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Automotive

Camless Engine Evaluation Nearly Complete in China

Later this year, concept evaluation of Freevalve AB’s radical camless engine technology is expected to be completed by Qoros Auto. The technology, known as Qamfree, could lead to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Reconfigurable Chip Usage Ramps up as ADAS Advances

Reconfigurable processors have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems and are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The role of field-programmable...

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Defense

Painless Microneedles Extract Fluid for Wearable Sensors for Soldiers

Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico researchers have developed unique microneedle-based sensor technology that they hope can someday be used to...

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Electronics & Computers

New Gaming System Helps Soldiers Test Virtual Versions of Gear

The Army is rolling out a new gaming system, called Operation Overmatch, that soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be...

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Medical

Researchers Show How Fear Memories Can Be Erased

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between the nerve cells (neurons)...

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Software

Assessing a Vehicle’s Cooling System Performance

Off-highway OEMs historically have utilized simple 1-Dimensional analyses (either themselves or through their cooling system suppliers) to predict the cooling performance of each...

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Propulsion

Kohler Engineers New 5400 Engines for Lower NVH, Easier Start-Ups

For lawn tractor applications, easy-starting and smooth-operating engines are key to user satisfaction. Wisconsin-based engine and power systems manufacturer Kohler has...

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Aerospace

Self-Lubricating Sliding Bearings

Following in-house tribological testing and customer-specific field investigations, Federal-Mogul Powertrain's (Southfield, MI) deva.tex self-lubricating composite bearings are being commercialized for use...

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Electronics & Computers

Dynamic Inclination Sensor

Inclination measurement in mobile machines is exposed to motion, shock and vibration. Under these influences, normal inclinometers will give incorrect values affecting sensor accuracy. ASM Sensors' (Elmhurst, IL)...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Anti-Vandal Switches

CIT Relay & Switch (Minneapolis, MN), a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc., offers 16-amp UL-approved anti-vandal pushbutton switches in 25 mm, 28 mm or 30 mm (0.984 in, 1.10 in or 1.18 in) sizes. All...

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Aerospace

Renewable Jet Fuel Takes Flight

In 2016, U.S. military and commercial flights together used more than 20 billion gallons of jet fuel. So how do we make air travel easier on the environment? University of Delaware researchers are working...

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Imaging

NASA, Boeing Test Synthetic Vision

NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators. Synthetic...

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Software

A Better Understanding of Space — Via Helicopter

An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. The new model understands how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space. Researchers drew inspiration from a...

Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

Navistar, VW Pursue Common Electric Powertrain, Global Connectivity Platform

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in late September, Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke signaled an acceleration of new product...

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Propulsion

Case IH Quadtrac CVX the First Articulated Tracked Tractor to Offer a CVT

The most significant upgrade to Case IH’s Quadtrac and Steiger articulated tracked tractors for 2018 is a new CVXDrive transmission supplied by ZF, the first...

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Software

Simulation Key to Additive Manufacturing Analysis at MTC

When 3D printing first hit the consumer market, it was considered a novelty and a gimmick. However, the professional market has leveraged the technology, incorporated other...

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Propulsion

Tenneco Takes Active (And Passive) Approach to Thermal Management

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta this past September, Tenneco executives detailed the company’s latest system solutions...

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Aerospace

NASA Unveils the Future of Science Drones

NASA scientists now have use of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems that some say represent the future for drone aircraft. The drones purposely were designed for scientific...

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Aerospace

Sensors Detect Aircraft Damage as it Occurs

The Army developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft. The sensing method can be used to reliably...