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Space shuttle Endeavour flyover

September 20, 2012 11:58 am | by NASA | Comments

On Monday, Sept. 17, space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, conducted a low flyover of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. This is part of the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era. The flight began at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Engineering Newswire 4: The government builds a drug sub

September 19, 2012 4:22 pm | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, the North American Team Eagle tries to set a new land speed record in 2013, lasers are used to make computer chips faster by using tiny germanium lasers to process information in the form of light, computers are being taught to read human emotions via facial expressions...


Engineering Newswire 3: Building planes that avoid crashes

September 12, 2012 9:34 am | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, the Air Force is developing a new technology that can take control of the plane in the event of a likely crash; premieres the first musical broadcast from another planet; companies are customizing climates on airplanes; Georgia Tech develops a self-charging power cell...


Analog front-end serves high accuracy energy measurement and data acquisition applications

September 7, 2012 12:19 pm | Comments

This video presents a brief introduction to the MCP3911 Analog Front-End and reviews the MCP3911 ADC Evaluation Board for 16-bit MCUs for high accuracy energy measurement and data acquisition applications.

Engineering Newswire 2: Advertising on toilet paper

September 5, 2012 9:43 am | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, toilet paper advertising with scannable QR codes; Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe lab gets threatened with closure; growing a new foot; cars that communicate with each other to prevent crashes; an iTypewriter that defeats the purposes of touch technology; and Apple wins patent grapple with Samsung.


Engineering Newswire: Toilets of the future

August 27, 2012 10:44 am | by PD&D Broadcasting Crew | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, the toilet gets redesigned; test flight of hypersonic Waverider fails; NASA's Morfius Project crashes and burns; MIT's autonomous planes flies indoors; sunglasses that record and take pictures; and NASA's Curiosity receives a brain transplant.


Multiple frequency USB speakers with Kinetis K40 MCU and SGTL5000

August 23, 2012 2:27 pm | Comments

Want to learn how to create USB based speakers? In this video, you'll learn how you can build speakers to play any sound from any USB system using only TOWER K40X256, TWR-Audio and TWR- serial modules. Watch how you can increase and decrease volume as well as change the frequency on the fly without any audio distortion.

What is RF? Basic training

August 23, 2012 2:14 pm | Comments

Everything you wanted to know about RF (radio frequency) technology: Cover "RF Basics" in less than 14 minutes! NXP Semiconductor covers topics like "What is RF?", "Frequency and Wavelength", "Electromagnetic Spectrum", "Power", "Decibel", "Bandwidth", "RF Power + Small Signal Application Frequencies", and "United States Frequency Allocations".


In Their Own Words: Brent Jett, Commercial Crew Program Deputy Manager

August 23, 2012 10:02 am | by NASAKennedy | Comments

Commercial Crew Program Deputy Manager Brent Jett discusses the importance of continuing research aboard the International Space Station and what the future holds for human spaceflight. Jett describes what it means to be in commercial crew research and finding alternative ways to get astronauts to the International Space Center-- Kennedy Space Center


President praises Curiosity team on This Week @NASA

August 23, 2012 9:38 am | by This Week @NASA | Comments

On This Week @Nasa, the Curiousity team gets a special phone call from Barack Obama, praising them for their efforts and congratulating the team on the success of their recent Mars landing. Listen in to see the actual video clip and hear the Commander in chief say hello.


Design issues in modern warfare

August 23, 2012 9:31 am | Comments

Counter insurgency warfare demands split-second decision making and real time information. In this episode, Vince and Allison review the design of a throwable reconnaissance tackles the idea of Design Issues in Modern Warfare


Hypersonic "Waverider" Aircraft Breaks Apart

August 23, 2012 9:28 am | by | Comments

This Week in Engineering - Tiny cubesat thrusters; hypersonic Waverider crashes; bird-friendly glass; robot inchworm; room-temperature masers; and DNA data storage.  Hypersonic "Waverider" Aircraft Breaks Apart


SECNAV on the Great Green Fleet

August 23, 2012 9:02 am | Comments

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks to a military reporter about the debut of the Great Green Fleet during the 2012 Rim of the Pacific exercise, and what it means for the future of the Navy and its reliance on foreign oil. The U.S.S. Nimitz carrier strike group participated in a demonstration as part of the “Great Green Fleet” initiative, which aims to extract half of the Navy’s total energy from alternative sources by 2020.


Mars Rover's "seven minutes of terror"

August 23, 2012 8:49 am | Comments

NASA planned one of the most complicated spacecraft landings ever attempted for the Curiosity rover's touchdown on August 6 at about 1:30 am. ET. The complex procedure involved the use of the largest supersonic parachute ever built and a "sky crane" to lower the rover onto the Martian surface. "If any one thing doesn't work just right," says one engineer, "it's game over!"


Germany hosting massive tech nerds party

August 23, 2012 8:37 am | Comments

Thousands of geeks and nerds have gathered at an unused airport in Berlin to hold their version of a summer festival. But the event may play an important role in driving future technology. From the AP report: Bringing together developers, designers, and businesspeople fosters intense brainstorming and networking.



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