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India's Automotive Bearing Market is Set to Bounce Back

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by 6Wresearch | News | Comments

India’s automotive sector is all set to revive back after sluggish demand during the period 2012-14. Increasing consumer confidence and recovery of the economy has pushed the market ...

Self-Aerating Wine Bottle Among 5 Patents This Week

July 2, 2015 11:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

The wine bottle design has remained relatively unchanged for years. While new devices have been...

Engineering Newswire 146: Bulletproof Car Seat also Massages

July 2, 2015 10:02 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re exploring the moon with Audi, shedding new light on solar...

I Saw a Snake-Inspired Robot in Milan

July 1, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Last month, I traveled to Milan, Italy for the unveiling of Comau’s newest robot, the Racer3....

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Your Face on Your Espresso? Highlights from Tech Show

June 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your ..

On-Vehicle Atmosphere Cleaning Among 5 Patents This Week

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Ozone is produced by a photochemical reaction between HC and NOx which are contained in exhaust gases. Therefore, this patent explains ...

Engineering Newswire 145: Lexus Unveils Hoverboard

June 25, 2015 10:33 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re making it possible to see through semis, test-firing electromagnetic aircraft launch system, and rendering the wheel obsolete through hover conversion ...

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Photos of the Day: 6-Axis Articulated Robot Features 630 mm Reach

June 24, 2015 10:39 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Comau, an Italian robotics company, unveiled its new, high-speed, 6-axis articulated robot last week at the Castle of Rivoli in the province of Turin, Italy. The exclusive media preview ...

Federal Officials Examine D.C. Subway Disaster in Hearing

June 23, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation safety officials will be gathering information about a fatal malfunction on Washington's subway system during a rare investigative hearing. One woman died and ...

June 2015: Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 2:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, we’re developing intelligent underwater robots and validating designs on the living heart. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask: What future automation systems should design engineers know ...

The Brainstorm: Automation

June 22, 2015 2:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Blogs | Comments

What future automation systems should design engineers know about now in order to stay ahead of the curve? Rather than looking to the future, engineers should look to what is ...

Programming Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 1:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Intelligent underwater robots have increasingly been deployed as vital tools for mapping the ocean floor and monitoring pockets of the sea. Most autonomous vehicles are commanded by a low-level ...

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Improving Product Quality with Custom Bearings

June 22, 2015 1:21 pm | by Mark Bos, Vice President, National Bearings Company | Articles | Comments

A standard bearing almost always exceeds the functional needs that the application requires, as they are designed to operate in a range of products and are necessarily manufactured to ...

Powdered Fuels & Combustion Devices Among 5 Patents This Week

June 19, 2015 2:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent explains that while “engineers have toiled for decades to discover workable alternatives to petroleum-based fuels,” those proposed thus far have failed to gain commercial success ..

California Reveals Details of Self-Driving Car Accidents

June 19, 2015 8:43 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how ...

Engineering Newswire 144: Star Wars Hoverbike Coming to the Military

June 18, 2015 11:50 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using light to safely drive battery power, developing a Hoverbike for the military, and powering engines with evaporation ...

Softbank's Childlike Robot with 'Heart' Set to Go on Sale

June 18, 2015 9:37 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Technology company Softbank's Pepper robot is going on sale in Japan on Saturday, equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognize human emotions but react with simulations of ...

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Photos of the Day: Emotional Robot Reacts with Anger, Joy, Irritation

June 18, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The robot, which has no legs and moves on wheels, was shown to reporters and guests at a Tokyo area theater Thursday. It has a hairless head and moving arms and went through ...

Toward Nanorobots That Swim through Blood to Deliver Drugs

June 17, 2015 2:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting ...

First Humanoid Robot In Space Receives NASA Government Invention of the Year

June 17, 2015 10:17 am | by NASA | News | Comments

If you ever visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and get to meet the Robonaut 2 prototype, be sure to shake the robot’s hand, since it can do that, and congratulate it ...

Photos of the Day: Dreamliner Performs Near-Vertical Lift-Off

June 17, 2015 9:42 am | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

In preparation for the Paris Air Show, the Boeing Dreamliner performed some heart-stopping acrobatics that hopefully none of us will ever have to experience during a routine flight ...

Today in Engineering History: First Roller Coaster Opens at Coney Island

June 16, 2015 2:19 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster opened in America at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as the Switchback Railway, it was designed by LaMarcus Adna Thompson in ...

Vehicle Direction, Not Driver Biometrics, Best Way to Detect Drowsiness

June 16, 2015 1:23 pm | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Drowsy drivers take a heavy toll on the nation's highways. So finding a reliable way to test for fatigue to mitigate its potential damage could have a significant impact on highway safety ...

NASA Leads Development of a New System to Manage Low Altitude Drones

June 16, 2015 10:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To address the growth of this quickly evolving technology, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration recognize that a UAS traffic management system for low-altitude airspace is ...

Photos of the Day: Paris Air Show Displays Latest Tech

June 16, 2015 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 300,000 aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week’s Paris Air Show, coming from around the world to make business deals and see dramatic displays of ...

Photos of the Day: Russia's New Armata Tank

June 15, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Armata, a centerpiece of President Vladimir Putin’s military modernization program, is expected to form the backbone of the nation's armed forces for years to come. It's designers say the machine may ...

Russia's New Armata Tank: Step Toward Fully Robotic Vehicles

June 15, 2015 9:54 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's new tank, the Armata, is expected to form the backbone of the nation's armed forces for years to come. Its designers say the new machine may evolve into a fully robotic vehicle that could ...

Bearing Down on Counterfeit Motion Control Components

June 12, 2015 9:13 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Counterfeiting is a major issue that affects many manufacturers across the globe. Counterfeit goods are usually made from lower quality components, with the purpose of selling a cheap ...

Oil Train Disaster Settlement Fund Reaches $345M

June 9, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The compensation fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in a small town in Quebec has grown to $345 million with a contribution from the company that owned the ...

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