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Dragon Arrives at Space Station with 3D Printer

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at ...

Smarter Testing Tactics

September 23, 2014 9:34 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Product and system testing generates a great deal of impassioned discussion. It is essential and also considered waste; it is expensive and often repeated; and we argue about what the results really mean, especially when those results are ...

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Poland Plans to Buy Missiles for Its F-16s from U.S.

September 23, 2014 5:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday. The plan comes as Poland intensifies efforts ...

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Philips to Separate Lighting Arm into New Company

September 23, 2014 4:37 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations. Philips, which began as a lighting company back in 1891 ...

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Bringing Voices Back to Phones

September 23, 2014 12:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and ...   

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NASA Administrator to Participate in High-Flying STEM Education Event

September 22, 2014 4:37 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give remarks at the launch of the world’s first “flying classroom” - an innovative program to inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education ...  

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Sciaky Provides Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System to Lockheed Martin

September 22, 2014 3:27 pm | by Sciaky | Sciaky, Inc. | News | Comments

Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, has announced that it recently received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide a turnkey ... 

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Graphene Flaws Key to Creating 'Electronic Nose'

September 22, 2014 2:59 pm | by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase ...

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Light Can Play Seesaw at the Nanoscale

September 22, 2014 2:53 pm | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating ...  

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Dynapar Sensor Sets Its Sights on Agriculture

September 22, 2014 2:34 pm | Danaher Controls - Dynapar | Product Releases | Comments

Dynapar has announced the RR25, a rotary speed sensor targeting agricultural applications in the Off-Highway Vehicle market. The sensor utilizes proven Hall-IC technology to provide reliable service in the Ag industry’s demanding environment ...

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NC Software Adds Improvements to MANUALplus Lathe Control

September 22, 2014 2:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN has announced the newest software and hardware for its contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes, the MANUALplus 620. The MANUALplus 620 control is compact, and it is characterized by its simple ...

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Inklynk Software Introduces Optymo 4.2

September 22, 2014 1:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Inlynk has announced the latest version of Optymo (Optymo 4.2), a software designed to bridge the gap between engineering and operations. Optymo addresses some challenges in the electronics industry, such as controlling the complexity ...

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Digital Power Tech, Innovation for the Smart Grid & Advances in Energy Harvesting

September 22, 2014 1:07 pm | by Darnell Group | Events

Now part of Darnell's Energy Summit, Darnell's Power Forum (DPF) is an exciting international event that focuses on "advancing power technologies that matter" for the successful development of next-generation power systems. There is ...

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Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design

September 22, 2014 12:43 pm | by Seminars for Engineers | Events

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel a better understanding of the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated information can lead to ...

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IBARMIA & REDEX Alliance Proves Successful

September 22, 2014 12:27 pm | by REDEX | News | Comments

In the last ten years, the success of IBARMIA, a Basque firm manufacturing innovative machining centres for different sectors, is thanks to REDEX, who has provided the company with rack and pinion systems for the X-axis of their ...  

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