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Accidental Nanoparticle Discovery Could Hail Revolution in Manufacturing

September 9, 2013 1:00 pm | by Neha Okhandiar, Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesizing carbon nanotubes by physicists. The nanoparticles were discovered accidentally on the rough surfaces of ...     

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Bomb-Detecting Lasers at Security Checkpoints?

September 9, 2013 12:52 pm | by Layne Cameron, Michigan State University | News | Comments

Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach. This doesn’t mean that security forces will be armed with handheld laser in airports, however. This laser would more likely be ...

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Photos of the Day: Mangled Steel & Artifacts from 9/11 Disaster on Display

September 9, 2013 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amid the construction machinery and the dust, powerful artifacts of death and destruction have assumed their final resting places inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Construction is racing ahead inside ...    

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Sept 11 Museum Putting Hallowed Artifacts in Place

September 9, 2013 12:22 pm | by Meghan Barr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Far below the earth where the twin towers once stood, a cavernous museum on hallowed ground is finally nearing completion. Amid the construction machinery and the dust, powerful artifacts of death and destruction have assumed their final ...

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$150,000 Car of the Future: Driver Not Needed

September 9, 2013 12:06 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

If you had a chance to “drive” to work tomorrow without having to touch the steering wheel or press down a pedal, would you do it? Technology is getting closer and closer to making this a possibility. Think of the amount of ...   

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Time Warner Joins IBM in Retiree Health Switch

September 9, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Media and entertainment company Time Warner plans to move its retired workers off its health plan and provide money to them to purchase coverage on private exchanges at the beginning of next year. The move is similar to a change ...  

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IBM Moving Retirees Off Health Plan

September 9, 2013 12:04 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM plans to move many retired workers off its health plan and give them money to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange. The move is part of a corporate trend away from providing traditional retiree health benefits as ...   

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Low-Power Transceiver

September 9, 2013 12:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has introduced a low-power, half-duplex RS-485 transceiver with the fastest automatic bus-polarity correction time. When hot-plugged, the SN65HVD888 provides cross-wire immunity 80 percent faster than the competition, detecting and correcting the bus polarity within 76 milliseconds of bus idling.

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Compact, Rugged Designs for Packaging Environments

September 9, 2013 11:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex has announced its Brad automation products; designed to meet the needs of packaging machine builders, robot manufacturers, and system integrators worldwide, the products offer a complete solution for ...

IEC Auto-Lock

September 9, 2013 11:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Auto-Lock from Quail Electronics is an internal retention mechanism that actually hooks to the pins of power supply inlets and resists any axial force unless the Auto-Lock mechanism ...

Heavy-Duty Rectangular Plug Connector System

September 9, 2013 11:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new Heavycon EVO from Phoenix Contact is a plastic connector system designed for applications with high impact and vibrations. The EVO’s bayonet cable gland system can reduce inventory costs up to 70 percent. It has the ability to be ...

Fasteners for Ultra-Thin Metal Sheet

September 9, 2013 11:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Type SMPS self-clinching nuts introduce ideal fasteners for ultra-thin metal sheet applications where design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. These self-clinching nuts provide strong, durable, and reusable metal threads to accommodate a mating screw, which completes the assembly and eliminates any need for additional attachment hardware.

NASA Sets Sights on Testing Space Launch System Engines

September 9, 2013 11:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

All sights are set on testing RS-25 engines that will power NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) following completion of a series of hotfire tests on the next-generation J-2X engine Sept. 5. NASA conducted a 330-second test fire of ...  

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Quick-Change 5-Axis Workholding

September 9, 2013 11:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Carr Lane Mfg. Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Carr Lane has introduced the CL5TM quick-change, 5-Axis workholding system. CL5 consists of three components: a subplate, a riser, and top tooling made up of a vise or a fixture plate. The subplate transforms a T-slot table into a modular fixturing plate.

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The Solidworks 2014 Product Portfolio

September 9, 2013 11:07 am | by Dassault Systèmes | Dassault Systems Of America, Solidworks Corporation | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DExperience Company, has introduced SOLIDWORKS 2014, a 3D software portfolio delivering a rich array of product offerings including 3D CAD, Simulation, Product Data Management, Technical Communication and Electrical Design that further the ability of companies to design without ...

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