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You Are Influential

April 21, 2014 4:58 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

While it’s true that an outsider, such as a consultant or a change agent from higher and farther in the chain of corporate leadership, can get people’s attention or compel them to listen, and it’s true that executive leaders may influence more ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printed Headdress Is Wearable Art

April 21, 2014 4:50 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

The Quixotic Divinity headdress is the premiere piece of wearable art from Chicago-based artist, and longtime proponent of the 3D-printed medium, Joshua Harker. The headdress debuted on the runway in November 2013 at the 3D Printshow held at ...

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Behind the Mask

April 21, 2014 4:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Inspired by the intent to push the limitations of existing technology, laser-sintering system provider EOS sponsored his design, growing (laser sintering) the 8 ½-pound headdress on an EOSINT P 760 additive manufacturing (AM) system ...  

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CSA Approved Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers

April 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers are now available from Gems Sensors & Controls. Applications include hazardous area installations, such as artificial lift, chemical injection, and CNG compressors ...

Robotic Mouse Could Help Solve the Cat Obesity Problem

April 21, 2014 4:28 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

While the development of Mousr is just two months in the making, it’s genesis came somewhat by accident two years ago. Cohen was working on a proof-of-concept sensor management system where the goal was to keep the power consumption of ...

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Heavy Duty Safety Switches

April 21, 2014 4:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Abb Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB Low Voltage Products division has introduced a new line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for ...

Disc Magnet Motor with Dynamic Performance

April 21, 2014 4:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap has introduced the P760 series disc magnet motor. The closed loop P760 series motor offers a dynamic performance to meet challenging applications where rapid changes in acceleration and direction of rotation are ...

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Why Data Center Efficiency in the 2000s Is Like Paper Recycling in 1970s

April 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by General Electric Company | News | Comments

On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970,the World Wide Web existed only in research labs, “texting” was something you wrote in a notebook and the closest thing to a data center was the public library. On that day, millions of people gathered at events around the country to learn, share, and ...

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Icon Labs Products Immune to the Heartbleed SSL Bug

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that its Iconfidant SSL product, a leading SSL solution for embedded devices, is not affected by the Heartbleed SSL bug. Heartbleed is ...   

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Researchers Develop Mobile Charging System for EVs

April 21, 2014 1:12 pm | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) in Spain has developed the first mobile charging system for electric vehicles. This system allows users to charge their vehicle from any plug -not just from a specifically designed one- as long as it has been previously authorized by ...

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New Material Coating Mimics Nature's Lotus Effect

April 21, 2014 1:05 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic – water repelling – characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive in muddy swamps, repelling dirt, and producing beautiful flowers. Of late, engineers have been ...

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Engineering Update: NASA to Send Flying Saucers to Mars

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Future voyages to Mars would need to address the physiological strain on the astronauts, the length of the trip, itself, and ferrying the necessary payload to sustain human life for a protracted mission. The first two problems could be insurmountable, but ...

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Photos of the Day: Testing Fluid Flow on the ISS

April 21, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

David Kelso, Ph.D., a researcher at Northwestern University, had been working for several years to develop a simple, inexpensive device that could be used in resource-limited settings to test for ...        

Space-Tested Concept Advances Infectious Disease Diagnoses

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space Station on the ...

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MRI, on a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 12:34 pm | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nano-scale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of ...          

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