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Precision Pneumatic-to-Current P-I Transducers

August 6, 2012 10:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Controlair, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ControlAir Inc. announces its P200 and P290 pneumatic-to-current P/I transducers.

Maximizing Steam Turbine-Compressor Performance with Precise Torque Monitoring at the Coupling

August 6, 2012 10:14 am | by Daniel Phillips, Manager, Field Service Engineering, Kop-Flex, Emerson Industrial Automation Trevor Mayne, Machinery Engineer, Qenos Olefins Australia Mark Ellul, Qenos I & E Specialist, Qenos Olefins Australia | Articles | Comments

All turbo machinery is subject to degradation that, over time, will affect the system’s efficiency and operational performance.

A High Performance Flexible Solid State Battery

August 6, 2012 9:26 am | by KAIST | News | Comments

The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST has developed a high performance flexible all-solid-state battery, an essential energy source for flexible displays

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Disney Researchers Add Sense of Touch to Augmented Reality Applications

August 6, 2012 9:20 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Technology developed by Disney Research, Pittsburgh, makes it possible to change the feel of real-world surfaces and objects, including touch-screens, walls, furniture, wooden, or plastic objects, without requiring users to wear special gloves or use force-feedback devices.

Bringing Power to the People — and Heat as Well

August 6, 2012 9:15 am | by MIT | News | Comments

In some isolated clinics in parts of Africa, the electricity needed to power lights and medical devices is generated by expensive imported diesel fuel; the water supply can be so cold in winter that health workers can’t even wash their hands properly.

Research Integrity and Politics: The Regnerus Affair

August 6, 2012 8:56 am | by Karl Stephen, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University in San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Because many engineers do scientific research and publish in peer-reviewed journals, the matter of research integrity should be a concern for all engineers. An acquaintance of mine, University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus, has recently been in the center of a tornadic controversy over a paper he published last month in the Journal of Social Science Research .

Molded Multi-Component Modules

August 6, 2012 8:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Interconnect Systems (ISI) (Camarillo, CA) has announced the availability of molded multi-component modules (MMCM) designed for applications in rugged, miniaturized environments.

Optical Mini-Encoder NOE1

August 6, 2012 8:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nanotec Electronic (Medford, MA) has introduced the NOE1, the first rotary encoder in a new product series of optical encoders.

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Mid-Range, SPI Real-Time Clock-Calendars

August 6, 2012 8:21 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the expansion of its stand-alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar ( RTCC ) portfolio with the new 10-pin, SPI MCP795XX family. 

Overall New Business Volume Grew in 2011 According to Survey

August 6, 2012 8:13 am | News | Comments

New business volume grew 16.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2011, according to the 2012 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Alticam Video System Equips Aerovel Flexrotor

August 6, 2012 8:08 am | by Hood Technology | News | Comments

Hood Technology is displaying at Unmanned Systems North America a Flexrotor , the remarkable long-range VTOL aircraft from Aerovel , equipped with a HoodTech stabilized imaging system.    

Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China

August 6, 2012 7:06 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet

I Spy with My Little Car ... : The First ‘Social Network’ for Automobiles

August 6, 2012 6:43 am | by Daimler AG | News | Comments

Social networks have become a well-established way of exchanging information quickly and easily. Now, one of the largest ever field trials of car-to-X communication (C2X) is set to show how this concept can be adapted in order to increase the road safety and efficiency of motor cars. The trial consists of 120 vehicles that will take to the roads of the Rhine-Main region until the end of the year.

3D Imaging Technology to Make Proton Therapy Better for Cancer Patients

August 6, 2012 6:38 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

The Wellcome Trust has awarded a £1.6 million Translation Award to a research team led by the University of Lincoln to develop more effective radiotherapy treatment for thousands of cancer sufferers by providing unique monitoring and imaging for patients receiving proton therapy.

Wind Farms: A Danger to Ultra-Light Aircraft?

August 6, 2012 6:33 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground – and so are wind farms.

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