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Belarus, GM to Set Up Assembly Plant

October 1, 2014 10:08 am | by Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire | News | Comments

Belarus has reached an agreement with General Motors to set up an assembly plant in the country with the capacity to produce 20,000 to 25,000 cars per year, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said. "We agreed to create this capacity ... 

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Ford Adding 1,000 New Jobs

October 1, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market. The automaker said Wednesday it also expects to increase spending ...

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Mini SMT Tactile Switches with Multiple Profile Heights

October 1, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of SMT top-actuated, momentary action tactile switches with a miniature footprint, several color-coded actuation force options, and an optional ground pin configuration. Rated for an ...

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NASA to Conduct Helicopter Crash Test at Langley

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has ...

App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

October 1, 2014 9:57 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5 ...  

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Japan's High-Speed Train Turns 50

October 1, 2014 9:53 am | by Emily Wang & Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shinkansen, as it's called in Japan, gave a boost to train travel in Europe and Asia at a time when the rise of the automobile and the airplane threated to eclipse it. It also was a symbol of pride for Japan, less than two decades after the ...

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HotSpot: Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

October 1, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:  AirVR by Metatecture is leveraging the retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands. The AirVR is a Head Mounted Display (HMD) made to work with the iPad ...

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DOE's Better Buildings Challenge Drives Energy Efficiency

September 30, 2014 5:32 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department has announced the first data center owners and operators who have committed to reduce their ...  

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Inside the Gas Turbine Engine Core

September 30, 2014 5:25 pm | by Bob Witwer, VP Advanced Technology, Honeywell Aerospace | Articles | Comments

The gas turbine engine is unarguably one of the most complicated pieces of high tech machinery in the world. However, like many other deeply complicated and technical topics, the basics of gas turbine engine operation can be grasped by ...

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Cicoil’s Shock Absorbing Cables Resistant to Vibration, Sudden Impact

September 30, 2014 4:51 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible cables have been designed for use in applications exposed to harsh vibration caused by propelling force, automated machinery, excessive turbulence, intense wind, driving rain and ...

Media Isolated Pressure Sensors Withstand Corrosive Environments

September 30, 2014 4:50 pm | by PD&D Staff | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has now expanded its 154 Series of media isolated, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors with the small profile, backside compensated 154B. Housed in a 316L stainless steel package as standard, the compact 19 mm ...

Alpha Wire Expands EcoCable Line with 300 V EcoCable Mini

September 30, 2014 4:42 pm | by PD&D Staff | Alpha Wire Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has added to its EcoCable recyclable cable line to include a new 300 V version that is up to 32% smaller and 44% lighter than standard 300 V PVC cable ...

Alliance Sensors Group Offers 2 New LVDT Signal Conditioners

September 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group has announced their S1A and SC-100 DIN-rail-mounted, push-button-calibrated LVDT signal conditioners. S1A and SC-100 LVDT signal conditioners offer fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication ...

Microsoft Skips Windows 9 to Emphasize Advances

September 30, 2014 1:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version ...

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Air Force Provides Vital Global Weather Data

September 30, 2014 12:43 pm | by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel, Air Force News Service | News | Comments

In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns ...  

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