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AC-DC Power Supplies in Metal Enclosure

July 29, 2014 12:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the TXM Series new generation of AC-DC power supplies with a low-profile metal case and screw terminal connection. The new design provides an improved efficiency up ...  

Speed & Torque Motor Controller

July 29, 2014 12:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) has introduced a new speed and torque BLDC motor controller offering programmability via a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The controller can be tuned for use with a wide variety of ...

Integrated Production Control System

July 29, 2014 12:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced CENTUM VP R5.04, an enhanced version of the company’s flagship integrated production control system. The development of CENTUM VP R5.04 is the outcome of a steady effort to ...

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Corning Donates $1.8M Mirror for Space Telescope

July 29, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s ...    

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Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

July 29, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of ...

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Photos of the Day: $1.3B Telescope to Be the World's Largest

July 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope | News | Comments

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT ...

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Next-Gen Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

July 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) | News | Comments

The TMT project was initiated a decade ago by the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of California as the TMT Observatory Corporation ...

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Drone Nearly Blocks California Firefighting Planes

July 29, 2014 9:32 am | by Fenit Nirappil & Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to ...  

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Board Denies Challenges to Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world ...

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Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product store will offer more than 200 print on-demand products that ...

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China Investigating Microsoft in Monopoly Case

July 29, 2014 8:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said Tuesday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft violated an anti-monopoly law by failing to publish all documentation related to...

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Avoiding Plane Crashes as Air Traffic Doubles

July 29, 2014 3:20 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard ...

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The Evolution of Airplanes

July 28, 2014 5:08 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime ...         

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NASA’s Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

July 28, 2014 4:52 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover ...

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NASA Selects Environmental Test & Integration Services II Contract

July 28, 2014 4:20 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services II (ETIS II) contract to Sierra Lobo, Inc of Fremont, Ohio. The contract will support the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ...

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