Semiconductor Circuits has introduced new members of its “Cool Power” product family. These open frame modules provide up to 50 Watts of output power @ 55C & 200lfm of airflow – ideal for distributed power architecture applications or as a fully regulated intermediate bus converter.
NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA's IRIS spacecraft, launched just a month ago, already is providing detailed pictures of the sun. The telescope's door opened last week, and it began observing the lower solar atmospheres in never-before-seen detail.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that Home Depot Inc. is recalling around 107,000 fan heaters because the fan's plastic housing can melt, deform, and catch fire during use. The company is recalling Soleil portable fan heaters with the model number LH-707. The CPSC says Home Depot has received reports of 464 fans melting, but no injuries or property damage have been reported.
The IndyCar Series could be getting more parity next season. On Thursday, series officials announced they would require all engines used in 2014 to be powered by twin turbochargers. Chevrolet has been running with twin turbos since returning to competition in 2012. Honda, the series' sole engine producer from 2006-11, has been using a single turbocharger.
The mineral molybdenum disulfide, which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices. It also strongly absorbs visible light, and so it has been widely employed in light-sensing photodetectors.
By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled. The derailment sent pieces of the sleek train plowing across the ground in a ghastly jumble of smashed metal, dirt and smoke.
NASA Dryden Flight Loads engineer William Lokos monitors a wing loading test of NASA G-III 804 during recent testing in support of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge, or ACTE, project. In the ACTE experiment, both of the G-III’s conventional 19-foot-long aluminum flaps will be replaced with advanced, shape-changing flaps that form continuous bendable surfaces made using composite materials with a patented design by FlexSys, Inc.
NASA’s G-III Research Test Bed aircraft No. 804 recently underwent structural testing in NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. The experimental project currently under way with the aircraft is the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flight experiment, or ACTE, a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.
Arianespace has launched Europe's largest telecommunications satellite ever as well as a meteorological spacecraft for India from the South American country of French Guiana. The European space consortium says the Alphasat satellite will provide voice and data transmission services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Japan's All Nippon Airways has found damage to wiring on two Boeing 787 locator beacons, a device suspected as the cause of a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787. ANA spokesman Ryosei Nomura said Friday that Boeing, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and Japanese regulators had ordered checks of the beacons.
A developer kit for energy harvesting wireless, an evaluation platform, and a new GPU for tackling the most complex visual computing problems on this week’s Top 5 Design Tools.
I think it is easy to develop a vision or mission. But the big question is how do you get from the vision to actual sales growth? Many articles on the wonders of vision statements imply that if a manufacturer writes a good vision statement that some how it will get implemented (the rain dance myth). In my experience, visions and goals never get realized unless someone develops a plan.
Microchip Technology has announced its third-generation USB3 Controller Hubs (UCH3s). This UCH3 family includes a seven-port hybrid version with a certified four-port USB3 hub and three additional USB2 lanes. The remaining three family members feature two-, three- and four-port USB3 hubs.
Omega’s has announced the new OM-ESW-100 series, a range of compact IEEE 802.3 layer two network unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches with automatic speed, duplex, and cable sensing. Each switch is capable of auto negotiating 10/100 Mbps and half/full duplex communications.
ABB Robotics has added an 8 kg model to its IRB 360 FlexPicker line, supplementing the existing 1 kg and 3 kg models and expanding the high speed picking and packing performance of the Delta robot for heavier items. The ABB FlexPicker is designed for operation in sanitary environments, and the stainless steel IPK69 rated model withstands the most stringent cleaning operations.