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The Step-Flex Shaft Coupling

July 9, 2014 9:09 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Miki Pulley has announced its Step-Flex Coupling for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. The Step-Flex is an altogether new class of shaft coupling. This design was conceived to eliminate resonance in stepper motor ball ...

Boeing Seals $56B Emirates Airline Order

July 9, 2014 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline. The order's value is based on list prices, which can vary greatly after negotiations. The 777X is a larger and more fuel-efficient model of ...

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Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy

July 8, 2014 6:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country. The six cities, two counties and two ...

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Broadcast Attenuators for HD Video Applications

July 8, 2014 2:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced their expanded line of 75 Ohm F attenuators. This new line of F-type attenuators is suitable for broadcast, HDTV, and satcom applications in the L and S microwave bands up to 3 GHz ...

Solar Energy Gets a Boost

July 8, 2014 1:26 pm | News | Comments

A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters reviews work on "singlet fission," a process in which a single photon generates a pair of excited states. This 1->2 conversion process has the potential to ...

Synchronous Boost Regulator

July 8, 2014 1:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LTC3124, a dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with ...

Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator

July 8, 2014 1:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Pi (Physik Instrumente) L.P. | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Motion specialist Physik Instrumente has introduced two new, vacuum compatible versions of its compact ...

Miniscale Plus 0.1 um Encoder

July 8, 2014 1:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Schneeberger Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schneeberger Linear Technology has announced the new Miniscale Plus optical encoder system now with resolutions to 0.1 micron. The Miniscale Plus does not ...

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A 30-Year History of the Future

July 8, 2014 12:49 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ...   

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A Transparent Touchable Display Wall

July 8, 2014 12:42 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing something beyond ...      

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Silicon Sponge Improves Battery Performance

July 8, 2014 12:38 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed ...         

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Autonomous Vehicles to Exploit Capabilities of Machines

July 8, 2014 12:32 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Before long, Soldiers in tactical vehicles in the battle-space could get help from autonomous systems. These systems will provide increased situational awareness and decrease the probability of accidents using safety features such as ...  

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Getting a 'Maker' Education

July 8, 2014 12:27 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

Down an alley off Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, there’s a “maker space” called NuVu Studio, where local high school students leave their classrooms behind to design robots, websites, board games, medical devices, and clothing, among other things. But they’re not playing hooky ...

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U.S. Presses China on Liberalizing High-Tech Trade

July 8, 2014 12:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is looking for concessions from China to kick start international negotiations on liberalizing trade in high-technology products. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the U.S. wants to resolve differences with China over ...

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Drone Forces Chopper to Change Course

July 8, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter. They say the helicopter pilot spotted the ...            

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