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[MC]2 2015 Conference

October 28, 2014 4:47 pm | by MTConnect Institute | Events

The fourth annual [MC]2 Conference, hosted by the MTConnect Institute, will be held April 28-30, 2015, at the McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, Ill. The MTConnect Institute has also issued a call for speakers, which is open ...

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Minibike Company Fined By Govt. Safety Agency

October 28, 2014 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A South Carolina company that sells minibikes and go-carts has agreed to pay $4.3 million in a settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission — the largest-ever civil penalty levied by the agency. CPSC alleged that ...   

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AutoNation Halts Sales of Cars in Air Bag Recalls

October 28, 2014 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the nation's biggest car dealership chain says it won't sell used cars being recalled for exploding air bags due to conflicting advice from automakers and lack of direction from the government. The recalls are giving the ...  

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Society of Women Engineers Selects Navy Engineer for National Award

October 28, 2014 4:28 pm | by Nicholas E. Malay, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers named Jessica McElman, an electrical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), as one of 10 emerging leaders and will present her award during their annual conference in ...  

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Low-Noise, Factory-Programmed Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC

October 28, 2014 4:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC. Allegro’s A1366 has been designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution. The goal is achieved through new proprietary linearly ...

B&K Precision Expands Multi-Range Power Supply Series

October 28, 2014 4:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision has announced its latest multi-range DC power supply, the model 9111, expanding its 9110 multi-range supply offering. With constant voltage (CV) and constant current (CC) modes, the 9111 automatically recalculates ...

Wieland Electric Develops Compact Universal Safety Relay

October 28, 2014 3:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Wieland Electric, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland Electric has developed a compact DIN rail mounted universal safety relay for monitoring a wide range of machine safety functions, including emergency stops, elevator access control, and heating/burner installations. The SNO4083 Series ...

Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

October 28, 2014 3:43 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new ...  

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AI Is Summoning Demons

October 28, 2014 1:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence – as it might summon “the demon.” Musk expressed these concerns in a recent interview at ...   

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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number of drivers in the U.S. are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power ...

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HotSpot: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 11:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Third Eye Design is running a kickstarter campaign for HelSTAR, a wireless, helmet brake and turn signal system, designed to make riders more visible. Studies around the world share the same findings ...  

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Sharp Images on Curved Screens

October 28, 2014 10:16 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature – and additionally allows about ...

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Stealthy Warship Sneaks Up on Submarines

October 28, 2014 10:12 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

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Economical Process for Micro Energy Harvesting

October 28, 2014 10:06 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they ...

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NASA Team Proposes to Use Laser to Track Orbital Debris

October 28, 2014 9:58 am | by NASA | News | Comments

As participation in space exploration grows worldwide, so does the impact of orbital debris — man-made "space junk" that poses significant hazards to live spacecraft and astronauts should they cross paths and collide ...    

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