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Workhorse Multiphysics Tool Gets Upgrades

Engineers are now able to design with far higher precision, making materials thinner and lighter without sacrificing quality and durability. But as they press the limits of technology, engineers...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Cable-To-Cable Connector Series

The CTC series from ITT Cannon (Irvine, CA) is a simple-to-install, low-maintenance cable-to-cable interconnect solution. It is suitable for a wide variety of harsh environment vehicle applications where...

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Electronics & Computers

Electric Linear Actuator

The LA33 electric linear actuator from LINAK (Louisville, KY) is a mid-range device that combines compact design and high power in one solution fit for use in the most extreme environments. Offering a 12- or 24-V dc...

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Aerospace

Toyota's New Structural Blue Paint Shimmers on Lexus LC500

We normally think of color as the product of the absorption of certain wavelengths to leave only the desired color to reflect. But it can also be produced...

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Automotive

Automotive Prepares for 3D Printed-Part Assault

The use cases for three-dimensional printed automobile parts are plentiful, but significant production applications of the additive manufacturing process have been almost non-existent in...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Komatsu Building AI into Construction Sites

Construction sites remain one of the more dangerous workplaces due to the presence of heavy machinery, uneven terrain and continuous activity. To help alleviate some of these issues, Komatsu,...

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Test & Measurement

Danfoss Employs ADCs to Accelerate Product Development

“Customers can’t drive a PowerPoint.” That’s the short answer for why Danfoss Power Solutions has built three Application Development Centers (ADCs) worldwide—in Ames,...

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Materials

Natural DNA-Based Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory

Motivated by the demand for an even larger storage capacity in the information era, research efforts have been devoted to the development of more efficient and cost-effective memory elements.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Content Addressable Memory (CAM) Technologies for Big Data and Intelligent Electronics Enabled By Magneto-Electric Ternary CAM

Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...

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Electronics & Computers

Loop Thermosyphons

Two-phase cooling has been utilized in the electronics cooling industry for many decades, with possibly the most well-known adaptation being the heat pipe. Heat pipes are capillary-driven, two-phase devices that...

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Electronics & Computers

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Rugged Servers with Skylake Architecture

Themis Computer® (Fremont, CA) announced the launch of its next generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) featuring the newest Intel®...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Materials for RF Components

The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has a program known as PRIntable Materials with...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

pH-Dependent Spin State Population and ¹⁹F NMR Chemical Shift Via Remote Ligand Protonation in An Iron(II) Complex

The development of transition metal-based molecules and materials that can be switched between low-spin and high-spin...

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Electronics & Computers

CompactPCI Serial Space

There are a few open specifications in the embedded industry that have been used in the extreme environments of space over the years. These include VME, CompactPCI, OpenVPX, and MicroTCA. But, prime contractors such...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA CubeSats: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

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Electronics & Computers

A Mechanistic Analysis of Oxygen Vacancy Driven Conductive Filament Formation in Resistive Random Access Memory Metal/NiO/Metal Structures

Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) devices have drawn much interest in the last decade,...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Plain Bearings for Aerospace Applications

Plain bearings are used across a wide range of aerospace applications to help achieve better fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions. These applications include...

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Motion Control

Turret Aiming and Stabilization System

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division
Ashburn, VA
+1-703-779-7800
www.curtisswrightds.com

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division recently completed significant enhancements...

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Aerospace

Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2)

We are at an inflection point in the evolution of warfare. While technology is rapidly increasing pace, it is also creating an expansion into multiple, parallel domains, and giving enemy forces more...

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Software

Unmanned Aircraft Training Materials

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim)
Orlando, FL
+1 407-608-7000
https://bisimulations.com

The U.S. Air Force Academy has selected VBS3 and VBS Fires FST products from Bohemia...

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Automotive

Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

Supacat
Honiton, Devon, UK
01 404 891 777
www.supacat.com

Supacat, a UK designer and manufacturer of special forces vehicles, recently unveiled the latest variation of its Light Reconnaissance...

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Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc. a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, received a contract...

Technology Report
RF & Microwave Electronics

Manufacturing Systems Get Smart, Self Heal

Competition in the aerospace industry is fierce at all levels, and that includes the factory floor. Achieving production numbers is imperative to meeting both cost and customer expectations, and...

Technology Report
Automotive

More Adhesives Help Stiffen Honda's 2018 Odyssey Structure

Structural adhesives are gaining in usage popularity as engineers employ the bonding agent with lightweight materials to help achieve a continuous bond for improved vehicle...

Technology Report
Automotive

Repaired Carbon-Fiber Frame Can Be Stronger Than Original Structure

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have demonstrated a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining that...

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Electronics & Computers

Digitalization Extends Simulation into Factories

The role of digital data is expanding rapidly, extending to the equipment on the factory floor after coming into dominance in the design of everything from components to end vehicles....

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Aerospace

NASA Alloy Could Fold Wings in Flight

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air. Part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project, the...

INSIDER
Software

Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes

The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image:...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Nanotube Fibers Made by Hand to Cut Production Time

A method developed at Rice University allows researchers to make short lengths of strong, conductive fibers from small samples of bulk nanotubes in about an hour. It can take grams of material and weeks of effort to optimize the process of spinning continuous fibers, but the new method cuts...

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Propulsion

NASA Nears Testing on Fission Reactor for Missions to Moon, Mars

The notion that NASA is currently developing a nuclear power system might not seem that Earth shattering. The agency has flown a number of missions powered by radioisotope...

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Software

Sharks on a Plane? Skin Scales Lift Aircraft Design

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

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Defense

Army Trains Robots to "Learn" From Humans

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting...

INSIDER
Defense

Printing on Patrol

What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines by printing only what they need? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National...

INSIDER
Defense

Ultrafine Fibers Could Revolutionize Body Armor

Researchers at MIT have developed a process, called gel electrospinning, that can produce ultrafine fibers - whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter - that are...

INSIDER
Aerospace

NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space

In a technology first, NASA demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space. This technology could work in concert with existing spacecraft-based radio and optical systems.

INSIDER
Aerospace

Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts

For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex, multi-functional materials from a two-dimensional substrate is a highly attractive...