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Meltdown 101: Low mortgage rates not for everyone

May 1, 2009 1:05 pm | by ADRIAN SAINZ - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Every week, mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac releases average rates on four types of home loans, including 30-year fixed rate mortgages — the most popular type of loan for home buyers.Lately, the number put out by Freddie Mac has been incredibly low — temptingly so for people thinking about...

Cable and Harness Design

May 1, 2009 12:47 pm | Videos | Comments

Electrical designers can use Inventor 2010 from Autodesk to maintain their electrical design. The software reduces errors by associating harness segments with assembly geometry.  

Banks in Georgia, NJ, Utah shut by regulators

May 1, 2009 12:45 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators shut down Silverton Bank in Georgia on Friday and set up a temporary government-controlled bank until a buyer can be found. Silverton, which operated as a sort of wholesale bank, fell victim to large losses on real estate construction and development loans, regulators...

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Lonely Engineer: My Video Blog

May 1, 2009 12:42 pm | Videos | Comments

As a design engineer who makes housings and other components for lighting apps, he receives design concepts from industrial engineers and makes it happen.  

An Engineering Mind: What is Marketechture?

May 1, 2009 12:36 pm | Videos | Comments

Marketing people try to be engineers by making up new words that can be difficult to understand. We can respect them for trying…wait try to respect them.  

Robot Dance

May 1, 2009 12:32 pm | Videos | Comments

The S Korean Humanoid robot, Hubo, busts a move at the Hannover Fair, with a traditional Tai Chi dance. 

Encoders Go Wireless

May 1, 2009 12:27 pm | Bei Industrial Encoders | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Industrial Encoders  introduces the SwiftComm Wireless Interface for SSI absolute encoders.  

Open Widths 1.5”

May 1, 2009 12:13 pm | Guden Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

H.A. Guden   announces the addition of new, stronger spring hinges to their extensive line of industrial hinges and hardware.

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Analog Signal Output Feature

May 1, 2009 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sporian Microsystems introduces a family of ultra low power 3-axis accelerometers. Designed for high G applications, the devices feature an analog signal output for each coordinate axis (x, y, and z).

How thermal-imaging cameras can spot flu fevers

May 1, 2009 11:59 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — To screen passengers for swine flu and other contagious diseases, some airports use thermal imaging cameras to see whether travelers have fevers, without having to stick thermometers in their mouths. So how do the cameras work?The devices are just like regular cameras, except that...

Office Pandemic Panic

May 1, 2009 11:52 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

The big scare nowadays is the Swine Flu; understandably so. It has swept over several countries and claimed over a hundred lives – mostly in Mexico – and now people are spotted wearing masks. Egypt is even in the process of slaughtering 300,000 pigs.

Politicos get taste for Twitter's tiny sound bites

May 1, 2009 11:39 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Waiting for the Legislature's budget committee to start its work, state Rep. Robin Vos lacked the power of the majority party, but he did have the power of the tweet."What are the Democrats doing behind closed doors?" the Republican from Racine wrote Thursday, posting to...

BofA's Lewis: We 'welcome' Massey's leadership

May 1, 2009 11:34 am | by IEVA M. AUGSTUMS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Corp. chief executive Ken Lewis is telling employees he welcomes the leadership of Walter E. Massey as the company's new chairman.In a memo to employees obtained by The Associated Press, Lewis says he will continue to work with Massey to "drive our company...

Glaxo boosts production of antiviral medication

May 1, 2009 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline, the world's second-largest drugmaker, says it is boosting production of antiviral medication as reports of swine flu grow.The London-based company says it is ramping up operations to be able to produce about 5 million packs of Relenza per month,...

Incremental Improvement Continues

May 1, 2009 11:14 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, PD&D | Articles | Comments

This week the index is up a little more than 20 points in posting a total value of 1372.93. During this same stretch the Dow rose about 200 points, staying consistently above the 8000 mark.  

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