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A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (It's Not What You Think)

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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Astronauts Tackle Urgent Repair Job

April 23, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through ...

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Extreme Conversion with Fast Transient Response

April 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Vince Stueve, FAE & Jayant Rao, Micrel, Inc. | Articles | Comments

What if a simplified, straightforward buck regulator were able to be used for extreme conversions? How much simpler could the circuit design be?Imagine how much real estate and cost could be saved if a simple "off the shelf" inductor could be ...

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Photos of the Day: Sub Records WWII Wreckage

April 23, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of ...

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Charting the Future Course for Rockets & Satellites

April 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Without propulsion there could be no spaceflight. The ability to travel into and through space underpins the space industry. So, next month, hundreds of experts from around the world will gather to discuss the state-of-the-art of space propulsion – where will it ...

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Jet Hunt Leads to Material on Australian Shore

April 23, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing ...

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How Trustworthy is the Data You’re Using?

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Rich Garvin, Training & Development Manager, Knovel | Knovel | Blogs | Comments

When I began my mechanical engineering career in the materials handling industry 30 years ago, go-to resources primarily included engineering books and handbooks on the bookshelf in your office. Experienced engineers were adept at ...  

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Helicopter Engineer's Guitar Factory Closes

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner ...     

Raytheon Tackles Nation's STEM Workforce Challenge

April 23, 2014 12:43 pm | by Raytheon | News | Comments

What can the U.S. do to prepare today's students to take on STEM jobs in the future? To help answer that question, U.S. News and Raytheon Company has launched the STEM Index to measure just that. It's the first ...     

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750 Cessna, Beechcraft Jobs Being Eliminated

April 23, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are ...      

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Test Flight Underway for Sunseeker Duo

April 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by Solar Flight | Videos | Comments

At Solar Flight’s test facility in the countryside outside of Milan, Sunseeker Duo has completed its first series of test flights taking off with its own battery power ...  

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ALIAS Seeks to Provide Portable, Flexible Autopilot Capabilities

April 23, 2014 12:19 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Military aircraft have evolved over a period of decades to have ever more automated capabilities, improving mission success and safety. At the same time, these aircraft still present challenging and complex interfaces to operators, and despite demanding training regimens, operators can ...

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Wireless Prototyping Platform

April 23, 2014 11:46 am | by PD&D Staff | National Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance ...

High-Power DC Electronic Load

April 23, 2014 11:39 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Chroma Electronic Loads 63200 series are designed to test DC Power Supply, power electronic devices, automotive battery, and ...

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