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Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes

April 22, 2014 1:08 pm | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant than ...


Condition Monitoring Systems & the Importance of the Encoder

April 22, 2014 1:02 pm | by Bob Setbacken, Product Manager, Leine & Linde | Leine&Linde Ab | Articles | Comments

Whether you are operating a mine, a mill, or a power plant, the goal is to generate expected yields and associated revenue. These factories or plants operate continuously to meet their targets. Downtime that is ...     


SMARTT e-Patch Moves Public Health Forward

April 22, 2014 12:54 pm | by Rhenovia Pharma | News | Comments

Rhenovia Pharma, a biotechnology company specialized in the application of biosimulation to the research and development of new medicinal products, has created the SMARTT e-Patch project, which has ...        


More Mission, Less Statement

April 22, 2014 12:54 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Effective leadership of cultural change is enabled by clear communication of cultural values and priorities. One of the greatest challenges of guiding cultural change, development, or stability, is influencing the organization to follow the same ...

MapleSim Toolbox Expands Control Design Capabilities

April 22, 2014 12:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Maple Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maplesoft has announced an update to the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox, an add-on to MapleSim, the system-level modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft. The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox allows ...


90-Degree PCB Connector System

April 22, 2014 12:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors ...

Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

April 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. This is within the range of vacuum-UV light - so named because while light of that energy can ...


Unlocking Secrets of New Solar Material

April 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen ...         


Planetary DC Gearmotor

April 22, 2014 12:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Midwest Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Midwest Motion Products has announced a new DC Gear- Motor, Model #MMP-D33-455F-24V GP81-046. Accepting any 24 Volt DC source, including battery power, this robust gear motor measures ...

Nanomaterial Outsmarts Ions

April 22, 2014 12:33 pm | by HZDR | News | Comments

Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number of electrons, however, must be removed from the atoms for ...


Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 12:28 pm | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Researchers are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule. Alexander Shestopalov, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rochester, has ...


New Design for Mobile Phone Masts Could Cut Carbon Emissions

April 22, 2014 12:03 pm | by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year. The Universities of Bristol and Cardiff have designed ...


Aluminum Fill/Drain Plugs

April 22, 2014 12:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco now offers GN 741 and GN 742 Aluminum Fill/Drain Plugs with metric and BSPP parallel threads. The GN 741 types have an NBR synthetic rubber seal, while the GN 742 versions have a seal of Viton rubber. The seal is retained in ...

NEMA 12 Cabinet Coolers

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Exair Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler Systems keep electrical enclosures cool with 20°F (-7°C) air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could ...

Clamp AC Current Sensors for Power Distribution Panels

April 22, 2014 11:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has announced the development of the CCT series of clamp AC current sensors, whose two types are rated for up to 30 A and up to 100 A, respectively. They are suitable for power distribution panels in a ...


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