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Where Humans, Animals & Robots Meet

September 30, 2014 10:19 am | by IMDEA Networks Institute | News | Comments

To meet our everyday needs in an increasingly multifaceted technological world is a challenge that pushes researchers to find innovative tools using a multidisciplinary approach. We inhabit a globalized planet, made up of complex systems ...

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Parker Expands the XE Line of Linear Actuators

September 30, 2014 10:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division has announced the expansion of the XE line to include the 401 XE. The new 401 XE is now the smallest ball screw driven product Parker offers ...

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New High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle Resists Corrosion, High Temperatures

September 30, 2014 10:07 am | by PD&D Staff | Exair Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25 mm) wide airstream with a blowing force of 16 ounces (462g) when mounted 12" (305 mm) from the target ...

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Mimicking Brain Cells to Boost Memory Power

September 30, 2014 10:07 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

MIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the ...  

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Look What’s Coming to Dinner

September 30, 2014 9:57 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD Magazine | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on ... 

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Connector Uses Innovative Pin-in-Hole Reflow Method

September 30, 2014 9:54 am | by PD&D Staff | Hirose Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a high-speed connector that employs an advanced pin-in-hole intrusive reflow method to improve PCB retention force and enable a one-time reflow process with other SMT components ...

Self-Testing Takes Center Stage

September 30, 2014 9:48 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

After more than two-and-a-half years of development work and onsite testing, John Kelly, CEO of Sydney, Australia-based Atomo Diagnostics, believes that his company has developed the test platform, AtomoRapid, to address critical ...  

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Tech-Friendly Cities Struggle with New Biz Rules

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent ...   

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Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers ...  

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Airlines Look for an Edge with Weather-Radar Systems

September 30, 2014 9:32 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. Then, looking at the display on a new ...  

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Ford Invests in Future with New LED Lighting at Manufacturing Plants

September 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality ...

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Liquid Phase 3D-Printing Method Uses Low Melting Metal Alloy

September 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Conventional 3D metal printing is generally ...

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New Transparent Nanoscintillators for Radiation Detection

September 30, 2014 9:17 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances. In a paper to be ...

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Understanding How Things Coil

September 30, 2014 9:10 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling patterns that can also cause problems if ...

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Snaptron Announces New Tactile Dome Design

September 29, 2014 5:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Snaptron | Product Releases | Comments

Snaptron has designed a new series of tactile dome switch contacts – the SQ-Series. SQ-Series tactile domes (snap domes) feature a new, 4-leg design that is essentially square in shape. This wide 4-leg design offers several unique benefits ...

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