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September 2, 2016 2:15 pm
Megan Crouse
What happens to electric car batteries after they die? With almost no electric cars on the road older than four or five years, a large-scale infrastructure for battery recycling or second-life recovery hasn’t been established for long...F
August 24, 2016 4:23 pm
Megan Crouse
Using readings from high-precision telescopes, scientists have detected a potentially Earthlike planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced...
August 16, 2016 3:03 pm
Imperial College London

Scientists and students have developed the DNA tools to modify bacteria normally found in fermented tea so they can customize cellulose production...

3D Systems

Purps was left with a nonfunctional flexor tendon in her ankle following an altercation with another penguin. In an initial effort to immobilize, support and protect the site of injury, veterinarians at Mystic...

Darren Halford, EU Automation

Fueled by the fear of losing his fortune, in the late 1880s Edison began a propaganda campaign to convince the public that AC power was deadly – despite DC power being equally as dangerous...

Richie Tran, Prototyping Engineer, Fictiv

From lithium ion batteries to coin cell batteries, and from battery life to size and fit, there are many options of which battery technology best fits your needs, and how you can use each one in prototyping and production...

Kaylie Duffy

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, has pioneered space exploration and rocket advancements since it was established in...

Kaylie Duffy

In response to competitive pressures, manufacturers constantly strive to reduce the cost of their products. However, these efforts typically have a direct impact on the risk of...

John L. Pieri, Sr. Product Line Manager, Deltran Clutches & Brakes, Thomson Industries

Power-off brakes are designed to hold or stop motion in the absence of power. Given the safety ramifications of keeping a system locked in place until it is powered up, motion control system designers tend to specify power-off brakes...

Kaylie Duffy

What types of components, connectors, packaging, and design strategies can designers use to help their products deliver near-military toughness without the cost of MIL-spec compliance?

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