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Flat Cable Solutions

March 11, 2013 11:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s (Valencia, CA) highly durable flat cables are designed for guided missile and fire control systems, where unparalleled performance is critical and cable failure is not an option. These compact, silicone encased...

Subrack Enclosure Family

March 11, 2013 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario) has announced Eurocard subracks for 3U and 6U boards in multiple configurations. The subrack enclosures can house backplanes or special modules for industrial, mil/aero,...

Linear Actuator with Moving Magnet

March 11, 2013 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Bei Kimco Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics' (Vista, CA) new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series allows for precise positioning to meet high accuracy requirements. When combined with smart drive electronics, this actuator can be controlled...

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Take Two of These

March 11, 2013 11:23 am | by David Mantey, Executive Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Just as I was hedging my health bet and considering a new approach to social lubrication, researchers announced a nanocapsule that wraps alcohol-digesting enzymes in a nanoscale polymer to quickly reduce blood alcohol...

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The European Gamble

March 11, 2013 10:49 am | by Mike Rainone, Co-Founder of PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

Over the past year, I have spent significant time working to establish a PCDWorks entity in the old world. I shamefully report that, having failed to develop a rational business case for “offshoring” PCDWorks to Europe,...

An Internet for Robots

March 11, 2013 9:59 am | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and...

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M'bishi Heavy Aware of Design Problem Before Radiation Leak

March 11, 2013 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and a local utility firm in California were aware of a design flaw in Mitsubishi-made steam generators for a California nuclear reactor before a radiation leak in January 2012, according...

SKorea, US Begin Drills as NKorea Threatens War

March 11, 2013 9:48 am | by FOSTER KLUG & HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korean state media said Monday that Pyongyang had carried through with a threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War, as it and South Korea staged dueling war games amid threatening rhetoric...

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Indian Motorcycle Showcases Custom-Built "Spirit of Munro" Streamliner

March 11, 2013 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian Motorcycle revealed a custom-built streamliner named the “Spirit of Munro.” The one-of-a-kind vehicle was unveiled in a special surprise announcement on Saturday, March 9 at Daytona Bike Week following the reveal...

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Indian Motorcycle Honors the Past and Powers the Future with the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine

March 11, 2013 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian Motorcycle has announced the details of the all new Thunder Stroke 111 engine that will power the model year 2014 Indian Motorcycle. The new engine was publicly unveiled to a gathering of press and motorcycling...

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Google to Pay $7M to Settle Wi-Fi Case

March 11, 2013 9:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle an investigation into the Internet search leader's collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in...

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Photos of the Day: The Custom-Built "Spirit of Munro"

March 11, 2013 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian Motorcycle has unveils the all-new Thunder Stroke 111 Engine that will power the upcoming 2014 lineup, including the all new 'Spirit of Munro' Tribute Streamliner.

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U.S. Relaxes Export Controls on Some Military Parts

March 11, 2013 9:28 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking its first concrete step to streamline outdated restrictions on military exports, the U.S. moved to make it easier for American companies to sell aircraft equipment and parts to overseas customers.

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Silicon Valley Engineer Convicted in Workplace Shooting

March 11, 2013 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley engineer was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday for fatally shooting three executives at a semiconductor startup the same day he was fired. The Nov. 14, 2008, shooting at SiPort Inc. is one of the...

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Sheryl Sandberg: On a Mission to Elevate Women

March 11, 2013 12:02 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sheryl Sandberg is not backing down. The Facebook chief operating officer's book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" goes on sale Monday amid criticism that she's too successful and rich to lead a movement. But...

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