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  • What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate
    Published. March 7, 2019

    We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite....


  • IEEE Tech Talk Blog

    IEEE Tech Talk Blog


    SoftBank Hopes Its Solar Internet Drone Will Soar Where Facebook’s and Google’s Sank
    Published. March 5, 2019

    A stratospheric Hawk 30 prototype will begin its maiden flight at a NASA base within days...


  • SpaceX News

    SpaceX News


    CREW DRAGON DOCKS AT THE ISS
    Published. March 4, 2019

    At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program....


  • Energywise

    Energywise


    Ready Flyer One: Airborne Wind Energy Simulations Guide the Leap to Satisfying Global Energy Demand
    Published. February 26, 2019

    Nearly-endless power source up in the air for teams who solve optimization problems on the ground...


  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog


    Mentor Embedded Linux launch targets enterprise-class gap
    Published. February 21, 2019

    The suite is based on Debian and aims to offer the performance and configurability needed for robust and scaleable enterprise-class applications in medical, industrial, aerospace and defense markets....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft


    Microsoft says all U.S. government customers are sanctioned to use Outlook Mobile
    Published. January 15, 2019

    Microsoft's Outlook Mobile app for iOS and Android is ready for download and use by US Government Community Cloud and Department of Defense customers....


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories


    Top battery scientists have a plan to electrify flight and slash airline emissions
    Published. October 30, 2018

    Could a new battery designed for the demands of aviation solve one of the hardest problems in the climate puzzle?...


  • Critical Thoughts

    Critical Thoughts


    Delay is the True Cost of an Ad Hoc Sustainment Strategy
    Published. October 26, 2018

    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the “true cost” of things. Our leadership team has been working on a particularly large order for more than a year. Since we restarted the production line for this discontinued COTS board several years back, this is the third ad hoc order we’ve accepted. In each of these […] The post Delay is the True Cost of an Ad Hoc Sustainment Strategy appeared first on GDCA....


  • Taking Measure

    Taking Measure


    Time on the Beach: Working at NIST Hawaii
    Published. July 17, 2018

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has campuses in Maryland, Colorado, South Carolina and Hawaii. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Hawaiian campus? How do I get a job at NIST?” Perhaps calling it a “campus” is a bit of an exaggeration. Ensconced within the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on the western Hawaiian island of Kauai (pronounced ka-why-ee), sits one of NIST’s shortwave radio stations, perhaps best known by its...Read more...


  • The Human OS

    The Human OS


    DARPA Wants Brain Interfaces for Able-Bodied Warfighters
    Published. September 10, 2018

    The N3 program will create no-surgery-required neurotech that the general public may also find useful...


  • Automaton

    Automaton


    Explore New Worlds With JPL’s Open Source Rover
    Published. October 4, 2018

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has adapted a Mars rover design into something that you can build in your garage...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    The Secret Sauce of Functional Safety
    Published. July 3, 2018

    Is there a secret sauce for functional safety? I have been asked if there was only one thing from functional safety that I think should be applied to every product development, what would it be. My answer: rigorous requirements management.Requirements management is important for any project but functional safety takes it to a new level and insists on minimum standards.In theory, requirements capture and management are easy and if you read the books on the topic it all looks good. However, when...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    Predictably Unpredictable: Adventures in the Ionosphere
    Published. June 14, 2018

    Have you ever listened to AM radio at night and wondered how you could hear stations from great distances away, but not hear them during the day? So have scientists and researchers, who have spent decades trying to understand what's going on above us to cause radio signals to "skip" like that at night. That led to more questions, such as why a signal sent from the same location at the same time of the day - but at a different frequency - skips farther or shorter distances? Or...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog


    Siemens Acquires Austemper Design Systems
    Published. June 22, 2018

    Breakthrough IC Functional Safety Technology Strengthens Mentor Product Offerings In today’s complex automotive, industrial, medical and aerospace systems, functional safety and high reliability are mandatory in order to comply with safety standards like ISO 26262.  Integrated Circuits in these applications require three types of functional safety verification for (1) systemic faults, (2) malicious faults and […]...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors


    CFD Helps Ensure Reliability for Mission-Critical Systems
    Published. March 2, 2017

    Avionics systems today are complex electronics comprised of advanced semiconductor chips and printed circuit boards (PCBs), and the extreme environments they operate in present a major challenge for engineers to develop reliable temperature-control mechanisms. Chip or board failures from too much heat or cold can disable an entire system. Safety and reliability are mandatory, and […]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose


    Unbelievable Turmoil
    Published. February 14, 2017

    One month. The president has angrily canceled a summit meeting with the Mexican president, hung up on Australia’s prime minister, authorized a commando raid that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL member, repeatedly lied about the existence of millions of fraudulent votes cast in the 2016 election and engaged in Twitter wars with… More#...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org


    Virtualized infrastructure, with VM storage on software RAID + a rebuild == occasional VM pauses
    Published. January 22, 2017

    Not what I was hoping for. I may explain more of what I am doing later (less interesting than why I am doing it), but suffice it to say that I’ve got a machine I’ve turned into a VM/container box, so I can build something I need to build. This box has a large RAID6 […]...


  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog


    Predix Transform 2016 Recap: Fighting 110 Degree Heat to Secure Industrial IoT
    Published. July 28, 2016

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas will definitely not be the impact of GE’s Predix Transform Conference that was held from July 25-27 at the Cosmopolitan. It was obvious that GE has invested large sums of cash and time and expertise into the Predix Machine. We got to interface with key GE business units, including but not exclusive to GE Aviation, Oil and Gas, Lighting, Healthcare, Ventures, Global Research, Digital…the list goes on and on. We had two of GE’s very own security team help...


  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech


    Technology, Philosophy, and Kitty Litter: An Interview with VITA’s Ray Alderman
    Published. June 24, 2016

    By: Chris A. Ciufo, Editor, Embedded Systems Engineering Chairman of the Board, Ray Alderman, presents a unique view of how embedded companies compete, thrive and die in the COTS market. One never knows what Ray Alderman is going to say, … Continue reading →...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog


    Acer Chromebook 14 for Work features Gorilla Glass lid, Intel Skylake processors
    Published. April 24, 2016

    Looking to expand the market for Chrome-running laptops, Acer has fashioned an enterprise-friendly Chromebook that meets MIL-STD 810G reliability standards and has a starting price tag of $349....


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow


    Boeing Dreamliner ‘Bug’
    Published. May 1, 2015

    There’s an all too familiar story in the press today. The headline at the Guardian reads “US aviation authority: Boeing 787 bug could cause ‘loss of control’. As usual with these kinds of stories, it’s light on technical details other than to reveal that the Dreamliner’s generators will fall into a fail safe mode if […]...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source


    Rebooting on Mars
    Published. September 2, 2014

    NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity....


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog


    IESF 2014: Military & Aerospace
    Published. April 1, 2014

    The 2014 session of the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) for the Military & Aerospace industries is coming up fast. Join us to see how Mentor Graphics tools can help you develop safer, more reliable systems. Here are the dates and locations: April 22 in Dallas, Texas April 24 in Everett, Washington May 1 in […]...



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