NASA Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Alloys

NASA Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Alloys

“Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA’s first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3-D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, with more than …

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Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards

Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards

“Today at World Maker Faire New York, Massimo Banzi took stage to unveil two new Arduino boards, the long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and the cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400. The boards come in with the smaller MKR form factor that Arduino has been utilizing of late, measuring 67.64 x 25mm. The company says they also offer low …

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Celebrating the completion of the most advanced subsea cable across the Atlantic

Celebrating the completion of the most advanced subsea cable across the Atlantic

“When it comes to computing, speed matters. So does resiliency. Today, we’re proud to announce the completion of the Marea subsea cable, which is unmatched in its capabilities. Spanish for tide, Marea is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius, that helps to upgrade the global internet infrastructure to better meet the rapidly growing …

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Drones can almost see in the dark

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Drones can almost see in the dark

“UZH researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments. Possible applications could include supporting rescue teams with search missions at dusk or dawn. To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. While commercial drones …

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Illinois researchers develop spectroscopic “science camera” system for smartphone-enabled mobile health

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Illinois researchers develop spectroscopic “science camera” system for smartphone-enabled mobile health

_”The latest versions of most smartphones contain at least two and sometimes three built-in cameras. Researchers at the University of Illinois would like to sell mobile device manufactures on the idea of adding yet another image sensor as a built-in capability for health diagnostic, environmental monitoring, and general-purpose color sensing applications. _ _Three years ago, the National Science Foundation …

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Make Way For Holograms: New Mixed Reality Technology Meets Car Design As Ford Tests Microsoft Hololens Globally

Make Way For Holograms: New Mixed Reality Technology Meets Car Design As Ford Tests Microsoft Hololens Globally

“Ford is expanding testing of Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality technology globally to gain speed in designing more stylish vehicles for its customers New technology allows designers wearing wireless headsets to see several digital designs and parts as if these were already incorporated into a physical vehicle; this is helping Ford explore more design proposals while shaving time off design and …

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NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth

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NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth

“NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. At 12:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft came within 10,711 miles (17,237 km) of Antarctica …

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PocketBeagle

PocketBeagle

“What is PocketBeagle? PocketBeagle is an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle features an incredible low cost, slick design and simple usage, making PocketBeagle the ideal development board for beginners and professionals alike. Processor: Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 - 512MB DDR3 RAM integrated - Integrated power management - 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs) - ARM Cortex-M3 Summary of Key Features …

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Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves

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Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves

“Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip. The device allows a superconducting artificial atom — a qubit — to exchange energy and quantum information with a high frequency bulk acoustic wave resonator (HBAR). The ability to manipulate and store fragile …

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