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New Wrench Engineered to Prevent Injuries

November 4, 2013 9:10 am | by Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | News | Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among gas-meter technicians. In some cases, the injuries have required shoulder surgery and have resulted in up to $100,000 in ...

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PG&E Contemplates $12B Redesign

November 4, 2013 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem ...

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Harder Times Expected with Loss of Power Plant

November 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

For decades, the nearby Big Sandy power plant did more than keep the lights on — it supplied this Appalachian town with a bounty of tax revenue and some of the best-paying jobs around as it converted regional coal into electricity. Massive ...

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Compact Crossover SUV Sales Booming in U.S.

November 1, 2013 5:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Aging baby boomers. Couples with small kids. Single people with dogs. All three groups love compact crossover SUVs, utility vehicles built mainly on small-car frames that are among the hottest-selling vehicles in the U.S. So far this year, sales ...

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Integrated Temperature & Humidity Sensor

November 1, 2013 4:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell has announced the 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions. The Honeywell HumidIcon sensor’s accuracy eliminates the need for ...

Power Block Modules

November 1, 2013 4:08 pm | by PD&D Staff | Murata Power Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has introduced the first in a series of Power Blocks designed to provide the power system architect with an alternative design approach for non-isolated DC-DC conversion. This concept, developed by Murata Power Solutions to ...

Miniature, Low-Profile Slide Switch

November 1, 2013 4:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its family of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches. Designed for applications with significant board space and height restrictions, the PCM Series is available in SPDT and SP3T models ...

Integrated Vehicle Simulation

November 1, 2013 3:12 pm | by Bob Cramblitt | Articles | Comments

More than at any time in automotive history, performance factors are based on interdependencies that ripple throughout the vehicle, particularly for hybrids that combine combustion engines with electric propulsion systems ...   

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Women's Physics Scores Are Lower

November 1, 2013 1:46 pm | by Sarah McKagan, American Physical Society | News | Comments

In a new synthesis of past work, researchers found that women consistently score lower than men on common assessments of conceptual understanding of physics. However, when examining the factors that may account for these differences ...

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UTSA Researchers Develop Prototype Football Kicking Simulator

November 1, 2013 1:38 pm | by KC Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio | News | Comments

In football, kicking is a fundamental and vital part of the game. The few points a kicker scores can make a critical difference in the outcome of a game. To help improve a football kicker's performance ...        

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Utility Breaks Ground on $255M Wind Power Project

November 1, 2013 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumers Energy has broken ground on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says an event took place Friday, with contractors ... 

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FASTCAM Mini UX100 High Speed Camera

November 1, 2013 12:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Photron has introduced the small, lightweight FASTCAM Mini UX100 high speed camera. The global electronic shutter operates down to 1 microsecond to ...

2 Pole, 1,000 VDC Rated Switches

November 1, 2013 12:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB  Low Voltage Products division has extended its line of leading OTDC switches, introducing new 250, 320, and 400 Ampere switches specifically designed for ...

Smart Motor for Optimal Standardization

November 1, 2013 12:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lenze Americas has introduced its innovative Smart Motor designed for applications ranging from material handling to packaging automation. Offering a ...

Precise Engineering Rebuilds Oyster Reef

November 1, 2013 12:29 pm | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri. That is where years of research, planning, and precise engineering led ...    

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