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Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

August 27, 2014 5:19 pm | by Jeff Sweeney | Blogs | Comments

Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something ...     

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Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 Years

August 27, 2014 5:12 pm | by Chrysler Group | News | Comments

In 1964, the Beatles conquered North America, the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third consecutive Stanley Cup and, what is now known as the Etobicoke Casting Plant in Etobicoke, Ont., was purchased by Chrysler Corporation to manufacture ...

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'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 27, 2014 5:09 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a ...

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Altra Industrial Motion Launches New Website

August 27, 2014 4:35 pm | by Altra Industrial Motion | News | Comments

Altra Industrial Motion, a leading global designer and manufacturer of quality power transmission and motion control products, has launched a new multi-lingual website designed to provide users with quick and efficient access to desired ...

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Teardown: Pacemaker Monitor

August 27, 2014 4:29 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

This week on the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a dial-in pacemaker monitor system?                           

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FTDI Chip Announces Collaboration with MCCI for Advanced Embedded SoC Products

August 27, 2014 4:17 pm | by FTDI Chip | News | Comments

FTDI Chip is pleased to announce that its technology partnership with MCCI Corporation has resulted in the availability of TrueTask USB - an embedded USB host stack designed for ...           

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NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

August 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars - and approved the ...   

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Could Recycled Tires Live on in Lithium-Ion Batteries?

August 27, 2014 2:34 pm | News | Comments

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the ...

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'EuropeanPioneers' to Support 25 Startups

August 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Over the next two years, the EU funding programme "EuropeanPioneers" will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City ...    

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What Happens When the Wind Hits the Fan? Sensors & Snow Blizzards Hold Clues

August 27, 2014 2:10 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the wind hits the fan, things may not be pretty in the back. The choppy wake produced behind a wind turbine can make it tough for the other turbines on a wind farm to work at peak efficiency. Engineers from GE’s renewable energy business and ...

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Bumping Graphene Off Its Pedestal

August 27, 2014 1:54 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers ...

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GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production from Mexico

August 27, 2014 12:25 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The company also announced Wednesday that it will add some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex. The additions will bring more jobs to Spring...

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Scientists Craft a Semiconductor Only Three Atoms Thick

August 27, 2014 11:33 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that ...    

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Engineered Solutions for a World in Motion

August 27, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Designatronics provides complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services. Through our five brands we offer standard and custom designed mechanical components and assemblies for many industries, such as aerospace and defense ...   

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3G/4G Tech Will Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018

August 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies. The share of cellular M2M devices connected to HSPA/LTE networks is projected to ...

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