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Connecting Customer Decisions to Design Decisions

September 12, 2014 9:39 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Connecting our information about customer desires with our designs is difficult. If it seems simple, we probably missed something. In the realm of product development, the most challenging and often the riskiest part of the design process is ...

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Moving Silicon Atoms in Graphene with Atomic Precision

September 12, 2014 9:31 am | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959: is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials? For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science, but starting with groundbreaking experiments in ...  

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Cutting the Cord on Soft Robots

September 12, 2014 9:18 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Developers from Harvard’s School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have produced the first untethered ...

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HP Fined $58.7M for Bribery of Russian Government

September 11, 2014 8:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million. The Securities and Exchange Commission says ...    

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TI’s Wireless Haptic Development Kit

September 11, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects ...

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Infographic: 5 Bridge Technologies in History

September 11, 2014 5:17 pm | by Ohio University | News | Comments

It can be hard to imagine a world without bridges, just getting home from a friend’s house might take several days instead of five minutes, fortunately the ancient Romans stepped up to the plate. Ohio University took a look at the five major bridge ...

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Lapp Develops New Cable Glands for Hygienic Manufacturing Environments

September 11, 2014 4:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lapp Group’s new SKINTOP INOX cable connector prevents microorganisms and bacteria from sticking to its surface, making it suitable for food and beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Made from ...

QuickLogic Delivers Sensor Hub with Programmable Flexibility

September 11, 2014 4:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation has introduced its new ArcticLink 3 S2 platform, the second CSSP solution in its Sensor Hub roadmap. This next-generation platform delivers double the customer-specific programmable ...

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Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing's Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 3:49 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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SME's Advanced Manufacturing Expo

September 11, 2014 2:09 pm | by SME | Events

The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the ...

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Mouser Signs Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement with GaN Systems

September 11, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced that they have signed an exclusive global agreement with GaN Systems to distribute their range of Gallium Nitride high power transistors. GaN Systems' goal is the easy adoption of gallium nitride by ...  

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Thermoplastic Composites: An Opportunity for the Plastics Industry

September 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Interplas | Events

In association with leading global research consultancy NetComposites, Interplas 2014 is delighted to announce this FREE to attend seminar session taking place ...

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Vanderbilt Engineer Named to Industrial Internet Leadership Post

September 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Institute for Software Integrated Systems | News | Comments

Janos Sztipanovits, the Director of ISIS at Vanderbilt University’s Engineering School, was elected to the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. The Consortium was founded earlier this year by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel to ...

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Toyota Recalls Pickups to Fix Air Bag Problem

September 11, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 140,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags. The recall affects Crew-Max and Double Cab versions in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from the 2014 model year ...

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Subaru Plant Marks 25th Anniversary

September 11, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a Subaru factory have marked the 25th anniversary of the first vehicles rolling off assembly lines at the plant, which is projected to make more than 260,000 vehicles this year. On Sept. 11, 1989, a Subaru Legacy sedan and an ...

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