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Sunshield is Length of a Tennis Court, Folds Like an Umbrella

July 25, 2014 12:56 pm | by Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard | News | Comments

The Sunshield folds up like an umbrella around the Webb telescope's mirrors and instruments during launch. Once it reaches its orbit, the Webb telescope will receive a command from Earth to unfold, and separate the Sunshield's five layers into ...


Photos of the Day: Volvo XC90 Has Two World Firsts

July 25, 2014 11:44 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. These innovations will form part of a suite of safety features that will make ...


Research Team Unlocks Insights Into New Nano-Materials

July 25, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.  The technique excited ... 


Small Holes Cause Big Jitters In World's Sixth Tallest Building

July 25, 2014 11:09 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in ...


Wireless Home Automation Systems Are Very Revealing

July 25, 2014 10:32 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the purposes of their study, the researchers took on the role of a malicious attacker. 'Using a simple mini-PC no bigger in size than a packet of cigarettes, we eavesdropped on the wireless home automation systems and were able to ...

Black Boxes from Taiwan Crash Investigated

July 25, 2014 1:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. Stormy weather and low visibility are suspected as factors in Wednesday's crash of the twin propeller ATR-72 operated by TransAsia Airways. Local media...


GM in China Recalls Cadillac, Camaro

July 25, 2014 12:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This is GM's third recall in China in 14 months. In December, the company and its main Chinese partner recalled 1.5 million vehicles to replace a fuel pump bracket. Now, they are recalling nearly 20,000 imported vehicles to replace defective ...


China to Declare Qualcomm a Monopoly

July 24, 2014 11:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm, one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly. The results of an investigation into Qualcomm will be released soon. It cited...   


Displays from the Big Screen: Motion Sensor Systems from Hollywood

July 24, 2014 5:36 pm | by Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs | Articles | Comments

Imagine being surrounded by the imagery of your dreams on a panoramic display. Now imagine being able to manipulate these images by pointing directly at them, like a conductor leading an orchestra of pixels. It sounds like something ...  


Thread Paves the Way for IEEE 802.15.4 & IPv6

July 24, 2014 5:32 pm | by Cees Links, CEO & Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread.” Sort of. Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of ...  


Temporary Power Distribution Center

July 24, 2014 5:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ericson has introduced the mini-e Temporary Power Distribution (PDU) Center. A portable, temporary power solution, designed to work in harsh work environments featuring plug-n-play installation and ...

Kollmorgen Automation Suite

July 24, 2014 5:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen has introduced Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the ...

High Wattage AC or DC Input LED Drivers

July 24, 2014 5:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced new high wattage LED Drivers designed to accept DC or AC input. The new PLEDDC series 120W, 150W, and 200W drivers are based on TRP's high performance PLED series ...

New Compact 7-Inch Panel PCs

July 24, 2014 4:49 pm | by PD&D Staff | Beckhoff Automation Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC. Designed as a cabinet-mounted device in a fanless, space-saving format, the CP6606 is suitable for use in PLC and small ...

Monoblocks Expand Utility of Connectors

July 24, 2014 4:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING has expanded the capabilities of its modular connector series, Han-Eco and Han-Yellock, by developing dedicated, high density monoblock inserts for each. With these inserts, a single ...


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