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Understanding How Things Coil

September 30, 2014 9:10 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling patterns that can also cause problems if ...

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Snaptron Announces New Tactile Dome Design

September 29, 2014 5:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Snaptron | Product Releases | Comments

Snaptron has designed a new series of tactile dome switch contacts – the SQ-Series. SQ-Series tactile domes (snap domes) feature a new, 4-leg design that is essentially square in shape. This wide 4-leg design offers several unique benefits ...

3-Phase Monitoring Relay Helps Prevent Premature Motor & Equipment Failures

September 29, 2014 4:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ATC Diversified Electronics has announced its SLA Series, a family of three-phase monitoring relays. The series offers protection from phase loss, under voltage, and phase reversal conditions that can contribute to premature equipment failure ...

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Device for Safety Measuring High Voltage Power Transistors with Oscilloscopes

September 29, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the availability of the CLIPPER CLP1500V15A1 - a new, high technology oscilloscope adapter that allows small voltages to be measured in the presence of very high voltages, such as those present on switching ...

Microsoft to Offer Early Look at Next Windows

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until ...

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Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through 2011 ...  

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Seoul Viosys Announces LED Viophoton Tech

September 29, 2014 2:54 pm | by Seoul Viosys | News | Comments

Seoul Viosys, UV LED solution provider, announced on August 28 that they launched the Viophoton technology for the first time in the world. Viophoton Technology utilizes functional photons of specific energy which deliver germicidal ...  

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Anark to Present at Product Development & Tech Forum

September 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by Anark | Events

Anark Corporation, provider of automated Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and 3D CAD visualization solutions has announced they will be presenting at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Annual Product Development and Technology Forum along ...

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From Diamonds to Supercomputers

September 29, 2014 1:47 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

By exchanging specific atoms inside the mineral structure, quantum bits, required to process complex operations faster, could be stabilized. Gustavo López Velázquez, researcher at the University of Guadalajara (UDG), proposes to construct a ...

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NASA Rover Drills First Taste from Mars Mountain

September 29, 2014 1:39 pm | by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected its first taste of the layered mountain whose scientific allure drew the mission to choose this part of Mars as a landing site. Late Wednesday, Sept. 24, the rover's hammering drill chewed about ...

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Ultra-Fast Semiconductor Nano-Lasers

September 29, 2014 1:35 pm | by Friedrich Schiller University Jena | News | Comments

Physicist at the University of Jena together with colleagues from Imperial College London develop ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers. As the researcher report in the current issue of the journal of Nature Physics, they are capable of ...

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'Autotune' Software Makes it Easier to Model Building Energy Use

September 29, 2014 1:14 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

There are many ways to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. There are products that use less energy for lighting, heating and cooling; materials that better insulate and seal building envelopes; and architectural and engineering ...

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Shoe Harvests Energy from Walking

September 29, 2014 1:05 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

A shoe fits a device that saves the energy the person makes by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people ...

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'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses

September 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways - some simple and some involving new technologies - to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester ...

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Photos of the Day: World's Largest & Most Efficient Gas Turbine

September 29, 2014 12:41 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Anyone who’s met her will tell you that Harriet is not like other house guests. When she arrived from France in Greenville, SC, earlier this year, her hosts at a local GE gas turbine factory had to build a new train turntable just to get her ...

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