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Ethernet Switches for Harsh Environments

May 13, 2014 5:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

Optimized and designed for jobs in harsh industrial environments, the new Ha-VIS eCon Ethernet Switches from HARTING enable the expansion of existing network infrastructures, as well as the development of new ...

Discrete Wire-to-Board Connectors & Terminal Blocks

May 13, 2014 5:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING (Elgin, IL) has unveiled its new har-flexicon series of discrete wire-to-board connectors and terminal blocks that deliver PCB performance and density with robust connectivity. The har-flexicon surface mount termination ...

Wisdom from the Design Journey

May 13, 2014 4:24 pm | by Eddie Shearer, HSI Sensing | Blogs | Comments

In my years of work with product design at HSI Sensing I have been involved with many projects that went very smoothly and also several that did not. Is there a key characteristic that largely determines on which side of that fence a new project ...

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GKS Assures Accessory Fit on Tricked-Out ATV

May 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by GKS Services Corp. | Articles | Comments

The company designed and manufactured a prototype snow blade for the Yamaha Grizzly ATV. Previously, to mount it they had measured the mounting locations by hand. However, they oftentimes found that the ...       

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Robotic Research Sub Lost to the Depths

May 13, 2014 1:42 pm | by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | News | Comments

Nereus was built in 2008 by the Deep Submergence Lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with primary funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to descend to the deepest parts of the ocean and to ...     

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Photo of the Day: Mars on Earth

May 13, 2014 1:37 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

Testing equipment, procedures and even human resilience for future missions to faraway planets requires inventiveness. Volunteer astronauts can spend time in hyperbaric chambers, rollercoaster aircraft, an isolated base in Antarctica, caves, a ...

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Teen Invents, Sells Medical Devices

May 13, 2014 1:35 pm | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday. Mulumudi, a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, is ...

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New Implanted Devices Wrap Around Tissues

May 13, 2014 1:29 pm | by LaKisha Ladson, UT Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as ...        

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Researcher Creates Tech to Move Objects with the Mind

May 13, 2014 1:28 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Systems able to process thoughts and translate them into a command to move objects are very useful for people who cannot speak or move, but have the disadvantage of causing mental fatigue. However, a Mexican researcher designed an ...  

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Researcher Develops Electrical Insulation for Extreme Conditions

May 13, 2014 12:36 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

With more than 260 scientific publications on new materials oriented to the engineering sector and particularly towards the aerospace branch, Juan Martinez Vega is one of the highlights in the area of ​​applied physics of ...   

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GM Recall Shows Gaps in Air Bag Knowledge

May 13, 2014 12:24 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars has shed light on an unsettling fact: Air bags might not always deploy when drivers — and federal regulators — expect them to. Thirteen people have died in crashes involving ...    

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Combining Graphene & a Painkiller Receptor

May 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors tell their host cells to produce ...

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Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

May 13, 2014 12:07 pm | by Alexander Reid, Tufts University | News | Comments

Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions. In a project funded by the Office of Naval Research and coordinated under ...

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Researchers Develop Drone with Wi-Fi Signal

May 13, 2014 11:56 am | by Jenna Duncan, Denton Record-Chronicle | News | Comments

A small drone built at the University of North Texas could eventually be the key to improved communications at a major disaster. Two UNT professors, Yan Wan and Shengli Fu, have developed a drone that ...       

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High-Voltage/High-Current Connector System

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the ruggedized Imperium High-Voltage/High-Current (HVHC) Connector System, a high voltage and amperage solution that delivers reliable performance ...

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