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Today in Engineering History: Heinkel Fighter Sets World Airspeed Record

March 30, 2015 1:59 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1939, German pilot Hans Dieterle set a world record speed when he reached 746,606 km/h (463.919 mph) in a Heinkel He 100 fighter aircraft. Dieterle set the record near the town of Oranienburg, just north of Berlin ... 


The Bright Future of Lighting

March 30, 2015 1:11 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

LEDs (light-emitting diodes) have become ubiquitous, and are favored for their energy savings capability. In addition, their versatility makes them the lighting of choice for electronic devices, smart buildings, vehicles, displays, public ...


Senate Approves Long-Delayed Bill to Boost Energy Efficiency

March 30, 2015 1:04 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before ...    


Century-Old Matzo Factory Faces a High-Tech Future

March 30, 2015 1:00 pm | by Verenda Dobink, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock" but is rapidly gentrifying. The Streit's factory building is the oldest in ...


Volvo Cars to Build New Factory in U.S.

March 30, 2015 12:56 pm | by Volvo Cars | News | Comments

Volvo Cars has announced that it is to build a brand new manufacturing facility in the U.S., fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker, investing around 500 million dollars in a new plant and underscoring its long term ...     


New Tech Developed for Low-Vibration Sawing & Sanding

March 30, 2015 12:50 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

No matter whether it’s a drill or an oscillator, handheld power tools produce powerful vibrations. But a new anti-vibration system almost entirely eliminates that uncomfortable shaking sensation you get when using ...                    


Laser-Based Aircraft Countermeasure Provides 'Unlimited Rounds' Against MANPADS

March 30, 2015 12:38 pm | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program. The CIRCM system, under development now by both BAE and Northrup Grumman ...       


Diagnosing Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

March 30, 2015 12:16 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration ...


Destroyed Mosul Artifacts to Be Rebuilt in 3D

March 30, 2015 12:01 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

It didn’t take long for the scientific community to react. Two weeks after the sacking of the 300 year-old Mosul Museum by a group of ISIS extremists went viral on Youtube, researchers from the ITN-DCH, IAPP and 4D-CH-WORLD projects ... 


Dust-Proof COAX Cartridge

March 30, 2015 11:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Piab has introduced a new Di16-2 COAX cartridge that is suitable for applications where there is dust or dirt present. The MINI size cartridge is suitable for Piab’s VGS3010 vacuum gripper system, a decentralized vacuum system that features a suction cup and a multi-stage air driven vacuum ...

Shape-Shifting Sensor Reports Conditions From Deep in the Body

March 30, 2015 11:38 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is ...


Molecular Backbone of Bendable Displays Developed

March 30, 2015 11:29 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens, electronic displays are everywhere. As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices ...  


IoT Industry Leaders Gather for Bluetooth World 2015

March 30, 2015 11:19 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Fitbit, Google, Under Armour, and Lowe’s will be keynote speakers at the second annual Bluetooth World conference, April 14 to 15 in Santa Clara, Calif...


Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict

March 30, 2015 10:54 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

Observers say a long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues will embolden women in the industry and lead firms ...


Penske Warns NASCAR Team Not to Manipulate Tires

March 30, 2015 10:53 am | by Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer | News | Comments

The team owner is aware of rampant industry speculation that some crews are drilling tiny holes in tires to allow air to escape during a race, a process known as "bleeding tires." NASCAR has confiscated ...



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