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Pentek Launches VPX Systems to Jump Start Application Development

September 2, 2014 10:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Pentek | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has announced the newest member of the SPARK development systems, the Model 8267. The pre-integrated system not only targets research and development in a lab environment, but also ...

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3D Printing Technology

September 2, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector - a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine - with design features that took advantage of 3-D printing. To make the parts, the design was ...

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Scientists Pioneer Strategy for Creating New Materials

September 2, 2014 9:57 am | by Else Tennessen, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Making something new is never easy. Scientists constantly theorize about new materials, but when the material is manufactured it doesn’t always work as expected. To create a new strategy for designing materials, scientists at the ...  

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Clippard EFB Series Electronic Fill & Bleed Circuits

September 2, 2014 9:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Clippard has announced the EFB series of electronic fill and bleed circuits. A fill and bleed circuit is a combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function ...

J.W. Winco Offers Hinges with Integrated Monitoring Switch

September 2, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco now offers EN 239.4 plastic hinges with integrated switches, in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant hinges were designed for monitoring guard doors and covers of machines and production equipment ...

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Tesla, Chinese Firm Plan 400 Charging Stations

September 2, 2014 9:38 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Tesla Motors and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Plans call for China Unicom to provide ...

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Cleveland Welcomes Growing Field of Server Farms

September 2, 2014 9:33 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one ...

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Knowles Commits $100,000 to Support Diversity in Engineering

September 2, 2014 9:04 am | by Knowles Corporation | News | Comments

Knowles Corporation has committed $100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering to support female engineering students. Knowles, a Chicago company and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and ...

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China Needs Further R&D Budget Management Reforms

September 1, 2014 9:57 pm | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98% in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which collectively managed 1.96%. However ... 

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Breakthrough in Light Sources for New Quantum Technology

September 1, 2014 8:59 pm | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is necessary to be able to ... 

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Copper Shines as Flexible Conductor

September 1, 2014 8:32 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts ...    

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Santa Fe Schools to Launch Tech Program

September 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years ...

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Leaders Seek Manufacturing Revival

September 1, 2014 2:25 pm | by Ron Bartizek (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need ...   

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Tesla Motors Dealing as States Play Factory Poker

August 31, 2014 1:25 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of ...

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Project Wing Emerges from Google’s X Lab

August 28, 2014 8:26 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological ...

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