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A New Chapter in Volvo's History

August 28, 2014 1:29 pm | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Three years in the making and part of a USD 11bn investment programme, the new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and ...  


Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving the Way for Young Execs?

August 28, 2014 1:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else — which would seem to make sense since the average age of an incoming CEO last year was 53 with 18 years of experience in their corporations ...


Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

August 28, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology ...   


Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 1:03 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...


IRC–Modular CONTA-CLIP Relay Coupler Program

August 28, 2014 1:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The relay couplers and multifunction timing relays from CONTA-CLIP’s (Somerset, NJ) new Interface Relay Compact (IRC) program embody a new coupling relay strategy: merely 6.2 mm wide, the units require minimal space while enabling ...


Lapp Develops New Cable Glands for Hygienic Manufacturing Environments

August 28, 2014 12:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lapp Group’s new SKINTOP INOX cable connector prevents microorganisms and bacteria from sticking to its surface, making it suitable for food and beverage, and pharmaceutical applications ...

Artec Scanning SDK Expands Capability of High-Resolution Handheld 3D Scanners

August 28, 2014 12:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Artec Group has announced the first public release of the Artec Scanning Software Development Kit (SDK). The new offering will expand the use and capabilities of Artec’s high-resolution, full-color ...


SMI Launches Digital MEMS Low Pressure Sensor

August 28, 2014 12:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SMI has introduced the SM9541 MEMS low pressure sensor Series designed for cost sensitive applications that need high accuracy. The unique gage and differential offering allows for ...


Designing More Resilient Surfaces for High-Intensity Environments

August 28, 2014 12:01 pm | by Steve Calechman, MIT News | News | Comments

Solid core material is almost a given for technology. But just because the guts are right doesn’t guarantee success. The surface layer, in fact, can hold the key in some applications. Yet its importance is still easy to overlook. This area is ...


The History of Camcorders

August 28, 2014 11:48 am | by Mark Shapiro | Blogs | Comments

Today’s camcorders are very compact and can easily fit in the palm of your hand. You can stick them in your pocket or purse. No matter where you are, on a plane, on a beach, in your house or on a mountaintop, it is easy to create your own ...


Keeping with the Trends in the Bicycle Industry

August 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Paul Humphreys, Global Market Manager, Bicycle, NORGLIDE Bearings, Saint-Gobain | Articles | Comments

As the demand for mid-priced bicycles increases, manufacturers face the challenge to provide cyclists with bicycles that meet expectations while remaining cost effective. In an effort to reduce manufacturing costs, they are considering ...


Infographic: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:26 am | by Who Is Hosting This? | News | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ... 


Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

August 28, 2014 11:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Robonaut 2 is receiving new legs that will enable it to move inside and outside the space station. More upper body upgrades are scheduled for the end of 2014 before Robonaut will be ready to conduct its first spacewalk. Robonaut was designed to ...


Rocket Launch from Wallops Island Tests New Tech

August 28, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops ...    


Make Improvement Possible

August 28, 2014 11:03 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Ideally we want to be using our continual improvement methods to make small adjustments regularly. It’s a state where things are generally well and we are just maintaining our edge. Unfortunately, few of us are at that state, or stay there for ...



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