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Boeing Phantom Badger Certified for V-22 Transport

April 18, 2014 12:21 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Phantom Badger has completed more than 5,000 miles of rugged terrain durability testing and successful airdrop tests from a C-17. Developed by Boeing Phantom Works, Phantom Badger supports a wide range of missions not possible with ...  

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Cranes, Robot Aid Off-Shore Rescue Mission

April 18, 2014 12:20 pm | by Foster Klug & Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Divers worked in shifts to try to get into the sunken vessel, where most of the missing passengers are thought to be, but strong currents would not allow them to enter. The divers planned to pump oxygen into the ship to help any survivors, but ...

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Storms Threaten 2nd Launch Try to Space Station

April 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a ...      

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Air Force Tests Google Glass for Battle

April 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of ...     

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Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material

April 18, 2014 12:06 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders ...

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Laser Aimed at Clouds Could Induce Rain, Lightning

April 18, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to ...

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Under Some LED Bulbs Whites Aren't 'Whiter than White'

April 18, 2014 11:58 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different degrees of ...

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Turn-Key M2M Development Kit

April 18, 2014 11:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Queclink, a supplier of wireless M2M hardware solutions, has teamed with RacoWireless, a provider of M2M data solutions, to provide a bundled M2M solution that brings all pieces of the M2M ecosystem into one seamless offer. Included with ...

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Harsh & Hazardous Connectors

April 18, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Eaton Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Power management company Eaton has introduced the Roughneck multi-pin and single pole connectors from its Crouse-Hinds business. Ideal for ...

Low Voltage Power Supplies

April 18, 2014 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has introduced the addition of 12 and 15 V models to its TDK-Lambda ZWS300BAF series of high reliability power supplies. Operating from a universal input of 85 to 265 VAC, the ZWS300BAF features ...

Former BP Employee Settles Charges

April 18, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced ...

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Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that ...     

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Muscle cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

April 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called ...        

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Aereo CEO Speaks on Future of Company, Industry

April 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers ...     

Crews Find Suspected Area of Radiation Leak

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being ...

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