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RazerCam Smart Camera with FPGA

October 17, 2014 12:12 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FSI Technologies has announced the latest "smarter camera" offering from EVT (EyeVision Technology), the RazerCam. The compact RazerCam is based on the XILINX ZYNQ SoC, and is equipped with two ARM cores and a user ...

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When Cadavers Beat Computers

October 17, 2014 11:41 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care ...  

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Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Species

October 17, 2014 11:35 am | by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | News | Comments

Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about ...  

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Winning in Laser Performance by Losing

October 17, 2014 11:23 am | by Tony Fitzpatrick, Washington University in Saint Louis | News | Comments

Energy loss in optical systems, such as lasers, is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency, and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis. To help laser systems overcome loss, operators often pump the system with an ...  

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What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the ...

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Infographic: Customer Demands Put Manufacturers on a Roller Coaster

October 17, 2014 10:51 am | by Infor | News | Comments

The manufacturing sector has not been spared from the changing face of customer expectations when it comes to pricing, delivery, and quality. However, in confronting these challenges, manufacturers have learned a number of best ...  

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Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

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Brainstorm: Encoders (Part 2)

October 17, 2014 10:41 am | by Robert Pasho, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs | Articles | Comments

One encoder technology has emerged that allows rotary encoders to last longer and handle higher vibration, shock, and temperature ranges, the magnetic-based encoder. These Hall effect-based rotary encoders measure shaft rotation ...  

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Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

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Mother's Struggle Gives Her an Idea to Help Other Parents

October 17, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Of the many torments endured by the parents of premature babies, the inability to care for their newborns is perhaps the most acute. After birth, nurses cover “preemies,” as they are known, with tubes and wires that deliver fluids and medicine ...

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Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry

October 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry. But a group of NASA engineers, primarily based at NASA's Langley Research Center, have been ...

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Phoenix Contact Expands Family of IP65 Panel PCs with Multitouch Capability

October 17, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s Designline industrial PCs are now available with an Intel Core i7 processor in the newly released 18.5- and 21.5-inch screen sizes, as well as the original 15-inch version ...

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first ...   

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Ready to Ship Circuit Board Shields

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Leader Tech | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech has introduced a selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can ...

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Tektronix Extends Comprehensive DDR Test Solution

October 17, 2014 10:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Tektronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the industry’s first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology ...

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