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AutomationDirect Adds More Photoelectric Sensors

August 26, 2014 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s new QM series photoelectric sensors are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The series includes diffuse, diffuse with ...

Infographic: Big Guys of the Information Technology World

August 26, 2014 3:49 pm | by Dmytro Nesterov, QuartSoft | News | Comments

There are less than 20 companies in the IT industry that are as big as suns with powerful gravitation making thousands of smaller businesses rotate around them. Being a web design and development company, QuartSoft could not help honoring ...

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DARPA Aims to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-Sized

August 26, 2014 3:28 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many common materials exhibit different and potentially useful characteristics when fabricated at extremely small scales—that is, at dimensions near the size of atoms, or a few ten-billionths of a meter. These “atomic scale” or “nanoscale” properties include ...

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion in Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant ...  

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High-Power Amplifier Offers Low EVM & Current

August 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier—the SST12CP21—which offers ultra-low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems. The SST12CP21 delivers high linear output power of up to ...

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GP:50 Announces Low Range, High Line Differential Pressure Transducers

August 26, 2014 1:56 pm | by GP:50 | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 has announced its Model 216/316 Series, a family of compact, long range, high line differential pressure transducers. The GP:50 Model 216/316 Series is available in pressure ranges from 2.5” WCD thru 200 PSID (14 BAR), with line pressure ...

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Master Bond Introduces Low Viscosity, Instant Adhesive

August 26, 2014 1:19 pm | by Master Bond | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond has announced the MB250NT, an instant adhesive suitable for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices. This product passes ISO 10993-5 testing requirements. It also ...

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HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

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NSF Awards $10M to Create Cloud Computing Testbed

August 26, 2014 12:04 pm | by The University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as "the cloud" starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact ...

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Handheld DNA Diagnostic Device Allows Lab-Quality Analysis in the Field

August 26, 2014 11:48 am | by University of Otago | News | Comments

A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining ...

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Engineering Live: Will Wearable Devices Be Here in Two Years?

August 26, 2014 11:41 am | by ECN Magazine | Events

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict ...

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New Laser Design Paves Way for Power-on-a-Chip Applications

August 26, 2014 11:39 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at ...

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Smart Bracelets Revolutionize Hotel Industry

August 26, 2014 11:21 am | by Basque Research | News | Comments

The Tecnalia applied research centre has revolutionised the hotel sector with smart bracelets - the Smart VIB (Very Important Bracelet) that enables clients access hotel rooms without the need for a card, make payments using the PayPal system, share ...

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Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter

August 26, 2014 11:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated piano-sized ...

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Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970M, Hopes to Become ESPN of Video Games

August 26, 2014 10:47 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Twitch is a ...

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