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New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers

November 18, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers — the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9). They provide simple analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V ...

Next NASA Mission to Mars Reaches Development Milestone

November 18, 2014 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars. The lander, its aeroshell and cruise stage are being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems ...


Grand Canyon Offers Incentive for Quieter Aircraft

November 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | News | Comments

Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. The incentive would apply to the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors, which ...


Sideline Tablets Seem Here to Stay

November 18, 2014 9:37 am | by Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer | News | Comments

The NFL took a major step this season by authorizing the use of tablets on the sidelines and in coaches' booths. Most everyone from coaches to players to video directors to league executives say it has been a step in the right direction ...


Metal Grommet Hand Press Features New Alignment Fixture

November 18, 2014 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Metal Grommet has announced a new alignment fixture for the ClipsShop CSTEP-2 hand grommet bench press that features a smooth, roller bearing slide for spacing grommets and an adjustable base plate. The ClipsShop CSTEP-2 Hand ...

Photos of the Day: The World's First X-Ray & Other Radiology Gems

November 18, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Workers at GE labs have imaged 100 everyday objects with X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Take and look at a sample, and good measure, don’t miss Mrs. Roentgen’s hand, the image that started it all ...   


One Mom's Mission to Encourage Girls in STEM

November 18, 2014 9:19 am | by Joseph B. Frederick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Mathews is on a mission — to get more girls interested in STEM. That's science, technology, engineering, and math. And for Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn ...     


Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

November 18, 2014 9:13 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Product Releases | Comments

RF module designer and manufacturer Radiometrix, has launched a new range of flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B transmitter offers true narrow band FM performance and is available on ...


Nokia Plots Comeback with Android Tablet

November 18, 2014 9:10 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the ...  


Plan Would Replace Pay Phones with Wi-Fi Hubs

November 18, 2014 9:06 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging ...  

The End of Privacy as We Know It

November 18, 2014 9:05 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

As a member of the millennial generation, I have grown comfortable with constant surveillance. In fact, I’m almost oblivious to the omnipresent surveillance cameras in shopping centers, parking lots, schools, train stations, and ...  


Scientists 'Confident' Comet Lander will Wake Up

November 18, 2014 9:03 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

A burst of sunshine in the spring could be just the wakeup call for Europe's comet lander. Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and the first spacecraft to ...


'Stupidity' Caused Drill Issue, Says Transit Official

November 18, 2014 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A transit official says a giant drill bit that pierced the ceiling of a New York City subway tunnel in October was caused by the "stupidity" of contracted workers. Newsday says Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction ...


Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Car Next Month

November 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will ...


Honda Quietly will Replace Air Bags Nationwide

November 17, 2014 5:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag parts across the U.S., even though its latest recall only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories. The replacement program for owners concerned about their ...



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