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Online sourcing from China is a real boon to electronics experimenters on a budget. Akin to flying on standby, if you're willing to wait anywhere from a week to a month for delivery, components and circuit modules can be had for less than the cost of shipping alone of similar items from domestic sources.


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The Next-Gen Temperature Sensor has been Developed

April 6, 2015, PHYS.ORG – Engineers have designed a next-generation temperature sensor to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics. The new fiber-optic sensor can register smaller temperature changes at around 30 times the speed of current commercial counterparts. The engineers achieved their desired results by attaching a small silicon pillar to the tip of the fused silica glass used in fiber optics. 


Ming Han (left) and Guigen Liu. Credit: Craig Chandler/University Communications


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43rd Annual National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will induct 14 trailblazers who have changed the world through their prolific inventions. This year's expanded three-day celebration, emceed by Mo Rocca, Emmy winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and Host of CBS The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, will shine a spotlight on the men and women who are responsible for the evolution of innovation and technology. Their perseverance and passion serve as inspiration to every generation and continue to drive entrepreneurship and curiosity in order to brighten our nation's future.


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Saelig’s Novel Anti-shock Components Isolate Vibration;  Double As Emergency Food Source.

Fairport, NY.  April 1, 2015.  Saelig Company Inc. has introduced Gell-Low™, a series of novel bovine-based anti-vibration shock mounts, designed to reduce vibration and improve equipment stability and life.  Also suitable for mounting under mobile cameras on drones, these flexible parts, created from recycled bovine by-products, are produced in a variety of sizes and three colors: red (strawberry), green (lime), and black (liquorice).  A secondary beneficial aspect of these impact isolators is their function, if needed, as an emergency food source for disaster conditions.


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Save Time and Money Making CNC Halloween Decorations

When my friend,Vern asked me if I'd write an article for Nuts & Volts demonstrating how to create a Halloween decoration tombstone on a CNC router, I was psyched. I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to show off all you can do with CNC machines. So, I agreed to give it a shot.


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