In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." It's believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA.
A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise crashed Monday in the country's capital, slamming into a residential neighborhood and setting at least four houses ablaze, according to a military official and an Associated Press reporter at the scene.
A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise exploded in midair over the country's capital on Monday, killing the pilot and slamming into a residential neighborhood, according to an army official. Fragments of the plane hit buildings on the ground in Sanaa and set small fires in four houses. Three people were slightly injured, according to the official.
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering not allowing the operator of the prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor Monju to resume operations before its sloppy safety management is improved, sources close to the matter said Monday.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.
AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) has introduced the ViewMarq line of industrial-grade LED message displays, utilizing the latest LED and communications technologies to help communicate important information in industrial environments. Used to display preformatted messages or factory floor data, the displays can be controlled from a PLC or any device that uses supported protocols.
Omron Automation and Safety (Schaumburg, IL) has developed a new generation of M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors that combine simple selection and installation with reliability, versatility, rugged construction and value. The E3FA plastic body and E3FB metal body sensors are suitable for applications in all industries from food and beverage production to material handling and logistics.
TDK Corporation has presented two new types of the BR7000 series of EPCOS power factor controllers. The BR7000-T power factor controller offers 15 transistor outputs instead of 15 relay outputs. It is designed for applications that require fast switching operations and enables delay-free switching of thyristor modules, such as the EPCOS TSM series.
In the quiet reaches of Wisconsin, just north of Green Bay, Sunny Hill Cycles is turning heads and making bike aficionados drool. The Sunny Hill Cycles Signature Series bike is a gas-powered, custom designed, DC Lowrider bicycle.
Gore’s 300 Series Acoustic Vents are made from an ePTFE material and have been rigorously tested to allow for improved acoustic device performance with excellent sound quality and protection from liquids, dust, and other contaminants.
maxon's (Fall River, MA) RE 30 EB precious metal brushed motor ensures low, constant contact resistance over the entire service life, a characteristic that makes control easier. Features include: A low start-up voltage, even after a long period in standstill.
Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) has introduced the X4, the first in a family of new rugged switches based on the latest Hall Effect sensor coding technology. The X4 Series Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch is designed to meet IP68 (with optional sealing).
Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property — manicured lawn and all — dropped 10 feet below the street.
Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak. The prospects of success grew as the minutes, then hours passed and no frozen flecks of ammonia appeared.
Sailors know the risks and rewards that come with these new space-age America's Cup boats that speed like race cars across the waves. Still, the death of British Olympic champion Andrew "Bart" Simpson during a training session on San Francisco Bay gives fresh urgency as they chase the oldest trophy in international sports this summer.