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'Silicon Beach' Brings Tech Boom to Los Angeles

October 23, 2014 9:21 am | by Ryan Nakashima & Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach" ...

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NASA Webb's Heart Withstands Frigid Thermal Chamber

October 23, 2014 9:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the ...

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NIST's Cloud Computing Roadmap Details Action Plans

October 23, 2014 8:53 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the ...

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First-of-Its-Kind Carbon Capture & Conversion Demonstration Tech

October 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Department of Energy and Skyonic Corporation marked the opening of a major project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products on Oct. 21. This new plant will use a first-of-its-kind process to capture ...  

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Naval Undersea Museum Keyport Hosts STEM Events

October 22, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Seth Coulter, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest | News | Comments

More than 100 West Hills Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy students participated in events built around the concept of STEM held at Naval Undersea Museum Keyport, Washington Oct. 16. The STEM event was a ...   

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PI-Spring Terminal Blocks Enable Faster Connections

October 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new screwless SNK Series PI-Spring Terminal Block from ABB  features a spring design that enables the installer to lock a screwdriver onto a terminal connected to unprepared flexible conductors. This innovation frees the installer's ...

NI Announces Rugged Vision System for USB3 Vision Cameras

October 22, 2014 11:59 am | by PD&D Staff | National Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has announced a compact solution for high-speed vision applications. The NI CVS-1459RT is a small, rugged vision system with a quad-core Intel Atom processor and two dedicated USB 3.0 ports for USB3 Vision ...

Cree Introduces Industry’s First 1.7 kV All-SiC Power Module

October 22, 2014 11:39 am | by PD&D Staff | Cree, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has released the first all-SiC 1.7 kV power module in a 62 mm housing. Powered by Cree’s C2M large area SiC chip technology, the new half-bridge module exhibits an 8 mOhm on-resistance and 10-times higher switching efficiency than ...

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First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched

October 22, 2014 11:02 am | by ResearchSEA | News | Comments

Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers from the ...      

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iPhones Capture Tough Ocular Images

October 22, 2014 10:55 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | News | Comments

Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy ...

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Supercomputers Link Proteins to Drug Side Effects

October 22, 2014 10:48 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side effects that kill at least ...  

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Chevron's $20M to Improve State's Workforce

October 22, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

Chevron is working with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and RAND Corporation to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and other measures to ...  

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Cheaper Silicon Means Cheaper Solar Cells

October 22, 2014 10:36 am | by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) | News | Comments

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have pioneered a new approach to manufacturing solar cells that requires less silicon and can accommodate silicon with more impurities than is currently the standard ...  

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Jury Rules Against Company in Guardrail Case

October 22, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each end of ...

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Why Pre-Engineered Linear Motion Systems Are a Smart Choice

October 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Anders Trygg, Product Manager, Thomson Linear Components Group, Europe | Articles | Comments

The resulting pre-engineered system has a guaranteed performance available with a rapid delivery time and, with design flexibility, there is no need for compromise on specification. Easy, web-based tools can also be used to ...  

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