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General Motors Seeks More Protection from Suits

April 22, 2014 5:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The suit was filed Monday evening in the Bankruptcy Court for ...

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PCDworks Innovation Firm Launches New Website

April 21, 2014 5:30 pm | by PCDworks | News | Comments

PCDworks, a new product development design and innovation firm, today launched a redesigned website, www.pcdworks.com, aimed to reach a broader audience of new product developers, innovators, and engineers. The new website highlights ...

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5 Features an Amazon Phone Might Offer

April 21, 2014 5:22 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it ...   

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Apple Offering Free Recycling of All Used Products

April 21, 2014 5:14 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to ...

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You Are Influential

April 21, 2014 4:58 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

While it’s true that an outsider, such as a consultant or a change agent from higher and farther in the chain of corporate leadership, can get people’s attention or compel them to listen, and it’s true that executive leaders may influence more ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printed Headdress Is Wearable Art

April 21, 2014 4:50 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

The Quixotic Divinity headdress is the premiere piece of wearable art from Chicago-based artist, and longtime proponent of the 3D-printed medium, Joshua Harker. The headdress debuted on the runway in November 2013 at the 3D Printshow held at ...

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Behind the Mask

April 21, 2014 4:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Inspired by the intent to push the limitations of existing technology, laser-sintering system provider EOS sponsored his design, growing (laser sintering) the 8 ½-pound headdress on an EOSINT P 760 additive manufacturing (AM) system ...  

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CSA Approved Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers

April 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers are now available from Gems Sensors & Controls. Applications include hazardous area installations, such as artificial lift, chemical injection, and CNG compressors ...

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Robotic Mouse Could Help Solve the Cat Obesity Problem

April 21, 2014 4:28 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

While the development of Mousr is just two months in the making, it’s genesis came somewhat by accident two years ago. Cohen was working on a proof-of-concept sensor management system where the goal was to keep the power consumption of ...

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Heavy Duty Safety Switches

April 21, 2014 4:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Abb Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB Low Voltage Products division has introduced a new line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for ...

Disc Magnet Motor with Dynamic Performance

April 21, 2014 4:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap has introduced the P760 series disc magnet motor. The closed loop P760 series motor offers a dynamic performance to meet challenging applications where rapid changes in acceleration and direction of rotation are ...

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Why Data Center Efficiency in the 2000s Is Like Paper Recycling in 1970s

April 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by General Electric Company | News | Comments

On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970,the World Wide Web existed only in research labs, “texting” was something you wrote in a notebook and the closest thing to a data center was the public library. On that day, millions of people gathered at events around the country to learn, share, and ...

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Icon Labs Products Immune to the Heartbleed SSL Bug

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that its Iconfidant SSL product, a leading SSL solution for embedded devices, is not affected by the Heartbleed SSL bug. Heartbleed is ...   

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Researchers Develop Mobile Charging System for EVs

April 21, 2014 1:12 pm | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) in Spain has developed the first mobile charging system for electric vehicles. This system allows users to charge their vehicle from any plug -not just from a specifically designed one- as long as it has been previously authorized by ...

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New Material Coating Mimics Nature's Lotus Effect

April 21, 2014 1:05 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic – water repelling – characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive in muddy swamps, repelling dirt, and producing beautiful flowers. Of late, engineers have been ...

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