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BLDC Motor Gate Drivers from Microchip Are Part of Complete Motor System Solution

October 22, 2014 9:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has added two new 3-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) motor gate drivers with integrated power module, LIN transceiver and Sleep mode, the MCP8025 and MCP8026 (MCP8025/6). The devices can ...

Atom-Width Graphene Sensors Could Provide Insights into Brain Function

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay ...

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Noshok Announced Stabilized & Non-Stabilized Connectors

October 22, 2014 9:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Noshok, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NOSHOK has announced new SZ Series Stabilized and Non-Stabilized Connectors. The connectors are designed to reinforce the entire installation by shifting radial-stress load away from the NPT connections, and are available in ...

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Lockheed Martin Providing Border Protection Surveillance

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a persistent threat detection system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection ...      

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Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which kicks off this week in Singapore.Fifteen teams from five countries and three ...

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DTS Doubles Memory, Lowers Power Consumption

October 22, 2014 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) has announced that all SLICE NANO & MICRO systems now come standard with BASE+ which includes the latest upgrades to the memory and microprocessor that runs ...

New 3D-Printing Algorithms Speed Production, Reduce Waste

October 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3D printers. Because the printers create objects layer-by-layer from the bottom up, this poses a challenge when printing ...

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning

October 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out ...

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Review: Better Cameras, Less Glare in iPad Air 2

October 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens ...

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Boeing 777X Plant Breaks Ground

October 22, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for its 777X Composite Wing Center at Everett. The new $1 billion, 1 million square foot center is close to the widebody plant where the 777X will be ...        

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Solar Energy Prices See Double-Digit Declines in 2013

October 22, 2014 9:13 am | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 - 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy ...

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HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally available. This computer allows for hands-free voice interaction in homes, and runs Android to take commands and turn them into action. The Ubi uses the..

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This Electric Car is Cheap, Efficient & Safe

October 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

More and more people are considering the purchase of an electric car. Whenever possible, it should run on renewably generated electricity. They want to conserve fossil resources and make a contribution to the environment – while playing ...

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Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla

October 21, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daimler AG says it has sold its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla for $780 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz says its partnership with Tesla Motors Inc. is unaffected. Tesla made the ...

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Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

October 21, 2014 2:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on user/factory ...

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