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New microPEM TackScrew Fasteners for Compact Electronics

December 17, 2014 9:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering has announced microPEM TackScrew fasteners that integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary ...

Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Trial

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

fter just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected ...  

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Roll-Slide Mini Carriage & Rail Linear Motion Systems

December 17, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in.) to 1200 mm. For integration into an application, the systems have ...

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Gems Sensors & Controls' Subminiature Pressure Switch

December 17, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market launch of its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

How Many Homes Can Boeing's New Wide Body Jet Power?

December 17, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Electrical motors and actuators have replaced wires, pulleys and hydraulics once required to fly the plane. They listen to digital commands coming from powerful on-board computers and avionics systems that monitor everything from ...  

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Controlling a Robotic Arm With the Mind

December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot ...  

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NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars

December 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Bill Steigerwald, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the building blocks of all known ...   

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China Secures Construction of European Railway

December 17, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China secured a deal on Wednesday to construct a high-speed train link between the Belgrade and Budapest that will cut travel time between the Serbian and Hungarian capitals from eight hours to less than three ...     

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

December 17, 2014 9:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellit mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from ...      

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MC Industrial to Construct Boeing Composite Facility Expansion

December 17, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, has been chosen to construct Boeing’s new 367,000-square-foot composite center on its St. Louis campus. MC Industrial, along with their design partner ...    

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Chrysler Group LLC Changes Its Name

December 17, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC has changed its name to FCA US LLC, effective immediately. The automaker said Tuesday that the name change follows the naming convention of its parent company ...           

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New Law for Superconductors Could Spur Advances

December 17, 2014 9:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have discovered a new mathematical relationship — between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance — that appears to hold in all superconductors. They describe their findings in the latest issue of ...  

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U.S. Reshoring: Real Shift in Production or Just a Fantasy Future?

December 17, 2014 9:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores ...          

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EGG Energy Brings Solar-Powered Electricity to Rural Tanzania

December 17, 2014 9:06 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the “Netflix of electricity” for rural Tanzania. In the region outside Dar es Salaam, the nation’s capital ...

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Researcher 3D Prints LED onto Contact Lens

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications, Princeton | News | Comments

As part of a project demonstrating new 3D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead ...

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