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Combining rapid prototyping techniques in mechanical engineering and electronics for realization of a variable capacitor
March 04, 2015
FULL TEXT 1 Introduction Today, the general market is highly competitive and dynamic, so the manufacturing sector is impelled to rely on the advanced technologies and equipment in order to shorten time-to-market and thus remain competitive. The main challenge that this sector is faced with is how to solve the engineering problems in the early stage of the product development. Rapid prototyping techniques are aimed at using a computer model and creating a physical model fast and directly with little human interaction. These techniques have already been used for manufacturing of some complex 3D mechanical parts ([19] Zhu et al. , 2011; [3] Dang-Guo et al.

Eccrine Systems Generates $1.5M in Seed Funding
March 02, 2015
Eccrine Systems reported that it has raised $1.5MM in seed funding. Investors include CincyTech Fund III, management, and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor community. Formed in late 2013, the advanced sweat sensor company is developing disposable electronic patch systems based on research and intellectual property that originated from the University of Cincinnati and Air Force Research Labs at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Eccrine Systems Secures $1.5 Million in Seed Funding
March 02, 2015
Eccrine Systems reported that it has raised $1.5MM in seed funding. Investors include CincyTech Fund III, management, and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor community.

Ruptured N.D. pipeline wasn't being monitered
March 01, 2015
WILLISTON – The pipeline that ruptured and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater, contaminating a nearby creek and two rivers near Williston, could have been monitored remotely but the system wasn’t turned on, a regulator said last week. Meadowlark Midstream, a subsidiary of Summit Midstream, relied on checking meters by hand rather than a more sophisticated system that had been installed, said Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources. The investigation into the spill is still ongoing, but Helms estimates the pipeline was leaking for more than 12 days before the rupture was discovered Jan. 6. By being allowed to leak for so long, the spill significantly contaminated groundwater near Blacktail Creek, and a North Dakota Department of Health official says the cleanup will take at least five years.

EXPRESS LOGIC EXTENDS X-WARE PLATFORM SUPPORT
March 01, 2015
Express Logic, Inc., has expanded its support for X-Ware Platform, the company's target-specific, integrated run- time software that combines all X-Ware components (ThreadX, NetX, USBX, FileX, GUIX, and TraceX) pre-ported and fully integrated for use on specific development boards. X-Ware Platform helps developers avoid the significant development and integration work normally associated with the use of generic software products on a specific board. First introduced with support for the Renesas RZ/A1-based RSK board, X-Ware Platform is now available for these additional boards:

Make Your Own Reality
March 01, 2015
FULL TEXT There's a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don't want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don't want to build accessories for headsets that don't have content. Razer's new open-source virtual reality (OSVR) platform could eliminate this catch-22, clearing the way for more VR experiments.

Metering is essential to water plan
February 27, 2015
Our opinion Metering is essential to to water plan THE ISSUE: xx WE BELIEVE: xx TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Contact us via email at opinion@wyomingnews.com The biggest water users in the eastern part of Laramie County don't want anyone to know how much water they're using. Big surprise there. The thing is, the aquifer that supplies that water is depleting, so finding out how much is being used, and by whom, is paramount to fixing the problem.

High Dynamic Range IF Receiver Simplifies Point-to-Point Design
February 01, 2015
FULL TEXT Microwave point-to-point links are an integral part of a cellular mobile network. Known as backhaul, they link cell sites (the BTS or Node B) and the radio controllers (the BSC or RNC) in over 50 percent of the global deployments, where fiber links are not cost effective. The markets shift to smartphones has increased data traffic (e.g., streaming video), which is driving the capacity of microwave backhaul. To scale the data throughput of the point-topoint radio network to meet the needs of LTE and LTE-Advanced, future generations of microwave links will need to: * Move to higher-order digital modulation, from todays 256 QAM to as high as 4096 QAM. This will provide a 50 percent increase in capacity for a fixed channel bandwidth.

AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLY: The Future Looks Bright for Smart Headlights
January 01, 2015
FULL TEXT The first low-beam headlights appeared on automobiles 100 years ago. Today, engineers are scrambling to de velop a new generation of smart headlights that will soon mak e traditional products as obsolete as kerosene lanterns. The goal is to create lights that react to the road environment and enhance driver safety. Smart headlights will better illuminate the road; spotlight obstacles, signs and lanes; project directions on the road; reduce glare; and increase visibility in fog, rain and snowstorms.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY
December 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Leak Tester Is Fast and Accurate - The 3520 Series leak tester provides high accuracy and fast cycle times. It is easy to use and calibrate, with built-in self-checks and diagnostics. The device supports multiple test types and pressures with programmable electronic pressure and flow control. A dual-stage, high-flow precision electronic regulator increases fill speed for testing, regardless of the volume. QualityWorX data management software collects, collates and distills testing data into clear, concise and insightful visual reports, including complete test waveforms, to optimize the leak test process.


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