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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Racecar with Composite-Intensive Suspension Gets Track Tested in 2015

The tangy yellow-colored 1986 Honda CRX emblazoned with SANLUIS Rassini on its hood uses a patents-pending rear suspension as a replacement to its most recent setup of...

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Transportation

GM Announces LT1 Crate Engine Availability at 2014 SEMA Show

The basic architecture of General Motors’ small block V8 has remained the same since 1955, but now a new crate engine with modern-day advanced technologies is available on...

Products

1550 nm Pulsed Laser Diode

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has introduced a 1550 nm pulsed laser diode with an integrated micro lens that delivers a far‑field beam pattern. The beam pattern's divergence is equivalent in...

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White Light LED Source

Excelitas Technologies Corp. (Waltham, MA) recently announced the X-Cite® 110LED, a new compact white light LED source for fluorescence imaging applications. Using liquid light guide coupling, X‑Cite 110LED delivers...

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Power

Toro Launches New Riding Trencher

The Toro Co. says it designed its all-new RT1200 riding trencher with versatility and productivity in mind, particularly for utility contractors.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

3D Audio Research Helps Make Cockpit Safer

Imagine yourself in a cockpit, flying a mission, listening to a multitude of critical voices delivering vital messages, all at the same time and from the same direction. Now imagine the same...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA Tests Revolutionary Shape-Changing Aircraft Flap

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel‑efficient with the successful flight test of a wing...

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Propulsion

Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets Could Help Aircraft Exceed Mach 10

A new method for improving the thrust generated by laser-propulsion systems may bring them one step closer to practical use. The method, developed by physicists Yuri...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Magnetic Field Lines Made Visible in 3-D and Real Time

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real...

Global Vehicles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Can Toyota’s Mirai Be the Next Prius?

A decade and a half ago, low gasoline prices and rebounding car sales did nothing to stop Toyota from introducing its fuel-saving Prius hybrid-electric vehicle. During those years the Prius, whose...

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Propulsion

Flat-Plane Crankshaft Spins 'Voodoo' into Ford’s New Shelby V8

So you think the Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type play the wildest V8 soundtracks through their active-exhaust systems? Or you say nothing beats a Ferrari 458 for pure...

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Automotive

2015 GT350 Mustang Aimed at Track-Day Dominance

The original Shelby GT350 Mustang introduced nearly 50 years ago wasn’t built for comfort, or even street use. It was built to dominate the B-Production class in Sports Car Club of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Integrated Automotive Gateway Can Enable Connected Cars

Connected-car technology has become a key differentiator for carmakers and and their Tier 1 suppliers. One of the biggest challenges connected cars pose is the integration of...

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Transportation

Bridgestone Begins U.S. Production of Earthmoving Tires

Bridgestone Americas announced on Nov. 18 the opening of its off-highway radial tire plant in Aiken County, SC—the first plant of its kind for Bridgestone outside of Japan,...

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Transportation

TRW Stockholders Give Nod to Acquisition by ZF

TRW stockholders representing 79% of the company's shares outstanding have voted to allow the proposed acquisition of the company by ZF to proceed. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will...

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Transportation

GM Shuffles Personnel to Improve Customer Satisfaction

General Motors on Nov. 20 announced four major personnel changes with the goal of improving customer satisfaction. The moves are effective immediately. All of the people involved have...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists Turn Handheld JCAD into Dual-Use Chemical, Explosives Detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center recently gave the Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) the ability to detect explosive materials. The...

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Defense

Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Prototype Has Push-Button Magnification

When an Army Special Forces officer‑turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn’t forget the importance of creating something for the...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Killer Robots - Army Studies Challenges of Remote Lethality

The military has used and experimented with robots that perform functions such as scouting and surveillance, carrying supplies and detecting and disposing of improvised homemade...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

A123 Systems Is Hot on 12-V Li-Ion for Microhybrids

Saying a lithium-ion battery would perform better than a lead-acid type if not for very cold weather is somewhat akin to saying your favorite sports team would have won the game had it...

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Power

'Reman' Engine Market Steady, but Complexity Challenges Production Efficiency

Despite their greater complexity, automotive engines are lasting much longer—250,000 mi (402,000 km) is not an outlier. Which raises the question about the...