The Leading Source for Design Engineering News & Insight
Subscribe to Product Design & Development All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

Company Produces First High Purity Lithium

February 24, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Lithium USA Corporation has announced that it has produced 99.8% high quality lithium carbonate in its first trial run while commissioning its demonstration plant in Germany. The Company has previously tested ...    


Oil Train Accident Shows New Safety Rules Inadequate

February 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery ...


Google Teams Up with 3 Wireless Carriers to Combat Apple Pay

February 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the ...  


NASA Launches 3 Suborbital Rockets

February 24, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three suborbital rockets have been launched for the Department of Defense from NASA's facility on Wallops Island in Virginia. NASA says the Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets were launched around ...        


Disney Animators Win Oscar 2 Years in a Row

February 24, 2015 9:28 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar. For the second year in a row, Disney Animation won an Academy Award for best animated feature, as "Big Hero 6" followed up last year's "Frozen" win ...  


Trial Begins in Silicon Valley Sex Bias Case

February 24, 2015 9:23 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A high-profile sex bias case captivating Silicon Valley has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high technology and venture capitalist arenas. Ellen Pao, 45, has accused ...       


Selecting the Magazine Handler, a Critical Production Choice

February 24, 2015 9:18 am | by Martek Automation | Articles | Comments

Sometimes making a decision about what may be considered “ancillary” production equipment can make an enormous difference to the bottom line and product quality. The choice of magazine unloading and loading handlers is often such a ...  


Red-Light Cameras: Proceed with Caution

February 24, 2015 9:13 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

The Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" means "Who will guard the guards themselves?" It may have originated with the Roman poet Juvenal, who flourished around the first century A. D., but the problem it highlights is much older ...


Investing in a Sustainable Water Future

February 24, 2015 9:04 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos | Comments

Public water managers provide our communities with a resource upon which all else depends. Clean, reliable water and the infrastructure that supports it is something many in our society take for granted. Himmelberger sees upcoming water ...


New 'Smart Bandages' for Burn Victims

February 24, 2015 8:55 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Some bandages are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, but researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital have something much more sophisticated in mind for the future of chronic wound care. With support from ...  


Radio Chip Developed for the 'Internet of Things'

February 23, 2015 2:04 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of things” — the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could be equipped with sensors and ...


Today in Engineering History: 'Sphairistike' Patented

February 23, 2015 1:52 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1874, Major Walter Wingfield, a Welsh inventor, patented what he called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis). He borrowed the name from the ancient Greek term, meaning skill in playing ball. The name never became popular ...


How to Choose to Slow Climate Change

February 23, 2015 1:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. has a choice when it comes to climate change, Dr. John Holdren, the science advisor to President Barack Obama, told students in a video on Feb. 8. Holden has been answering public questions about climate change on social media ...


U.S. Border Agents Wear Body Cameras to Test Tech

February 23, 2015 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some U.S. border agents have started wearing body cameras in a test of the technology in the field, officials said on Friday. Roughly three dozen cameras are being worn by personnel on a volunteer basis during a ...     


LA Schools: Can't Give Tech Device to Every Student

February 23, 2015 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device. The remarks Friday by interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines are the latest blow to the ...



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.