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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count ...

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New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Electronics

September 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two ...

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Harnessing CO2 into Renewable Energy

September 25, 2014 4:34 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. That is the lure of artificial ...   

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Multifunctional Relay Implements 3 Safety Functions in 1 Device

September 25, 2014 4:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay is the newest addition to the Phoenix Contact PSR safety relay line. This relay can help small and medium machine builders reduce cost and save space. The PSR-MXF accepts up to three dual-channel ...

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New Applications for IT-Integration Software

September 25, 2014 4:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Plm Software | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has added new applications to its "Sinumerik Integrate for Production" software suite for networking machine tools with production-level IT systems. The new release now includes Manage MyMaintenance (MMM) and Access ...

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Fix Ignition Switches

September 25, 2014 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall. With the latest recall, Chrysler has called back more than 2 million vehicles for defective switches. The switches can ...

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Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

September 25, 2014 3:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls ...  

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Anderson Power Products Offers SB Environmental Boot

September 25, 2014 3:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has announced a new addition to the SB Environmental Boot Series, with the release of their SB 50 Environmental Boot. Suitable for a wide range applications both indoors and out, the SB Environmental ...

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ON Semiconductor & Transphorm Partner to Deliver GaN-Based Power System Solutions

September 25, 2014 3:01 pm | by ON Semiconductor | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a ...

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Galil DMC-­4020 Moves Unique Instrument for Leaf Analysis

September 25, 2014 2:51 pm | by Galil Motion Control | News | Comments

Custom Lab Software Systems, a developer of precision instrumentation, used a Galil DMC-4020 to build the Micron Level 3-D Confocal Profiling and Thickness Measurement System. This is an instrument for optical measurement ...   

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Mobile Solar Unit Designed to Save Lives When Power is Out

September 25, 2014 1:59 pm | by Stony Brook University | News | Comments

Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison, Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem Cell Research Facility and Associate ...

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How to Make Stronger, 'Greener' Cement

September 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those ...   

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Solar Cell Compound Probed Under Pressure

September 25, 2014 1:02 pm | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Gallium arsenide, GaAs, a semiconductor composed of gallium and arsenic is well known to have physical properties that promise practical applications. In the form of nanowires and nanoparticles, it has particular potential for use in the ...

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World's Smallest Reference Material is Big Plus for NanoTech

September 25, 2014 12:38 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued Reference Material (RM) 8027, the ...  

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Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

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