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Recyclable Lithium Battery Made with Alfalfa & Pine Resin

September 29, 2014 12:22 pm | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come up with a ...

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Holt Integrated Circuits Announces Discrete-to-Digital Sensor

September 29, 2014 12:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits has announced a new discrete-to-digital sensor IC. The HI-8428 has eight programmable sense channels, which may be individually configured as GND/Open or Supply/Open (28 V/Open) sensors. Holt is one of the few ...

Tiertime Announces Global Launch of Desktop 3D Printer

September 29, 2014 11:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tiertime has announced the global launch of its new desktop 3D printer, UP BOX. Targeting professional and educational users, UP BOX represents the third model in the UP Series of desktop 3D printers. The UP BOX builds on the performance ...

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9 Powerful Controllers Inside Unmanned Vehicles That Disable Explosive Devices

September 29, 2014 11:24 am | by Terry Persun, Technical Journalist | Articles | Comments

When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     

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Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...

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Man Creates Expanding Shoe to Help Poor Kids

September 29, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After about seven years of research and development, one Nampa man will launch TheShoeThatGrows.org to provide children around the world with a pair of shoes that readjusts to fit their feet as they grow. "I'm just excited to get these ...

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Why the Society of Women Engineers Beats Miss America (Every Time)

September 29, 2014 10:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

Who knew that a HBO show could change the lives of girls who dream of being engineers? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a Daily Show/Colbert Report feeling to it and this past Sunday, Oliver used part of the time to do a decent take ...

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5-Axis Cincinnati Profiler Cuts Machining Time for Aero Parts

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new 5-axis, 5-spindle Cincinnati XP aerospace profiler from Fives features doubled spindle speeds, greater horsepower, and higher feed rates on all axes. The purpose-designed machine delivers 50% to 80% faster ...

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Photos of the Day: Orion in Final Steps Before Exploration Flight

September 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System ...  

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U.S. Cites Company in Cell Tower Deaths

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in ...  

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Rice Husk Byproduct in Goodyear Tires?

September 29, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear is ...

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Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project

September 29, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kuni Umi Asset Management, GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, and Toyo Engineering Corporation have invested in Japan’s largest solar power project, a 231-megawatt facility to be built in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, via special ...

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A Colorful Life for Crash-Test Engineer Behind Rainbow Loom Craze

September 29, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheong Choon Ng was trying to make rubber-band bracelets with his daughters four years ago when he realized his fingers were too big to manipulate the bands. So, the automotive crash-test engineer set about ...      

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Tetra Tech Wins $30M NIST Engineering Services Contract

September 29, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tetra Tech announced it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity, $30 million contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide engineering services for the NIST Center for Neutron ...

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Lenovo Looks to Expand After IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday. The $2.1 billion ...

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