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Content posted in August 2010
Cognex Corp.'s Next Generation DataMan Handheld ID Scanner
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8/31/2010  1 comment
New technology allows users to read small 2-D direct part marks as well as long linear bar codes with a single reader.
NEC Develops Cashew-Derived Plastic
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8/31/2010  Post a comment
New plastic made from cellulose and cardanol shows promise for producing durable components for electronics applications.
AutoCAD Hits the Mac and Mobile Platforms
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8/31/2010  Post a comment
Along with a new version that runs natively on Mac OS X, AutoCAD WS extends the design tool to the iPad and iPhone.
LabVIEW 2010 Built for Speed
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8/27/2010  Post a comment
Latest software release optimizes compiler for 20 percent faster code execution.
MPP Motor Powers Brammo Electric Race Bike
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8/25/2010  1 comment
Innovative cooling yields up to 40 percent higher torque density and maximum performance.
NSF Funds Software Research for Efficient Computing with Nanoscale Devices
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8/25/2010  Post a comment
Grant gives green light to explore variability-aware software that can help nanoscale devices and components be more adaptive and highly energy-efficient.
Electrical Dust Screens Boost Photovoltaic Efficiency
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8/25/2010  Post a comment
A self-cleaning coating on the plastic film surface of solar cells reduces maintenance costs, improving the economics of solar power.
Bal Seal to Launch First Contact System with Integrated Isolation Seals
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8/24/2010  Post a comment
Company announces plans to launch the world's first integrated seal and electrical contact system for active implantable devices.
Design News Launches Automation & Control Blog
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8/22/2010  Post a comment
New blog covers controllers, sensors, drives and motors, robotics and motion control components, I/O, and system and device network connectivity solutions such as fieldbus, Ethernet and wireless.
TI Introduces $4 Development Kit
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8/20/2010  Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has unveiled a $4.30 microcontroller development kit targeted at the 25-cent, 16-bit microcontrollers that it rolled out earlier this year.
Apple Plans Next Materials Revolution
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8/18/2010  Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant Apple buys exclusive rights to amorphous metals technology that may revolutionize the design of handheld phones.
Chicken Feathers Emerge as Plastic Feedstock
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8/18/2010  Post a comment
Two U.S. companies are developing commercial products with keratin polymer derived from poultry feathers.
Fed Spending on Energy Solutions May Hit $19 Billion
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8/16/2010  Post a comment
According to a new report from Virginia-based research firm, Input, federal spending on energy solutions could reach $19 billion by 2015.
Turbocharging Technology Reduces Fuel Consumption
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8/16/2010  Post a comment
BorgWarner's turbocharger was designed to boost performance while improving fuel economy.
T.25 Low-Carbon City Car Debuts
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8/16/2010  1 comment
Gordon Murray Design's T.25 City Car was created under a carbon-reduced manufacturing process called iSteam.
Auto Industry Headed For EV Battery Glut
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8/16/2010  1 comment
If demand for EVs doesn't exceed projections, there could be a lithium-ion battery oversupply, analysts say.
New PC Films Extend Electronics, Auto Applications
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8/12/2010  Post a comment
Design Engineers get new options in 3-D shapes with polycarbonate films developed by Bayer MaterialScience.
Rave Ignition Workstations Primed For CAD/CAE/CAM
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Packing the latest Intel processors and NVIDIA and ATI graphics options, the new workstations target compute-intensive engineering applications.
Gadget Freak Contest Winners Announced
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8/9/2010  Post a comment
A heat-seeking toy machine gun heads the list of award-winning, offbeat inventions.
Ansoft Designer 6.0 Integrates HFSS and HSPICE into a Common Design Flow
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8/6/2010  1 comment
Leveraging Solver on Demand technology, electronic design engineers can analyze signal-integrity, power-integrity and EMI problems from a single environment.
Look for More Gas-Assisted Molding Designs
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8/6/2010  3 comments
A 16-year legal battle over patents for gas-assisted injection molding is finally resolved, leading to a potential expansion of the cost-saving technology.
Development Kit Simplifies Wireless Communications
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8/5/2010  Post a comment
Engineers who require wireless machine-to-machine control and communications need this kit from Synapse Wireless
From NIWeek: Timing Issues Could Affect Safety-Critical Embedded Systems
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8/4/2010  Post a comment
National Instruments co-founder Jeff Kodosky says that product developers need to be more aware of software timing and synchronization issues, especially in safety-critical systems.
Wago IPCs Manage Energy Aboard Solar-Powered Boat
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8/4/2010  Post a comment
Boat's power system featuring 500+ sq. meters of photovoltaic panels and 11 tons of batteries controlled by Wago 758 Series IPCs.
From NI Week: Execs Say Culture to Blame for BP Spill
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8/4/2010  Post a comment
Constrained corporate relationships may have discouraged delivery of bad news.
SpaceClaim 2010 Extends 3D to Non-Engineering Groups
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8/3/2010  Post a comment
New release packs features for sheet metal design, as well as new capabilities for concept and bid modeling.
Hold NI Week in the Palm of Your Hand
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8/3/2010  Post a comment
Mobile app now available - www.ni.com/niweekmobile
Molex Enters Audio Accessories Market
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8/2/2010  Post a comment
New Evaldi audio solutions leverage the company's interconnect expertise
Waterjet Modifications Help Stop BP Oil Leak
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8/2/2010  Post a comment
Valve modifications to waterjet cutter help remove hydrates from undersea containment dome.
Aircraft Materials' Battle Heats up
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8/2/2010  Post a comment
Alcan, Alcoa and ATI fight back with new metal alloys in an effort to staunch the rapid rise of carbon composites in the Dreamliner.




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