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A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

August 20, 2014 9:33 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too. It's understandable. The devices need to ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Charms Its Way Across Canada

August 20, 2014 9:29 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast ...

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Bacterial Nanowires Not What Scientists Thought They Were

August 20, 2014 9:24 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of “electric bacteria” that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to a variety of solid surfaces. A team led by scientists at ...

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3D Codes Yield Unprecedented Physics, Engineering Insights

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened. A piece of foam flew off at launch and hit a tile, damaging the leading edge of the shuttle wing and ...

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Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

August 20, 2014 9:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The upcoming flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft will be a mission of firsts. This new crew vehicle, making its debut on Exploration Flight Test-1, will become the first of its kind in four decades to venture beyond low-Earth orbit ...

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Infographic: 3D Printing: In-House or Outsource?

August 20, 2014 8:59 am | by RedEye | Stratasys, Inc. | News | Comments

Your business needs 3D printed parts. There are two approaches:  you can invest in a 3D printer or order parts through a service bureau. Each has its benefits, and often businesses will use both for different reasons. Of course, this decision tree is ...

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NTSB: Crash Wiped Out Signal That Could Hold Clues

August 19, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board says a trackside signal that could hold clues to a fatal head-on train collision in Arkansas was damaged in the crash but that investigators still hope to recover its data. NTSB investigator ...  

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B&B Expands Family of Wireless Spectre Routers

August 19, 2014 5:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of rugged wireless Spectre routers to include the new Spectre LTE Cellular Router. Taking advantage of the fast data transfer speeds ...

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Altech’s All-in-One Power Solution Combines Several Features

August 19, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Altech Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Altech has announced the CBI all-in-one UPS Power Solution that combines the requirements for several applications into one device. The solution can be used as a power supply unit, battery charger ...

Güdel Introduces Overhead Tracks for Robots

August 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by Güdel | Product Releases | Comments

Güdel has announced Trackmotion TMO – the latest generation in overhead robot tracks. TMO innovations include higher performance and reliability, configurable and scalable designs and reduced lead times. Güdel is the only track ...

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Advancing Subaru Hybrid Vehicle Testing Through Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

August 19, 2014 4:53 pm | by Mr. Tomohiro Morita, Senior Engineer, HEV Design Department, Subaru Engineering Division, FUJI Heavy Industries | National Instruments Corp. | Articles | Comments

Using automated testing to develop a new verification system that satisfies the control quality level required for the motor electronic control unit in Subaru’s first production model hybrid vehicle, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and ...  

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92 mW Direct Conversion I/Q Modulator

August 19, 2014 4:31 pm | by Linear Technology | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has announced a low power I/Q modulator that enables battery-powered transmitters operating in the 30 MHz to 1.3 GHz frequency bands, breaking new ground in power consumption, sideband suppression, carrier leakage ...

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GradConn Launches Test Probe Cable Assemblies

August 19, 2014 3:50 pm | by GradConn | Product Releases | Comments

GradConn has announced a new range of low cost co-axial test probe cable assemblies for the inspection of high frequency circuits. Suitable for testing Hirose MS-156 and Murata MM8030 sub miniature coaxial switch connectors ...

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“Build Your Own” Caster Configurator 2.0 Released

August 19, 2014 1:34 pm | by Caster Concepts Custom Configurator | News | Comments

The Caster Concepts Custom Configurator has been a popular tool for engineers and CAD designers who need to be absolutely certain that they have the optimal caster for their application. Based upon feedback from the clients who have used this powerful ...

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Senasys Acquires PresAir

August 19, 2014 1:24 pm | by Senasys | News | Comments

Senasys, a Wisconsin manufacturer based in Altoona, Wis. acquired the switch control manufacturer, PresAir, on July 1st, 2014. Founder, Steve Dye, seeks to incorporate the PresAir line to their product mix to provide a greater range of ...

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