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Space Surveillance Satellite Celebrates 4th Anniversary

October 28, 2014 8:57 am | by Scott Prater, Shriever Air Force Base Public Affairs | News | Comments

Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron gathered to celebrate the Space-Based Space Surveillance Satellite's (SBSS) fourth anniversary on orbit recently. The event not only provided an opportunity for squadron members and leaders ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

October 28, 2014 1:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. "We're already No. 1. We're more than ...

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GM to Move Production of Volt Part to U.S.

October 28, 2014 12:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of a critical component in the Chevrolet Volt from Mexico to Michigan. GM CEO Mary Barra is expected to announce the plan later Tuesday in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. The automaker will build ...

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Navy to Commission New Attack Submarine

October 27, 2014 5:27 pm | by U.S. Department of Defense | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. North Dakota, designated SSN 784, honors the state's citizens and ...  

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Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth Aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

October 27, 2014 5:20 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space ... 

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Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products

October 27, 2014 5:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced the launch of a class of e-MMCTM embedded NAND flash memory products that are among the world's smallest. The new products integrate ...

ATEX-Certified Dynamic Plate Brake

October 27, 2014 5:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Wichita Clutch | Product Releases | Comments

Wichita Clutch recently introduced the 118VM Topdrive Plate Brake for oil and gas applications. The 118VM brake is a hydraulic pressure applied, single plate unit developed for high-energy dynamic stopping and parking in ...

Portescap Adds Brushless Slotless Motor to Its Ultra EC Mini Motor Platform

October 27, 2014 5:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap has introduced the newest addition to its Ultra EC mini motor platform, the 16 ECH brushless motor, designed to provide a motor solution for high performance applications ...

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Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 27, 2014 4:51 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

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Mazda Roadster in Guinness World Records

October 27, 2014 4:39 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. The car, itself, weighs less than ...

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Integrating an Automated In-Process Air Gage

October 27, 2014 4:34 pm | by Chris Koehn, Business Unit Manager, Stotz Air Gaging, Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. | Articles | Comments

In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting to integrate their air gaging quality checks from a stand-alone, outside of machine device where the operator is performing a ...     

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New Wide-Range Input DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifier Applications

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced the launch of two new families of fully-regulated 1/8th brick DC-DC converters, specifically designed to supply high density, low power radio power amplifier applications, especially small-cell ...

Kyocera Develops 0.5 mm-Pitch FPC/FFC Connector

October 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kyocera Connector Products has announced the availability of its 6809 Series 0.5 mm-pitch FPC/FFC connector, which features improved operability. FPC/FFC connectors, which are used for mobile devices, are necessary to realize ...

Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Panasonic Batteries/Panasonic Industrial Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has developed a pin shaped lithium-ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13 mAh). This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, in addition to being the industry’s smallest ...

Space Station Dodging Junk from Old Satellite

October 27, 2014 1:29 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies. NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to the orbiting ...

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