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FAULHABER IEH2-4096 Integrated Encoder

April 11, 2014 12:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

The new FAULHABER IEH2-4096 integrated encoder from Micromo offers higher resolution, an expanded operating temperature range, and ...

Hardened Industrial Ethernet Switch

April 11, 2014 11:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa, a provider of industrial-grade networking solutions, has introduced its EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches. The new switch series has ...

Temperature Controllers

April 11, 2014 11:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new CN38S series of temperature controllers are easy to program and feature an input for thermocouple, RTD and ...

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A New Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric

April 11, 2014 11:48 am | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be ...       

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Improving the Human-Robot Connection

April 11, 2014 11:43 am | by Heather Amos, University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes. Researchers at the University of British Columbia enlisted the help of ...   

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Researchers Create 3D-Printed UAV

April 11, 2014 11:36 am | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a research project looking at ...        

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Logos Technologies to Develop Silent-Capable Military Motorcycle

April 11, 2014 11:17 am | by Logos Technologies | News | Comments

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with ...       

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The Sore Problem of Prosthetic Limbs

April 11, 2014 11:13 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually ...

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Photos of the Day: Multicopter Transformer Takes Off

April 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

The patented AT Transformer technology combines the capabilities of a helicopter, such as the ability to take off and land anywhere, with the capabilities of an off-road automobile. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed ...    

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Black Knight Transformer Successfully Completes First Flights

April 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

Advanced Tactics has announced that it has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Advanced Tactics is at the forefront of ...  

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Air Force Launches Spy Satellite

April 11, 2014 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite. An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about ...           

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BMW Recall Reaches Half-Million Cars

April 11, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday that a recall started in China ...    

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Feds: Pipe Tear Caused 2009 Oil Refinery Blast

April 11, 2014 9:28 am | by Annie Knox, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say ...   

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Amazon Offers Update on Groceries, Drones

April 11, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the letter released Thursday, Bezos outlined Amazon's offerings, including its fresh grocery business called Prime Fresh, which it has offered for five years in Seattle and expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco. For $299 a year members get ...

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Photos of the Day: Plant 'Pillows' Grow Fresh Veggies in Space

April 11, 2014 9:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Outredgeous red romaine lettuce plants grow inside the bellows of a prototype Veggie flight pillow. It will launch aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule on NASA's third Commercial Resupply Services mission targeted to launch ...    

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