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Photos of the Day: How Lack of Helium Fuels Innovation

September 26, 2014 9:54 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The U.S. is running out of helium, ironically the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. The shortage is no laughing matter for makers of magnetic resonance machines, who use it to cool down powerful superconducting ...


Drones Left Out of Air Traffic Plans

September 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky ...


Printing Challenges for First 3D Printer Aboard International Space Station

September 26, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s 3D Printing in Zero-G ISS Technology Demonstration will demonstrate the capability of utilizing a Made In Space 3D printer for in-space additive manufacturing technology. This is the first step toward realizing an additive manufacturing ...


Drones for Moviemaking Win FAA approval

September 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced ...


Low-Cost Urine Test Could Save Thousands of Lives

September 26, 2014 9:38 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease that affects the lungs and kills nearly two million people every year. Most of these deaths occur among the poorest communities in the world, where access to medical care is scarce ... 


12-Bit Monolithic Sampling Analog-to-Digital Converter from ADI

September 26, 2014 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AD9625 from Analog Devices is a 12-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that operates at conversion rates of up to 2.5 giga samples per second (GSPS). This product is designed for ...

Mechanized Human Hands to Improve Lost Function

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery.The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ...  


Off-the-Shelf 4-in-1 Wi-Fi Antenna from Taoglas

September 26, 2014 9:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas USA has launched the Venti FXP.524 Embedded 4x4 MIMO Antenna, which is optimized to comply with the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard to deliver the fast throughput speeds and high bandwidth ...


Engineering Update: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 26, 2014 9:12 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update:  A Portable Artificial Kidney:  Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial ... 


Advantech Launches Dual-Node, Short-Depth 4U Chassis

September 26, 2014 9:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has launched the 4U, dual-node, short-depth, industrial chassis ACP-4D00 which is designed for high-end machine automation applications that require two computers in one piece of equipment for ...

Intel Invests Up to $1.5B in China Mobile Venture

September 26, 2014 7:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent state in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics. The Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics are ...


Fireside Chat: What You Need to Know About Solvent Acrylic Adhesives

September 25, 2014 5:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

A manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, Spencer, Massachusetts based FLEXcon is an innovator in coating, laminating, and finishing of wide-web roll-to-roll polymeric materials. To learn more about the use of these materials ...


Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count ...


New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Electronics

September 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two ...


Harnessing CO2 into Renewable Energy

September 25, 2014 4:34 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. That is the lure of artificial ...   



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