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Making Ergonomic Lifting Devices Even Safer

November 21, 2014 10:13 am | by Josef Karbassi, VP Automation Division Piab AB | Articles | Comments

Apart from being backbreaking work, lifting heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential energy gained by lifting can convert to kinetic energy just to end in an almighty crash ...


Aircraft Wears High-Tech Composite Materials

November 21, 2014 10:03 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Not too long ago, passenger jets were made mostly from aluminum and steel. But over the last two decades, they started putting on lighter frocks made from high-tech materials called composite. Airbus' latest plane, the A350 "Extra Wide Body" jet ...


J.W. Winco Cylindrical Anti-Vibration Mounts Now in Inch Sizes

November 21, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco now offers inch sized GN 451.1 / GN 451.2 / GN 451.3 Cylindrical Type Vibration Isolation Mounts with Stainless Steel Components. The vibration isolation mounts, also known as vibration ...


AirStream Cable Blowing Machine by GMP for Micro Fiber Cable Installation

November 21, 2014 10:00 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

General Machine Products Company (GMP) has introduced the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment. Specifically designed to install micro fiber cable into pre-installed ...

KRYTAR Announces New Compact, Ultra-Broadband 4-Way Power Divider

November 21, 2014 9:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

KRYTAR has announced a new 4-way power divider offering high performance over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 3.0 to 40.0 GHz in a compact package. The 4-way power divider can also be ...

Impacts of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

November 21, 2014 9:45 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with ...


Robotic Walker Helps Patients Regain Natural Gait

November 21, 2014 9:20 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to ...   


New Device Reduces Scarring in Damaged Blood Vessels

November 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor of ...


New Path to Improve Quality of Next-Gen Solar Cells

November 21, 2014 9:00 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers. To increase light-harvesting ...


New 2D Quantum Materials for Nanoelectronics

November 21, 2014 8:50 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics. These materials are predicted to ...


Japan Orders Air Bag Maker to Conduct Probe

November 21, 2014 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's transport ministry has told air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries. Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said Friday that the ...


Senators Get No Clear Answers on Air Bag Safety

November 20, 2014 9:59 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe. A hearing ...  


GM Shakes Up Management, Names New Quality Chief

November 20, 2014 6:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has promoted its purchasing chief to be its head of quality as part of a management shakeup. The move comes after all GM brands but Buick performed worse than average in this year's Consumer Reports auto reliability ...  


China Can Damage U.S. Power Grid

November 20, 2014 4:54 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency ...


Latest MapleSim Release Offers New Tools for Design Exploration

November 20, 2014 3:58 pm | by PD&D Staff | Maplesoft | Product Releases | Comments

Maplesoft has announced a new release of MapleSim, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform. This release makes it easier to explore and validate designs, create and manage libraries of custom components, and use ...


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