a 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supporting Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. Available in either conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur1600 utilizes the eight Power Architecture e500mc cores running at up to 1.5 GHz, making it an ideal solution for high-end military, communications, and industrial applications.

UK government report backs open access science publishing

June 20, 2012 8:57 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The shift toward open access to publicly funded scientific research should be supported with an extra 50 million to 60 million pounds a year in public money, according to a UK government-commissioned report.

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Demand for drones at home raises fear on political right and left of a surveillance society

June 19, 2012 4:28 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Predictions that multitudes of unmanned aircraft could be flying here within a decade are raising the specter of a "surveillance society" in which no home or backyard would be off limits to prying eyes overhead.

DigitalGlobe says US govt plans to renew contract for third year

June 19, 2012 9:38 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc said the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) plans to renew its agreement under the EnhancedView contract for the third year.

21 Watt LED spotlight light features heavy duty permanent mounting base

June 19, 2012 9:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com announced today the addition of the PML-7LED-3C 21 Watt Handheld LED Spotlight with permanent mounting base to its line of high power LED spotlights. This permanent mount LED spotlight produces 1,596 lumens, a light beam 650 feet long by 50 feet wide, and draws only 1.7 amps when powered from a 12 volt power source.

China astronauts complete successful space docking

June 18, 2012 9:42 am | by Michael Martina and Ben Blanchar, Reuters | News | Comments

Chinese astronauts carried out a manned docking with an experimental space module on Monday, the latest milestone in China's ambitious campaign to build a space station.

Secret military mini-shuttle lands in California

June 18, 2012 8:54 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

The U.S. military's unmanned X-37B robotic space shuttle returned from orbit at 5:48 a.m. in California (1248 GMT)from a secretive 15-month test flight, Air Force officials said on Saturday.

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Nature inspires new submarine design

June 18, 2012 8:39 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Superhydrophobicity is one of most important interfacial properties between solids and liquids. SHI Yanlong and his group from the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Key laboratory of Hexi Corridor Resources Utilization of Gansu Universities, Hexi University investigated the superhydrophobicity of the water boatman's hind wings.

SpaceX founder talks Mars with Caltech grads

June 15, 2012 4:30 pm | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Fresh off SpaceX's historic return from the International Space Station, company founder Elon Musk said Friday that he would like to see humans settle Mars and become a "multi-planet species." The 40-year-old entrepreneur reiterated his vision to graduates at the California Institute of Technology, a private university 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles known for its science and engineering programs.

Voyager space probe reaches edge of solar system

June 15, 2012 2:48 pm | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The Voyager 1 space probe has reached the edge of the solar system, extending its record for being the most distant man-made object in space

Oscillator features exceptionally-low phase noise, low-power consumption

June 15, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CLX-900 Phase-Locked Oscillator from EM Research operates at 900 MHz and features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz).  Phase-locked to a 100 MHz external reference, the unit offers +7 dBm output power and features low power consumption (+5 VDC @ <65 mA)

First flight instrument delivered for James Webb

June 15, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

The first of four instruments to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has been delivered to NASA. The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) will allow scientists to study cold and distant objects in greater detail than ever before. MIRI arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., May 29. It has been undergoing inspection before being integrated into Webb's science instrument payload known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM).  

Liu Tang draws cheers as first Chinese woman set for space voyage

June 15, 2012 8:53 am | by Maxim Duncan, Rueters | News | Comments

China will send its first woman into outer space this week, prompting a surge of national pride as the rising power takes its latest step towards putting a space station in orbit within the decade.

Telescope to hunt black holes reaches orbit

June 14, 2012 8:54 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

An innovative X-ray telescope blasted off aboard an unmanned air-launched rocket on Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to ferret out black holes and other high-energy celestial phenomena in space, NASA officials said.

SRC system offers rugged, sealed hybrid connection system

June 13, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduces the Sealed Rectangular Connector (SRC) System, the next generation SRC system offers a rugged, sealed wire-to-panel and wire-to-wire hybrid connection system. SRC is designed for high-circuit-count applications in harsh environments such as those found in agricultural machinery, construction and mining equipment.  

GPGPU offers defense industry's highest performing stream processing capability

June 13, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced the Ensemble™ Series 6000 Dual AMD GPGPU OpenVPX™ GSC6201 module. This new module delivers the defense industry’s highest performing stream processing capability in a 6U form factor. Its flexible, modular design expands the customer’s choice of GPGPU, allowing them to select the best GPGPU for their application.

Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory

June 13, 2012 3:21 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

In today's manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail.

No evidence for 'knots' in space

June 13, 2012 12:21 pm | News | Comments

Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang. Using data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite, researchers from UCL, Imperial College London and the Perimeter Institute have performed the first search for textures on the full sky, finding no evidence for such knots in space.        

Filtered connectors survive 300G mechanical shock and 18°C/sec thermal shock

June 13, 2012 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cooper Interconnect introduced the G3 Series of filtered connectors. According to the company, extensive testing of these MIL-DTL-38999 Series III compliant products has confirmed no measurable change in filtering performance after exposure to 300G shock, 60G sine vibration and

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