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We’re Not Out of Engineers Yet

April 10, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

According to several outlets, a dearth of science and engineering students, coupled with the underqualified workforce unable to fill current need, is leading to the intellectual downfall of the nation. If you strike up a conversation with ...

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Fork Heads with Retaining Clips

April 10, 2014 3:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco has announced GN 751-AL Aluminum Fork Heads (Yokes) with Shaft Safety Retaining Clip in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant fork heads are mainly used with pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders, and ...

GM Making a New Repair in Recalled Cars

April 10, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says another part needs to be repaired in the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect. GM says it will replace ignition lock cylinders on the cars. Right now, drivers can remove the key while the ...

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FMR5X Radar Level Transmitters

April 10, 2014 3:19 pm | by PD&D Staff | Endress & Hauser, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Endress+Hauser has introduced the Micropilot FMR5X series of free space radar level transmitters. The FMR5X can be used to measure level or volume with a built-in 32-point strapping table. The liquids can be measured in metal or ...  

Integrated XY Ball-Screw Stage

April 10, 2014 3:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s PlanarSL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages offer exceptional performance in a cost-sensitive, low-profile package. Combining two axes of motion in a compact package, the PlanarSL is the ...

Photos of the Day: Cliff Face Walkway Has Glass Floor

April 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by DuPont | News | Comments

High above the Sunwapta Valley in the Canadian Rockies is a breathtaking view of glaciers and mountains made more accessible with ‘The Glacier Skywalk,’ a 35 m (115 ft.) cantilevered glass-floored observation platform. The initial design concept ...

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How Engineers Deal with Marketers

April 10, 2014 1:22 pm | by Lauris Beinerts | Videos | Comments

Only an engineer can truly understand the challenges that arise when communicating with they are defined as an expert and left to translate technicalities to a room of marketers ...           

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Sunlight Generates Hydrogen in New Silicon

April 10, 2014 1:12 pm | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as ...

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Mitsubishi Motors Recalling Over 24K Vehicles

April 10, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors said Thursday it is recalling a total of 24,309 minivehicles produced between last May and January due to possible engine stalling during idling or low speeds. The eK and DAYZ wagon models were ...     

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Artificial Cooling A Tricky Topic for Climate Panel

April 10, 2014 1:05 pm | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. Called geoengineering, it's considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be ...

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A New Paradigm for 'Unconventional Superconductors'

April 10, 2014 12:55 pm | by Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied “unconventional superconductor” TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within ...

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NASA Partners to Test Alternative Fuels

April 10, 2014 11:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning ...

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Tesla Questions Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 10:46 am | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting ...      

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New ‘Switch’ Could Power Quantum Computing

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT | News | Comments

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles — one that could help in the development of powerful quantum computing systems. The new technique ...

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Physicist Wins $1.3M Prize for Data Storage

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. Parkin won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize ...    

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