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2009-05-29 11:27:00

Precision Ball Level is category's first quick-read, multi-plane, multi-use level NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Not since the introduction of the modern level in the 1920s has there been such dramatic changes to the design and functionality of the level like those of the new C.H. Hanson Precision Ball Level. The Precision Ball Level is a three-in-one tool that includes a patented precision aviation ball compass design that expands the use of the level beyond its traditional job of...

2009-05-27 16:20:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), one of the world's leading suppliers of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage, food and household products industries, will speak to the investment community on June 4 at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York City. R. David Hoover, chairman, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the presentation live via Web cast, please use...

2009-04-15 17:10:00

- Ruggedized unit is designed for high-speed impact test and monitoring applications - SEAL BEACH, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS), a leader in ruggedized data recorders for high performance testing and evaluation applications, announced the introduction of a breakthrough sensor package, the DTS 6DX. The DTS 6DX is the latest addition to its e-SENSING product line, and provides a sensor package that incorporates three linear accelerometers and...

2008-12-22 16:33:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACUTRONIC USA was honored with the 2008 'Manufacturer of the Year Award' presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. These annual awards are presented to manufacturing organizations in four categories based on company size. Winners must demonstrate excellence in 11 areas, including superiority of products over competitor's products, long-term growth plans, growing a qualified work force, revenue growth/market penetration, management process and...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

The little pool in my backyard is busier than the Atlanta airport. In the late afternoon, bumblebee bombers are landing and taking off four and five at a time. Their landings are not quite touch and go. They seem to be tanking up. They rest on the water just long enough for a drink. They are showing remarkable traits, and raising more questions than they answer. It is urban legend that bumblebees cannot fly - a legend disproved by the obvious evidence. Nevertheless, it is true that...

2008-07-10 09:01:13

By Beverly Carroll and Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 10--At age 11, Jordan McGuffee already is a veteran space traveler, and this week she commanded her first mission to the moon -- at least in the simulated world at the UTC Challenger Center. Like many of her middle-school peers in the "Cosmic Space Quest" camps this summer, Jordan says she hopes someday to work in navigational systems for the real NASA. "This is my favorite camp, and I've loved coming here...

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2008-02-04 17:50:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Natural flyers like birds, bats and insects outperform man-made aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency. University of Michigan engineers are studying these animals as a step toward designing flapping-wing planes with wingspans smaller than a deck of playing cards. A Blackbird jet flying nearly 2,000 miles per hour covers 32 body lengths per second. But a common pigeon flying at 50 miles per hour covers 75. The roll rate of the aerobatic A-4 Skyhawk plane is about 720...

2005-08-24 16:41:20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. "” The military's next generation of airborne drones won't be just small and silent "“ they'll also dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies. At least, that's what University of Florida engineers are working toward. Funded by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, UF aerospace engineers have built prototypes of 6-inch- to 2-foot- drones capable of squeezing in and out of tight spots in cities "” like tiny urban stunt planes. Their...


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