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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Free-Flying Robots Move in Synch

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for ...


FBI Issues Warning for Unapproved Air Conditioner Coolant

July 21, 2014 9:48 am | by Pamela Sampson, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences. The FBI is warning people to be ...


Subaru Sued Over Dangerous Auto Defect

July 21, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer fraud act, breach of express warranty and other violations ...


Solar Fuse Holder Terminates to Standard Bus Bar

July 21, 2014 9:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Marathon Special Products | Product Releases | Comments

Marathon Special Products has added a new fuse holder to its line of products. The photovoltaic fuse holder is designed with terminals to accept standard bus bar as opposed to fabricated custom bars ...

Self-Clinching Flush Nuts

July 21, 2014 9:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

New PEMSERT Type F4 self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering introduce attachment solutions for stainless steel assemblies by providing load-bearing threads in thin stainless sheets without creating any ...

Ten New UNO Power Supplies

July 21, 2014 9:20 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact has added 10 new devices to the UNO Power supply family, a range of low-cost power supplies. These 10 new power supplies cover output voltages from 5 to 48 V DC, and are available in ...

Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

July 21, 2014 9:19 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. ...


Russia's Severstal Selling U.S. Plants for $2.3B

July 21, 2014 7:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Word of a possible sale began to circulate earlier this year as the ...     


Airlines Symbolize Nations' Hopes or Reflect Shame

July 19, 2014 4:22 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. It can represent hope, modernity and a country's power. And when things go wrong it, that once mighty plane can ...


GM Delayed Recall in Another Ignition Switch Case

July 18, 2014 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators. The documents, released Friday, show yet again that the Detroit auto...


Boeing Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

July 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing. Deon Anderson, 47, of St. Louis, admitted ...


Boston Gear Brochure Highlights Open Gearing Engineering Capabilities

July 18, 2014 3:19 pm | by Boston Gear | Boston Gear | News | Comments

The new brochure provides an overview of Boston Gear’s open gearing design and engineering capabilities. A wide array of gearing solutions are available including spur gears, worm and worm gears, spiral and straight miter gears ...  


Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Cosel

July 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, a power supply manufacturer. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology ...  


3D Print Your Creations Directly from Autodesk Meshmixer with Sculpteo

July 18, 2014 1:05 pm | by Sculpteo | Autodesk Inc | News | Comments

For 3D creators there’s exciting news from Sculpteo since users will now be able to leverage Autodesk Meshmixer as a 3D printing center for their 3D files. Autodesk Meshmixer is a free tool that makes it easier for users to modify, mashup ...


How to Prevent Streetlight Glare in the New World of LED Lighting

July 18, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Long hours of nighttime driving can cause eyestrain because while our vision adapts to the surrounding darkness, the sudden stabs of brightness from streetlamps can be irritating, distracting and even painful. Even as LED technology has ...



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