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Mission Moon: Millions May Help Lunar Landing

November 19, 2014 3:37 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission got underway Monday, offering the public the chance to take part. For as little as ...           

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Master Bond High Temperature Resistant Adhesive

November 19, 2014 1:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated to operate over the temperature range of -80° to +650°F, Master Bond EP17HT-LO is a one part epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating, and encapsulation applications. This low viscosity system has low exotherm upon curing and...

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces Pure Copper Conductive Ink

November 19, 2014 12:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DuPont Microcircuit Materials has introduced its first pure copper conductive ink for photonic curing, DuPont PE510 copper conductor. DuPont PE510 is the newest product in a suite of conductive ink materials specifically tailored ...

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ams Optical Sensor Family Integrates Touchless Gesture Detection

November 19, 2014 11:47 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams has released a new family of intelligent sensors that integrate six key sensing functions including gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation. The TMG399x product family is suitable for touchless gesture control and display management ...

China & U.S. Boost Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Market in 2014

November 19, 2014 11:20 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology. Global market revenue for ...

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Novel Coating Gives LEDs a Cozy, Warm Glow

November 19, 2014 11:03 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the 21st century. Now researchers ...

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NASA Skunkworks Team Set to Deliver Newfangled 6U CubeSat

November 19, 2014 10:54 am | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A NASA "skunkworks" team gave itself just one year to develop, test and integrate a newfangled CubeSat that could reliably and easily accommodate agency-class science investigations and technology demonstrations at a lower cost ...  

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Is 3D Carving the New 3D Printing?

November 19, 2014 10:53 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Over the past few years, the 3D printing experienced explosive growth. The next step, according to Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan, is 3D carving. With close to $635,000 raised on Kickstarter for his latest project – a 3D carver – he might be right ...

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GE Announces New $32M 3D-Printing Research Center

November 19, 2014 10:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

On October 6, a Boeing 747 modified for testing jet engines taxied along a concrete runway on the edge of the Mojave Desert and took off with a brand new engine strapped to its left wing. Although the engine’s maiden flight was short ... 

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Energy Department Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies

November 19, 2014 10:32 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Department of Energy has launched a mobile app called Lantern Live that helps consumers quickly find and share critical information about nearby gas stations and power outages during energy emergencies. The app builds on the ...  

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White House Capitalizes on Web Intelligence to Support New Climate Initiative

November 19, 2014 10:22 am | by webLyzard | News | Comments

Following a presentation by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House has just released the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a new decision support initiative that makes use of the innovative text analysis and knowledge visualization services of ...

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VW Recalls 442K Cars for Suspension Problem

November 19, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles ...  

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Osram Introduces First Surface-Mountable LED with Oval Light-Radiating Characteristics

November 19, 2014 10:04 am | by PD&D Staff | Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls, gas station price signs, and digital road signs. The surface-mountable Displix Oval can be ...

Army Robotics Researchers Look Far into the Future

November 19, 2014 10:03 am | by David McNally, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities. Five years ago, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, set out to ...   

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Schurter Extends Piezo Switch Family

November 19, 2014 9:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced a new, piezo switch family, PSE HI, offering raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions. The robust switch provides high impact resistance ...

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