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Cracks Found in Hydroelectric Power Plant

August 10, 2012 6:08 am | by AP | News | Comments

The utility hopes one of the four generators can be repaired within two years. He referred to the other three as "900,000 pounds of scrap."

Photos of the Day: NASA 'Green' Lander Crashes & Burns

August 10, 2012 6:00 am | by AP | News | Comments

The methane-powered Morpheus lander burns after it crashed in a test flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, six days after the Morpheus Team successfully flew it's first flight.


NASA's 'Green' Planetary Test Lander Crashes

August 10, 2012 5:49 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Earlier this week NASA safely landed a robotic rover on Mars about 150 million miles away. But on Thursday here on Earth, a test model planetary lander crashed and burned at Kennedy Space Center in Florida just seconds after liftoff.


Top 6 Challenges in Electronics Manufacturing

August 9, 2012 11:48 am | by Mike Roberts | Articles | Comments

The rate of change and advancement in the electronics industry can be startling, especially over the past few decades. The names at the top of the industry today were brand new companies just ten years ago. To survive, an electronics company needs to be as flexible as it is quick. And to excel, that company must be able to overcome both existing and emerging challenges in the market.

Hayward LHB Series Manual Limit Switch

August 9, 2012 11:18 am | by PD&D Staff | Hayward Industrial Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hayward Flow Control announces the expansion of its patent pending LHB Series Manual Limit Switch line to now include a Spring Return “Dead Man Handle” design for those critical applications requiring compliance to safety standards or plant specifications where the valve must return to a closed position a f ter operation.

Renishaw's New RMI-Q Multiple Probe Radio Transmission System

August 9, 2012 10:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Renishaw Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw's new RMI-Q multiple probe radio transmission system uses a single radio receiver for tool setting probe and spindle-mounted touch probe installations, offering fast integration and a cable-free machine environment.

Multi-Seals' Poly-Form Flexible Adhesive

August 9, 2012 10:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Multi-Seals Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals, Inc. has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly.

New Router Enhances the Precision of Woodworking

August 9, 2012 10:05 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Anyone who has tried to build a piece of furniture from scratch knows the frustration of painstakingly cutting pieces of wood, only to discover that they won’t fit together because the cutting was not quite accurate enough.


A Phenomenon in Nanodisk Magnetic Vortices

August 9, 2012 10:00 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The phenomenon in ferromagnetic nanodisks of magnetic vortices – hurricanes of magnetism only a few atoms across – has generated intense interest in the high-tech community because of the potential application of these vortices in non-volatile Random Access Memory (RAM) data storage systems.

Testing Standards to Support Lab on a Chip Commercialization

August 9, 2012 9:53 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Lab on a chip devices re envisioned to one day revolutionize how laboratory tasks such as diagnosing diseases and investigating forensic evidence are performed.

Explosives Detector to Sniff Out Undetectable Amounts of TNT

August 9, 2012 9:10 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With the best explosive detectors often unable to sniff out the tiny amounts of TNT released from terrorist bombs in airports and other public places, researchers are reporting a potential solution.

Pittsburgh-Area Man to Put Ashes in Bowling Ball

August 9, 2012 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pittsburgh-area bowling fanatic has gotten a Utah company to fashion a bowling ball urn for his ashes.  

2012 Design-2-Part Survey Reveals Outsourcing Trends

August 9, 2012 8:49 am | by Design-2-Part | News | Comments

As American manufacturing appears to have steadied from a growth spurt seen in 2011, contract manufacturing continues a two-year trend of positive growth.

High Performance Strollers

August 9, 2012 8:31 am | by | Videos | Comments

Designers at Babyzen redefined the traditional umbrella stroller to address 3 major performance headaches.  

RFMW’s 2 W 5 V High-Linearity Amplifier

August 9, 2012 7:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Rfmw Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW , Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s TQP7M9106, high linearity amplifier with frequency coverage from 50 MHz to 1.5 GHz.


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