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The U.S. Navy's first sea-based, unmanned attack aircraft has been launched successfully from an aircraft-carrier at sea for the first time. The pilotless X-47B, developed by the navy and Northrop Grumman, is designed to take off, fly and land autonomously for missions the navy says will change the nature of sea-based warfare.
What's inside an $18K 20 GHz handheld spectrum analyzer? On this week's teardown, EEVblog finds out.
A scientist in China has produced the lightest substance ever recorded, which he says could provide solutions to heavy problems, such as pollution control. Gao Chou says his carbon aerogel can absorb up to 900 times its own body weight, in addition to displaying other qualities that make it ideal for further development.
After winning the prize of the "Most Frequently Asked Question", Solar Impulse's favorite behind-the-scenes expert uncovers how the pilots go to, well... to the bathroom. Meet Brian and the challenges he's had to face to find the most appropriate solution for this very sensitive issue.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company warned Thursday that the excessive claims are jeopardizing its financial prospects. It has sought an injunction in U.S....
Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase its latest services. Announcements included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network,...
Tesla Motors Inc. on Wednesday said it is planning a stock and notes offering that includes plans for its CEO and co-founder, Elon Musk, to buy a chunk of the shares himself. The news sent Tesla's stock up nearly 7 percent in after-hours trading, extending the rally in stock of the maker of pricy...
Electronics thermal management innovator Cambridge Nanotherm is to build its first prototype manufacturing plant in Haverhill, UK following the award of £250,000 in matched funding from the UK Innovation Agency - Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
Used in conjunction with HEIDENHAIN’s PWM 20 diagnostic tool, the new ATS (Adjustment and Testing Software) software provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform to diagnosis encoder faults and to evaluate the output signals of HEIDENHAIN encoders.
Ocean Optics has released OceanView spectroscopy software, combining powerful data processing capabilities with a clear graphical user interface for use with the company’s miniature spectrometers. OceanView is highly customizable and includes a schematic view that provides a visual roadmap of data flow from spectral inputs to processed results.
Each year, MIT’s Lemelson program awards an outstanding student inventor for his or her contribution to innovative technology. This year, Nikolai Begg was awarded the $30,000 prize for his portfolio of cutting-edge medical devices. The main inspiration behind his work was a quest to create less invasive surgical tools, and by all means, he is succeeding.
Thomas Research Products (Huntley, IL) has announced an advanced new generation of their Surge Protector product line. The FSP3-277-20K model Surge Protector is useful in avoiding costly problems in 24/7 outdoor applications, including street lighting, big-box retail, warehouses, parking garages, and transportation facilities.
Google Inc. unveiled a streaming music service called All Access that blends songs users have already uploaded to their online libraries with millions of other tracks for a $10 monthly fee. The service puts the Internet goliath in competition with popular paid subscription plans like Spotify and...