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Climate Repair Could Create 1 Million Jobs

April 1, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Slowing down climate change could create 1 million jobs by 2030, said a study by NewClimate supported by the Climate Action Network ...

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Steel & Stainless Steel Hinges

April 1, 2015 12:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco, Inc. has announced it offers GN 129.2 steel and stainless steel hinges, in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant hinges are used for doors, which are flush with the frame on the outside. Once assembled, they cannot be unhinged. Being mounted from the inside, they are suitable for ...

6 Hilarious Tech Pranks for April Fools'

April 1, 2015 11:45 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Today is April Fool’s day, and many companies are taking advantage of the date to release a variety of new products. Here is a rundown of my favorite pranks of the day ...

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Report Offers Exclusive Analysis of Vehicle Recall Trends

April 1, 2015 11:05 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Automakers and their suppliers will need to consider new financial and risk assessment models in coming years to plan for an elevated number of vehicle recalls, according to the 2015 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report released ...

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DARPA Uses Open Systems to Boost Airpower

April 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity | News | Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to ...

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The 'Iron Nickel' Is Decommissioned After 34 Years of Service

April 1, 2015 10:45 am | by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Donnie W. Ryan, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs | News | Comments

Hundreds of current and former crew members, 10 previous commanding officers, and their family members crowded onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to bid farewell to the "Iron Nickel" during the ship's ...

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U.S. Departments Extend Partnership to Advance Hydropower

April 1, 2015 10:33 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional ...

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U.S. Manufacturing Slows as Orders, Hiring Weaken

April 1, 2015 10:24 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at a weaker pace, with orders growing more slowly and hiring essentially flat. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says ...

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NASA Tests Cutting-Edge Mars Landing Tech

April 1, 2015 10:22 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, in June. Media were on hand at NASA's ...

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Achieving UDI Compliance & Reducing Print Time

April 1, 2015 10:06 am | by Josh Roffman, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Loftware | Articles | Comments

With its international distribution network flourishing, and with compliance deadlines for medical device Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulatory mandates fast approaching, EMS identified the need to streamline business process and ...

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Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down Prices for PCs, Tablets

April 1, 2015 9:50 am | by Michael Liedtke & Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with ...

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All-New Jaguar Features Aluminum-Intensive Construction

April 1, 2015 9:48 am | by Jaguar | News | Comments

The all-new second generation 2016 Jaguar XF large luxury sedan featuring Jaguar aluminum-intensive construction will bring a unique blend of design, technology, and refinement to the segment ...

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Amazon, IBM Invest in IoT

April 1, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

With Amazon and IBM stepping into the Internet of Things space, now is a good time to look into the way a connected world is changing the way we shop, drive cars both new and old, and explore.This is no April Fools' Day joke: IBM committed $3 billion to working with partners like the Weather Company to provide digital information to people wherever they go. It isn't just for consumers, either: since weather affects crime rates and traffic, IBM could market their predictive cloud-based platform to municipalities and businesses as well. Amazon is looking to change the way people interact with their devices across the board too, with the Dash Button available either for consumer use or for device makers to build right inside their products.

Adhesive-Backed Nylon PCB Lock-Fit Supports

April 1, 2015 9:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has announced an assortment of adhesive-backed nylon stacking spacers/supports. Supports are engineered to lock-fit a chassis-to-board without the use of tools. These devices have an adhesive backing for securing to a chassis while the other end easily snaps into a ...

Obama Signs Order Creating Cyber Sanctions Regime

April 1, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday establishing ...

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Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters Over Fire Risk

April 1, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Giant Factories of Canada is recalling 240 water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode. The company says that in some cases, the joint between the heater's combustion chamber and the tank that holds ...

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