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Engineering Newswire 16: Designing an Underwater Hotel

December 6, 2012 10:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking our first taste test on Mars, building an underwater hotel, and powering the EcoBot with nothing more than poo.


Chinese Engineer Dies After Witnessing First Landing on Carrier

December 6, 2012 9:59 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's government gave hero's praise to a senior engineer on its aircraft carrier program who died of a heart attack after witnessing the first landing of a plane on the ship, underscoring the project's huge national prestige.


Photo of the Day: China's First Naval Take-Off

December 6, 2012 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this undated photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, made available on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet takes off from China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the country's official news agency confirmed Sunday.


Apple to Produce Line of Macs in the U.S. Next Year

December 6, 2012 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year. Cook made the comments in part of an interview taped for NBC's "Rock Center," but aired Thursday morning on "Today" and posted on the network's website. In a separate...


Tech Titans Renew Legal Battle Over Smartphones

December 5, 2012 11:14 pm | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press | News | Comments

The epic $1 billion patent fight between the world's top two smartphone makers resumes Thursday in a federal courtroom when Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. again square off over rights to vital technology. Samsung seeks to overturn an Aug. 24 jury verdict that found the Korean tech titan...


PSY's riches from 'Gangnam Style' not made at home

December 5, 2012 8:52 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

As "Gangnam Style" gallops toward 1 billion views on YouTube, the first Asian pop artist to capture a massive global audience has gotten richer click by click. So too has his agent and his grandmother. But the money from music sales isn't flowing in from the rapper's homeland South Korea or...

United Says Failed Generator Forced 787 Landing

December 5, 2012 6:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines says a failed electrical generator is the reason one of its new Boeing 787s made an emergency landing in New Orleans. The flight from Houston to Newark diverted to New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. No one was hurt. United says one of the plane's six electrical...


Thinfilm Ready to Lead Next Phase of Printed Electronics

December 5, 2012 5:19 pm | by Thin Film Electronics | News | Comments

  Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") now has completed the entire process chain for high-volume, real-world deployments as demonstrated at Printed Electronics USA this week. “Printed electronics is poised to become a multi-billion dollar business, but printing functional components is only the first step,” said Davor Sutija, CEO, Thinfilm. "Our customers need a complete, high-volume, scalable...


igus Sponsors 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

December 5, 2012 5:16 pm | by igus | News | Comments

The 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contesthas opened for registration to international collegiate, high school, and middle school teams. This is the second consecutive year for igus as a nationwide product sponsor of the event.

Newport Introduces RGV100HL High-Speed Precision Rotation Stage

December 5, 2012 4:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation has introduced the compact and high torque RGV100HL high-speed precision rotation stage.

Dytran Instruments Debuts Portable Triaxial Vibration Measurement System

December 5, 2012 4:42 pm | by PD&D Staff | Dytran Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. has developed the VibraScout Vibration Measurement System, which includes a USB digital triaxial accelerometer combining a MEMS accelerometer with a microcontroller to create an intelligent sensor.

New PV Wafer Testing Capability

December 5, 2012 4:29 pm | by Newport | News | Comments

Newport Corporation has expanded  capabilities that include solar wafer testing and calibration for bare cells up to 156 x 156 mm.  Newport’s Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic (TAC-PV) Lab at Newport is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to ISO/IEC 17025.

Gore’s New Protective Vent

December 5, 2012 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of adhesive vents with a new product specifically engineered for small enclosures, such as displays for electric bikes, mobility aids, and heavy duty equipment.

Stratasys and Objet Complete Merger

December 5, 2012 4:25 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Objet have announced the completion of their merger, forming a leader in 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing. The combined company will trade on the NASDAQ stock exchange as Stratasys Ltd. ("Stratasys") under the symbol SSYS beginning December 3, 2012.


2012 Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast $38.2 Billion

December 5, 2012 4:18 pm | by SEMI | News | Comments

SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will reach $38.2 billion in 2012, according to the year-end SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast, released at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition.


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