Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

May 16, 2022

What's the best way to build landing pads on the moon?

Life -- Phys.org - In the near future, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Roscosmos all mount crewed missions to the moon. This will constitute the first time astronauts have walked on the lunar surface since the Apollo era. But unlike the "race...

May 16, 2022 03:27 AM

China announces its new flagship space telescope mission

Life -- Phys.org - Distant galaxies, dark matter, dark energy and the origin and evolution of the universe itself are some of the many scientific goals of China's newly announced space telescope. If all goes according to plan, the China Space Station Telescope...

May 16, 2022 03:24 AM

NASA's InSight records monster quake on Mars

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet: an estimated magnitude 5 temblor that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This adds to the catalog of more than...

May 16, 2022 03:22 AM

Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Adds Full-Featured Windows Apps Support for Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Powered Enterprise Chromebooks

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Critical enterprise and education solution becomes accessible on affordable Chromebooks; now bundled with select HP Chrome OS Enterprise devices Critical enterprise and education solution becomes accessible on affordable Chromebooks; now...

May 16, 2022 03:17 AM

May 15, 2022

Walmart Chooses Wrike Platform To Underpin New Era Of Work Management

Business Wire -- Wrike, the most powerful work management platform, now part of Citrix, today announced that Walmart Inc. has expanded its Wrike instance outside of Walmart Canada. It now encompasses more than 1,000 new users across international teams, including Global...

May 15, 2022 11:56 PM

Terran Orbital Delivers First Bus to Lockheed Martin in Support of Space Development Agency's Transport Layer Tranche 0

Business Wire -- Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP), a global leader in satellite solutions, primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry, today announced the successful delivery of the first of ten satellite buses to...

May 15, 2022 11:51 PM

UiPath Named a 2022 Inc. Best Workplace

Business Wire -- UiPath has been named to Inc. magazine's annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2022, the third time it has been recognized with the award.

May 15, 2022 11:25 PM

May 10, 2022

A Raspberry Pi As An Offboard Display Adapter

EE -- Hackaday - The humble USB-C port has brought us so many advantages over its USB ancestors, one of which is as a handy display output for laptops. Simply add an inexpensive adapter and you can hook up everything from a mobile phone upwards to an HDMI display...

May 10, 2022 04:17 AM

AWS Releases Their New Low-code Development Tool Amplify Studio to General Availability

Enterprise -- InfoQ - Recently, AWS announced the general availability (GA) of AWS Amplify Studio, a visual interface that simplifies front- and backend development for web and mobile applications. It extends the existing AWS Amplify service, a set of tools and features...

May 10, 2022 04:14 AM

MacBook Pro shipments seriously delayed by China lockdowns

Media -- DIGITIMES - Quanta Computer's production capacity for MacBook Pros at its Shanghai, China site so far still has not been fully restored and consumers who place orders for Apple notebooks now may not receive the devices until mid-July, according to sources...

May 10, 2022 02:45 AM

May 09, 2022

Mozilla Thunderbird loyalists may soon be able to install the email client on their Chromebooks

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - When I worked in Best Buy as a Chromebook expert, I had several customers over the years ask me if I could help them install Mozilla Thunderbird on their new laptops so they could keep the familiar feel and interface as well as features...

May 09, 2022 01:27 AM

May 08, 2022

Great Scott! Learn how to drive flux capacitor-style LEDs

EE -- Arduino Blog - The flux capacitor is one of the most iconic movie props of all time. Part of that is due to its plot purpose in the Back to the Future franchise, but its fame is also because it looked so futuristic when the first movie hit theaters in...

May 08, 2022 08:42 PM

Update your IoT Edge devices on Raspberry Pi OS Stretch

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Transition to using Bullseye to continue receiving patches.

May 08, 2022 08:15 PM

Microsoft's new Outlook email client is live (at least for now)

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Microsoft's new Outlook mail client, codenamed 'Project Monarch,' seems ready to roll out in preview any time now.

May 08, 2022 08:14 PM

How Wholesale Distributors Can Stand Out in a Direct-to-Consumer World

Enterprise -- SAP - Manufacturers may view direct-to-consumer (D2C) business models as a significant opportunity to increase profit margins in an otherwise tight market. Yet, the last thing any wholesale distributor wants to worry about is whether it must compete against...

May 08, 2022 08:11 PM

Using Whiteboards to Streamline Development Team Collaboration

Enterprise -- IT Business Edge - Oftentimes, the interview process focuses on skills and experience, but when interviewing developers, rarely are questions asked about whiteboarding.



Whether a team uses whiteboards to brainstorm, demonstrate an answer, diagram a...

May 08, 2022 08:09 PM

Using Swim Lane Diagrams to Improve Software Development

Enterprise -- IT Business Edge - Swim lane diagrams are process flowcharts that identify who does what, and when. Comprised of a series of horizontal or vertical paths, likened to swimming lanes in a pool, these diagrams allow for the mapping of simultaneous processes,...

May 08, 2022 08:06 PM

Khadas VIM4 is a single-board PC with 8GB RAM, WiFi 6, and Amlogic A311D2

Tech -- Liliputing - The Khadas VIM4 is a 3.2″ x 2.3″ single-board computer with support for 4K video playback, HDMI 2.1 and Gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity, and 8GB of LPDDR4X memory.

Set to go launch on May...

May 08, 2022 07:57 PM

Firefox is falling behind, but I'm not ready to quit it yet

Tech -- Digital Trends - These days, most people use Google Chrome to browse the internet. But as Firefox hits its 100th version, there are many reasons I keep coming back to it.

May 08, 2022 07:53 PM

Seed-firing drones declare war on deforestation

Media -- The Next Web - Between remote strikes on people and oil refineries in the Middle East, and multiple Black Mirror episodes, drones get a bad rap. But as their capabilities increase through machine intelligence, mapping, and greater aerial surveillance,...

May 08, 2022 07:21 PM

The end of the SIM card?

Aspencore -- IoT Times - The GSMA just released the latest eSIM specification, making it easier to provision devices with new credentials. Operators and device manufacturers now have the option to get rid of the physical SIM card for good.

Thirty years ago, the arrival...

May 08, 2022 05:07 AM

WP Engine Unveils New Omaha Office

Business Wire -- WP Engine today unveiled its new Omaha office, located in the historic Ashton Building in the Millwork Commons community.

May 08, 2022 03:45 AM

May 05, 2022

Spot gets footloose in a factory in Boston Dynamics' latest video

Tech -- The Verge - Spot, the most famous four-legged robot in the world, sometimes seems more like an animatronic entertainer than an industrial machine. But creators Boston Dynamic want to remind the world at large in a new video that this thing can do work,...

May 05, 2022 06:17 PM

Firefox 100 arrives with caption & subtitle support for picture-in-picture videos, new mobile features

Tech -- Liliputing - Eighteen years after Firefox 1.0 hit the streets, the folks at Mozilla have released version 100 of the open source, cross-platform web browser.

The latest release marks a numerical milestone, but it doesn't bring a particularly large amount...

May 05, 2022 06:14 PM

Advanced technology implemented poorly: A USPS case study

Aspencore -- EDN - How many times have you been convinced to purchase a newer version of a device you already own or (perhaps less fiscally damaging) to update to the latest firmware release for that device, in both cases motivated by the manufacturer's rosy promises...

May 05, 2022 03:16 AM

Google acquires Raxium

Life -- Google - The Keyword - Google acquires Raxium

May 05, 2022 03:12 AM

In Farming, a Constant Drive For Technology

Life -- Undark - As farmers face changing weather patterns, environmental degradation, labor shortages, and the rising cost of key supplies, no segment of agriculture is without passionate advocates of robotics and artificial intelligence as solutions. But the...

May 05, 2022 03:00 AM

May 04, 2022

NASA's Mars Helicopter scouts ridgeline for Perseverance science team

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently surveyed an intriguing ridgeline near the ancient river delta in Jezero Crater. The images-captured on April 23, during the tiny helicopter's 27th flight-were taken at the request of the Perseverance...

May 04, 2022 03:29 AM

NASA, Boeing say Starliner on track for May 19 launch

Life -- Phys.org - Boeing's Starliner capsule is finally ready to reattempt a key test launch to the International Space Station on May 19, officials said Tuesday.

May 04, 2022 03:28 AM

Scientists begin studying 50-year-old frozen Apollo 17 samples

Life -- Phys.org - Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently received samples of the lunar surface that have been curated in a freezer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston since Apollo 17 astronauts returned them to...

May 04, 2022 03:28 AM

New Zealand rocket caught but then dropped by helicopter

Life -- Phys.org - Using a helicopter to catch a falling rocket is such a complex task that Peter Beck likens it to a "supersonic ballet."

May 04, 2022 03:05 AM

May 03, 2022

Russia will pull out of the International Space Station, space agency chief confirms

Life -- Live Science - Russia has confirmed it will pull out of the International Space Station (ISS), due to sanctions imposed over the Ukraine invasion.

May 03, 2022 03:34 AM

Update Your Pixel Now to Squash These Bugs

Life -- Lifehacker - Google's Android 12 security patch for the month of May is here. If you have a Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro (including any XL variants), you should see this update hit your device shortly....

May 03, 2022 03:33 AM

Misty Snopkowski: Working to Make Commercial Space a Reality

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Misty Snopkowski is NASA's program executive for the Commercial Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Development program.

May 03, 2022 03:29 AM

New nanotech imaging tool may allow smartphone disease diagnosis

Life -- Phys.org - Scientists have developed a low-cost microscopic imaging device small enough to fit on a smartphone camera lens, with the potential to make mobile medical diagnosis of diseases affordable and accessible.

May 03, 2022 03:28 AM

How to Upgrade Your Relationship with Your Smartphone

Life -- Psychology Today - If you love your phone, but also wonder whether you adore it just a little too much, what are your options?

May 03, 2022 03:24 AM

May 02, 2022

Mini Cooper maker's new ebikes are merging high tech and retro cool

Media -- The Next Web - I always thought Mini Coopers were pretty cool, so I was pleased this week to learn that the Cooper Car Company, the original designer of the Mini Cooper, rolled out not one, but four electric bikes. They sit under the dedicated two-wheel...

May 02, 2022 02:09 AM

Lyft's Expert in Machine Learning to Lead Pentagon's New AI Office

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Craig Martell, the head of machine learning for Lyft, is joining the Pentagon to be the leader of its new data and artificial intelligence office, Bloomberg reported Monday (April 25).

The report said Martell is a former professor of computer...

May 02, 2022 01:33 AM

April 30, 2022

Pairing AR/VR with Digital Twins

Aspencore -- EETimes - Digital twins not only provide engineers and designers with real-time data of how a physical asset performs, but they also offer time and cost advantages during the test and developmental stages of both new and existing products. But what if...

April 30, 2022 09:42 PM

Astronaut Victor Glover: Inspiring Washington Area Students

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA astronaut Victor Glover greets one of his youngest fans, 3-year-old Ezra Garrel.

April 30, 2022 03:41 AM

Improving Weather Data Using High-Altitude Balloons

Life -- NASA Image of the day - In this image, World View's Stratollite high-altitude balloon is inflated on the launch pad in Tucson, Arizona on April 9, 2022.

April 30, 2022 03:36 AM

Blue Canyon Technologies Expands Into GEO With Its First CubeSat

Business Wire -- Blue Canyon Technologies assisted in the deployment of Ascent, the company's first CubeSat spacecraft bus launched to a geostationary orbit.

April 30, 2022 03:30 AM

Protected Airspace: A Look at Counter-Drone Technology

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As drones become more common, so does the threat that they will be used for spying, harassment or terrorist threats. These engineering and technology approaches are being developed to prevent the use of drones for hostile acts.

April 30, 2022 02:41 AM

April 28, 2022

Could the blueprint for life have been generated in asteroids?

Life -- Phys.org - Using new analyses, scientists have just found the last two of the five informational units of DNA and RNA that had yet to be discovered in samples from meteorites. While it is unlikely that DNA could be formed in a meteorite, this discovery...

April 28, 2022 05:48 AM

April 26, 2022

Connecting to Build an All-Electric Society

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Electrification has moved beyond automotive to encompass aviation, last-mile delivery, fleet transportation and more. Innovation in connectors is helping create the infrastructure to support an all-electric society.

April 26, 2022 10:40 PM

April 25, 2022

CAES Continues Partnership with Raytheon on SPY-6

Business Wire -- CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronics for aerospace and defense, has won a full-rate Hardware Production and Sustainment (HP&S) award from Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a division of Raytheon Technologies to provide fully tested, Line...

April 25, 2022 01:39 AM

Jeff Babione, Executive for Lockheed Martin's Famed Skunk Works(r), Joins Sierra Space as Chief Operating Officer

Business Wire -- Jeff Babione, Executive for Lockheed Martin's Famed Skunk Works(r), Joins Sierra Space as Chief Operating Officer

April 25, 2022 01:38 AM

Kyocera Integrates Walkie Talkie Application in Microsoft Teams on Ultra-Rugged 5G Smartphones for Frontline Workers

Business Wire -- Kyocera integrates Walkie Talkie application in Microsoft Teams on its ultra-rugged 5G Smartphones for frontline workers.

April 25, 2022 01:28 AM

April 20, 2022

Meet Lift, Logitech's New Vertical Ergonomic Mouse

Business Wire -- Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse, a wireless mouse designed for day-long comfort at the desk. The delightful, naturally contoured design is a great fit for small- to medium-sized hands...

April 20, 2022 03:11 AM

April 19, 2022

A future worth getting excited about | Elon Musk

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - What's on Elon Musk's mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Musk details how the radical new innovations he's working on -- Tesla's intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX's otherworldly Starship and Neuralink's brain-machine...

April 19, 2022 03:23 AM