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Auto Supply Firm to Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 27, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will ...  

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Photos of the Day: Testing One of the World's Largest Rocket Fuel Tanks

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with ...   

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NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets ...

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The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

August 26, 2014 5:25 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...    

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Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 5:14 pm | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about ...     

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U.S. Closes Probe into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

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Rotary Transformer Coupled Torque Sensor for Inline Testing

August 26, 2014 4:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SensorData Technologies has announced the global market introduction of the Model T261 Series. The series is a family of rotary transformer coupled torque sensors, designed to meet the ...

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Saelig Introduces 25 MHz Digital Oscilloscope-in-a-Probe

August 26, 2014 4:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the new Owon RDS1021 Wave Rambler, a new, USB pen scope that packs the features of a high performance bench top oscilloscope in a small, lightweight, and ergonomic probe that ...

AutomationDirect Adds More Photoelectric Sensors

August 26, 2014 4:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s new QM series photoelectric sensors are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The series includes diffuse, diffuse with ...

Infographic: Big Guys of the Information Technology World

August 26, 2014 3:49 pm | by Dmytro Nesterov, QuartSoft | News | Comments

There are less than 20 companies in the IT industry that are as big as suns with powerful gravitation making thousands of smaller businesses rotate around them. Being a web design and development company, QuartSoft could not help honoring ...

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DARPA Aims to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-Sized

August 26, 2014 3:28 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many common materials exhibit different and potentially useful characteristics when fabricated at extremely small scales—that is, at dimensions near the size of atoms, or a few ten-billionths of a meter. These “atomic scale” or “nanoscale” properties include ...

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion in Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant ...  

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Northrop Grumman's Experimental Spaceplane

August 26, 2014 3:08 pm | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program ...     

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U.S. Navy to Test Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

August 26, 2014 2:57 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial ...

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