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Baumer Releases New Bearingless Encoder

August 25, 2014 10:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Baumer Electric, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Baumer has announced a new bearingless encoder for linear distance measurement. The MIL10 comprises a sensing head and an adhesive magnetic tape. The non-contact magnetic sensing method is wearfree and hence provides virtually unlimited ...

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TI Introduces LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications

August 25, 2014 10:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Broadening its large portfolio of low drop-out regulators, Texas Instruments has introduced 17 new AEC-Q100-qualified, high-voltage LDOs for automotive and industrial applications ... 

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AutomationDirect Adds EtherNet/IP Support to Productivity3000 Controller

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect has announced that the Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol. Through its embedded Ethernet port, the P3-550 CPU can support EtherNet/IP configurable as a Scanner or ...

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Pick & Hold PWM Modules from OES

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) has announced a low cost solution for solenoid control electronics. The off-the-shelf PWM "Pick & Hold" modules operate on a single supply voltage from +9 VDC to +50 VDC ...

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Type P52SS NACE Compliant Stainless Steel Gas Pressure Regulators

August 25, 2014 9:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The BelGAS Type P52SS NACE compliant stainless steel gas pressure regulators and filters are designed for service with a wide variety of corrosive gas environments. The P52SS products can be through-panel mounted with ...

2 Europe Navigation Satellites in the Wrong Orbits

August 25, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network ...   

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 25, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The test flight involved a three-engine version of the company's reusable Falcon 9 rocket, spokesman John Taylor said in a statement. "During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically ...

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Infographic: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 25, 2014 9:34 am | by Jabil | Jabil Circuit | News | Comments

The past 25 years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next 25 years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need …       

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Kenya Recycles 50M Metric Tons of Global E-Waste

August 25, 2014 9:28 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons ...

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Lawsuits Challenge FAA Drone, Model Aircraft Rules

August 25, 2014 9:25 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on ...

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LG Bets on Pricey OLED Tech as Future of TVs

August 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ship ...  

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Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

August 25, 2014 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-road vehicle. The Land Cruiser 70, the toughest of the Land Cruiser models, arrives at Japanese dealers Monday. But it's on ...

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Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 24, 2014 8:25 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage ...  

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Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station

August 23, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to ...  

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This is What a Solar-Powered Sailboat Would Look Like

August 22, 2014 3:49 pm | by Kasey Panetta, ECN magazine | Blogs | Comments

Just when you think designers can’t design anything you’ll enjoy more than a 3D-printed violin, they came up with a solar-powered sailboat. The Kira Sail Yacht is designed to “bridge the gap between the sail and motor yacht” and it is gorgeous ...

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