The Leading Source for Design Engineering News & Insight
Subscribe to Product Design & Development All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

Toxic Water Overflows Waste Container at Fukushima Plant

April 17, 2014 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Around 1.1 tons of radioactive water overflowed Wednesday from a container during cleansing of a water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power said. The water did not ...


Researchers Observe Quantum Superconductor-Metal Transition & Superconducting Glass

April 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Graphene allows to gradually change the density of conduction electrons in it by changing the voltage on the electrostatic gate, and thus the strength of Josephson junctions between tin nanodiscs. Phase correlations among nanodiscs are destroyed ...


Researchers Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 12:59 pm | by Justin Eure, Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material. Researchers used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at ...


Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets including cell phones, mobile displays, tablet PCs, and even batteries. The Internet has also ...


Low Backlash Slip Clutches for Limited Space Requirements

April 17, 2014 12:04 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Sterling Instrument (AS9100 Registered Manufacturer) offers a new, low backlash variant on its existing line of multi-plate in-line slip clutches. Both versions feature ...            

QBC Provides Complete Bearings Solutions

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

QBC offers a wide selection of all types of bearings, as well as over 400 products from BEGA Special Tools designed to improve the life and performance of bearings and other power transmission components. Even a ...      

3D Systems to Acquire Robtec

April 17, 2014 10:29 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robtec. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Robtec is the largest Latin-American additive manufacturing service bureau and ...      


Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says ...


Robot Sub Makes First Complete Search for Plane

April 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said ...


China Factories Face New Challenge as Growth Slows

April 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to churn out inexpensive clothing, electronics and toys for export now face changing government priorities as a growth engine based on investment and trade loses its momentum after ...


New York International Auto Show Debuts New Designs

April 17, 2014 9:10 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday ...   


Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector Aids Global Agriculture

April 17, 2014 8:25 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly ...


Ford to Sell Lincoln Cars in China for First Time

April 17, 2014 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market, but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said the brand is ...


State Appoints First 'Innovation Officer'

April 17, 2014 4:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia State University officials say the school has appointed its first chief innovation officer. In a statement, GSU officials said former vice president for innovation and new product development at NCR Corporation, Phil Ventimiglia, has been tapped to ...


Chinese Auto Brands Limp into Beijing Show

April 17, 2014 2:21 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models. Facing intense competition from ...



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.