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Software Drastically Increases Speed, Ease of 3D Engineering Simulations

August 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3D digital models of large structures to simulate how they’ll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions. Used for mapping out large-scale ...

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New Feeding Tube Connectors Will Improve Patient Safety

August 21, 2014 11:04 am | by American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) | News | Comments

New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety. According to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version of Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), the ...

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3D Printers Create Custom Medical Implants

August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic ...

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Delivery by Drone

August 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | News | Comments

In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as ...

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Is Voyager in Interstellar Space?

August 21, 2014 10:22 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Is the Voyager 1 spacecraft in interstellar space? NASA says yes, but a small but respected community of researchers isn’t convinced. A quick review of the facts: Last year, NASA scientists penned a research paper that concluded the spacecraft, traveling at ...

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ODU Protective Caps Offer Noise-Free Operation up to 55 dB

August 21, 2014 10:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ODU has announced the release of ODU AMC (Advanced Military Connector) protective caps. They protect ODU AMC connections from water, sand and dust under adverse conditions and extreme environmental influences. The low weight, low-reflection ...

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Chip Maker Infineon to Buy California Firm for $3B

August 21, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites ...

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IoT Manufacturing Insight with NI & Intel

August 21, 2014 10:05 am | by Intel | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with National Instruments, Intel engineers are helping industrial sector customers place real intelligence at the point of their data—that is, at the device, even on legacy equipment—and then extract the data and optimize which ...

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Air Force Funds Small Business Participation in R&D Programs

August 21, 2014 9:58 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR and STTR, research and development contracts ...    

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Photos of the Day: Readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission for Launch

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Prior to the GPIM spacecraft build, the motorized light band separation ring must be stowed into its launch configuration. This photos shows weights simulating the spacecraft mass being applied to compress the springs and lock the ...  

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GPIM Spacecraft to Validate Use of 'Green' Propellant

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit ...     

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MSE 1000 Multiplexor Connects up to 250 Devices

August 21, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN  announced the MSE 1000 modular multiplexor at IMTS 2012. With the recent availability of the TTL, inductive and analog interface modules for the MSE, its potential can now be reached, allowing connection for up to ...

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Space Station Inspired Robot to Help Heal Sick Children

August 21, 2014 9:39 am | by Jessica Eagan, International Space Station Program Science Office | News | Comments

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. The gift of space-inspired robotics now goes beyond toys ...

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Apple Bounces Back to Hit a New High

August 21, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...

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NASA Announces Awards to Expand Informal STEM Education Network

August 20, 2014 5:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected 12 informal educational institutions to receive approximately $6 million in agency funding to provide compelling science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in informal education settings, such as museums ...

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