News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en Pallets Move on Customizable Conveyor http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor <div class="node-body article-body">The new 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. can now be equipped with pallet-handling options to provide accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic, and inspection applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor#comments What's Inside? Motion Control Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:00 +0000 48321 at http://machinedesign.com Quarter-Turn Fasteners Prevent Lost Hardware http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware <div class="node-body article-body">D5 DZUS panel Line quarter-turn fasteners from Southco use flare-in studs with all the fastening hardware firmly attached. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware#comments What's Inside? Fasteners Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:14:00 +0000 48311 at http://machinedesign.com Smartphones Functioning as Cancer-Detecting Microscopes http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes <div class="node-body article-body">A team of scientists hopes to introduce new technology that will use smartphones as high-powered microscopes capable of detecting cancer cells.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes#comments Technologies Medical News Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:47:00 +0000 48261 at http://machinedesign.com A Closer Look at Motors for Motion http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion <div class="field-deck"> Several differentiating factors influence the choice of motor for robotics, medical, packaging, and other motion-control applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the different types of motors used in robotics, medical, packing, and other motion-control industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion#comments Products Medical Packaging Robotics Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 48201 at http://machinedesign.com Solar-Powered Rocket Ships Look to Revolutionize Space Travel http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel <div class="node-body article-body">Solar panels are looking good on rooftops, but NASA will soon use the renewable resource to power rocket ships. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel#comments Energy Materials News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 48161 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a SEP spacecraft expected to launch within the next ten years. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p> Asteroid Redirect Mission to Test New Technologies for Deep Space Exploration http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">ARM is a huge undertaking aimed at testing technologies that will aid in the exploration of deep space. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration#comments News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 48171 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a robotic spacecraft picking up a large boulder from the surface of an asteroid. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p> Shape-Shifting Sensors Could Explore Inside Patients http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients <div class="node-body article-body">Novel geometrically encoded magnetic sensors (GEMs), developed by researchers from NIST and NIH, respond to local biochemical conditions—such as a change in acidity near inflammation sites—by changing their shape and response to radio frequencies.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:22:00 +0000 48021 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Magnetic disks move closer together as the center&nbsp;hydrogel shrinks in the presence of a lower pH.&nbsp;</p> Turning Bacterial Spores into Electromechanical Humidity Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Biological sensors demonstrate high response of bacterial spores to environmental humidity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:18:00 +0000 47981 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Spacing between Graphene Quantum Dots changes,&nbsp;as a&nbsp;bacterial spore shrinks and expands in response to a controlled humidity. The dot&nbsp;spacing affects the cytobot&#39;s conductivity, which is measured as the sensory&nbsp;output.</p> InBody 770 Analyzes Internal Health Via Bioelectrical Impedance http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance <div class="node-body article-body">With more than 15 outputs, including skeletal muscle mass and basal metabolic rate, the InBody 770 could revolutionize physical evaluations in the doctor’s office.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance#comments Technologies Medical News Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:30:00 +0000 47971 at http://machinedesign.com Brown University “Block Party” Wraps Up National Robotics Week http://machinedesign.com/news/brown-university-block-party-wraps-national-robotics-week <div class="node-body article-body">A Robot Block Party will take place at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center on April 11th, as a grand finale to National Robotics Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/brown-university-block-party-wraps-national-robotics-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/brown-university-block-party-wraps-national-robotics-week#comments News Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:26:00 +0000 47941 at http://machinedesign.com Peter Goldberg and Brown University