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Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

July 2, 2015 9:04 am | by RALPH JENNINGS, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday...

Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

July 2, 2015 9:01 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on...

It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says

July 2, 2015 8:58 am | by By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.

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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

July 2, 2015 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

Full conference program announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 2, 2015 8:54 am | News | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, today announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Securing medical devices, solving the challenge of the weakest link

July 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...

Troubleshooting switching power supply noise in an RF- embedded system

July 1, 2015 4:04 pm | by Varun Merchant, Mainstream Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments

While embedded technology has been around for several decades, with microcontrollers lodged in everything from traffic lights to prosthetic limbs, these days the embedded technology is itself becoming embedded with wireless radios....

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AC or DC Drive – Which is best for small motors?

July 1, 2015 3:47 pm | by Mark Lewis is Vice President – Marketing and Sales for Dart Controls, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent. 

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What is the harshest environments for components? What’s the best way to deal with those challenges?

July 1, 2015 3:45 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There are different types of harsh environments and definition of what makes it a harsh environment for components.  Environments that can cause the component to not perform its intended function, or be damaged or destroyed can be considered harsh...

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Remote control forklift showcases students STEM skills

July 1, 2015 3:34 pm | by CMB Engineering | News | Comments

A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering has excelled in this year’s Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition, winning first prize for the design and production of ...

Integrating key functionality to maximize performance density in embedded chassis platforms

July 1, 2015 3:30 pm | by Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, VadaTech | Articles | Comments

In high-performance embedded computing systems, maximizing performance in less space is the name of the game. In applications from Telecom to Industrial to Defense...

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The future of ECIA

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Robert Willis, one of the industry's most dedicated leaders, announced his retirement from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)...

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Plug-in DC output modules are optimized for driving DC motors

July 1, 2015 2:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies  introduced the Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads. Backed by a five-year warranty...

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The (surprisingly) stimulating world of Programmable Logic Controllers

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Udemy | Blogs | Comments

So Programmable Logic Controls may not be the sexiest topic around, but they sure are interesting.

Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet

July 1, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014...

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