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Engineering Newswire 101: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

July 31, 2014 11:19 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow-in-the-dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products ...          

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Engineering Update: Electric Vehicle Sets World Speed Record

July 31, 2014 5:18 pm | Videos | Comments

A group of students at the University of New South Wales in Australia recently set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle at the Australian Automotive research Center in Victoria. The Sunswift car averaged ...    

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Ethical Practices Take Back Seat to Price, Say Purchasers

July 31, 2014 5:13 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

80% of consumers believe it is important for companies and brands to behave ethically, however the most significant factors when shopping are price, value and quality. Research from online sourcing and optimization specialists ...   

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NIST Announces New Competition for Advanced Manufacturing Planning Awards

July 31, 2014 5:11 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new competition for planning awards to support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology ...

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More High School Math, Science Linked to More Dropouts

July 31, 2014 5:06 pm | by Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

As U.S. high schools beef up math and science requirements for graduation, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that more rigorous academics drive some students to drop out.The research team ...     

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Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe

July 31, 2014 5:00 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the ...  

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Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500Ls to Fix Air Bags

July 31, 2014 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash. The company says in a statement Wednesday that the bags may not inflate in the ...   

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Bearingless Encoders

July 31, 2014 4:55 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Baumer has announced new bearingless encoders, the MIR 10. The encoders operate on non-contact magnetic sensing with up to 4096 ppr, and are wearfree, providing a virtually unlimited service life ...

Class D Amplifier

July 31, 2014 4:54 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cirrus Logic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cirrus Logic has announced that it is shipping its CS35L32 Class D amplifier into LG’s new flagship smartphone, the LG G3. The CS35L32 high-performance speaker amplifier solution includes advanced speaker amplifier ...

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NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

July 31, 2014 4:48 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. ASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover ...  

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NIST Corrosion Lab Tests Suggest Need for Underground Gas Tank Retrofits

July 31, 2014 4:37 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States. The hazard is corrosion in parts of underground gas storage tanks—corrosion that could result in failures, leaks and contamination of ...  

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Refocusing Research into High-Temperature Superconductors

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Below a specific transition temperature superconductors transmit electrical current nearly loss-free. For the best of the so-called high-temperature superconductors, this temperature lies around -180 °C – a temperature that can be achieved ...

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Technopolymer Plastic Hinges

July 31, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco has announced EN 222 Technopolymer Plastic Hinges with four Indexing Positions, in metric sizes. Hinges are made of matte black glass fiber reinforced plastic (Polyamide PA), with hinge pin of stainless steel ...

Repairing Burst Los Angeles Main Could Take Days

July 31, 2014 4:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Repair crews are shoring up a giant hole on Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured water main, as officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, continue to assess damage from a 20 million-gallon flood that hit the campus ...  

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Company Proposes 725-Mile Power Line Network

July 31, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PPL Corp. wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated eastern seaboard ...  

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Elite Aerobats Have GE Tech in Their Quivers

July 31, 2014 4:03 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The crowd at the most recent Farnborough International Airshow could see the Red Arrows before they could hear them, a fast moving streak of crimson against the blue sky. Soon the elite Royal Air Force squadron screamed over their heads ...

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