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Bifurcated Wormetary Solar Tracking Motors

September 7, 2012 3:36 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

In the field of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) technology is one of the most widely used, and Dunkermotor's (Elgin, IL) new Bifurcated Wormetary gearmotors are designed to meet that application's requirements, while offering several unique benefits.

The Most Important Thing They Didn’t Teach Us in Black Belt Training

September 7, 2012 3:34 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

The Most Important Thing They Didn’t Teach Us in Black Belt TrainingRegardless of the process improvement, business improvement, or innovation methodology training, almost all of them focus on teaching us tools and methods. They don’t teach us how to lead the implementation. Here is a short list of the things we change leaders need to do to succeed.

SSL LED Drivers

September 7, 2012 3:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt has announced its latest digital AC/DC SSL LED driver platform with the iW3616 and iW3617. This new platform expands iWatt’s existing line of Flickerless LED drivers, increasing output power to 25W or higher, lowering the bill of materials (BOM) cost by 10% to 20%, and offering compatibility with an even wider range of installed dimmers.


High-Current Output Chokes

September 7, 2012 3:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PREMO has announced a new version of its HPC series, a high-power choke with planar technology for DC/DC converters applications for electric traction and high-density power electronics, especially recommended in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Ex-Colorado mining towns hope for uranium comeback

September 7, 2012 2:47 pm | by REMA RAHMAN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharon Johannsen rolls along Highway 141, the sun baking the sandstone hills of southwestern Colorado's Paradox Valley. She pulls over at a wire fence: This was the baseball field; that was Main Street. All of it buried, with signs warning visitors about radiation. Uravan, where Johanssen grew...

Gold-Plated PC Fit For A King

September 7, 2012 2:20 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

It's the ultimate in office bling. A piece of modern day technology inspired by a 16th century French King. Its creator George Chirita took his inspiration for the gold-plated computers from Louis XVI. Chirita counts European royalty amongst his customers as well as wealthy individuals from China and the Middle East.


Towards Computing with Water Droplets – Superhydrophobic Droplet Logic

September 7, 2012 2:17 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

Researchers in Aalto University have developed a new concept for computing, using water droplets as bits of digital information. This was enabled by the discovery that upon collision with each other on a highly water-repellent surface, two water droplets rebound like billiard balls.


Steve Jobs' Price-Fixing Scheme Gets Settlement

September 7, 2012 2:13 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Among other things, the agreement requires the publishers — Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster — to abandon the pricing system that they had conceived with Apple before it released its iPad tablet in 2010. The change is supposed to come within the next week.


'X-Ray' Among New Features on Amazon Gadgets

September 7, 2012 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments Inc. unveiled a slew of new Kindle Fire devices and an e-reader called Paperwhite on Thursday at an event in Santa Monica, Calif. The new gadgets range from $119 to $499. It's Amazon's latest effort to compete with Apple's iPad, the No. 1 tablet.


LG Front-Runs Sony with Ultra-Definition 84" TV

September 7, 2012 2:05 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG says an 84-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard HDTVs is going to be in stores in October for $20,000. That means LG Electronics USA is pushing out its set with so-called "4K" resolution before Sony Corp., which will have a similar set in stores in December for $25,000


Measuring Glucose without Needle Pricks

September 7, 2012 1:58 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

In the past, such bioelectric sensors were too big, too imprecise and consumed too much power. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg have recently achieved a major breakthrough: They have developed a biosensor in nano-form that circumvents these hurdles.


Kindle Fire HD Screen is a Big Improvement

September 7, 2012 1:54 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

Buying movies and TV shows to watch on the Kindle Fire will be a lot more appealing now that Amazon's tablet computer sports a much more vibrant screen. The screen in the Fire's new HD models is such a major improvement that I can't see why you would purchase a regular model, even if it means saving $40.


BASF Elastollan TPUs Make Flat Cables for Automotive Electronics

September 7, 2012 1:47 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of Elastollan TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) manufactured by BASF and sold throughout North America by Alliance Polymers & Services LLC(APS) now offers a host of benefits for sheathing (coating) for flat cables needed for advanced automotive and other vehicular electronic systems.

Autarchic Measurement for Testing Diesel Particulate Filters

September 7, 2012 12:41 pm | by CAS DataLoggers | News | Comments

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the data acquisition system for a manufacturer developing a wide range of emission-reducing components for refitting into existing vehicles. Along with producing diesel particulate filters in its factories, the company also supplied cold start controllers to reduce emissions in vehicles with catalytic converters, which could be installed without having to interfere with a vehicle’s electronics.


PITTMAN Offers a Full Range of DC Micromotors

September 7, 2012 12:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PITTMAN Motors, a division of AMETEK/Precision Motion Control, offers high-performance slotless brushless DC motors for medical applications, such as high-speed surgical tools, dental tools, medical instruments, and other small medical devices.



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