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Mercedes-Benz Adds High-Tech Steel Pistons for Increased Efficiency

August 20, 2014 5:08 pm | by Mercedes-Benz | News | Comments

The engineers are now once again working to tighten the efficiency screw. In September 2014, new high-tech steel pistons will be celebrating their world premiere in a standard-production passenger car, in the V6 diesel engine of the ...  

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New Form of Power Generation Draws on Osmosis

August 20, 2014 5:03 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | News | Comments

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power generation called ...   

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Solar Energy That Doesn't Block the View

August 20, 2014 4:47 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent ...

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Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits

August 20, 2014 4:20 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in ...  

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World's Smallest CMOS Video Camera

August 20, 2014 3:42 pm | by Medigus | Product Releases | Comments

Medigus has announced the micro ScoutCam 1.2, a proprietary 1.2 mm diameter waterproof CMOS video camera that can be used in extreme environments and is the smallest such camera in the world. With capabilities ranging from going into a ...

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McLaren Technology Goes into Road Bikes

August 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by IET | Videos | Comments

David Belo, Simulation Engineer at McLaren, talks to IET.tv about their work with Specialized on road bikes at The Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                 

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Bill Nye on the Remarkable Efficiency of SpaceX

August 20, 2014 3:24 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience ... at the expense of ...

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Evaluating & Drafting Motor Repair Specifications for Improved Reliability

August 20, 2014 2:03 pm | by Lola Williams, Bradleys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Reliability, MTBF, downtime, costs, safety, efficiency, standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facility’s repair processes to the forefront in today’s industrial environment ...   

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B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

August 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded ...    

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EAO Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Mouser Electronics

August 20, 2014 1:02 pm | by EAO | News | Comments

EAO, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics for global distribution of EAO’s products. Mouser Electronics is a ...  

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Isola's RF-Substrate Conversion Program Gains Momentum in Partnership With InnoSenT & KSG

August 20, 2014 11:36 am | by Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola Group S.a r.l., a company that develops copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced a major qualification win in partnership with KSG Leiterplatten ... 

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Discovery Suggests Surprising Uses for Common Bubbles

August 20, 2014 11:09 am | by John Sullivan, Princeton University | News | Comments

Anyone who has ever had a glass of fizzy soda knows that bubbles can throw tiny particles into the air. But in a finding with wide industrial applications, Princeton researchers have demonstrated that the bursting bubbles push some particles down into ...

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How to Accurately & Cheaply Move Single Cells Around

August 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in ...

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Asian Inventions Dominate Energy Storage Systems

August 20, 2014 10:49 am | by Technische Universität München | News | Comments

In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technische Universität München (TUM), the largest volume of applications by far is submitted by ...

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Engineering New Bone Growth

August 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new ...

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