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Thomson Lead Screws

April 17, 2013 9:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson MTS Flange Mount Supernuts provide excellent lubricity and the dimensional stability of proprietary acetal with the convenience of an integral flange. Features include: Construction of 300 series stainless steel and a high luster surface finish with corrosion resistance.

World's Most Unique Beer Can

April 17, 2013 9:36 am | by Joe Muehlenkamp, PR Newswire | News | Comments

To make the new can possible, Anheuser-Busch engineers needed to solve a number of technical challenges, and major equipment investments were required. Significant capital investments also were required to upgrade packaging lines at the Budweiser breweries in Los Angeles and Williamsburg, Va., the first breweries with capability to package this can.

Photo of the Day: Virgin Cold-Flow Test Complete

April 17, 2013 9:29 am | by Virgin Galactic | News | Comments

Hot on the heels of last week’s nitrous venting and feather test, SpaceShipTwo achieved another successful first with a “Cold Flow” flight. The test objectives were successfully met, advancing another important step towards powered flight.

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Taiwan Tech Industry Faces up to Samsung

April 17, 2013 4:54 am | by Annie Huang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwanese companies have long viewed tech giant Samsung as a major threat and the battle has recently appeared to tilt in favor of the South Korean rival as Taiwan's smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.

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IAEA Inspects Japan's Crippled Nuclear Plant

April 17, 2013 3:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.N. nuclear watchdog team has begun inspecting Japan's crippled nuclear plant, which has been plagued with radioactive water leaks and other glitches more than two years it was struck by a tsunami. The International Atomic Energy Agency team is primarily reviewing the decommissioning of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

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Toyota's Hybrid Vehicle Sales Pass 5M

April 17, 2013 1:47 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism. The Japanese automaker, which said Wednesday it had sold 5.125 million hybrid vehicles as of the end of March, started selling the Prius, the world's first mass produced hybrid passenger car, in 1997.

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NASA OKs East Coast Rocket Test Launch

April 16, 2013 9:10 pm | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

A private company is planning a test launch Wednesday of a rocket intended to help eventual supply runs to the International Space Station, but officials warn weather could delay the effort. Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday from Wallops...

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Alaska, DOE Agree to Study Unconventional Energy

April 16, 2013 8:50 pm | by Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Alaska will collaborate on future research of unconventional energy resources in the Arctic, including abundant reservoirs of methane hydrate. The DOE's acting assistant secretary for fossil energy, Christopher Smith, and Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan announced the agreement Tuesday.

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NASA Gives OK for East Coast Rocket Test Launch

April 16, 2013 6:25 pm | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA gave the green light on Tuesday for a private company to proceed with a test launch of an unmanned rocket that would eventually help carry supplies to the International Space Station, but the weather forecast could cause delays.  

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The Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle

April 16, 2013 5:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has announced the Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle. The design enables the safe connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid powered by high efficiency DC sources.

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Discusses Future of Design and Manufacturing

April 16, 2013 3:47 pm | by Autodesk | News | Comments

Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass led a conversation about “Engineering the Future” for the manufacturing industry at Develop3D LIVE 2013 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. In a keynote address, Bass demonstrated how a series of major technology trends are shaping the way product designers and engineers work...

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Mouser Announces Global Distribution of Terasic Technologies’ Design Solutions

April 16, 2013 3:06 pm | by Mouser | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced a new global distribution agreement with Terasic Technologies. The Terasic product line-up includes FPGA based and programmable logic devices. Terasic is a top design partner for Altera Corporation and is a member of the Altera Design Services Network (DSN) Program.

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Tekscan Featured on Bang Goes the Theory

April 16, 2013 2:40 pm | by Tekscan | News | Comments

Utilizing Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS), that impact force and pressure is analyzed during an episode of Bang Goes the Theory.  The hit series blends science and technology, testing scientific theory to answer tricky questions, perform unique challenges, and investigate present and future global issues.

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TTI and Mouser Establish Engineering Scholarship

April 16, 2013 2:34 pm | by TTI | News | Comments

TTI and Mouser Electronics have announce a scholarship in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering. The scholarship will help support students enrolled in the university’s Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering who demonstrate academic achievement beyond the classroom.

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Murata Selects ANADIGICS 802.11ac FEIC for WiFi Module

April 16, 2013 2:30 pm | by ANADIGICS | News | Comments

ANADIGICS has announced that its AWL9581 front-end integrated circuit (FEIC) is used in Murata’s latest WiFi module, which is now in mass production in support of high-volume smartphones equipped with 802.11ac WiFi technology.

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