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VW Recalls 442K Cars for Suspension Problem

November 19, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles ...  

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Osram Introduces First Surface-Mountable LED with Oval Light-Radiating Characteristics

November 19, 2014 10:04 am | by PD&D Staff | Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls, gas station price signs, and digital road signs. The surface-mountable Displix Oval can be ...

Army Robotics Researchers Look Far into the Future

November 19, 2014 10:03 am | by David McNally, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities. Five years ago, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, set out to ...   

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Schurter Extends Piezo Switch Family

November 19, 2014 9:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced a new, piezo switch family, PSE HI, offering raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions. The robust switch provides high impact resistance ...

NASA Completes Successful Flight Test of Shape Changing Wing Surface

November 19, 2014 9:55 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight ...    

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Times Microwave Systems Adds to Series of Lightning Protection Products

November 19, 2014 9:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has introduced the new Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products with an extended frequency operating band from DC to 7000 MHz ...

ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single Open, Global Wireless Standard for Devices

November 19, 2014 9:49 am | by ZigBee | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, has announced the unification of its ...   

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Young Engineers Build Tomorrow's Drone Tech Today

November 19, 2014 9:38 am | by American Society of Mechanical Engineers | News | Comments

Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) finals this week at the International Mechanical Engineering ...

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NASA Successfully Installs the First 3D Printer in Space

November 19, 2014 9:37 am | by Bill Hubscher, International Space Station Program Science Office, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Wilmore installed the printer in the station’s Microgravity Science Glovebox and started the printer, which extruded plastic to form the first of a series of calibration coupons, a small plastic sample about the size of a ...     

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printer Powers Up on the Space Station

November 19, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA took a big step toward changing the way we plan for long-duration space voyages when astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore successfully installed and prepared the first 3-D printer for upcoming manufacturing operations on the ...

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Solar Energy Co. SunEdison Buying Wind Power Co.

November 19, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion. The St. Peters, Missouri-based company and its publicly traded subsidiary, TerraForm Power, said Monday that they ...  

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Clean Energy 'Bio Batteries' a Step Closer

November 19, 2014 9:19 am | by University of East Anglia | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria. A report published today shows how electrons hop across otherwise electrically ...      

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Air Bag System Approved for World Cup Ski Races

November 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Andrew Dampf, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a ...  

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Scientists Get to the Heart of Fool's Gold as a Solar Material

November 19, 2014 9:08 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity. Theoretically, iron pyrite - a cheap ...

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SILENT Solutions Engineering Workshop

November 18, 2014 4:48 pm | by SILENT Solutions & Wurth Electronics Midcom | Events

SILENT Solutions and Wurth Electronics Midcom are partnering to present the Electronic Product Design and Retrofit for EMC workshop. This world-class EMC/EMI training will be at the Holiday Inn Itasca in Chicago ...

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