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Content posted in November 2008
New Fastener Problem Plagues Boeing 737s
11/25/2008  Post a comment
Workers failed to install nut plates with anti-corrosion coatings
David Cole: Bridge Loan Is Needed to Keep Automakers Afloat
11/19/2008  Post a comment
Loan would cost taxpayers less than automotive industry collapse, expert says
787 Dreamliner Wing Box Takes a Break; Deliveries Delayed Again
11/19/2008  Post a comment
The 787 Dreamliner composite wing box has undergone successful destructive testing which uses aerodynamic loads 1.5 times larger than aircraft will ever encounter in the air
Gadget Freak Case #130: This Gadget Gets the Children up!
11/17/2008  2 comments
Jeremy Willden's souped-up Voice-over-Internet Protocol system is a handy device for getting his slow-poke children out of bed and out the door
Dell Pushes Mobile Workstation Capacity to the Next Level
11/17/2008  Post a comment
The Precision M6400 doubles the amount of memory and processor cores, while tripling storage capacity
Dean Kamen's House Rivals Best Industrial Museums
11/13/2008  1 comment
Slideshows provide an in-depth tour of Kamen's unique home, which boasts a myriad of industrial artifacts
Automation Gets Scientific at Pack Expo
11/12/2008  Post a comment
Beckhoff Automation has launched a new initiative aimed at seamlessly merging control and measurement tasks in real time
Sabic IP Cuts Engineering Plastics Output up to 20 Percent
11/10/2008  Post a comment
DuPont and Bayer also note worsening market conditions
smart USA Demonstrates Hybrid Alternative
11/10/2008  Post a comment
Consumers lining up for new smart fortwos
TI Brings Low-Cost Real-Time Control to Motors, LEDs
11/10/2008  Post a comment
New family of microcontrollers features $2 price point
Ford Will Bring EcoBoost to Mid-Level Vehicles
11/10/2008  Post a comment
Better power, better fuel efficiency, lower emissions
Escape Plug-In Will Use 'Blended' Hybrid Approach
11/10/2008  Post a comment
Internal combustion engine will join electric motors in driving wheels
Consumer Reports Stages 'Future of the Car' Event
11/10/2008  Post a comment
Automakers show off fuel cells, electric vehicles and hybrids
Naval Hovercrafts Specify Improved Fasteners
11/3/2008  Post a comment
Newly developed system is described as vibration-proof, reduces downtime
Gadget Freak Case 129: Remember-It-All Electronic Etch A Sketch
11/3/2008  Post a comment
Rakesh Reddy gives an old toy a modern twist - it records your works of art

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