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New Tool Assesses Skill Development in Robotic Microsurgery

September 29, 2014 8:59 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ... 


3 Design Fails of the Week

September 26, 2014 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, ignition modules are failing to ground, gas valves are leaking, and Bad Boy Buggies’ brakes ... break ...                    


J.W. Winco Door Handles Include Locking Mechanism

September 26, 2014 2:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 115.7 zinc die-cast door handles with latch mechanism, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant door handles are used when the application requires both a locking mechanism and a ...


Sensor Interface Integrated into Battery Management Systems in BMW Electric Vehicles

September 26, 2014 1:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG has announced that the BMW Group is using the AS8510, an integrated automotive sensor interface, to provide accurate battery voltage and current measurements in its i3 series electric vehicles. The BMW i3 model that is in ...


New Generation of Operator Panels for CNC Applications

September 26, 2014 12:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Industry Inc., Solutions, Automation & Drive Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has announced their Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black. The panels are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system, and they offer new options for machine operation ...

New Tech May Lead to Prolonged Power in Smartphones

September 26, 2014 11:36 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few ...  


NASA Issues RFP for Next Round of Commercial ISS Resupply Missions

September 26, 2014 11:24 am | by NASA | News | Comments

On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of ...    


Photos of the Day: Robot Scans Ships for Contraband

September 26, 2014 11:14 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Half of the robot is waterproof and houses the electronics. The other half is permeable and houses the propulsion system, which consists of six pumps that expel water through rubber tubes. The main structural components of the robot were ...


September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: King Kong Lives:  Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall ... 


'Multi-Spectra Glasses' for Scanning Electron Microscopy

September 26, 2014 10:33 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Reflection zone plates produced by HZB enable lighter elements in material samples to be precisely detected using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) by providing high resolution in the range of 50-1120 eV. The scanning electron microscope ...


Underwater Robot to Strengthen Port Security

September 26, 2014 10:15 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater ...


Duke Energy to Build Solar Plant in NC

September 26, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke Energy says it plans to build a solar plant in Bladen County. The Fayetteville Observer reports the utility said Arizona-based Phoenix Solar is the contractor, and the solar panels will be manufactured by Yingli Solar ...   


Chrysler Redesigns Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 10:09 am | by Chrysler Group | News | Comments

With sales of the Ram 1500 on a 52-month sales streak, Chrysler Group's Warren Truck Assembly Plant is increasing production. The plant that built back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year winners in 2013 and 2014 will be building an ...


India Releases First Image of Crater-Scarred Mars

September 26, 2014 9:58 am | by Katy Daigle, Associated Press | News | Comments

The image released Thursday was taken when the Martian Orbiter Mission, or MOM, was about 7,300 kilometers (4,536 miles) from the planet's surface, according to the Indian Space and Research Organisation. The digital data took at least ...


U.S.-Russian Crew Docks with Space Station

September 26, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft joined up with the space laboratory as it ...



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