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Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Gen Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 12:58 pm | by University of College London | News | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of ......

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'Seeing' Through Virtual Touch Is Believing

August 11, 2014 12:52 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding...

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Spiralock Self-Locking Key Inserts

August 11, 2014 12:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stanley Engineered Fastening has announced a self-locking Spiralock internal thread form design – which has resistance against self-loosening when exposed to harsh environments involving significant shock, extreme...

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U.S. Agency Moves Slowly on Investigation Requests

August 11, 2014 12:23 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems. The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by...

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Sensitive Acid Sensor Controls Insulin Production

August 11, 2014 12:23 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely...

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NASA Selects Small Business Tech Transfer Projects for Further Development

August 11, 2014 11:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected 23 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue the development of innovative technologies that will support future agency mission needs and may also prove viable as...

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Engineering Update: Japan’s Space-Based Military Force

August 11, 2014 11:32 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | News | Comments

Following Japan’s approval of the Basic Space Law in 2008, allowing for the use of space for security purposes, the country recently announced the formation of a space-based military force by 2019 ...   ...

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Series 692 Differential Pressure Transmitters

August 11, 2014 11:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Clark Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Clark Solutions has announced the series 692 differential pressure transmitters, designed for monitoring pumps and pressure drops in HVAC, chilled water, and process systems, as well as various other tank level monitoring...

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Differential Pressure Transmitters

August 11, 2014 11:07 am | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega has announced a series of rangeable, very low differential pressure transmitters which can output either static (gage) pressure or differential pressure. Applications include building energy management systems,...

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Fusion Power in Our Future

August 11, 2014 10:43 am | by Ed Barmakian, The Alternative Press | News | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research...

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Spherical Washers

August 11, 2014 10:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Skf Precision Technology | Product Releases | Comments

SKF has announced spherical washers for mounting of machinery and bolted equipment. The washers are suitable for performance in industrial, marine, and all other heavy-duty bolted joint applications ...

Photos of the Day: Rocket-Powered Saucer Reaches Near-Space

August 11, 2014 10:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Moments into its powered flight, the LDSD test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes. The image was taken by one of the saucer-shaped test vehicle's high-resolution cameras ......

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Ride Shotgun With NASA Saucer As It Flies to Near Space

August 11, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project successfully flew a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space in late June from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. The goal...

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CSRmesh Development Kit

August 11, 2014 10:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Csr | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has announced the CSRmesh Development Kit, allowing developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The SDK is initially offered with software supporting networked lighting...

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Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement of Tech Wage Case

August 11, 2014 10:05 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology...

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