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Bloomberg Invests $5M in Solar-Powered Lamp

April 22, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa. The lamp, called Little Sun, provides ...   

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Medical Approved 2 W DC/DC Converters

April 22, 2014 1:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Micropower Direct | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct has announced the MG200MHI series of compact, 2W DC/DC converters fully approved to both EN 60950 and EN 60601. They are specifically designed to meet the stringent isolation, reinforced insulation, and ...

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How Hammer Strikes Could Generate Nuclear Fusion

April 22, 2014 1:24 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures, and ...

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GM Restructuring Engineering in Response to Recall

April 22, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls. GM says the new investigators will more than ...           

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Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System

April 22, 2014 1:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System for networks that require higher data rates with superior signal integrity to meet the growth in networking and wireless device markets ...

Choosing the Right Cabling Option

April 22, 2014 1:14 pm | by Uwe Schenk, Global Segment Manager – Wind, Helukabel USA | Articles | Comments

Renewable energy industry reports suggest that more than 60% of all future power capacity will come from renewable technologies, only 25% will be in the form of gas or oil, with the remainder being nuclear. Furthermore, experts estimate in ...

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Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes

April 22, 2014 1:08 pm | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant than ...

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Condition Monitoring Systems & the Importance of the Encoder

April 22, 2014 1:02 pm | by Bob Setbacken, Product Manager, Leine & Linde | Leine&Linde Ab | Articles | Comments

Whether you are operating a mine, a mill, or a power plant, the goal is to generate expected yields and associated revenue. These factories or plants operate continuously to meet their targets. Downtime that is ...     

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SMARTT e-Patch Moves Public Health Forward

April 22, 2014 12:54 pm | by Rhenovia Pharma | News | Comments

Rhenovia Pharma, a biotechnology company specialized in the application of biosimulation to the research and development of new medicinal products, has created the SMARTT e-Patch project, which has ...        

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More Mission, Less Statement

April 22, 2014 12:54 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Effective leadership of cultural change is enabled by clear communication of cultural values and priorities. One of the greatest challenges of guiding cultural change, development, or stability, is influencing the organization to follow the same ...

MapleSim Toolbox Expands Control Design Capabilities

April 22, 2014 12:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Maple Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maplesoft has announced an update to the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox, an add-on to MapleSim, the system-level modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft. The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox allows ...

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90-Degree PCB Connector System

April 22, 2014 12:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors ...

Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

April 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. This is within the range of vacuum-UV light - so named because while light of that energy can ...

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Unlocking Secrets of New Solar Material

April 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen ...         

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Planetary DC Gearmotor

April 22, 2014 12:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Midwest Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Midwest Motion Products has announced a new DC Gear- Motor, Model #MMP-D33-455F-24V GP81-046. Accepting any 24 Volt DC source, including battery power, this robust gear motor measures ...

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