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Designing a First Class Airbus Showroom

April 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Hofmann Innovation | Articles | Comments

Some orders are extraordinary challenges, even for experienced model builders like Modellbau Robert Hofmann. The order for the Airbus Showroom in Toulouse, for which cabin elements, or "mock-ups", needed to be created in a 1:1 scale, was such ...

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Increasing Linear Drive Thrust Options

April 16, 2014 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives are now available with an option which doubles the drive's thrust capacity without significantly increasing the size of the unit by installing an extra rolling ring bearing. The Model RG3 drive ...

Vandal Proof Pushbutton Switch

April 16, 2014 9:11 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch has introduced the 12 mm EH Series pushbutton switch. The newest addition to the CIT panel mount switch line is heavy-duty and rugged in construction - both splash and vandal proof. The EH series offers ...

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Precision Spheres in a Range of Materials

April 16, 2014 9:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Goodfellow Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Goodfellow has announced precision spheres in diameters from 0.15 mm to 20 mm from stock, and up to 150 mm as a special order. Applications include flow control, gauging and measuring standards, down hole oil drilling, bearings ...

GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection

April 15, 2014 11:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed in ...

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

April 15, 2014 9:21 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that ...

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Chevrolet Bringing Tiny Trax SUV to U.S. & China

April 15, 2014 7:21 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. General Motors thinks ...

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GM Sales Eyed for Impact of Ignition Switch Recall

April 15, 2014 5:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a ...

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Using Robots to Study Evolution

April 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Kathleen Estes, OIST | News | Comments

A new paper by OIST’s Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution. Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a researcher in Professor Kenji Doya’s Unit, has successfully used a colony of ...   

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Glasses Strong as Steel

April 15, 2014 1:44 pm | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Researchers at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel. Using traditional methods, it usually takes ...

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Drone Hinders Medical Chopper According to Police

April 15, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene. Kele Stanley, of Springfield, said he's been unfairly charged and would have landed it immediately if he ...

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HotSpot: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 15, 2014 1:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions ...

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A New Approach to Making Things

April 15, 2014 1:27 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Hanging a picture in the living room can be a vexing experience involving just a hammer and a nail. Now imagine bolting a jet engine to the wing of a passenger plane. Maintenance crews use special metal brackets to ...      

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Device Turns Flat Surface into Spherical Antenna

April 15, 2014 1:22 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does. This breakthrough ...

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Engineers Develop New Materials for Hydrogen Storage

April 15, 2014 1:19 pm | by Ioana Patringenaru, University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently. The researchers have created for the first time compounds made from mixtures of ...  

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