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Ultra-Durable Controlled Impedance Cable & Assemblies

September 10, 2013 11:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has announced the introduction of its ultra-durable Controlled Impedance Cable. Unlike bulky round cables and non-flexible woven cables, the Cicoil design can...

International Rectifier’s Automotive COOLiRFET Power MOSFETs at Mouser

September 10, 2013 9:46 am | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics now stocks International Rectifier’s (IR) family of AEC-Q101 Automotive qualified 40V N-channel MOSFETs, featuring IR’s proven Gen12.7 trench technology with ultra-low Rds(on). International Rectifier's Automotive COOLiRFET Power MOSFETs from Mouser Electronics target...

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America II Signs Distribution Agreement with America Semiconductor

September 10, 2013 9:37 am | by America II Electronics | News | Comments

America II Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of high-power semiconductors. Under terms of the agreement, America II will distribute America Semiconductor’s line of high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, and low-power semiconductors throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with an emphasis on the U.S. market.

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Mouser Launches TE Connectivity Material Handling Solutions Site

September 10, 2013 9:30 am | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has launched its newest site on Mouser.com covering TE Connectivity Material Handling Solutions. The TE Connectivity Material Handling Solutions (MHS) site helps design engineers build innovative solutions whether they are developing a new MHS system or retrofitting an existing one.

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Nokia, Mercedes-Benz in Smart Map Deal

September 10, 2013 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia says it has teamed up with Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz car division to jointly build and develop digital smart maps for conventional and self-driving cars. Under Wednesday's deal, Nokia's HERE mapping and location services unit and Mercedes will initially provide 3D maps for ...

007 'Submarine Car' Sells For $865,000

September 10, 2013 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A car that transformed into a submarine in the James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" has been sold at a London auction for 550,000 pounds ($865,000). The distinctively-shaped white Lotus Esprit, designed for an underwater scene in the 1977 film starring Roger Moore, was sold at RM Auctions on Monday. The sale price was below the auction house's initial estimate price of ...

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Safety Agency Probes BMW 328i Brake Problem

September 10, 2013 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating brake problems in 90,000 late-model BMW cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers the 328i from the 2013 model year. The government has received four complaints from drivers that it was difficult to brake the cars. Some reported ...

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Robohand Uses 3D Printing to Replace Lost Digits

September 10, 2013 9:16 am | by Carley Petesch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago. He was unable to afford the tens of thousands of dollars to get a myoelectric hand, which detects a muscle's electric impulses to activate an artificial limb. Enter Robohand — a device that Van As and designer Ivan Owen invented that is made from ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printed Robohand

September 10, 2013 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Robohand inventor Richard van As shows hands that he has made for people in his workshop at his home. Van As, who lost four fingers to a circular saw two years ago decided to build his own hand after seeing a video of a mechanical ...  

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Motorola Opens First U.S.-Assembled Smartphone Plant

September 10, 2013 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO ...

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Saudi Arabian Desalination Plant Doubles City's Water Supply with Energy Recovery PX Technology

September 9, 2013 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy Recovery has revealed that it will be part of ACCIONA Agua's first contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will process enough seawater to bring 100,000 m³ per day of potable water for residents and industrial uses. Situated along the coast of the Persian Gulf, Al Jubail has intense water needs ...

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Toyota Again Recalling 880,584 RAV4, Lexus Sedans

September 9, 2013 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. and Canada because a repair announced last year may not have solved a safety problem. RAV4s from the 2006 through 2011 model years and the Lexus HS250h from the 2010 model year are involved in the recall. Toyota says if...

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New Center to Better Understand Human Intelligence, Build Smarter Machines

September 9, 2013 5:17 pm | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Siri and Watson may seem brainy in certain situations, but to build truly smart, world-changing machines, researchers must understand how human intelligence emerges from brain activity. Such an awesome challenge requires that scientists and engineers across key fields work together to learn ...

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3D Systems Makes Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies List, Again

September 9, 2013 5:08 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, 3D Systems has made Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of the world's fastest-growing companies, ranking number 2 in tech and number 5 overall out of 100 global companies listed.        

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Custom Machined Sealing Solutions

September 9, 2013 5:03 pm | by SKF | News | Comments

SKF has introduced a comprehensive range of custom machined sealing solutions exclusively engineered for applications in the hydropower industry.  SKF can supply virtually any kind of seal for any application and in any quantity, dimension, and profile. 

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