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Photos of the Day: Floating Pool Filters River Water

April 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The pool will be the first of its kind because it's made of filtration material designed to make dirty river water safe for swimming. The designers say the pool will be anchored to the river bed. It'll have a walkway to shore ...   

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Splashy Plan for Pool in NYC's East River Unveiled

April 22, 2014 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun. The developers of a massive floating swimming pool said Tuesday the project is on track to launch off Brooklyn in ...

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The New Wild West

April 22, 2014 3:38 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things is a myth, legend, buzzword, Microsoft misfire (Intelligent Systems, anyone?), market disruptor, as well as an elusive term that many are trying to corral into some microcosm of sustainable profitability in an ...  

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Cable Management System for Charging Station

April 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Philatron Wire and Cable has announced FLEXY, a new cable management system for electric vehicle charging systems. The new slinky design extends over 20 times its original length, and ...

Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid

April 22, 2014 2:58 pm | by Phoenix Contact | Phoenix Contact | News | Comments

Phoenix Contact has installed a new combined cooling, heating, and power system that will generate enough electricity to power the company’s U.S. headquarters approximately 65 percent of the time. As part of the company’s Earth Day activities ...

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GM, Lawyers Fight Over Bankruptcy Protections

April 22, 2014 2:23 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past. The company is asking a U.S. bankruptcy court to shield it from legal claims for actions that ...

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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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