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Photos of the Day: The Royal Air Force's Aerobatic Display Team

July 31, 2014 4:02 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Red Arrows, who came to Farnborough to celebrate their 50th anniversary, are the RAF’s official aerobatic display team. The team’s current aircraft of choice is the nimble single engine Hawk training jet from BAE Systems that can go as fast as ...

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11,000 Kawasakis Recalled for Injury Risk

July 31, 2014 3:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs. The recall is for 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 vehicles with four-wheel drive ...       

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A More Vigorous U.S. Economy Is Emerging

July 31, 2014 3:52 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast ...  

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Improving Business Processes in Preparation for ISO Certification

July 31, 2014 3:48 pm | by EST Analytical | Articles | Comments

EST Analytical is a family-owned and operated business providing lab equipment and analytical instruments. As a market leader in sample introduction for VOC analysis by GC or GC/MS, EST Analytical has been providing innovative products to ...

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Little’s Law for the Office

July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Little’s Law is a common phrase on production floors where the Lean methodology prevails. It is not well known in office environments because lead-time and process flow are not prevalent tools in such an environment. Things in the office are ...

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AC Power Modules

July 31, 2014 3:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Industry Inc., Solutions, Automation & Drive Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of PM240-2 power modules is now available from Siemens, extending the use of the Sinamics G120 drives family. A significant change is the addition of 230 V 3-phase line supply units. Featuring a smaller footprint and ...

DC Power Supplies for Solar Array Applications

July 31, 2014 3:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | Bk Precision Corp | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision has introduced three new models of high power programmable DC power supplies, models PVS10005, PVS60085, and PVS60085MR. The new PVS Series delivers output power up to 5.1 kW with excellent regulation ...

Thin Diamond Films Provide New Material for Micro-Machines

July 31, 2014 3:25 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Airbags, inkjet printers and video projectors may not seem to have much in common, but all three rely on the action of tiny, microscale devices in order to work properly. These devices, known as microelectromechanical systems, are of ...

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Automotive HVAC Actuators

July 31, 2014 3:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | Johnson Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Johnson Electric has announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess HVAC platform offers the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options ...

Century-Old Pipe Break Points to National Problem

July 31, 2014 3:14 pm | by Brian Melley & Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with ...

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MRI for a Quantum Simulation

July 31, 2014 2:45 pm | by JQI | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging, which is the medical application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, is a powerful diagnostic tool. MRI works by resonantly exciting hydrogen atoms and measuring the relaxation time ...    

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Pressure Probing Potential Photoelectronic Manufacturing Compound

July 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest to scientists as a possible candidate for ...

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Students Race for Top Prize in RoboBoat Competition

July 31, 2014 11:17 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Obstacle avoidance. Automated docking. Speed gates. Acoustic beacon positioning. Underwater light identification. These are just some of the missions teams had to successfully complete to win at the 7th annual International RoboBoat Competition ...

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Altra Industrial Motion Announces Acquisition of Guardian Industries

July 31, 2014 11:07 am | by Altra Industrial Motion Corp. | News | Comments

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc. Founded in 1941 and based in Michigan City ...

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Photos of the Day: Reinventing the Bionic Hand

July 31, 2014 10:59 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Lyman Connor, a GE engineer who writes software for turbines and power plants, has always been a tinkerer. Among the tools in his garage is a 3D printer, which he decided to use to build a low-cost bionic hand ...     

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