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Spider Cameras & Drones Broadcast Olympics

February 11, 2014 9:22 am | by Angela Charlton, Associated Press | News | Comments

That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn't searching for terrorists or gay rights activists hiding behind the fir trees. It's being used to transmit live video of snowboard and ski jump ...


Google Subsidiary to Run Nearby Federal Airfield

February 11, 2014 9:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government has picked a Google subsidiary to run and renovate a federal airfield that is frequently used for the personal flights of the Internet company's billionaire executives. The decision announced Monday clears the way for ...


High-Tech Project Tackles Low-Income Word Gap

February 11, 2014 9:09 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six-month-old Jaiven James doesn't even notice the pager-sized recorder that fits snuggly into the pocket of his shirt, recording every gurgle, every cry, every word he hears.The boy is an early participant in a Providence city project that aims ...


Drone Records Deadly Crash

February 11, 2014 9:04 am | by Michael Melia, Associated Press | News | Comments

As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage. The case of this crash, in which the victim's body was left hanging out of a mangled car, highlights ...


Airbus Seals Big A320 Order from VietJetAir

February 11, 2014 6:08 am | by Satish Cheney - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Low cost carrier VietJetAir signed a deal Tuesday to buy more than 90 Airbus jets worth about $9.1 billion at sticker prices. VietJetAir's A320 deal is the only major purchase announced so far at the Singapore Airshow though other agreements ...


Anti-Surge Resistors

February 10, 2014 4:36 pm | by PD&D Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics' ASR / SPR Series of anti-surge metal film resistors has expanded to include a mini ¼ watt body size. The ASR and SPR Series are ideal lower cost replacements for ceramic composition and carbon ...

Mil-Rugged, High Resolution Infrared Video Camera with Snapshot

February 10, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Sensors Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sensors Unlimited’s new camera is an all-solid-state, ruggedized camera with snapshot exposure capability and automatic gain control (AGC). Lightweight (less than 120 g without lens), compact (less than 4.5 in3), and low-power ...

Double Break, High DC Rating Switch

February 10, 2014 4:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Crouzet Switches | Product Releases | Comments

Crouzet Switches double break, high DC rating switch can be used in the electrical equipment market specifically in medium to high voltage applications. Features include ...


Lazy Kids Play with Lazy Toys

February 10, 2014 4:05 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Hasbro recently announced that it was revamping the Transformer product line. As the popular shape-shifters approach their 30-year anniversary, and will star in yet another movie, the company has enlisted a design and engineering team for ...


Why We Should Invest in America’s Infrastructure Problems

February 10, 2014 3:33 pm | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

I would like to make the argument that despite the cost of repairing or replacing our infrastructure, it is a good investment for the country. The infrastructure problems are increasing business costs and it will only get worse. Whether it is ...


Answering the Reshoring Question

February 10, 2014 3:24 pm | by Pramod Gupta, Aakash Gupta, Hector Gutierrez & Patrick Van den Bossche | Articles | Comments

The U.S. has become a more attractive destination for manufacturing over the last few years. That’s a fact. And several U.S. companies are indeed bringing back their manufacturing operations. Several others are asking the question ...  


Google Passes Exxon to Be No. 2 U.S. Company

February 10, 2014 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has passed Exxon to become the second most valuable U.S. company by market capitalization. According to FactSet data, the Internet company's market capitalization surpassed ...           


Mouth-Controlled Joystick Lets Quadriplegics Play

February 10, 2014 1:46 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Matt Victor is a C1 quadriplegic, with no feeling from his neck down, but that doesn’t keep him from playing his favorite video games. Using a series of sips and puffs, he can move digital characters as he would ...     


Hybrid Ghostrider Completes First Test Flight

February 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider has taken to the sky for the first time as a gunship.The Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla to begin the modification process with the goal of creating a "best of both worlds" aircraft. The end result became a ...


Renault Reveals Concept Car with Drone Companion

February 10, 2014 1:04 pm | by Renault | Videos | Comments

Renault has revealed the company's Kwid concept car, which not only flaunts futuristic design, but also totes an on-board drone ...                   



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