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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 10:19 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth ...

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Volvo Cars to Unveil the Ingenious S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid

April 16, 2014 10:12 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The production version of the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid, with an exceptionally CO2-efficient 238 horsepower Drive-E petrol turbo and plug-in hybrid technology, will be launched in China early 2015 and will be produced at the Chengdu plant ...

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Review: Windows Phone Advances with 8.1 Update

April 16, 2014 10:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has ...

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Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane

April 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 sub surfaced early for ...

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Photos of the Day: Inside the Airbus Super Jumbo's Luxury Class

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Hofmann Innovation | News | Comments

Anyone who is familiar with a 12-hour long-haul flight from Zurich to Hong Kong knows how strenuous travelling can be, particularly when flying Economy Class. Even in Business Class, the seats are not necessarily luxurious for such a ...

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Designing a First Class Airbus Showroom

April 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Hofmann Innovation | Articles | Comments

Some orders are extraordinary challenges, even for experienced model builders like Modellbau Robert Hofmann. The order for the Airbus Showroom in Toulouse, for which cabin elements, or "mock-ups", needed to be created in a 1:1 scale, was such ...

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Increasing Linear Drive Thrust Options

April 16, 2014 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives are now available with an option which doubles the drive's thrust capacity without significantly increasing the size of the unit by installing an extra rolling ring bearing. The Model RG3 drive ...

Vandal Proof Pushbutton Switch

April 16, 2014 9:11 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch has introduced the 12 mm EH Series pushbutton switch. The newest addition to the CIT panel mount switch line is heavy-duty and rugged in construction - both splash and vandal proof. The EH series offers ...

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Precision Spheres in a Range of Materials

April 16, 2014 9:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Goodfellow Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Goodfellow has announced precision spheres in diameters from 0.15 mm to 20 mm from stock, and up to 150 mm as a special order. Applications include flow control, gauging and measuring standards, down hole oil drilling, bearings ...

GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection

April 15, 2014 11:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed in ...

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Chevrolet Bringing Tiny Trax SUV to U.S. & China

April 15, 2014 7:21 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. General Motors thinks ...

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GM Sales Eyed for Impact of Ignition Switch Recall

April 15, 2014 5:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a ...

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Using Robots to Study Evolution

April 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Kathleen Estes, OIST | News | Comments

A new paper by OIST’s Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution. Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a researcher in Professor Kenji Doya’s Unit, has successfully used a colony of ...   

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Glasses Strong as Steel

April 15, 2014 1:44 pm | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Researchers at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel. Using traditional methods, it usually takes ...

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Drone Hinders Medical Chopper According to Police

April 15, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene. Kele Stanley, of Springfield, said he's been unfairly charged and would have landed it immediately if he ...

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