Vote for your Favorite Vendors in the Golden Mousetrap Reader’s Choice Awards And Be Eligible to Win a $500 Gift Check!
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1.How to Enter: You will automatically be entered in the sweepstakes when you complete and submit the Golden Mousetrap Reader’s Choice Award Nominations Form at www.designnews.com/mousetrap. You also may enter by sending a postcard with your mailing address to the following address: Design News Golden Mousetrap Giveaway, Attention K Norris, 225 Wyman St, Waltham MA 02451. No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and purchase will not affect your odds of winning. “Limit one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.” To be eligible for a drawing, entry must be received by midnight prior to the date of the drawing. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, damaged, or misdirected entries. Entry must be acquired personally, and may not be acquired or accumulated through the use of automated computer scripts or other programming techniques.
2. Eligibility: This is a trade promotion sweepstakes. Eligibility is limited to persons at least 18 years of age, who are legal residents of the United States or its territories and possessions. The sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.
3.Prizes: $500 American Express gift check. All taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
4.Random Drawings: One (1) winner will be selected by random drawing to take place on January 2, 2006, from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
5.Conditions of Participation: Participants agree to be bound by these rules and all decisions of the sweepstakes judges, whose decisions will be final. By accepting prize, winner grants to Sponsor, its agents and others working on their behalf the right to photograph the winner, and the right to use the winner’s name, picture, likeness and city and state of residence for advertising and marketing purposes, without additional compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Prize must be claimed within thirty (30) days of first attempted notification or will be forfeited. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded by subsequent drawings from remaining eligible entries. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall not be responsible for registration errors or for lost, late or misdirected mail (including e-mail), or telecommunication or computer hardware or software failures. If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the sweepstakes becomes compromised, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the sweepstakes, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the administration of the sweepstakes.
6.Prize Notification: Upon drawing, winner will be notified by telephone and/or email. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize. The prize is not transferable and there is no substitution (in cash or otherwise). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability.
7.Announcement of Winner: The list of winners will be posted for 60 days after the end date of the sweepstakes at the www.designnews.com web site.
8. Sponsor: The Sponsor of this promotion is Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.