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Safety sensors and switches sales revenues estimated to cross $3 billion mark by 2020

March 25, 2015 9:27 am | by IndustryARC | News | Comments

Safety sensors and systems as part of different equipment play a vital role to ensure safety of employees and workers in factories and production units across industry verticals. These products act as a bridge between human and machine interaction....

Photos of the Day: Jet engine powers world's fastest ship

March 25, 2015 9:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the first C-5 transport plane took off in 1968, it became the world’s largest aircraft, capable of lifting 130 tons of cargo. As tall as a six-story building and 80 yards long, the U.S. Air Force called it “a beautiful, useful giant.”

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Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

March 25, 2015 9:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

March 24, 2015 Atlanta, GA Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device.

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Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots

March 25, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems. Like other first-generation bio-robots, the new nanobot engineered at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a...

Our soon-to-be-relevant and indispensable wearable companions

March 25, 2015 8:59 am | by Bruno Ayme, Consumer Business Development, Freescale Microcontrollers | Blogs | Comments

Beyond having the opportunity to see the next generation of wearable tech first hand, spending last week at the Wearables TechCon strongly reaffirmed the palpable excitement around wearable applications. This market promises extraordinary things, from preventing illness ...

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32-bit microcontrollers consume only 95µA/MHz in active power

March 24, 2015 12:44 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its MSP432 microcontroller (MCU) platform, the industry’s lowest power 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F MCUs. These new 48MHz MCUs leverage TI’s ultra-low-power MCU expertise to optimize performance without compromising power, while only consuming 95µA/MHz in active power and 850nA in standby power....

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The top 10 most annoying car features

March 24, 2015 12:09 pm | by Cars.com | Blogs | Comments

Experts at Cars.com have listed the top 10 most annoying features that can be found in today's cars. The list focuses on a range of features that Cars.com experts have deemed the most frustrating, annoying and unnecessary to help shoppers know what features ...

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UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

March 24, 2015 11:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser -- using the thinnest semiconductor available today -- that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics. Lasers play essential roles in countless technologies....

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Building shape inspires new material discovery

March 24, 2015 11:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light. The creation of a so-called topological insulator could transform the telecommunications industry's drive....

OU engineering researcher reshapes military communications

March 24, 2015 11:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Military operations rely heavily on communications tools to connect soldiers in the field with operations at base. But the large, shiny, metal "whip" antennae widely used in the military become cumbersome and limit mobility while also drawing undue attention....

Colliding stars explain enigmatic 17th century explosion

March 24, 2015 11:41 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New observations made with APEX and other telescopes reveal that the star that European astronomers saw appear in the sky in 1670 was not a nova, but a much rarer, violent breed of stellar collision. It was spectacular enough to be easily seen with the naked eye....

Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

March 24, 2015 11:36 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it. Instead of free-for-all distribution supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge $3 per month....

Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes

March 24, 2015 11:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes in the Netherlands. Eneco, a Dutch-based energy company with more than 2 million customers, said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators" - computer servers ...

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Digital printing service designed for front panels and enclosures

March 24, 2015 10:54 am | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s metal enclosures division, METCASE, is pioneering the use of digital printing for front panels, rack cases, and instrument housings – saving customers time and money. METCASE’s new digital technology means legends, logos and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily....

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MDT Live: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare (Now on Demand)

March 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology, it provides solutions for custom ...

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