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  Photos of the Day: Inside the Airbus Super Jumbo's Luxury Class  
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  GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection  
  NEWS  
  Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment  
  NEWS  
  Volvo Cars to Unveil the Ingenious S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid  
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  Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs  
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  Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane  

Unit Conversion Tool

Convert popular spring units such as force or retaining ring thrust capacities into metric units with Smalley’s engineering tools. Convert units such as mass and weight, angular measurements, velocities, temperatures, pressures and densities, and more.


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5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

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If I stopped to count how many engineers have positively affected my life, I would have no time for anything else. Instead, let’s look at those other engineers – the ones with fatally terrible inventions. There have been a few engineers – the misguided, misinformed, or just plain mad ...


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1A DC/DC Converter from TI

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3–17V 1A Step-Down Converter in 3x3 QFN package


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NEWS

GM Sales Eyed for Impact of Ignition Switch Recall

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As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a ...


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PRODUCT

Vandal Proof Pushbutton Switch

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CIT Relay & Switch has introduced the 12 mm EH Series pushbutton switch. The newest addition to the CIT panel mount switch line is heavy-duty and rugged in construction - both splash and vandal proof. The EH series offers ...


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JEC Americas Composite Show & Conference – May 13-14, 2014

JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference will be held May 13 – 15, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Co-located with Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, this world-class event brings together leaders from the full spectrum of the composites value chain.


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NEWS

Chevrolet Bringing Tiny Trax SUV to U.S. & China

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Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. General Motors thinks ...


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Review: Windows Phone Advances with 8.1 Update

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Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has ...


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Molex Mega-Fit Power Connectors

Molex’s Mega-Fit Power Connectors deliver cutting-edge current density at 23.0A per circuit; terminals provide six independent contact points for long-term reliability in virtually every industry and application. In Stock! Contact Heilind Electronics at 800-613-6723 or click here.


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Precision Spheres in a Range of Materials

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Goodfellow has announced precision spheres in diameters from 0.15 mm to 20 mm from stock, and up to 150 mm as a special order. Applications include flow control, gauging and measuring standards, down hole oil drilling, bearings ...


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Designing a First Class Airbus Showroom

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Some orders are extraordinary challenges, even for experienced model builders like Modellbau Robert Hofmann. The order for the Airbus Showroom in Toulouse, for which cabin elements, or "mock-ups", needed to be created in a 1:1 scale, was such ...


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Additive Manufacturing 101:

Changing the future of product development and manufacturing. Thursday, March 6, 2014. Sponsored by Stratasys. Register free.


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Increasing Linear Drive Thrust Options

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Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives are now available with an option which doubles the drive's thrust capacity without significantly increasing the size of the unit by installing an extra rolling ring bearing. The Model RG3 drive ...


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NEWS

Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane

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As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 sub surfaced early for ...


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Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

This week, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses.


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NEWS

Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

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Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth ...


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NEWS

Volvo Cars to Unveil the Ingenious S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid

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The production version of the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid, with an exceptionally CO2-efficient 238 horsepower Drive-E petrol turbo and plug-in hybrid technology, will be launched in China early 2015 and will be produced at the Chengdu plant ...


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NEWS

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

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A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that ...


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NEWS

GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection

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General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed in ...


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Photos of the Day: Inside the Airbus Super Jumbo's Luxury Class

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Anyone who is familiar with a 12-hour long-haul flight from Zurich to Hong Kong knows how strenuous travelling can be, particularly when flying Economy Class. Even in Business Class, the seats are not necessarily luxurious for such a ...


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