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Anderson Power Products Offers SB Environmental Boot

September 25, 2014 3:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has announced a new addition to the SB Environmental Boot Series, with the release of their SB 50 Environmental Boot. Suitable for a wide range applications both indoors and out, the SB Environmental ...


ON Semiconductor & Transphorm Partner to Deliver GaN-Based Power System Solutions

September 25, 2014 3:01 pm | by ON Semiconductor | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a ...


Galil DMC-­4020 Moves Unique Instrument for Leaf Analysis

September 25, 2014 2:51 pm | by Galil Motion Control | News | Comments

Custom Lab Software Systems, a developer of precision instrumentation, used a Galil DMC-4020 to build the Micron Level 3-D Confocal Profiling and Thickness Measurement System. This is an instrument for optical measurement ...   


Mobile Solar Unit Designed to Save Lives When Power is Out

September 25, 2014 1:59 pm | by Stony Brook University | News | Comments

Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison, Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem Cell Research Facility and Associate ...


How to Make Stronger, 'Greener' Cement

September 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those ...   


Solar Cell Compound Probed Under Pressure

September 25, 2014 1:02 pm | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Gallium arsenide, GaAs, a semiconductor composed of gallium and arsenic is well known to have physical properties that promise practical applications. In the form of nanowires and nanoparticles, it has particular potential for use in the ...


World's Smallest Reference Material is Big Plus for NanoTech

September 25, 2014 12:38 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued Reference Material (RM) 8027, the ...  


Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    


Underwater Robots Provide Better Understanding of Marine Life

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The Internet is omnipresent and has become a part of how we live, but now this connectivity is being extended from where we all take it for granted to where it has never been before – underwater. Thanks to the SUNRISE project, supported by ...


Lockheed Martin Receives Electronic Warfare Contract to Protect Navy

September 25, 2014 10:20 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for ...  


Air Force Test Missile Launches from Vandenberg

September 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs | News | Comments

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The ICBM's reentry vehicle ...


Huge Underground Salt Caverns Could Store Wind-Generated Energy

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver & Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching ...  


New iPhones Run into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending ...     


Turning Methane into Electricity in a Brazilian Landfill

September 25, 2014 9:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Most travelers don’t have a garbage dump on their travel itinerary. But for people like José Baroni, it’s the top destination. Baroni spent the last two years commuting to a growing landfill in Guatapará City, a small town some 200 miles west of ..


Global Solar Flight to Start, End in Abu Dhabi

September 25, 2014 9:43 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday ...



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