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Tech helps aircraft turbine engines stay cool

July 22, 2015 2:11 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

High-performance aircraft turbine engine manufacturers are facing unprecedented increases in the amount of heat that must be released in order to maintain acceptable temperatures in supersonic engines that is required for the aircraft to operate at optimum levels...

Smart building monitoring to respond to all climate conditions

July 22, 2015 2:07 pm | by | News | Comments

A grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimize energy savings while improving aesthetics...


Shaking up nuclear weapons with a vibration table

July 22, 2015 2:04 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers. Smallwood, a retired Sandia National Laboratories researcher who consults at the labs, knew that shaking in all directions at once was the key to realistic parts testing...


Test adapter for 0.5mm pitch LGA20

July 22, 2015 12:36 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter which allows high-speed testing of LGA device while accessing the signals using testers via header pins...

Manufacturing technology orders down 8% in 2015

July 22, 2015 12:15 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $336.98 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 13.2 percent from April’s $388.43 million and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of $359.28 million reported for May 2014


Cameras for routine and brightfield imaging applications

July 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by Leica Microsystems | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems offers cameras that are designed for routine brightfield or fluorescence applications. The cameras are equipped with sensors dedicated to the respective applications that allow live images of up to 30 frames per second and a USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer...

Detection sensors can help railways cope with EM attacks

July 22, 2015 11:52 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Eleven years ago the Madrid train bombings proved how much European railway security still needed to be improved...


New battery technologies take on lithium-ion

July 22, 2015 11:46 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries remain the technology-of-choice for today's crop of electric cars, but challengers are revving up to try to upset the current order. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at two of the top contenders vying to erode lithium-ion's dominance...


Portable 'paper machine' can diagnose disease for less than $2

July 22, 2015 11:35 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the U.S. and other industrialized nations, testing for infectious diseases and cancer often requires expensive equipment and highly trained specialists. In countries where resources are limited, performing the same diagnostics is far more challenging...


2Mbit EEPROM helps make cars greener and safer

July 22, 2015 10:20 am | by STMicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced the industry’s first AEC-Q100-qualified 2Mbit EEPROM device extending the possibilities for parameter storage and management in complex automotive modules...

Electric propulsion paired with digital control may usher in new era of flight

July 22, 2015 10:11 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

Mark Moore imagines a world where clean, agile airplanes conquer highway gridlock, where soul-sapping, two-hour commutes are replaced with a quick leap through the sky...


US Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

July 22, 2015 10:04 am | by US Army | News | Comments

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with laser technology...


New theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

July 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe | News | Comments

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s...


New Horizons captures two of Pluto's smaller moons

July 22, 2015 9:56 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Pluto’s moon Nix (left), shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists...


Torque sensor with two-digit microsecond response time

July 22, 2015 9:41 am | by KONUX | Product Releases | Comments

KONUX developed a new optoelectronic measuring principle for use in state-of-the-art applications such as collaborative robots. KONUX is currently releasing torque sensors that have less than 1 microvolt of noise even in the low torque range. They are suitable for use in realtime class 3 control processes due to their two-digit microsecond response time. Additionally, KONUX sensors are able to...


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