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Mazda Roadster in Guinness World Records

October 27, 2014 4:39 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. The car, itself, weighs less than ...

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Integrating an Automated In-Process Air Gage

October 27, 2014 4:34 pm | by Chris Koehn, Business Unit Manager, Stotz Air Gaging, Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. | Articles | Comments

In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting to integrate their air gaging quality checks from a stand-alone, outside of machine device where the operator is performing a ...     

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New Wide-Range Input DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifier Applications

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced the launch of two new families of fully-regulated 1/8th brick DC-DC converters, specifically designed to supply high density, low power radio power amplifier applications, especially small-cell ...

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Kyocera Develops 0.5 mm-Pitch FPC/FFC Connector

October 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kyocera Connector Products has announced the availability of its 6809 Series 0.5 mm-pitch FPC/FFC connector, which features improved operability. FPC/FFC connectors, which are used for mobile devices, are necessary to realize ...

Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Panasonic Batteries/Panasonic Industrial Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has developed a pin shaped lithium-ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13 mAh). This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, in addition to being the industry’s smallest ...

Space Station Dodging Junk from Old Satellite

October 27, 2014 1:29 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies. NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to the orbiting ...

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Toyota Tops Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

October 27, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, and its Scion brand is in the top ten. A Toyota brand has now led the rankings for ...   

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Near-Space Jump from 135,000 Ft. Sets New Record

October 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by VideoFromSpace | Videos | Comments

Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to ...  

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Manufacturer Closes Financing on 26 MW Solar Plant

October 27, 2014 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunEdison, a solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services announced that it has closed on construction financing underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. The funds will be used to construct the 26 megawatt ... 

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 27, 2014 12:14 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

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Google Exec Sets Records with Leap from Near-Space

October 27, 2014 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by ...

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NASA Creating Virtual Telescope with Small Spacecraft

October 27, 2014 11:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Although scientists have flown two spacecraft in formation, no one ever has aligned the spacecraft with a specific astronomical target and then held that configuration to make a scientific observation — creating, in effect, a single or ...

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Feathers in Flight Inspire Anti-Turbulence Tech

October 27, 2014 11:53 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

Inspired by nature's own anti-turbulence devices - feathers - researchers have developed an innovative system that could spell the end of turbulence on flights. Researchers from the Unmanned Systems Research Team at RMIT University in ...

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Hand Blenders Can Emit Persistent Chemicals

October 27, 2014 11:44 am | by Stockholm University | News | Comments

Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers' instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand ...

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Cutting Power Could Dramatically Boost Laser Output

October 27, 2014 11:30 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Lasers – devices that deliver beams of highly organized light – are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical diagnostics and military surveillance all depend ...

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