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Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit

September 16, 2014 | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued ...

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Alibaba Symbol of China's New Tech Giants

September 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. Until now, Chinese companies that made a splash in global stock markets were state-owned banks and oil ...

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Shrink-Wrapping Spacesuits Feels Like 'Second-Skin'

September 18, 2014 9:31 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | Comments

For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils ...

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Redesigned 2015 Escalade Remains Breed All its Own

September 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | Comments

Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015. The luxury, full-size SUV adds more tech features, a more powerful V-8, a quieter interior and ...

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Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

September 18, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough. Sand and water often ...

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Shorebird's Beak Inspires Water Collection Device

September 18, 2014 8:57 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas of the world or ...

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Hyundai Motor to Pay $9.6 Billion for Gangnam Land

September 18, 2014 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. State-owned Korea Electric Power Corp. said Thursday that the consortium outbid ...

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Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 12:36 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new ...

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Improving Cost Competitiveness of American-Made Wind Turbine Blades

September 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with ...   

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Stratasys to Acquire GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed by ...   

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Logic PD to Share Innovation Insight at Frost & Sullivan Event

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Logic PD | Comments

Logic PD's Bill Betten, vice president of business solutions for medical and life sciences, will be leading two sessions during the four day event. The first is an interactive breakout session titled, "Filling the Ideation Pipeline and ...

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NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This Weekend

September 17, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into ...

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DOE Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Production & Manufacturing

September 17, 2014 4:02 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity ...  

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Nature Inspires Research into New Light-Based Tech

September 17, 2014 3:42 pm | by SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics | Comments

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore surfaces and ...  

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NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

September 17, 2014 3:25 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. Flight Controllers at Lockheed Martin ...

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New Radiosurgery Tech Accurately Targets Cancer Tumors

September 17, 2014 3:19 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors - but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once - when compared to other radiation ...

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