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Toyota Undaunted by Latest Massive Global Recall

October 11, 2012 5:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says the overnight recall of 7.43 million vehicles over faulty power window switches that can cause fires is a sign the Japanese company has learned from its mistakes. Executives said Thursday the models affected by the biggest single recall in Toyota Motor Corp.'s history...


China Rejects U.S. Solar Tariffs as Protectionism

October 11, 2012 1:33 am | by Joe McDonald - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China demanded Thursday that Washington repeal steep tariffs on solar panels that Chinese producers fear will shut their equipment out of the American market. Recently upheld tariffs add to the financial pressure of struggling Chinese solar panel manufacturers currently suffering heavy losses...

Huge Window Switch Recall Hampers Toyota Comeback

October 11, 2012 1:24 am | by Tom Krisher - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest recall in Toyota's 75-year history could undermine the Japanese automaker's comeback from natural disasters and embarrassing safety problems. The company recalled 7.43 million cars, trucks and SUVs worldwide to fix faulty power window switches that can cause fires...


Top 5 manufacturers of personal computers in 3Q

October 10, 2012 5:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PC shipments fell sharply in the third quarter. One research firm also says Lenovo has overtaken HP as the world's largest manufacturer of personal computers, although another disagrees. According to estimates by Gartner and IDC, these are the top 5 PC manufacturers in third quarter of 2012. ...

A look at Toyota's safety struggles

October 10, 2012 5:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 7.43 million vehicles worldwide to fix faulty power-window switches. It's the largest recall at the automaker, which saw its reputation for quality dip after a series of safety problems two years ago. Here is a timeline of the earlier safety woes at Toyota: — Aug. 28, 2009: A...

The Impact of Technology

October 10, 2012 5:18 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

MIT Professor Sherry Turkle explains how an increasingly mobile world is affecting human nature.


Personal Locator Emergency Beacon Teardown

October 10, 2012 5:15 pm | by EEVBlog | Videos | Comments

Dave takes a look inside an analog 121.5MHz EPIRB/PLB Personal Locator Emergency Beacon. See how they work.


Omega Engineering Expands to China

October 10, 2012 3:56 pm | News | Comments

Omega Engineering Inc. announced that it will serve their China customers from a new office opening in Shanghai at the end of September 2012. Omega was recently acquired by Spectris plc, a leading supplier of productivity enhancing instrumentation and controls. Omega hopes to spread its quality brand throughout China...


B&B Electronics Onboard Diagnostics Support Ford’s EcoBoost Technology

October 10, 2012 3:45 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics, makers of the Streamer line of on-board diagnostics (OBD) OBDII devices, has announced that it now supports the new Ford EcoBoost gas-turbo direct-injection engine, a new option on the popular F-150 Ford fleet truck.


Murata's Expansion Part of Globalization Effort

October 10, 2012 3:19 pm | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Company continues its advancement toward globalization. Expansion of manufacturing capacity outside Japan will continue in 2013. Recent acquisitions of RFM and VTI offer significant customer benefits, such as enhanced product development and manufacturing capabilities, expertise in new markets. and access to the Murata global supply chain.

Yokogawa Releases FAST/TOOLS R9.05 SCADA System

October 10, 2012 3:13 pm | by Yokogawa Electric Corporation | News | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced FAST/TOOLS R9.05, the latest release of their web-based real-time management and visualization software. The FAST/TOOLS SCADA suite delivers a comprehensive solution that brings together our process management infrastructure, expertise, and ecosystem support for greater efficiency and improved operational agility.

What’s New with Connectors for the Solar Photovoltaic Industry?

October 10, 2012 2:51 pm | by Michele Moon, Product Manager, Anderson Power Products | Anderson Power Products | Articles | Comments

Contractors in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry have been quick to use connectors rather than hardwiring wherever possible, because connector use greatly improves efficiency and reduces installation costs. One important feature of the new crop of connectors designed for use in the PV industry is their recognition under the pending UL 6703A standard, which covers multi-pole connectors for use in PV systems, including inverters, micro inverters, combiner boxes, battery power, and storage systems.


2010 Korea Bomb "Tests" Probably False Alarms, Says Study

October 10, 2012 2:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the advancement of seismic monitoring instruments and the increasingly dense network of monitoring stations, seismologists are combing through the archives of past seismic events around the world, refining methods of detecting nuclear tests. A new report by seismologists revisits the 2010 nuclear activity in Korea...


Power In the Palm of Your Hands

October 10, 2012 2:04 pm | by Newcastle University | Videos | Comments

Forget the TV remote and the games controller, now you can control anything from your mobile phone to the television with just a wave of your hand. Researchers at Newcastle University and Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSR) have developed a sensor the size of a wrist-watch which tracks the 3-D movement of the hand and allows the user to remotely control any device.

Goodfellow’s New Range of Ceramic Fasteners

October 10, 2012 2:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Goodfellow Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division has added to its new website a range of ceramic nuts, bolts, and washers for applications where high temperature, high voltages, magnetism, or harsh conditions greatly limit or prohibit the use of other materials.


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