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  Photos of the Day: Giant Lego Statue Weighs a Ton  
  NEWS  
  Feds Move to Speed Approval for Wind Projects  
  NEWS  
  World War II Bomb Detonated at U.S. Military Base  
  NEWS  
  Wanted: One Apollo 11 Fastener  
  NEWS  
  Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales  
  ARTICLE  
  Top Product Development Cost Contributors & Ways to Optimize Them  

New Service: Extruded Profile Guides

Extrusion based linear guides provide design freedom and can incorporate additional features to lower the overall complexity of a machine. Integrate many features into your perfect extruded profile guide.


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Tech Industry to Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

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Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans ...


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Mouser Carries a Smart, Highly Mobile Bluetooth Solution.

Taiyo Yuden’s Bluetooth® Smart Modules are designed for mobile and portable Bluetooth applications. Its low power consumption allows them to run on a battery for months or years.


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Searching for Aliens; Hubble Turns 25

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As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 25, NASA released new photographs from a distant star cluster to show off what the Hubble can still do. What's next for the space telescope? ...

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Acer Reveals Three New Wearables

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Taiwanese electronics company Acer Incorporated made its way to New York to show off a trio of new wearable devices which will be included in the company’s Liquid Leap brand ...


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TPL5010 Nano-power System Timer with Watchdog Function

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Consuming only 35nA, the TPL5010 can replace the functionality of the integrated µC timer and allow the µC to be placed in a much lower power mode. Such power savings enable the use of significantly smaller batteries making it well suited for energy harvesting or wireless sensor applications.


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The 9th Waste & the Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

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Perhaps the biggest mistake business leaders make is to assume that people are resources like any other. The truth is that people are resources unlike any other.  At the heart of many business disasters is the misunderstanding that ...


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NEWS

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps & Dodge Vipers

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions. The recall covers 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Viper cars produced between ...


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LOW ESR POLYMER CAPACITORS PERFORM TO 125°C, 160 WVDC

New Illinois Capacitor AVG Series Aluminum Polymer Capacitors offer the very-low ESR benefits of polymer with greater max operating temperature and voltage. Compared to most other polymer capacitors, AVG Series is rated at higher temperature (up to 125°C), up to 160 WVDC and is available with greater CV (Capacity x Voltage) values. Highly stable with temperature and have excellent high-frequency performance.


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NEWS

Carter: Pentagon Must Do More to Find Insider Cyber Threats

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward ...


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NASA Releases Picture of Starry Fireworks for Hubble's 25th

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What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks? On Thursday — one day before the 25th anniversary of Hubble's launch — NASA released an image taken by the space ...


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Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars Product Development and Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. In the race for speed and performance, it has long been a key design and testing tool. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a long time, but teams can be secretive about what gives them a competitive edge. Join us as experts discuss “Additive Manufacturing” of Race-Ready Cars.


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NEWS

Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

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Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new ...


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Here's How to Use Your Apple Watch

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The first batch of Apple Watches will arrive Friday. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you'll have to wait a while. Apple's retail stores won't have them, nor will any other store in the U.S., with the company taking orders over ...


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Engineering Newswire 136: NASA Prepares to Crash into Mercury

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking to the skies with the Solo drone, getting ready to crash into Mercury, and cooking in the world’s first robotic kitchen ...


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PRODUCT

Explosion Proof LED Light with Scaffold Bracket Mount

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Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 150 W explosion proof LED light fixture mounted on an adjustable scaffold bracket. The 150 W LED light head produces 13,000 lm of light and is attached to an aluminum rail/ladder mount bracket. The EPL-JH16C-150LED-RT-100 bracket ...


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Top Product Development Cost Contributors & Ways to Optimize Them

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It is of paramount importance for any manufacturing firm to maintain an optimized product to survive in a cut throat competitive market. In a present scenario, every manufacturer tries to achieve a balance between producing products ...


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We are now accepting entries for the 2015 Young Mind Awards!

Our mission is to inspire youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars.


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NEWS

Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes. The Michigan Assembly Plant, in the ...


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Wanted: One Apollo 11 Fastener

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FMW Fasteners is looking for a souvenir fastener from Apollo 11 to raise money at a charity auction ... 


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How Do We KEEP Students in STEM?

Statistics show that 38 percent of students who start with a STEM major in college do not actually graduate with a degree in the same discipline. What needs to change to prevent these losses? What can professors, and even businesses, do to keep students engaged and interested in the STEM field of their choice?


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NEWS

World War II Bomb Detonated at U.S. Military Base

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The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II bomb. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst after it was discovered in ...


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Feds Move to Speed Approval for Wind Projects

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Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat ...


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NEWS

Photos of the Day: Giant Lego Statue Weighs a Ton

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The life-size Hulk Buster Smash model stands over 2.5 meters high, 2.3 meters wide, weighs a ton and took six professional builders over 960 hours to create with over ...


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