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China & U.S. Boost Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Market in 2014

November 19, 2014 11:20 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology. Global market revenue for ...

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Novel Coating Gives LEDs a Cozy, Warm Glow

November 19, 2014 11:03 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the 21st century. Now researchers ...

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NASA Skunkworks Team Set to Deliver Newfangled 6U CubeSat

November 19, 2014 10:54 am | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A NASA "skunkworks" team gave itself just one year to develop, test and integrate a newfangled CubeSat that could reliably and easily accommodate agency-class science investigations and technology demonstrations at a lower cost ...  

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Is 3D Carving the New 3D Printing?

November 19, 2014 10:53 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Over the past few years, the 3D printing experienced explosive growth. The next step, according to Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan, is 3D carving. With close to $635,000 raised on Kickstarter for his latest project – a 3D carver – he might be right ...

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GE Announces New $32M 3D-Printing Research Center

November 19, 2014 10:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

On October 6, a Boeing 747 modified for testing jet engines taxied along a concrete runway on the edge of the Mojave Desert and took off with a brand new engine strapped to its left wing. Although the engine’s maiden flight was short ... 

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Energy Department Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies

November 19, 2014 10:32 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Department of Energy has launched a mobile app called Lantern Live that helps consumers quickly find and share critical information about nearby gas stations and power outages during energy emergencies. The app builds on the ...  

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White House Capitalizes on Web Intelligence to Support New Climate Initiative

November 19, 2014 10:22 am | by webLyzard | News | Comments

Following a presentation by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House has just released the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a new decision support initiative that makes use of the innovative text analysis and knowledge visualization services of ...

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VW Recalls 442K Cars for Suspension Problem

November 19, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles ...  

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Osram Introduces First Surface-Mountable LED with Oval Light-Radiating Characteristics

November 19, 2014 10:04 am | by PD&D Staff | Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls, gas station price signs, and digital road signs. The surface-mountable Displix Oval can be ...

Army Robotics Researchers Look Far into the Future

November 19, 2014 10:03 am | by David McNally, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities. Five years ago, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, set out to ...   

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Schurter Extends Piezo Switch Family

November 19, 2014 9:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced a new, piezo switch family, PSE HI, offering raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions. The robust switch provides high impact resistance ...

NASA Completes Successful Flight Test of Shape Changing Wing Surface

November 19, 2014 9:55 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight ...    

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Times Microwave Systems Adds to Series of Lightning Protection Products

November 19, 2014 9:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has introduced the new Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products with an extended frequency operating band from DC to 7000 MHz ...

ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single Open, Global Wireless Standard for Devices

November 19, 2014 9:49 am | by ZigBee | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, has announced the unification of its ...   

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Young Engineers Build Tomorrow's Drone Tech Today

November 19, 2014 9:38 am | by American Society of Mechanical Engineers | News | Comments

Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) finals this week at the International Mechanical Engineering ...

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