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U.S. Agency Closes Probe into Ford Pickup Trucks

April 11, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it closed a probe started in ...

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Google to Sell Glass to Bigger Pool of Consumers

April 10, 2014 7:21 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an ...

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No Room for 'Stupid, Stubborn People' on This Plane

April 10, 2014 4:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Earlier this week, Solar Impulse unveiled the second version of its solar plane, the Solar Impulse 2, which is set to attempt the first around-the-world flight in 2015. The new plane is made of carbon fiber weighing 1/3 the weight of paper. Its wingspan, wider than ...

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Connect More with the Internet of Things Cloud Ecosystem

April 10, 2014 4:13 pm | News | Comments

Texas Instruments has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ...

Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

April 10, 2014 4:02 pm | by Kintz Plastics | Articles | Comments

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide ...   

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Mouser Helps Connect with the TI Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad

April 10, 2014 4:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now supplying the new Texas Instruments Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad and Evaluation Kit. This new evaluation kit supports the Texas Instruments Tiva C Series of microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex‑M4F with floating point unit. The new ...

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Proto Labs Launches Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection Molding

April 10, 2014 3:56 pm | by Proto Labs | News | Comments

At BIOMEDevice Boston at the Boston Convention & Expo Center, Proto Labs announced that their liquid silicone rubber injection molding process is now available through their Protomold Injection Molding Service. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a thermoset engineering material that is ...

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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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