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Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool

August 27, 2014 10:22 am | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Recent experiments have confirmed that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional shape of objects at ...    

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Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

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Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

August 27, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the ...   

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Godzilla Stomps Back in Ultra HD, Wires Intact

August 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing ...

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?

August 27, 2014 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last ...

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Auto Supply Firm to Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 27, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will ...  

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Photos of the Day: Testing One of the World's Largest Rocket Fuel Tanks

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with ...   

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NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets ...

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The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

August 26, 2014 5:25 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...    

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Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 5:14 pm | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about ...     

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U.S. Closes Probe into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

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Rotary Transformer Coupled Torque Sensor for Inline Testing

August 26, 2014 4:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SensorData Technologies has announced the global market introduction of the Model T261 Series. The series is a family of rotary transformer coupled torque sensors, designed to meet the ...

Saelig Introduces 25 MHz Digital Oscilloscope-in-a-Probe

August 26, 2014 4:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the new Owon RDS1021 Wave Rambler, a new, USB pen scope that packs the features of a high performance bench top oscilloscope in a small, lightweight, and ergonomic probe that ...

AutomationDirect Adds More Photoelectric Sensors

August 26, 2014 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s new QM series photoelectric sensors are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The series includes diffuse, diffuse with ...

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