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High Flex, High Temperature Coaxial Cables

April 14, 2014 1:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has introduced its Ultra Flexible & High Temperature Coaxial Cables. Unlike Semi-Rigid Coax products, the Cicoil version has been ...

Medical-Grade Silicone Tubing

April 14, 2014 1:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical-grade silicone tubing and reinforced hose from tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries handles a wide variety of applications. Its flexibility and temperature range make it ...

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Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 14, 2014 1:26 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with ...  

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Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSat on the Way

April 14, 2014 1:21 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA. Hyperspectral instruments divide up the light they receive into hundreds of ...      

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Shining New Light on Novel Additive Manufacturing Approach

April 14, 2014 1:17 pm | by James A Bono, LLNL | News | Comments

For nearly a century, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been used as a method of coating material by depositing particles of various substances onto the surfaces of various manufactured items. One of the most common and oldest processes that utilize ...

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ISS to Beam Video Back to Earth via Laser

April 14, 2014 1:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A team of about 20 working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is ...

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Tunable Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells

April 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | News | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves. Now, researchers have discovered ...

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New Tech Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 14, 2014 1:00 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. The U-M researchers have built the first room-temperature light detector that can ...

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A Molecular Approach to Solar Power

April 14, 2014 12:53 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with an ingenious workaround — a material that can ...

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Engineering Update: A Guide to Charging Your Phone in 30 Seconds

April 14, 2014 12:49 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Israeli startup StoreDot is taking the lead on shortening the amount of time it takes to charge your phone from a few hours to about 30 seconds by creating chemically synthesized bioorganic peptide molecules—called nano dots—that—as the name suggests—are really tiny ...

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Feds Revisit Safety Rules After Bus Crash

April 14, 2014 10:11 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California ...

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Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Missing Plane

April 14, 2014 10:07 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said. Meanwhile, officials were ...

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3D Printing, Digital Execution & the Manufacturing Renaissance

April 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights | Blogs | Comments

It's a very exciting time for manufacturing - a manufacturing renaissance, when old ideas of manufacturing being about mass production are no longer true, and 3D printing and other technologies are changing the barriers to entry and economies ...

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What Engineers Need from Today’s Research Outlets

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel | Articles | Comments

Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...

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Photos of the Day: Predicting the Future in 1964

April 14, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The millions of visitors who attended the New York World’s Fair that opened in 1964 were introduced to a range of technological innovations and predictions. Some of those turned out to be right on the money and others, perhaps thankfully, were ...

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