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Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan

July 2, 2012 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew touched down safely Sunday on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the International Space Station.

Soyuz spacecraft ends mission with smooth landing

July 2, 2012 9:02 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppes on Sunday, safely delivering a trio of astronauts who helped to dock the first privately owned spacecraft during a six-month stint on the International Space Station.

Noise filter removes incoming disturbances

June 29, 2012 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s DIN-rail mount 288 Series Signal Noise Filter removes disturbances from incoming power for industrial control panels. The 288-2003 pairs a 10A/120VAC Receptacle, common mode choke and WAGO 740 Series PCB Terminal Blocks on a 1.75’’ wide open assembly. Initially developed as a custom product by WAGO’s Engineering Services division for aquatic show control systems (dancing water fountains), 288 Series is now a standard product.


GPGPU embedded DSP module is AFT-cooled

June 29, 2012 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) announced what is said to be the industry’s first rugged Air Flow Through (AFT) cooled GPGPU embedded DSP module. The announcement of the AFT version of CWCDS’ VPX6-490 GPU Application Accelerator, a dual NVIDIA GPU-based 6U VPX module

Enjoy the long weekend, if only for a second

June 29, 2012 9:11 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The world is about to get a well-earned long weekend but don't make big plans because it will only last an extra second.

Scientists develop spray-on battery

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery.

Milky Way struck 100 million years ago, still rings like a bell

June 28, 2012 1:40 pm | News | Comments

An international team of astronomers have discovered evidence that our Milky Way had an encounter with a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure perhaps as recently as 100 million years ago, and as a result of that encounter it is still ringing like a bell. The discovery is based on observations of 300,000 nearby Milky Way stars by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

New government system will send severe weather warnings straight to Americans' smartphones

June 28, 2012 8:57 am | by Steve Karnowski, AP | News | Comments

Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm.


Seal rotary switch resistant to corrosion, rough weather

June 27, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cole Hersee, the Commercial Vehicle Products division of Littelfuse, Inc., announced that it is introducing the latest product in the 95060 series of sealed rotary switches. This new, weather-sealed reversing switch, constructed with engineering thermoplastic, stands up to corrosion much better than older, metal models with similar functionality.

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

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.

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’ 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.

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

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