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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 9:49 am | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

The robot’s movement is based on Vortex technology, where a type of propeller is attached to the underside of the robot. The propeller rotates fast enough for a movable suction cup to stick the robot on to walls and ceilings, where it can then ...


Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded ...       


How Wireless Technology Can Dramatically Improve Ship Safety

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss of 32 lives – underlined the urgent need to accurately trace passengers during ...   


New Analytical Technology Reveals 'Nanomechanical' Surface Traits

August 28, 2014 9:18 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries. This new ...  


Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 9:04 am | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | News | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ...  


Medication Scanning System Aims to Eliminate Errors

August 28, 2014 8:52 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT alumni entrepreneurs Gauti Reynisson MBA ’10 and Ívar Helgason HS ’08 spent the early 2000s working for companies that implemented medication-safety technologies — such as electronic-prescription and pill-barcoding systems ...   


Kia to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico

August 27, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said Wednesday that the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the ...


Reshaping Airplanes In Flight: Controlling Air Flow Could Make Aircraft More Efficient

August 27, 2014 5:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, airplanes will scythe into the wind with an airframe that can virtually streamline its shape using nothing but air. In pursuit of this goal, researchers at NASA and Boeing moved an old 757 vertical tail to the ...


Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

August 27, 2014 5:19 pm | by Jeff Sweeney | Blogs | Comments

Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something ...     


Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 Years

August 27, 2014 5:12 pm | by Chrysler Group | News | Comments

In 1964, the Beatles conquered North America, the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third consecutive Stanley Cup and, what is now known as the Etobicoke Casting Plant in Etobicoke, Ont., was purchased by Chrysler Corporation to manufacture ...


'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 27, 2014 5:09 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a ...


Altra Industrial Motion Launches New Website

August 27, 2014 4:35 pm | by Altra Industrial Motion | News | Comments

Altra Industrial Motion, a leading global designer and manufacturer of quality power transmission and motion control products, has launched a new multi-lingual website designed to provide users with quick and efficient access to desired ...


Teardown: Pacemaker Monitor

August 27, 2014 4:29 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

This week on the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a dial-in pacemaker monitor system?                           


FTDI Chip Announces Collaboration with MCCI for Advanced Embedded SoC Products

August 27, 2014 4:17 pm | by FTDI Chip | News | Comments

FTDI Chip is pleased to announce that its technology partnership with MCCI Corporation has resulted in the availability of TrueTask USB - an embedded USB host stack designed for ...           


NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

August 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars - and approved the ...   



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