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Shoe Harvests Energy from Walking

September 29, 2014 1:05 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

A shoe fits a device that saves the energy the person makes by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people ...

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'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses

September 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways - some simple and some involving new technologies - to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester ...

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Photos of the Day: World's Largest & Most Efficient Gas Turbine

September 29, 2014 12:41 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Anyone who’s met her will tell you that Harriet is not like other house guests. When she arrived from France in Greenville, SC, earlier this year, her hosts at a local GE gas turbine factory had to build a new train turntable just to get her ...

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Predicting Landslides with Light

September 29, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Optical fiber sensors are used around the world to monitor the condition of difficult-to-access segments of infrastructure — such as the underbellies of bridges, the exterior walls of tunnels, the feet of dams, long pipelines and railways in ...

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Recyclable Lithium Battery Made with Alfalfa & Pine Resin

September 29, 2014 12:22 pm | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come up with a ...

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Holt Integrated Circuits Announces Discrete-to-Digital Sensor

September 29, 2014 12:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits has announced a new discrete-to-digital sensor IC. The HI-8428 has eight programmable sense channels, which may be individually configured as GND/Open or Supply/Open (28 V/Open) sensors. Holt is one of the few ...

Tiertime Announces Global Launch of Desktop 3D Printer

September 29, 2014 11:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tiertime has announced the global launch of its new desktop 3D printer, UP BOX. Targeting professional and educational users, UP BOX represents the third model in the UP Series of desktop 3D printers. The UP BOX builds on the performance ...

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9 Powerful Controllers Inside Unmanned Vehicles That Disable Explosive Devices

September 29, 2014 11:24 am | by Terry Persun, Technical Journalist | Articles | Comments

When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     

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Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...

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Man Creates Expanding Shoe to Help Poor Kids

September 29, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After about seven years of research and development, one Nampa man will launch TheShoeThatGrows.org to provide children around the world with a pair of shoes that readjusts to fit their feet as they grow. "I'm just excited to get these ...

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Why the Society of Women Engineers Beats Miss America (Every Time)

September 29, 2014 10:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

Who knew that a HBO show could change the lives of girls who dream of being engineers? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a Daily Show/Colbert Report feeling to it and this past Sunday, Oliver used part of the time to do a decent take ...

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5-Axis Cincinnati Profiler Cuts Machining Time for Aero Parts

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new 5-axis, 5-spindle Cincinnati XP aerospace profiler from Fives features doubled spindle speeds, greater horsepower, and higher feed rates on all axes. The purpose-designed machine delivers 50% to 80% faster ...

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Photos of the Day: Orion in Final Steps Before Exploration Flight

September 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System ...  

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U.S. Cites Company in Cell Tower Deaths

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in ...  

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Rice Husk Byproduct in Goodyear Tires?

September 29, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear is ...

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