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ARIES CSP test socket "probe and spring"

April 5, 2013 10:42 am | Comments

Aries has designed a completely, new and cost effective concept for test sockets.  So how is this new design cost effective?  Two main reasons. First, each contact position consists of just two elements – a probe, and a spring. Second, Aries has “tooled up” five different sizes of “standardized” socket subassemblies.


HotSpot Episode 6: Phantom Quadcopter

April 5, 2013 9:30 am | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: DJI's new GPS equipped Phantom is an aerial platform for the FOPRO HERO action cam. Featuring a lithium polymer battery, an RGB LED indicator, an Enhanced fail-safe feature, and an Intelligent Orientation Control, this quad-copter makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft.


Engineering Newswire 32: Ben Heck, and the iWorm straps to your back

April 4, 2013 12:48 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, we're building an internal suspension system for your brain, designing an endoscope as thin as a hair, and using a worm to go hands free. This week we welcome Ben Heck to the Engineering Newswire as we feature...


Engineering Newswire 31: Superdome fiasco, relay to blame

March 29, 2013 6:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're talking to virtual heads, firing sexists in Silicon Valley, investigating a super-sized power outage, and fishing far flung space garbage from the bottom of the ocean. This episode features....


Engineering Update #7: Self-healing, laser-resistant chips and NYC's new touchscreen subway maps

March 28, 2013 10:24 am | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're talking about self-healing, laser resistant chips, New York City's new interactive, touchscreen subway maps, and BMW and Continental's new project into developing "co-pilot" driving technology.


HotSpot Episode 5: Robo cloud

March 25, 2013 2:10 pm | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices: Rapyuta allows robots’ data-processing functions to be performed in the cloud, helping to decrease the amount of onboard computational hardware in the bots. The environments of different robots can be linked together....


Engineering Newswire 30: Augmented reality recognizes your friends

March 22, 2013 9:32 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we're testing experimental grasshopper rockets, making smooth jazz on the seaboard, and making the Sphero do everything.


HotSpot Episode 4: Leap Motion Control

March 19, 2013 4:49 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Leap, from Leap Motion, allows people to use their natural hand movements to control games, complete office tasks, paint, create 3D objects, and edit music and video, while sitting just a few inches from the screens of laptops and personal computers.


Engineering Newswire 29: 3D printers in vending machines

March 18, 2013 9:08 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC, we're kick starting low-cost robotics, using a 3D printing vending machine, and having a cup of coffee in the sky. A group of Berkeley students found it difficult to get quick delivery of 3D-printed creations from online vendors, so they developed the concept of creating a network of local, automated 3D-printing vending machines named Dreambox.


Engineering Update #6: Spidey's new suit, robotic cheetahs and stretchable power supplies

March 14, 2013 10:03 am | Comments

ECN's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, takes a look at: a Spidey Sense suit. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago have found a way to replicate Spider-Man's superhuman powers of perception with a Spider Sense suit. Modeled after the Marvel comic book hero...


Practicalities of owning and driving an electric vehicle

March 14, 2013 9:12 am | Comments

The IET interviews Andrew Bissell an owner and driver of a Tesla, filmed at the University of Newcastle, UK, 3 May, 2012. This interview covers range anxiety, charging the car, why people should buy an electric vehicle and an owner's perspective on the drivers needed for mass adoption.


Intro to backplanes 2 full

March 13, 2013 4:18 pm | Comments

Tutorial video on backplanes for embedded computing systems from Pixus Technologies. Includes topics on VME, VME64x, AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and OpenVPX designs.


HotSpot Episode 3: Eye-tracking technology

March 13, 2013 9:34 am | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,: Samsung is close to announcing its Galaxy S IV, which according to the New York Times, will feature software that tracks your eye movement. Overdrive Robotics' smartbot is a smartphone and robot in one.


Mars in a minute: Why is Curiosity looking for organics?

March 11, 2013 9:11 am | Comments

Has Mars ever had the right ingredients for life? What are organic molecules, and what can they tell us about the history of Mars? Learn more in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Earth's 'heartbeat' seen in clouds

March 7, 2013 4:26 pm | Comments

The height of clouds changes by up to 200m during a day under the influence of a global "electrical heartbeat" in the atmosphere.



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