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Clear & Lightweight Sheet Solutions for Aircraft Interiors

April 15, 2014 9:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SABIC has announced two new LEXAN sheet solutions for aircraft interiors today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo. These new offerings – clear LEXAN XHR2000 sheet and LEXAN LIGHT F6L300 sheet — will help provide long awaited solutions to ...

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Enabling IoT Gateway Feature in Bluetooth Dual-Mode Access Point

April 15, 2014 9:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

connectBlue has added Internet of Things Gateway functionality to its Bluetooth Dual-mode Access Point RBE221s which is also referred to as a Bluetooth Smart Ready Access Point. Whenever the RBE221s now is ...

Rocket Leak Delays Space Station Delivery Launch

April 14, 2014 4:22 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer. With just over an hour remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch because of a rocket leak. A new launch date was not set; the next opportunity ...

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New Self-Healing Plastics Developed

April 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Evonik Industries have developed ...

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Vortex Shedding Flowmeters

April 14, 2014 1:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Flow Monitors has announced seven new Battery-Powered CoolPoint Vortex Shedding flowmeters for water, chemicals, and corrosives. Designed for ...

High Flex, High Temperature Coaxial Cables

April 14, 2014 1:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has introduced its Ultra Flexible & High Temperature Coaxial Cables. Unlike Semi-Rigid Coax products, the Cicoil version has been ...

Medical-Grade Silicone Tubing

April 14, 2014 1:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical-grade silicone tubing and reinforced hose from tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries handles a wide variety of applications. Its flexibility and temperature range make it ...

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Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 14, 2014 1:26 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with ...  

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Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSat on the Way

April 14, 2014 1:21 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA. Hyperspectral instruments divide up the light they receive into hundreds of ...      

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Shining New Light on Novel Additive Manufacturing Approach

April 14, 2014 1:17 pm | by James A Bono, LLNL | News | Comments

For nearly a century, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been used as a method of coating material by depositing particles of various substances onto the surfaces of various manufactured items. One of the most common and oldest processes that utilize ...

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ISS to Beam Video Back to Earth via Laser

April 14, 2014 1:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A team of about 20 working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is ...

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Tunable Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells

April 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | News | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves. Now, researchers have discovered ...

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New Tech Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 14, 2014 1:00 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. The U-M researchers have built the first room-temperature light detector that can ...

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A Molecular Approach to Solar Power

April 14, 2014 12:53 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with an ingenious workaround — a material that can ...

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Engineering Update: A Guide to Charging Your Phone in 30 Seconds

April 14, 2014 12:49 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Israeli startup StoreDot is taking the lead on shortening the amount of time it takes to charge your phone from a few hours to about 30 seconds by creating chemically synthesized bioorganic peptide molecules—called nano dots—that—as the name suggests—are really tiny ...

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