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Jury Rules Against Company in Guardrail Case

October 22, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each end of ...

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Why Pre-Engineered Linear Motion Systems Are a Smart Choice

October 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Anders Trygg, Product Manager, Thomson Linear Components Group, Europe | Articles | Comments

The resulting pre-engineered system has a guaranteed performance available with a rapid delivery time and, with design flexibility, there is no need for compromise on specification. Easy, web-based tools can also be used to ...  

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Fiber Optic Sensing, Segmented Flaps Improve Flight Efficiency

October 22, 2014 10:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In an ongoing effort to make airplanes fly more efficiently, NASA Aeronautics Academy interns have developed and flight-tested a flight control system employing multiple segmented trailing-edge flaps and a fiber-optic sensing system that ...

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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Takes Flight

October 22, 2014 10:14 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and ...

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ISR is Critical for 21st Century Warfare

October 22, 2014 10:11 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | News | Comments

The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace ...       

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From Wearables to Implantables to…What’s Next?

October 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Some time has passed since the Apple announcement of the company’s “iWatch” (at least as of the time I’m writing this) and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Unfortunately, from the mobile healthcare aspect, it was ...

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BLDC Motor Gate Drivers from Microchip Are Part of Complete Motor System Solution

October 22, 2014 9:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has added two new 3-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) motor gate drivers with integrated power module, LIN transceiver and Sleep mode, the MCP8025 and MCP8026 (MCP8025/6). The devices can ...

Atom-Width Graphene Sensors Could Provide Insights into Brain Function

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay ...

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Noshok Announced Stabilized & Non-Stabilized Connectors

October 22, 2014 9:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Noshok, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NOSHOK has announced new SZ Series Stabilized and Non-Stabilized Connectors. The connectors are designed to reinforce the entire installation by shifting radial-stress load away from the NPT connections, and are available in ...

Lockheed Martin Providing Border Protection Surveillance

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a persistent threat detection system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection ...      

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Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which kicks off this week in Singapore.Fifteen teams from five countries and three ...

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DTS Doubles Memory, Lowers Power Consumption

October 22, 2014 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) has announced that all SLICE NANO & MICRO systems now come standard with BASE+ which includes the latest upgrades to the memory and microprocessor that runs ...

New 3D-Printing Algorithms Speed Production, Reduce Waste

October 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3D printers. Because the printers create objects layer-by-layer from the bottom up, this poses a challenge when printing ...

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning

October 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out ...

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Review: Better Cameras, Less Glare in iPad Air 2

October 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens ...

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