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Engineered Solutions for a World in Motion

August 27, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Designatronics provides complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services. Through our five brands we offer standard and custom designed mechanical components and assemblies for many industries, such as aerospace and defense ...   

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3G/4G Tech Will Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018

August 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies. The share of cellular M2M devices connected to HSPA/LTE networks is projected to ...

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NIST Research Center Helps Auto Industry 'Lighten Up'

August 27, 2014 10:46 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

At the new NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting (NCAL), workloads are fraught with stress and strain—all to help the auto industry to take a heavy load off future cars and light trucks. To meet proposed federal fuel-efficiency standards ...

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Medtronic Spends $350M on Another European Deal

August 27, 2014 10:26 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a nearly $43 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal ...

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Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool

August 27, 2014 10:22 am | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Recent experiments have confirmed that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional shape of objects at ...    

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Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

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Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

August 27, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the ...   

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Godzilla Stomps Back in Ultra HD, Wires Intact

August 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing ...

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?

August 27, 2014 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last ...

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Auto Supply Firm to Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 27, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will ...  

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NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets ...

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The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

August 26, 2014 5:25 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...    

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Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 5:14 pm | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about ...     

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U.S. Closes Probe into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

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