Airbus and Boeing won pledges for big purchases of their lucrative long-haul wide-body jets at the Paris Air Show Monday, raising hopes that demand is recovering following the worldwide recession. The global aviation event at Le Bourget airfield north of Paris is once again playing host to the...
Spinal implant manufacturer Globus Medical may have to pay $16 million after a jury decided that three of its products infringed on the patents held by DePuy Synthes Products LLC, a unit of Johnson & Johnson Inc. Globus said that the jury in the U.S. District Court in Delaware made its...
Today on PD&D's Kickstarter of the Week, 3D KitBash launches a campaign for a 3D Printer Test Kit. Essentially, this kit allows users to forecast a 3D printer’s abilities and results. The kit has 8 tolerance chips; each features unique characteristics at various scales and intervals that allow you to see how your 3D Printer handles different shapes and forms.
A children's product maker is recalling about 165,000 baby recliners linked to at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children falling or hanging over the side of the seats. Baby Matters of Berwyn, Pa., announced the recall of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners.
China has built the world's fastest computer for a second time, beating the U.S.'s Titan machine. Supercomputers are used for complex work such as modeling weather systems, simulating nuclear explosions and designing jetliners.
Researchers working to design new materials that are durable, lightweight and environmentally sustainable are increasingly looking to natural composites, such as bone, for inspiration. Bone is strong and tough because its two constituent materials, soft collagen protein and stiff hydroxyapatite mineral, are arranged in complex hierarchical patterns.
Airbus and Boeing both won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets Monday, as the Paris Air Show got off to a robust if rainy start. The global aviation event at Le Bourget airfield north of Paris is once again showcasing the rivalry between U.S.-based Boeing and French-based Airbus.
Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May. The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how many requests it received related to national security and how it...
Even though it doesn't have a head, you can still tell what kind of animal it is: the robot is definitely modeled upon a cat. Developed by EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob), the "cheetah-cub robot," a small-size quadruped prototype robot, is described in an article appearing in the International Journal of Robotics Research.
MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its versatility, says Yuriy Román, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and leader of the research team.
Siemens Industry has announced the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source.
Oven Industries has announced the new 5R1-1400 AC Temperature Controller. This compact design measuring two and one half inches square can deliver up to 15 A of load current from a zero voltage switched, low noise solid state relay.
LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems has introduced Watt-Link, a wireless energy and power monitoring sensor node. Watt-Link streamlines discrete industrial power installations and provides remote energy monitoring and reporting via any web-connected device.
Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn't common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
The Paris Air Show, which opens for business on Monday Jun. 17, brings hundreds of aircraft to the skies around the French capital, the usual tense competition between aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, and a slew of innovations large and small. Here's what to look for over the show.