Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to explore some of the Galapagos Islands' most remote areas, surrounding waters and unique creatures.
International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially profitable rights to disease samples, the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday.
A portion of the Interstate-5 bridge is submerged after it collapsed into the Skagit river dumping vehicles and people into the water in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, May 23, 2013.
A British Airways jet made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport Friday after developing a technical problem after takeoff. TV footage showed smoke streaming from one of the engines. Airport officials briefly closed both runways at Europe's busiest airport, causing delays.
When Oriol Servia arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and heard the slogan, he thought it was intended for him. Indy 500 or bust. For Servia and his team, Panther DRR, it's actually more fitting given that Sunday's race isn't just the biggest of the season for this team, it's an all-out battle for survival.
An elementary school principal has inspired the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift that could help make more places wheelchair accessible. The invention process began three years ago when the principal at Emerson Elementary School in Madison, Karen Kepler, told a school donor her biggest wish was for her building to become accessible to everyone.
When Martin Rawls-Meehan started making adjustable beds in 2004, it was a foregone conclusion that key parts would be made overseas. It was cheaper to manufacture in Taiwan than in the U.S. And from Taiwan it was easier to ship to customers in Asia.
Supported by two leading tungsten industry trade associations a working group of tungsten refiners has established an Initiative that provides a mechanism for industry members to demonstrate their compliance with Security and Exchange Commission regulations under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Management Consultant Dave Logan at CBS Moneywatch is warning companies to avoid falling in love with company policy. He talks about a company that wanted to hire a very disruptive genius. But HR said it wasn't possible because they had no job description for the function envisioned.
SOR, manufacturer of pressure, level, temperature, and flow measurement products, was founded by Roy Dunlap, who passed away April 25, 2013. SOR founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil tanks.
Murata (Mansfield, MA) has announced the UDQ series of isolated digitally controlled DC-DC converters developed by Murata Power Solutions. The UDQ series is packaged in the industry standard quarter-brick format incorporating the ABC (Advanced Bus Converter) pinout for PMBus communications to an isolated DC-DC converter.
The Schaffner Group has enhanced its family of IEC Lock power cords with Japanese PSE approvals for existing IL13 family and introduces the new IL19 family for currents up to 16 A. The power cord families IL with the patented locking system needs no change of existing IEC inlets or IEC inlet filters and locks without additional fixture in every standardized IEC inlet.
Kycon (San Jose, CA) has expanded their USB connector series, adding a High Temp USB A-type receptacle with a shorter body. With no compromises in USB characteristics, the smaller package size fits in space-constrained designs while withstanding high temperatures.
Lenze Americas has simplified efficient machine programming with the recent launch of its FAST application template and ready-made standard software modules. Machine designers and programmers can use the FAST software tool to quickly and reliably handle a majority of the software engineering requirements for standardized machine modules.
Molex Incorporated has launched a new application that gives tablet users ready access to information on over 90 different Molex product families. Designed for Apple and Android devices, the Molex App allows tablet users to view product information, search products, view literature and view videos without being online.