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How Do We Make the Breast Pump 'Not Suck'?

October 29, 2014 9:16 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

While new mothers are heavily encouraged to breastfeed, the obstacles they face in order to do so after returning to work are many. Breast pumps, as they exist now, do not aid in further encouragement; rather, they greatly ...   

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Infographic: The Mechanics of 'Punkin Chunkin'

October 29, 2014 9:14 am | by Solidworks | News | Comments

In the U.S., pumpkins are synonymous with our fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. They are used to make tasty pies and spooky jack-o-lanterns; while competitive types may grow them for size or participate in ‘Punkin Chunkin,’ ...

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 9:01 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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Line Camera Makes Magnetic Field Lines Visible in 3D & Real Time

October 29, 2014 8:54 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the human eye, can be ...   

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VW Recalls 270,000 Cars in China to Fix Airbags

October 29, 2014 6:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday. The recall by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive applies to ... 

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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 28, 2014 4:52 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a ...

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North American Robotics Market Sets New Records

October 28, 2014 4:49 pm | by Robotic Industries Association | News | Comments

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A total of 21,235 robots valued at $1.2 billion were ordered from ...

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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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