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Content posted in August 2009
Advanced Color Sensing
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8/26/2009  Post a comment
Better detection capabilities and software create alternatives to color vision systems
What's Causing Huge Delays for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
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8/24/2009  Post a comment
From outsourced design engineering, to composites technology, there are many possible reasons for the holdup
Controversy Surrounds Miles-Per-Gallon Numbers for Electric Cars
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8/24/2009  Post a comment
Industry experts say an understandable fuel efficiency standard is needed now
New Syntactic Foams Create Engineering Opportunities
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8/20/2009  1 comment
Applications range from buoyancy aids to specialized tooling
Dev Kits for Kids (and Adults, Too)
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8/18/2009  Post a comment
Two development kits for electronics that just might pry your kids away from Facebook this summer to learn some fun and useful stuff
A New Way to Get the Bumps out of Data Transfer
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8/17/2009  Post a comment
Reflective Memory Technology synchronizes in one sweep
Shapeways Makes 3-D Printing A 'Steel'
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8/11/2009  1 comment
New online service brings stainless steel production to the masses
truenumbers Brings Context to Ad Hoc Numbers
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8/5/2009  Post a comment
By representing numbers as URL-like data, technology delivers traceability and a pedigree for ad hoc figures used throughout the product development lifecycle
NI Kicks off NIWeek 2009 with Out-of-the-Ordinary Product Demos
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8/4/2009  Post a comment
Products targeted at motor control apps showcased




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Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
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