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Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 9:08 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending ...  


Alpha Wire Expands EcoCable Line with 300 V EcoCable Mini

September 16, 2014 5:16 pm | by PD&D Staff | Alpha Wire Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has added to its popular EcoCable recyclable cable line to include a new 300 V version that is up to 32% smaller and 44% lighter than standard 300 V PVC cable. EcoCable Mini has recyclable mPPE jacketing and insulation with ...


Conditioners Simplify LVDT Linear Position Calibration

September 16, 2014 5:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Macro Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has announced their line of EAZY-CAL LVDT Signal Conditioners that eliminates the repetitive null and span potentiometer adjustments associated with conventional analog-based signal conditioners ...


House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

September 16, 2014 4:42 pm | by Joan Lowy & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report ...


Wieland Electric Develops DIN Rail Standstill Monitor

September 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Wieland Electric, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland Electric has expanded its product line of machine safety devices with a sensorless standstill monitor compatible with all types of motors. The DIN rail mounted SVM4001K Series standstill monitor uses electromagnetic feedback ...


Nissan Sponsers 'National Drive Electric Week'

September 16, 2014 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held Sept. 15-21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots ...  


Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit

September 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Audi USA News | News | Comments

Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect today ...    


NASA Announcing Commercial Crew Winners

September 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency planned to announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station ... 


International Collaborative Robots Workshop

September 16, 2014 1:59 pm | by Robotic Industries Association | Events

Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans without being caged in, are one of the newest trends in the robotics industry. The RIA International Collaborative Robots Workshop will examine all of the key issues in a fast-paced ...


HotSpot: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 16, 2014 1:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot:  A recent unprecedented digital mapping project led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, has discovered a ...


Internet of Things: The Future of Manufacturing

September 16, 2014 1:20 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Events

According to a recent report in Forbes, the Internet of Things (IoT) is literally transforming manufacturing. The idea that every person, device, and piece of machinery can be equipped with intelligence and collaborative functions means that ...


SolderStar APS Solves Manufacturing Problems in Smart Production

September 16, 2014 12:57 pm | by SolderStar | News | Comments

With production volumes of mobile phones and tablet PCs growing, and indeed the predicted growth of 'wearables', the need to decrease development cycles and improve capacity is ever more important. SolderStar a manufacturer in ...   


Rugged Infineon XMC1000 Industrial MCUs In Stock at Mouser

September 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the XMC1000 ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit Industrial Microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies. With this new product offering, Mouser Electronics is now the first to stock the entire Infineon XMC family of ...


GM to Add 750 Workers to Build Small Pickup Trucks

September 16, 2014 12:38 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Missouri factory in anticipation of high demand for two new small pickup trucks. GM wants to add a third shift to its plant in Wentzville near St. Louis by the end of March. The factory now employs ...


Is 3D Printed Gold the Future of Jewelry?

September 16, 2014 12:01 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

Drawing on the digital data of CAD models, the EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering system (DMLS) builds up the part layer by layer - without this process being visible in the finished product. The appearance created is entirely pure ...  



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