INSIDER: Defense

A breakthrough by an Australian collaboration of researchers could make infrared technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

American Control Electronics (ACE) (South Beloit, IL) introduces the DCR Series, a low-voltage 4-quadrant drive that provides control of PMDC motors in a variety of applications. The DCR Series is able to maintain variable...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

The OMEGA® (Stamford, CT) OM-SGD Series of panel meters with bright color TFT smart graphics displays are available in 3 screen sizes. They offer an operating power supply voltage range of 4 to 30 VDC...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Metrigraphics (Lowell, MA) recently introduced a series of micron-scale flexible circuits and thin film devices. Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Orion Fans (Dallas, TX) has introduced the low-cost OA11/22 dual channel phase control unit that allows users to control fan speed for single or multiple AC fan assemblies. The units work off of 120/220 VAC, can...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

CPU platform based on Intel’s Xeon D-1500 System-on-a-Chip (SoC). The 3U SBC is first in a family of CompactPCI Serial boards designed specifically for high data bandwidth based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0 and Gigabit...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) introduced a new wireless power reference kit that helps make integrating wireless charging into compact electronics easy and affordable. The new IDT® Qi-based...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Microstar Laboratories (Bellevue, WA) has announced DAPtools version 6.30 for its line of Data Acquisition Processor products. Though primarily intended for improved compatibility with Windows 10, the new DAPtools...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

AccelStor (Taipei, Taiwan) announced the new NeoSapphire 3605 and NeoSapphire 3611, a pair of dedicated all-flash arrays with dual-port 16G Fibre Channel interfaces and sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB random...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a set of algorithms that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages.

While mastering natural...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars and lightweight...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music,...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Researchers from Stanford University have used satellite data and a new computer algorithm to gauge groundwater levels in Colorado’s San Luis Valley agricultural basin. The technique "fills...

Question of the Week
Will flying cars catch on (beyond the 1 percent)?

This week's Question: Google co-founder Larry Page reportedly has invested millions of dollars in two startups that are developing flying cars. Bloomberg reports that Page has spent more than $100 million on Silicon Valley's Zee.Aero, and is also funding a similar firm called Kitty Hawk....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN, introduced the J750 3D printer that produces full-color, multi-material prototypes and parts in a single 3D print without post-processing. Users can choose from more than 360,000 different...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A Binghamton University researcher's new disposable battery folds like an origami ninja star. The microbial fuel cell could power biosensors and other small devices in challenging field...

INSIDER: Software
'On the Fly' 3D Printer Adjusts to Design Changes

In conventional 3D printing, a nozzle scans across a stage: depositing drops of plastic, rising slightly after each pass, and building an object in a series of layers. A new "on-the-fly" prototyping system from Cornell University allows the designer to make refinements while printing is in...

Question of the Week
Would you like to have a voice-based personal assistant?

This week's Question: Google, Amazon, and Apple have developed — or are in the process of developing — voice-based personal assistants that "listen" and respond to verbal commands. The Amazon Echo, a 9-inch tall, voice-operated cylindrical speaker powered by an artificial-intelligence...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A flow battery can be recharged quickly by replacing its electrolyte liquid. Previous versions of liquid batteries, however, have relied on complex systems of tanks, valves, and pumps, adding to...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Using the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite, launched in 2014, NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

Briefs: Materials

NASA has developed a unique and robust multifunctional material called 3-Dimensional Multifunctional Ablative (3DMAT) Thermal Protection System (TPS) that meets both the structural and...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Many future space vehicles, planetary bases, and mining operations will be too large and heavy to launch on a single rocket. Instead, component parts would need to be launched on...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A durable gripper tool was designed for use by RoboSimian robots intended for use in disaster scenarios that demand high-force, robust manipulation. The resulting Cam Hand fills a previously unaddressed niche that emphasizes grip...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

As CubeSats take on increased functionality, including larger solar arrays for increased power demands and large antennas for science and communications needs, the requirements for...

Briefs: Software
Predicting Magnetospheric Relativistic >1 MeV Electrons

There is an association between High-Intensity Long-Duration Continuous AE (HILDCAA) activity intervals and the acceleration of relativistic >1 MeV electrons in the magnetosphere. All of the HILDCAAs that occurred in solar cycle 23 (SC23) from 1995 to 2008 led to the acceleration of...

Briefs: Software
Optimal Prioritized Actuator Allocation

For formation flying, rendezvous and docking, and proximity operations with small bodies of the solar system, spacecraft require simultaneous translational and rotational agility. The necessary agility is generally provided by combinations of multiple small thrusters and torque-only actuators. To use these...

Briefs: Software
Terrain Model Registration

This technology is a method for registration of terrain models created using stereovision on a planetary rover. Most 3D model registration approaches use some variant of iterated closest point (ICP), which minimizes a norm based on the distances between corresponding points on an arbitrary 3D surface where closest...

Briefs: Software
Error Budget for Pointing at Surface Features From Close Range

Traditional error budgets that characterize pointing capability in terms of a single radial angle lack sufficient information to support analysis of pointing error in terms of distance along a nearby surface.

Briefs: Software
Traceable Automation with Remote Display and Interruptible Scheduler Version 1.04.0

Traceable Automation with Remote Display and Interruptible Scheduler (TARDIS) is a software set designed for use in ground operations. TARDIS is a multi-mission automation framework that supports seamless integration of manual and automatic processing. It was...

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