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Spacecraft of the Week: Deep Space One

May 21, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Not every spacecraft is revolutionary enough to test an entirely new propulsion system. Deep Space 1 tested the ion engine as well as a dozen other technologies ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Dragon Capsule

May 28, 2015 4:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

On May 6, SpaceX’s Dragon v2 completed its first launch pad abort test. It was a successful experiment to show what the Crew Dragon can do when something goes wrong ...

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Makers Leverage Innovative Laser Technology

May 27, 2015 9:46 am | by Robert Boyes, Senior Product Line Manager, Laser Machine Tools, Coherent | Comments

The rise of maker culture is closely connected with the development of 3D printing because it empowers individuals to easily create physical objects from digital files, without the need for ...

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Experience Trumps Degrees for IoT Professionals

May 21, 2015 2:08 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Does one need four years of college education in order to succeed as an engineer or developer? Several Internet of Things experts say no ...

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Space's Supply Chain Problem

May 19, 2015 1:54 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

RAPID, a weeklong event featuring the latest technology in 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week in Long Beach California. Jason Dunn, Made in Space CTO, kicked off the event ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Rosetta

May 14, 2015 4:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Fun fact: Rosetta was one of the reasons I started this series. A comic about the Rosetta orbiter and its lander, Philae, humanized these craft in a way that even Curiosity’s eager social media personality hadn’t done ...

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5 Concerns of Military Computer System Configurations

May 13, 2015 4:31 pm | by David “Avi” Shefet, President, Daisy Data Displays | Comments

There is zero tolerance for failure in the battlefield. Developing a rugged computer that lasts involves a defined process of identifying the need, designing the system, and specifying the equipment ...

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Connecting to the Industrial Internet of Things

May 13, 2015 3:40 pm | by Tom Mariano, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Foliage | Comments

For the first time in its brief and storied history, the Internet has more machines and inanimate objects talking to each other than people. Cisco, the world’s largest provider of Internet equipment, estimates there are ...

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A Small Robot for Compact Spaces

May 13, 2015 3:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Robotic assembly is becoming the cornerstone of many factories. From large vehicles to small electronic components, robots are assembling many of world’s most popular products. However, as manufactured goods become ...

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Replacing the Humvee

May 13, 2015 3:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Lockheed Martin began its foray into the tactical wheeled vehicle market in 2004. Two years later, after purchasing HMT vehicles LTD, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract for the Army Future Tactical Truck System Army ...

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5 Tech Trends to Watch in Home Health Care

May 13, 2015 10:13 am | by Alex Smith, Freelance Writer | Comments

According to the CDC, there are approximately 1.5 million Americans receiving home health care services. While many of these individuals are patients who have been discharged from the hospital recently and need extra ...

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Intelligent Screwdriver for Safer Surgery

May 11, 2015 9:47 am | by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Comments

The last place that anyone wants to be is on an operating table. If we are, it is good to know that the latest technology is being used to make the procedure safer and quicker. Pro-Dex Inc., a U.S.-based designer, developer and ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Messenger

May 7, 2015 3:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

On April 30, a small spacecraft was intentionally crashed into the planet it had been orbiting for almost exactly four years. The ending of Messenger’s mission to Mercury was meaningful for many people, coming as it did after a long journey...

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Fireside Chat: 'Substantial Growth' for the Power Quality Market

May 6, 2015 5:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Gary Anderson, former president of Arteche PQ, has launched APQ, LLC to provide a range of electrical power products and services. APQ is serving North America, building on the line of Arteche products, services, and ...

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Sealing Systems Design Validation 101: Approach, Process & Flow

May 6, 2015 10:04 am | by Larry Castleman, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Comments

Sealing systems can play a vital role in equipment performance and are considered critical components within the validation process of a design for upstream and downstream oil and gas industries. Their impact can be fairly ...

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4 Benefits of Reducing Product Development Time Through Digital Manufacturing

May 6, 2015 10:01 am | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Comments

Product development time in any manufacturing firm is directly linked to the overall performance and profits of the organization. Moreover, the modern consumer market is posing a challenge upon manufacturers to develop ...

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