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The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won ...

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Profiting from Failure

October 27, 2014 10:09 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Army's troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, but it has failed on its promise to make data seamlessly accessible to soldiers ...

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U.S. Navy Awards $8M to Develop Wave, Tidal Energy Tech

October 27, 2014 10:06 am | by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach ...

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Manufacturer Halts Sales of Highway Guardrails

October 27, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict. Trinity Industries Inc. said Friday that it would stop selling the ET-Plus system until ...

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U.S. Official: Auto Safety Agency Under Review

October 27, 2014 10:00 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and ...

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Out-of-Patience Investors Sell Off Amazon

October 27, 2014 9:59 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the ...  

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5 Keys to Engaging a Product Development Partner

October 27, 2014 9:56 am | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Articles | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management ...

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Obama Taking Action to Push Manufacturing

October 27, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers ...   

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Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 9:52 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...

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SpaceX Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific

October 27, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth. The unmanned Dragon capsule parachuted into the Pacific, west of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, on Saturday. It departed the International Space Station earlier in the day with ...

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The Lee Company's Pressure Relief, Check Valve

October 27, 2014 9:46 am | by PD&D Staff | Lee Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Lee Company's new 281 PRI/Chek Valve combines the function of a pressure relief valve in parallel with a check valve into one insert ...

Balluff High Resolution Light Array

October 27, 2014 9:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Balluff, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff has introduced a new BLA high resolution light array. The sensor identifies, compares, or sorts objects based on minimal size or height differences ...

Mini DC-DC Power Modules for Space-Constrained Applications

October 27, 2014 9:17 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel has introduced the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264 (2A), a family of low-profile step down power modules capable of 100% duty cycle and operating with an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V. These compact ...

Instantaneous Analog Bandwidth Solution

October 27, 2014 9:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

4DSP has announced a new analog-to-digital (A/D)/digital-to-analog (D/A) FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) card for single-channel data acquisition and high-speed signal processing and recording. The FMC170 is an ...

Portwell Announces Wade-8022 Mini-ITX Embedded System Board

October 27, 2014 8:56 am | by PD&D Staff | American Portwell Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology  has announced its WADE-8022 Mini-ITX embedded system board. The WADE-8022, based on the 4th generation Intel Core processor (BGA1364) and mobile Intel QM87 chipset, provides a wide-range of ...

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