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Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

October 31, 2014 9:02 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Scientists led by Xiang Zhang ...

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Big League Ice Drillers Open Frontiers of Science

October 31, 2014 8:55 am | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Wisconsin is famous for its ice fishers — the stalwarts who drill holes through lake ice in the hope of catching a winter dinner. Less well known are the state's big-league ice drillers — specialists who design huge drills and use them to drill ...

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 9:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices ...      

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It's Alive! Engineers Harvest & Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

October 30, 2014 8:58 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

It's more an engineer's dream than nightmare - to rapidly prototype and redesign aircraft using 3-D printed parts. That's just what a team of student interns and engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, got to do ...

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NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

October 30, 2014 8:36 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from ...

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Are You Smarter Than An Engineering Student?

October 30, 2014 5:25 pm | by MISUMI USA | Videos | Comments

As an engineer, you know that gears can be used in unlimited types of mechanical devices. A gear's main function is to generate speed or power to its designated machine or to send the power of a machine off into another direction ...  

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Keysight Technologies Launches D/A Converter

October 30, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced the M9188A, a PXI-based, 16-channels, single-slot unipolar dynamic digital/analog converter (DAC). The M9188A is capable of supplying typical waveforms of up to +30 V. This eliminates the need for ...

Elma Announces Integrated Rack-Level Systems

October 30, 2014 5:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments. Providing configuration control and lifecycle management as well as custom I/O and cabling ...

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BellowsTech Expands Webshop Product Offering

October 30, 2014 5:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | BellowsTech, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

BellowsTech has added six new standard bellows to its online store rounding out the complete product line offering of stainless steel edge welded bellows to 18 individual parts. These additional welded bellows include diameters of ...

The Practice of Innovation

October 30, 2014 5:02 pm | by Louise Rainone, Vice President of Marketing, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

Something that hasn’t been sitting with me well lately is the topic of Innovation and the “process” that goes along with innovation. Anyone in the innovation sector knows that processes are fine and dandy for the stuff you know, but for the ...

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Engineering Newswire 114: Flying Car Transforms in Seconds

October 30, 2014 3:19 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are learning that rocket science is actually pretty hard, flying, terrified, in a windowless plane, bringing new life to FrankenEyes … and flying a car ...          

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Making Emergency Robots Easier to Control

October 30, 2014 1:41 pm | by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use - enabling the operator to focus more on the dangerous situations they face. An international research team is adapting a ...   

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Active, Biodegradable Packaging for Oily Products

October 30, 2014 1:35 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

The BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products. The increase in the presence of plastic in our lives is an unstoppable trend ...

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Novel Ultrasound Tech to Screen for Heart Conditions

October 30, 2014 1:26 pm | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists ...

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Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets

October 30, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Scientists and science fiction writers alike have dreamt of aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels. Now, a new method for improving the thrust generated by such laser-propulsion systems may bring them ...

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