Microshutter Technology Hurdles Big Challenges
Posted July 30, 2014 by in News
NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Tel...
Four Quick Ways To Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity
Posted July 30, 2014 by in Editorial
With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting--how to...
Printing the Metals of the Future
Posted July 29, 2014 by in News
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometim...
How Many Racks Can You Safely Support?
Posted July 29, 2014 by in Editorial
Most companies hope to get as much as 20 years of dependable service from their data centers. Some of the key mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) components that data centers rely on are not des...
Building ‘Invisible’ Materials With Light
Posted July 28, 2014 by in News
A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such ...
Wireless IP for M2M 101 – The Basics
Aeris Communications
Posted July 28, 2014 by in Editorial
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is complex. In this whitepaper, we give you an introduction to M2M data transmissions using wireless technology. Sections include: • The advantages of wir...
New World Record for Electrical Current
Posted July 25, 2014 by in News
The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in ...
Mint Jutras Report: Is it Time to Purchase a New ERP?
Posted July 25, 2014 by in Editorial
Whether you are contemplating a first time purchase for your entire company, expanding into a new location or deciding whether or not to replace your existing ERP solution, it's a big decision. For de...
Formula for Thickness of Bombproof Concrete
Posted July 24, 2014 by in News
A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete's required thickness. The material will be u...
Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup
Posted July 24, 2014 by in Editorial
When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, the...
High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Posted July 23, 2014 by in News
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and...
Managed M2M Platforms: Quick Fix vs. Long-Term Solution
Aeris Communications
Posted July 23, 2014 by in Editorial
Heavy Reading reviews and compares 12 prominent M2M platform providers who are developing managed propositions that support telecom operators to sell M2M services. It reviews the solutions they offer,...
Super-Sensitive Fly-Inspired Sound Detector
Posted July 22, 2014 by in News
Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern...
Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer
Posted July 22, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers' needs in great detail is essential to positioning their ...
Tiny Laser Sensor Improves Bomb Detection
Posted July 21, 2014 by in News
New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering,...
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