FunInTec digest - June 2013

Analog Devices introduce the ADXL313, 3-axis accelerometer

Analog Devices ADXL313


 The ADXL313 is a small, thin, low power, 3-axis accelerometer with high resolution (13-bit) measurement up to ± 4g. Read more





EDRS Space Network ready to go ahead


The design of Europe’s data relay satellite system – EDRS - has been completed and approved. This marks the moment when it moves ahead with a green light from its first customer, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative from the European Union (GMES). Read more


New NASA-Funded Forecast System Helps Transoceanic Flights Avoid Storms

A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The eight-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions are designed for pilots, air traffic controllers and others involved in transoceanic flights. Read more


Robot helpers for space station mock-up


Registration is now open for ESA’s first robotic competition on a mock-up of the International Space Station. The competition combines do-it-yourself and gaming skills in a robotic race to unload, carry and store cargo.  Read more