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King Kong Lives

September 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

King Kong made his film debut in 1933. The “giant terror gorilla,” as he was referred to in his debut, then endured multiple digital remakes until 50 years later, when he was reimagined once again to make his stage debut at the ...  

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Polaris Announces Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polaris Industries has announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles outside of North America ...

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Magnetized Fusion Technique Produces Significant Results

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is described in a paper to be published ... 

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NASA Opens Challenge to Participate in Future Mars Missions

September 23, 2014 10:12 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Mars Balance Mass Challenge seeks design ideas for small science and technology payloads that could potentially provide dual purpose as ejectable balance masses on spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere ...     

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A Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-Body Fuselage Assembly

September 23, 2014 10:07 am | by KUKA Systems | News | Comments

When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the ...

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 23, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base. The factory, which is the only N-type solar cell and module manufacturing ... 

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License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement ...

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2015 Superbowl To Be Played Under LED Lights

September 23, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ has installed high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, a company that provides LED lighting solutions for sports facilities. According to Amy Casper, CEO of the Syracuse-based ...

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Polycase Expands NEMA 4X Polycarbonate Enclosure Line

September 23, 2014 10:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Polycase | Product Releases | Comments

Polycase has extended their NEMA 4X rated ML Series by adding a new size, the ML-45F. The new 5.50" x 4.13" x 2.44" polycarbonate enclosures are designed for outdoor applications and are UL Listed to ...

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Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 9:57 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

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Silicon Labs Simplifies Clock Tree Design for Complex Internet Infrastructure Applications

September 23, 2014 9:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment ...

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Taoglas Launches Iridium Certified Spartan M2M Smart Antenna Transceiver

September 23, 2014 9:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas has launched an Iridium certified smart antenna transceiver that will leverage the Iridium satellite network’s reliable, global, low-latency coverage to provide connectivity in remote or extreme environment ...

Dragon Arrives at Space Station with 3D Printer

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at ...

Smarter Testing Tactics

September 23, 2014 9:34 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Product and system testing generates a great deal of impassioned discussion. It is essential and also considered waste; it is expensive and often repeated; and we argue about what the results really mean, especially when those results are ...

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Poland Plans to Buy Missiles for Its F-16s from U.S.

September 23, 2014 5:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday. The plan comes as Poland intensifies efforts ...

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Philips to Separate Lighting Arm into New Company

September 23, 2014 4:37 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations. Philips, which began as a lighting company back in 1891 ...

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