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Robotic Refueling Demonstrations on Space Station

June 28, 2012 9:24 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA completed another successful round of Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) operations on the International Space Station with the Canadian Dextre robot and RRM tools

Smart Grid, Smarter Design

June 28, 2012 9:23 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

We all fall for them. The allure of buzzwords and hot topics captures our attention and appeals to an optimistic nature for all things that will make our world better. However, they can also lead us to fall for the hype instead of focusing on credible, real-world applications.

Photosynthesis Re-Wired

June 28, 2012 9:18 am | by Boston College | News | Comments

Harnessing the power of the sun has inspired scientists and engineers to look for ways to turn sunlight into clean energy to heat houses, fuel factories, and power devices.


Rice Researchers Develop Paintable Battery

June 28, 2012 9:15 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.

Piton Rack Handle(2)

June 28, 2012 9:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Piton has introduced a new concept in handling and securing 19" rack mounted equipment: the Piton Rack Handle.

118Z Series Pump

June 28, 2012 8:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The 118Z Series pressure/vacuum oil-less diaphragm pump from Thomas (Sheboygan, WI) provides mobility with a quiet, efficient low-vibration design

Permanent Magnet Motors

June 28, 2012 8:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

  Bauer Gear Motor (Somerset, NJ) has announced its range of PMSM (permanent magnet synchronous motors).

Energy Transfer's shares fall after offering

June 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Energy Transfer Partners LP fell sharply Thursday after the pipeline operator priced a public offering of 13.5 million common units at 3.1 percent less than Wednesday's closing price.The Dallas company's stock price declined nearly 6 percent in afternoon trading.Energy Transfer priced...


ICANN approves renewal of '.com' database contract

June 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency that oversees Internet addresses has renewed a contract for operating the database of ".com" names. That database is in a set of computers and contains details that Internet-connected machines use in finding websites and routing email for the millions of Internet addresses that end...

Lawson Products to cut 100 jobs, gets credit deal

June 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawson Products Inc. said Thursday that it will eliminate 100 jobs as part of a restructuring and reached a deal with its lender for a new five-year, $40 million credit facility.Chicago-based Lawson, which makes components for manufacturing and other industries, said the restructuring is...

Nirmalya Kumar: India's Invisible Innovation

June 28, 2012 8:27 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India...

Stackpole Adds 5 Watt Rated Part to its CSS Series

June 28, 2012 8:25 am | by PD&D Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole has announced the addition of a 5 watt size to its ultra-precision current sensing resistor series, the CSS/CSSH.

Nook Precision Metric Ball Screws

June 28, 2012 8:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Nook Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Precision Metric Ball Screws, PMBS, provide a more cost-effective, high-precision actuation solution to aerospace, defense, medical, machine, and tool-making manufacturers.

B-Stage Epoxy Resists High Temperatures

June 28, 2012 8:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated for electrical potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond's EP36AO combines high thermal conductivity with thermal stability.

Photos of the Day: Asteroid Hunters Want Private Telescope

June 28, 2012 8:03 am | by AP | News | Comments

A group of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists plan to launch a privately-funded space telescope to search for small asteroids that may pose a danger to Earth.



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