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Aspiring Inventors Hope to Strike it Rich in 'Billy Bob's Gags to Riches'

October 24, 2014 3:16 pm | by Discovery News | News | Comments

Jonah White, the founder of Billy Bob Teeth in Hardin, Illinois and CEO of a multi-million dollar gag-gift empire, is in search of new products for his redneck-approved Billy Bob line. After taking the Halloween and costume industries by storm and ...

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Enabling Materials Decisions that Solve Real-World Engineering Problems

October 24, 2014 3:03 pm | by Granta Design | News | Comments

Granta Design has announced the release of CES Selector 2015, focused on making it even easier to solve real-world engineering problems. CES Selector is PC-based software used by materials experts and product development teams to ...  

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Solair is Forging a New Partnership with SECO

October 24, 2014 2:50 pm | by Solair | News | Comments

Solair has forged a new partnership with SECO, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of embedded electronics. Together they will focus on developing embedded solutions that integrate hardware and software to be used in IoT ...

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Mass Gaging System Will Measure Fuel Transfer in Zero Gravity

October 24, 2014 1:43 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Transfer of super-cooled or cryogenic fuel from one tank to another in the zero gravity of space may one day be a reality. But the challenges of measuring fuels and fuel levels in the weightlessness of space must be solved first ...  

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Anybus Gateway Makes Modbus Devices Talk BACnet

October 24, 2014 1:29 pm | by PD&D Staff | Hms Industrial Networks Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HMS Industrial Network’s Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network. The gateway handles conversion between Modbus (RTU, ASCII, and TCP) and BACnet/IP, and makes each connected ...

Brady Releases LabelMark 6.1 Label Design Software Update

October 24, 2014 12:57 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Brady has announced the release of its LabelMark 6.1 label design software. The new software version is an enhancement to LabelMark 6.0, offering all of the same label design functions and navigation, with the addition of a breaker box ...

VCC's LED Light Modeling & Simulation

October 24, 2014 12:47 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VCC offers design services that include LED light modeling and human vision simulation that predicts light behavior and provides a complete analysis of all photometric and colorimetric characteristics of any product design ...

Li-Ion Batteries Contain Toxic Halogens

October 24, 2014 12:27 pm | by Brian McNeill, Virginia Commonwealth University | News | Comments

Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries - commonly found in consumer electronic devices - are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of ...  

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Implantable Device for Remote Control Release of Drugs

October 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control ...

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Smart Sewage Sensors Lower Cleaning Cost

October 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Sewage systems are crucial for reducing the risks of waterborne diseases and avoiding the flooding of cities. Within these systems, a reliable inspection tool that could efficiently manage the cleaning process to meet real-time needs would ...

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A Leap AHEAD for Aircraft of the Future

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

By 2050, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) has stated that carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, noise levels and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from air transport should reduce by by 75%, 65% and 90 % respectively ...

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Cree Introduces Family of 50 V GaN HEMT Die

October 24, 2014 11:37 am | by PD&D Staff | Cree, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has developed a family of 50 V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die for operation up to 6 GHz. The new 40 W CGHV60040D and 170 W CGHV60170D represent the only 50 V bare GaN HEMT die available on the market ...

Printing a Winner

October 24, 2014 11:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With lots of quality submissions, we sifted through piles of STLs to find the winner of an Afinia H480 3D printer. After printing numerous models on our Uprint from Stratasys, we finally determined a winner ...     

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Ford Profit Falls in 3rd Quarter on Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:24 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits. Ford's net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due ...

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Amazon's Loss Makes Holidays a Question Mark

October 24, 2014 11:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by ...

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