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Telsa Motors Expanding in California

April 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do ...

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Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

April 23, 2014 4:53 pm | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado said ...   

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Rail Safety Effort Marred By Squabbling

April 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who ...

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State OKs Power Line in Historic Battlefield Area

April 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and ...

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More Sound Output

April 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Transducers Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced an updated version of the TRIP-80 series. Designated as a TRIP-80P, the pin-mounted, high-output unit is ideal for use in the harsh environmental conditions ...

Next Gen Test Equipment Designs

April 23, 2014 3:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Elma Bustronic Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections). Designed for OEM embedded control and highly integrated test and ...

Making Batteries Smarter, Safer & More Efficient

April 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

The basic car battery hasn't really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. Innovations in energy efficiency is critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental ...

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A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (It's Not What You Think)

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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Astronauts Tackle Urgent Repair Job

April 23, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through ...

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Extreme Conversion with Fast Transient Response

April 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Vince Stueve, FAE & Jayant Rao, Micrel, Inc. | Articles | Comments

What if a simplified, straightforward buck regulator were able to be used for extreme conversions? How much simpler could the circuit design be?Imagine how much real estate and cost could be saved if a simple "off the shelf" inductor could be ...

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Photos of the Day: Sub Records WWII Wreckage

April 23, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of ...

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Charting the Future Course for Rockets & Satellites

April 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Without propulsion there could be no spaceflight. The ability to travel into and through space underpins the space industry. So, next month, hundreds of experts from around the world will gather to discuss the state-of-the-art of space propulsion – where will it ...

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Jet Hunt Leads to Material on Australian Shore

April 23, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing ...

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How Trustworthy is the Data You’re Using?

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Rich Garvin, Training & Development Manager, Knovel | Knovel | Blogs | Comments

When I began my mechanical engineering career in the materials handling industry 30 years ago, go-to resources primarily included engineering books and handbooks on the bookshelf in your office. Experienced engineers were adept at ...  

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