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All Aboard the Nanotrain Network

November 11, 2013 11:38 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Tiny self-assembling transport networks, powered by nano-scale motors and controlled by DNA, have been developed by scientists at Oxford University and Warwick University. The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning ...  


Levitating Foam Liquid Under the Spell of Magnetic Fields

November 11, 2013 11:34 am | by Springer | News | Comments

Foams fascinate, partly due to their short lifespan. Foams change as fluid drains out of their structure over time. It is precisely their ephemeral nature which has, until now, prevented scientists from experimentally probing their ... 


Cooling When There's Too Much Heat

November 11, 2013 11:30 am | by Nancy W. Stauffer, MIT | News | Comments

When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, knocking out emergency power supplies, crews sprayed seawater on the reactors to cool them — to no avail. One possible reason ...     


How to Turn Any Material or Surface into a Sensor

November 11, 2013 11:28 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Bare Conductive is interested in developing ways to interact with computing that isn’t necessarily with a screen. The Touch Board is just a tiny piece of that. The company thinks there is a huge scope for new types of...    


New Polymers React and Move to Light

November 11, 2013 11:12 am | by John Fedele, University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Microvehicles and other devices that can change shape or move with no power source other than a beam of light may be possible through research led by the University of Pittsburgh. The researchers are investigating ...    


Japan Starts Offshore Wind Farm Near Fukushima

November 11, 2013 11:10 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm ...      


Self-Clinching Captive Panel Screws

November 11, 2013 10:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Type PFC4 self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering introduce fastener solutions engineered to install permanently and reliably into ...

Enhanced SINAMICS Control Unit

November 11, 2013 10:47 am | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Industry Inc., Solutions, Automation & Drive Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens Industry has announced the availability of the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit for use with its popular ...


Photoelectric Laser Distance Sensors

November 11, 2013 10:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect has expanded its photoelectric sensor offering to include OPT series short and long range ...

ISL Services Commercial & Industrial Product Manufacturers

November 11, 2013 10:02 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

ISL started as an engineering oriented supplier of standard electronic component, and later offered semi-custom and custom electronic component, and added tooling for injection molding, die-casting, metal stamping, and contract...   


Chrysler to Recall 1.2M Ram Trucks

November 11, 2013 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling about 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles. The company announced three recalls on Friday. It wants to inspect the trucks and says only 453,000 will likely need...  


Photos of the Day: Designers Help Lady Gaga Fly in Eveningwear

November 11, 2013 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lady Gaga has taken flight in a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world's first flying dress for the launch of her new album. The battery-powered dress has six booms in a hex formation and has been billed as the world's first ...


Lady Gaga Unveils High-Tech 'Flying Dress'

November 11, 2013 9:41 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lady Gaga's album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear? The "Applause" singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world's first flying dress. The contraption ...        


Tech & Design Firms Favor Ground-Floor Opening

November 11, 2013 9:33 am | by Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post | News | Comments

Richard Demma gets in early most days for his job as a senior field research manager at a database company downtown. It's a cubicle job, one most companies would cloister upstairs in an anonymous office building, a place where...   


Tesla Stems Bleeding After Bad Few Days

November 11, 2013 9:24 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Investors in the Tesla electric car company stemmed the bleeding a bit Friday. But it was still an abysmal few days, marred by another fire in a Model S and earnings results that many found disappointing. In three days, Tesla shareholders lost...



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