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Contractor Admits to Role in Bribery Scheme

July 28, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company. Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett,...

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NI System on Module

July 28, 2014 3:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NI has announced the NI SOM, enabling design teams to deploy embedded systems. Based on the same design standards as the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture, the architecture has already been ...

ORD Solutions Exceeds 400% of Crowdfunding Goal

July 28, 2014 2:34 pm | by ORD Solutions | News | Comments

RoVa3D: The first 5 material/color liquid cooled 3D printer was launched on June 23, 2014, and within two days the Kickstarter campaign made its initial goal of $25,000 CAD. Now, ORD Solutions is working toward stretch goals. So far, the ...

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Design to a Standard

July 28, 2014 2:23 pm | by Jonathan Seckler, PoE Subcommittee Marketing Chair, Ethernet Alliance; Product Marketing Director, Dell | Blogs | Comments

More and more often these days, developers have to design their solutions with communications in mind. The Internet of Things is an expansion of the network concept — adding machine-to-machine communications to the network and ...  

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Printed Electronics USA 2014

July 28, 2014 2:14 pm | by IDTechEx | Events

This event will focus on the commercialization of the technology, covering broadly organic, inorganic, thin film and flexible nanotechnologies. To that end, we have some of the world's largest user companies presenting on their ...

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Lawmakers Push for Airline Anti-Missile Device Study

July 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired ...

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NASA’s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

July 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. The comet’s nucleus will miss Mars by about ...

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Measuring the Smallest Magnets

July 28, 2014 1:40 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size. The bouncing obviously creates enormous “background noise” that interferes with the measurement. But if you attach the ball ...

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Superconductivity Could Form at High Temperatures in Layered 2D Crystals

July 28, 2014 1:36 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow of electrical current without resistance, is usually found ...

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Cool-Burning Flames in Space Could Lead to Better Engines on Earth

July 28, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jacobs School of Engineering | News | Comments

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a ...

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Compact, Waterproof Connectors

July 28, 2014 12:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new JWPS  Series wire-to-board, wire-to-wire connectors, recently introduced by JST Corporation offers engineers design flexibility with its small form factor solution for a waterproof IP67 rated product that is ideal for ...

Inductive Rotary Encoders

July 28, 2014 12:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries such as packaging, automation and robotics ...

Gate Drive Transformers

July 28, 2014 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced its new gate drive transformers for high efficiency DC/DC converters. The PG1427 series has a high HIPOT of 2,700 VDC and functional insulation between the gate and ...

New Theory Predicts Magnets May Act as Wireless Cooling Agents

July 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are ...  

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Stanford Team Achieves 'Holy Grail' of Battery Design

July 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars. In a paper published today in the ...  

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