Operators have shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the health and safety of employees or the public are not affected. NRC spokesman Roger Hannah said Thursday the quarter-inch flaw...
Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have achieved the wireless transmission of 40 Gbit/s at 240 GHz over a distance of one kilometer. Their most recent demonstration sets a new world record and ties in seamlessly with the capacity of optical fiber transmission.
Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives.
The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering, according to a new study conducted in controlled laboratory conditions.
U of T Engineering researchers, working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, have published new insights into how materials transfer heat, which could lead eventually to smaller, more powerful electronic devices.
Software developed at the University of Sheffield has the potential to enable engineers to make 'real world' safety assessments of structures and foundations with unprecedented ease. Developed in the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, the software can directly identify three-dimensional collapse mechanisms and provide information about margin of safety, vitally important to engineers.
Only two of 13 small SUVs performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group, with several popular models faring poorly in the evaluations. Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top "good" rating in the results released Thursday. The 2013 Mitsubishi...
Megger (Norristown, PA) has announced a new series of test leads for use with wind turbines. The unique KC series are long enough to be used for assessing the continuity of lightning protection conductors in wind turbine blades.
Composite clad metal wire that can be formulated to improve the performance characteristics of precious metal solid wire at a small fraction the cost is available from Anomet Products (Shrewsbury, MA). Anomet Precious Metal Clad Wire can be formulated to accentuate specific performance characteristics such as strength, radiopacity and corrosion-, contact-, or temperature-resistance.
Bomar Interconnect Products (Ledgewood, NJ) has announced the addition of high-density BNC male connectors to their extensive BNC connector portfolio. Boasting true 75-Ohm performance, the plugs are ideally suited for employment in digital A/V cards, mobile broadcast, broadcast cameras, and studio integration applications.
Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008. Apple Inc. said Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called "Say the Same Thing" by Space Inch. The App Store had 500 apps when it first opened. It now has more...
We spend the first year teaching children to walk and talk and the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down.
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.