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Medium Pressure Valves

February 7, 2014 9:18 am | by PD&D Staff | High Pressure Equipment Company | Product Releases | Comments

High Pressure Equipment now offers their medium pressure valves with an improved ergonomic handle, offering smoother operation and lower torque. The new ergonomic handle is available on 20,000 psi medium pressure valves in ...

Sealed Toggle Switch

February 7, 2014 9:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Carling Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to comply with MIL-DTL-3950G requirements for environmentally sealed toggle switches, Carling Technologies ST-Series Sealed Toggle Switch features innovative design and performance principles that are ...

DARPA: Human-Robot Teams Key To Disaster Response

February 6, 2014 3:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the future, when an earthquake or tsunami strikes a populated area or a terrorist attack decimates a city, teams of disaster experts partnered with robots – whose skills are being honed in rigorous competitions funded by the ...  

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Hotwatt's Extensive Product Line

February 6, 2014 1:59 pm | Videos | Comments

Established in 1952, Hotwatt has an extensive line of resistance heating elements ...                           

Servoflo Corporation's MP-6 Series

February 6, 2014 1:54 pm | by PD&D Staff | Videos | Comments

Servoflo Corporation has announced the MP-6 Series of micropumps, with a low power consumption of less than 200 mW ...                      

DARPA Begins Early Transition of Adaptive Vehicle Make Technologies

February 6, 2014 1:43 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

In today’s rapidly evolving mission environments, warfighters need new vehicles, weapons and other systems fielded quickly. Current design and development approaches, however, are unable to deliver those systems in a timely manner. To help overcome these challenges ...

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'Voting' & 'Penalties' to Overcome Errors in Quantum Optimization

February 6, 2014 1:32 pm | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

Seeking a solution to decoherence—the "noise" that prevents quantum processors from functioning properly—scientists at USC have developed a strategy of linking quantum bits together into voting blocks, a strategy that ...     

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Towards Tailor-Made Adhesives

February 6, 2014 1:29 pm | by Franziska Hornig, Springer | News | Comments

Tape, self-adhesive labels, Post-it notes, and masking tape all contain soft adhesives. This makes them easy to remove—a process referred to as debonding. French researchers have studied how soft adhesives work in the hope of facilitating the design of ...

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The Maiden Flight of UK's Stealth Drone

February 6, 2014 1:21 pm | Videos | Comments

Taranis, the stealthy unmanned combat vehicle demonstrator, was filmed during its initial flight trials. It's the most advanced aircraft ever built in the UK and it doesn't have ...            

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Goddard's Tradition Potentially Expanded Through 3D Manufacturing

February 6, 2014 1:16 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

For the past two years, the Inter­nal Research and Development, or IRAD, program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has awarded funding to a small number of researchers who are ...       

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Graphene Ribbons Highly Conductive at Room Temperature

February 6, 2014 1:06 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

An international team have achieved a remarkable feat: they have produced graphene ribbons in which electrons move freely. The researchers have devised an entirely novel way of ...            

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‘Friendly’ Robots for More Realistic Human-Android Relationships

February 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Two 'friendly' robots, including a 3D-printed humanistic android, are helping scientists to understand how more realistic long-term relationships might be developed between humans and androids. ERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) is the brainchild ...

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Photos of the Day: The 'True Love Tester' Smart Bra

February 6, 2014 12:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

The “True Love Tester” bra from Japanese lingerie company, Ravijoir, tracks changes in the wearer's heart rate, and when the user detects true love, it magically unclasps. The smart bra differentiates between true love and normal increases in heart rate via the adrenal gland....

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A Microchip for Metastasis

February 6, 2014 10:43 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures and spinal compression. While scientists ...

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Engineering Newswire 76: Injectable, Wound-Sealing Sponges Save Lives

February 6, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re working to reduce gun violence with technology, slowing high-flow bleeding from wounds, and using paintball artillery to create programmable art ...          

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