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Short-Stroke Key Switches

April 23, 2014 11:35 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, an international supplier of tact switches, toggle, and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its product line of ...

Design as an Art Form

April 23, 2014 10:44 am | by Vladymir Rogov, CEO of ROGOV Design | Blogs | Comments

From my perspective, design and innovation is ultimately about making life better for people and a better world. My job as a designer is to exploit product experience options that create value, propositions and services so compelling, customers prefer ...

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Google, SunPower Team Up on Solar Energy Program

April 23, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google and SunPower are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday. Google is investing up to $100 million, while solar panel maker SunPower is committing ...   

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Near-Death Experience Inspires New Design

April 23, 2014 10:23 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Electric motorcycles aren’t new, but if you add a shell and a self-balancing system, that’s a whole different animal. Lit Motors is not only looking to improve the carbon footprint of vehicles, the company is looking to reinvent the way we look at ...

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Michigan Man Among 1st to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the ...   

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Faster Production Brings Boeing $965M Profit

April 23, 2014 9:04 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year ...

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Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Young

April 23, 2014 5:18 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market. The energy industry consultant has traded up from a Volkswagen Polo to a VW GTI. Now, as he stood looking at ...

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Toyota Sells 2.58M Vehicles, Outselling GM

April 23, 2014 2:21 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it sold a record 2.583 million vehicles in the January-March period, putting the ...

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FedEx Sued Over Deadly Bus Crash

April 22, 2014 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some witnesses say the FedEx truck was on fire before the crash. The lawsuit alleges FedEx trucks have a history of catching fire. Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. declined to discuss the litigation but says it's ...     

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Feds Investigating Brakes on Chevrolet Impala

April 22, 2014 6:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning. The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was traveling at 40 miles per hour with ...

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Google Asks Nonprofits for Ideas to Use Glass

April 22, 2014 5:13 pm | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits. On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get ...

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Photos of the Day: Floating Pool Filters River Water

April 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The pool will be the first of its kind because it's made of filtration material designed to make dirty river water safe for swimming. The designers say the pool will be anchored to the river bed. It'll have a walkway to shore ...   

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Splashy Plan for Pool in NYC's East River Unveiled

April 22, 2014 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun. The developers of a massive floating swimming pool said Tuesday the project is on track to launch off Brooklyn in ...

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The New Wild West

April 22, 2014 3:38 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things is a myth, legend, buzzword, Microsoft misfire (Intelligent Systems, anyone?), market disruptor, as well as an elusive term that many are trying to corral into some microcosm of sustainable profitability in an ...  

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Cable Management System for Charging Station

April 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Philatron Wire and Cable has announced FLEXY, a new cable management system for electric vehicle charging systems. The new slinky design extends over 20 times its original length, and ...

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