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  Photos of the Day: Crashing Helicopters to Test Safety Improvements  
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  What’s Next in 3D Printing  
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  Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter  
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  Saving Newborns with LED Lights  
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  Panasonic Manufactures Robot for Eldercare  
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  To Settle or Fight in Court in GM Recall Saga  

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Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

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Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    


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CC256x Bluetooth® / Dual-Mode Evaluation Module

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A complete BR/EDR/LE HCI solution that reduces design effort and enables fast time to market for applications like cable replacement, wireless sensors, mobile device accessories, industrial control, health and fitness devices, and simple audio solutions. Based on TI’s seventh-generation core, the device brings a product-proven solution that supports 4.1 dual mode (BR/EDR/LE) protocols.
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1 Injured in Explosion at Plastics Plant, Electrical Issue May Be to Blame

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Authorities say one person is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. Capt. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says one person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite. The person's...


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Drones for Moviemaking Face Likely FAA Approval

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The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial ...  


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5 Design Alternatives For Your HEAVY DUTY Project

Bishop-Wisecarver offers products that are perfect for a Z-axis lifting stage, XZ robot for pick and place, and full xyz gantry for positioning overhead cartesian robots or palletizing manipulators.


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New iPhones Run into Software, Bending Complaints

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Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending ...     


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Hyundai Workers Strike to Protest $10B Land Deal

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About 47,000 workers at Hyundai Motor Co. are striking to protest the automaker's decision to spend $10 billion on land for a new headquarters. Union spokesman Hwang Ki-tae said Thursday the mood among workers turned sour after a ...  


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Moisture-sealed Light Pipes from VCC and Components Distributor

Designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, the moisture sealed LMS Series rigid linear light pipes are rated to NEMA 4P and IP56. The 5mm threaded light pipes are easy to install and engineered to perform. LMS Series datasheet


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Airbus Lifts Long-Term Aircraft Demand Forecast

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European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. Airbus' top salesman, John Leahy, said ...


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Ford to Add 1,200 Workers at Missouri Plant

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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived at dealerships in June, but so far only 2,085 have been sold through August, according to ...


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3M Makes Connecting Things Easier

For over 50 years 3M IDC technology has continuously enabled mass termination of wires to connectors across popular pitch sizes. Count on us to deliver the right interconnect solutions to meet today's design needs. In Stock! Contact Heilind Electronics at 800-613-6723 or click here.


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Global Solar Flight to Start, End in Abu Dhabi

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A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday ...


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Struggling BlackBerry Releases New Phone

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BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone as the embattled Canadian company tries for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience on Wednesday ...   


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NASA Tests Energy Absorbing Composite Subfloor Concept

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NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name of safety. NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Federal Aviation Administration ...


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To Settle or Fight in Court in GM Recall Saga

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As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially ...


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Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds first, or second printed car.


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Panasonic Manufactures Robot for Eldercare

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Panasonic said Wednesday that it has developed a nursing-care robot that helps the elderly walk or get out of bed. Osaka-based Panasonic said it plans to start the sale of the robots to hospitals and nursing-care facilities in ...   


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Saving Newborns with LED Lights

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When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the fist time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of Kolkata ...


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3D Printing Helps: Product Innovation, Development, Presentations, and Time to Market

Attend this free webcast and learn how 3D printing can save you time and money. You’ll learn to avoid pitfalls in development to design better products faster.


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Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

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On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   


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What’s Next in 3D Printing

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Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...


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Photos of the Day: Crashing Helicopters to Test Safety Improvements

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Thirteen data-recording dummies and two non-instrumented manikins will help researchers better understand how humans withstand impacts during the helicopter crash test ...            


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