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What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the ...

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Infographic: Customer Demands Put Manufacturers on a Roller Coaster

October 17, 2014 10:51 am | by Infor | News | Comments

The manufacturing sector has not been spared from the changing face of customer expectations when it comes to pricing, delivery, and quality. However, in confronting these challenges, manufacturers have learned a number of best ...  

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Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

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Brainstorm: Encoders (Part 2)

October 17, 2014 10:41 am | by Robert Pasho, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs | Articles | Comments

One encoder technology has emerged that allows rotary encoders to last longer and handle higher vibration, shock, and temperature ranges, the magnetic-based encoder. These Hall effect-based rotary encoders measure shaft rotation ...  

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Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

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Mother's Struggle Gives Her an Idea to Help Other Parents

October 17, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Of the many torments endured by the parents of premature babies, the inability to care for their newborns is perhaps the most acute. After birth, nurses cover “preemies,” as they are known, with tubes and wires that deliver fluids and medicine ...

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Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry

October 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry. But a group of NASA engineers, primarily based at NASA's Langley Research Center, have been ...

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Phoenix Contact Expands Family of IP65 Panel PCs with Multitouch Capability

October 17, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s Designline industrial PCs are now available with an Intel Core i7 processor in the newly released 18.5- and 21.5-inch screen sizes, as well as the original 15-inch version ...

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NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first ...   

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Ready to Ship Circuit Board Shields

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Leader Tech | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech has introduced a selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can ...

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Tektronix Extends Comprehensive DDR Test Solution

October 17, 2014 10:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Tektronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the industry’s first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology ...

Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data ...  

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New Acoustics Techniques Clear Path for Quieter Aviation

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

A team of engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center is on a mission to make tomorrow’s aircraft easier on the ears. Stephen Rizzi and his fellow researchers have forged technological tools capable of predicting and simulating sounds of ...

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Education in the Sandbox: An Old School Innovation Approach

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Times have changed since I was in Junior High School or Middle School. Prior to that during the summer I spent hours in the woods or sand pile when not helping on the farm or around the home. It was during this time I realized that being an ...

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A Different Kind of Green Movement

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Plants—literally rooted in Earth—lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings may not travel, but they do move ...  

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