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C&K Components Develops Momentary Action Tactile Switches

September 19, 2014 12:55 pm | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of surface mount, ultra-low profile, top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The switches measure just 3.7 x 3.7 mm with a board-mounted profile of ...

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22 mm Servomotors with Planetary Gearboxes

September 19, 2014 12:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Koford Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Koford Engineering has introduced 22 mm servomotors with planetary gearboxes and optical encoders to provide a precision motion control package. The motors are of a slotless design with zero cog and a mechanical time constant ...

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3U VPX 2 Slot Enclosure with INTEL I7

September 19, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Combined with PCI Systems’ IGUANA OpenVPX 3U switch module or Juniper Networks LN-1000 rugged router, the HAWK is a very small but fully ruggedized networking platform. Combined with the 3U VPX Intel I7 CPU module it can be ...

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3D Printer Headed to Space Station

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

It’s not quite the replicator of Star Trek fame — but it’s seemingly a step in that direction. The first 3D printer is soon to fly into Earth orbit, finding a home aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The size of a small microwave ...

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The History of the Electric Car

September 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Rebecca Matulka, energy.gov | News | Comments

Not an invention of modern times, the electric car has a long and storied history. Travel back in time as we explore the history of the electric car. Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for ...

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Component Reliability in the Automotive Industry

September 19, 2014 10:22 am | by Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation | News | Comments

Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth ...  

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Rexroth Offers New Series of Compact HMI Solutions

September 19, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Bosch Rexroth Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Rexroth has announced the compact IndraControl VR series of embedded terminals that complement the existing IndraControl V portfolio of larger screen HMIs and the PC-based panels, including the IndraControl VEP, VDP, VSP, and ...

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NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years ...      

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AutomationDirect Expands AC Motor Line

September 19, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect has expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include lower-cost, high-performance 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+ series AC motors with integrated encoder. The 230/460 VAC Max+ inverter-duty motors are designed to ...

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Amazon Debuts New E-Readers, Kid-Friendly Fire

September 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon keeps rolling out the devices. The largest U.S. e-commerce company is introducing two new e-readers and new styles of its Kindle Fire HD tablet as part of a fall lineup of Kindle devices. The new and updated devices ...   

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Hexagon Metrology Debuts TESA Wireless Inductive Probes

September 19, 2014 9:54 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced their new line of Brown & Sharpe/TESA wireless inductive probes with technical features that are unique to the metrology marketplace. The new inductive probes introduce wireless bidirectional ...   

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Hunt for Missing Malaysia Plane to Resume

September 19, 2014 9:42 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday ...    

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Engine Overheats, Plane Fills with Smoke

September 19, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides ...   

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Particle Detector Hunts for 'Dark Matter' in Space

September 19, 2014 9:32 am | by NASA | News | Comments

New research published Thursday in the journal Physical Review Letters shows researchers are making important progress in the hunt for dark matter, using the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) - a state-of-the-art ...

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Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot Unprecedented Dexterity

September 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is an adaptation of a technology called ...

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