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Thread Paves the Way for IEEE 802.15.4 & IPv6

July 24, 2014 5:32 pm | by Cees Links, CEO & Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread.” Sort of. Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of ...  

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Temporary Power Distribution Center

July 24, 2014 5:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ericson has introduced the mini-e Temporary Power Distribution (PDU) Center. A portable, temporary power solution, designed to work in harsh work environments featuring plug-n-play installation and ...

Kollmorgen Automation Suite

July 24, 2014 5:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen has introduced Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the ...

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High Wattage AC or DC Input LED Drivers

July 24, 2014 5:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced new high wattage LED Drivers designed to accept DC or AC input. The new PLEDDC series 120W, 150W, and 200W drivers are based on TRP's high performance PLED series ...

New Compact 7-Inch Panel PCs

July 24, 2014 4:49 pm | by PD&D Staff | Beckhoff Automation Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC. Designed as a cabinet-mounted device in a fanless, space-saving format, the CP6606 is suitable for use in PLC and small ...

Monoblocks Expand Utility of Connectors

July 24, 2014 4:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING has expanded the capabilities of its modular connector series, Han-Eco and Han-Yellock, by developing dedicated, high density monoblock inserts for each. With these inserts, a single ...

Backplane Connector System

July 24, 2014 4:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has announced its Impel backplane connector system is available for use with Molex’s Backplane Pin Map Configurator. The connector solution provides equipment manufacturers with the ...

NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames

July 24, 2014 4:28 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that ...   

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Bombardier Restructuring Cuts 1,800 Jobs Globally

July 24, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations. Spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau with the Montreal-based company said Thursday that Bombardier plans to reorganize the ...   

U.S. Nuclear Industry Needs to Think About Unthinkable Disasters

July 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios ...      

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Governor's Startup Fund Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state ...     

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Nokia Sees Brighter Future without Handset Unit

July 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Jari Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division ...

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AI Identifies Beatles Musical Progression

July 24, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lawrence Technological University | News | Comments

Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn’t been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer ...  

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Man Sues GM Over Deadly Crash

July 24, 2014 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife. The Charleston Daily Mail reports ...   

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Engineering Newswire 100: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 24, 2014 11:36 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...               

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