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John P. Holdren Congratulates NASA on the Successful Test Launch of Orion Spacecraft

December 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Upon successful launch and recovery of the Orion spacecraft last week White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren issued the following statement: "With today’s successful test launch and recovery of the ...

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Online Course on Graphene Will Be Available Worldwide

December 12, 2014 1:05 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Starting in 2015, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden will be a global disseminator of knowledge. The beginning of the year will mark the start of ChalmersX – the venture of Chalmers moocs on the platform edx.org. Chalmers announces its ... 

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Esterline Connection Technologies Provides Connectors for Rosetta Mission

December 12, 2014 12:59 pm | by SOURIAU | News | Comments

SOURIAU, part of Esterline Connection Technologies, is honored to have served as a trusted collaborator to the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency) by supplying interconnection components 15 years ago for ...   

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Revizto 3.0 Launched at Autodesk University 2014

December 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Revizto | News | Comments

A new version of Revizto 3.0, a visual collaboration software for AEC industry, was officially released at Autodesk University in Las Vegas on December 2-4 2014. Revizto as a part of BIM process is used through the whole project lifecycle ...

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New Theory Could Yield More-Flexible Digital Communication

December 12, 2014 11:31 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver — say, a computer and a printer — are off by even ...

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Insulation Defect Among 3 Design Fails This Week

December 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Today in recalls, insulation defects are leading to electrical shock, Lenovo power cords are melting, and stadium seats are failing ...                  

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Today in Engineering History: A Transatlantic First

December 12, 2014 11:25 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Today in engineering history, a transatlantic first and a General Motors phase out ...                           

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Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Paint Withstands up to 1,200°F

December 12, 2014 11:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dampney Company has announced a new ready-to-use, high-heat stainless steel paint that will not discolor, chip, crack, or peel at temperatures up to 1200°F. Dampney Thurmalox 282 stainless steel paint is suitable for applications such as ...

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Enclosed Starters in NEMA 4 Metallic Enclosures

December 12, 2014 11:02 am | by PD&D Staff | Carlo Gavazzi Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CARLO GAVAZZI has announced the launch of their CGP Series Enclosed Motor Starters. The CGP Series are housed in a NEMA 4 metallic enclosures (NEMA 4X non-metallic enclosures are available upon request). The CGP Series are available for ...

Ha-VIS LOCFIELD Antenna Creates New Possibilities in RFID Deployment

December 12, 2014 10:51 am | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING's new Ha-VIS LOCFIELD travelling wave UHF antenna makes it possible to create a passive RFID reading zone with a single antenna for applications like smart shelving systems, wireless sensor networks, door and window pass ...

Design Win of the Week

December 12, 2014 10:03 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Each week the Product Design & Development staff scours the internet for design engineering news, research, and updates. This week, Apple’s legal troubles won the company the title of loser of the week, while …     

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Ferrari Looks to Burnish Brand Value

December 12, 2014 9:54 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ferrari's sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world's most powerful brands. Now, as the company prepares for a public listing, it wants to cash in on the cachet ...   

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The Future of Breast Cancer Screening

December 12, 2014 9:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In 1965, French radiologist Charles Gros built the first X-ray machine dedicated to screening breasts and effectively launched mammography as a viable breast cancer test. The machine, which was built by Thomson CGR, used a special ...  

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Company Awarded $21M Contract for Destroyers

December 12, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $21 million contract to continue work on a class of U.S. Navy destroyers. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said in a statement Thursday night that it was a modification ...        

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Tunnel Repair Rattles Residents

December 12, 2014 9:41 am | by Martha Bellisle, Associated Press | News | Comments

Each time Mike Petrone wrestles the newly stuck door open and heads to the basement underneath J&M Cafe in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, he finds a new crack, a new leak, deeper sinking of a concrete walkway ...    

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