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Scientists Track Ripples in Freestanding Graphene

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene. The finding provides fundamental insight into ...

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Station Crew Trains to Capture SpaceX Dragon

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

While they await next week’s launch of the other half of their crew to the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst focused Wednesday on health checks, cargo operations and ...

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Teardown: Vintage Programmable Scientific Desktop Calculator

September 18, 2014 9:40 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what’s inside a 1973 vintage programmable scientific desktop calculator?  Plus, an attempted repair ...                

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Alibaba Symbol of China's New Tech Giants

September 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | 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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Crash Testing Car Seats

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Kid car seats are notoriously tricky. They’re a pain to put in, and often don’t seem to fit quite right. The problem isn’t the parent, it’s the lack of coherence between the design of the car and safety seat. Researchers at the ...  

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Shrink-Wrapping Spacesuits Feel Like 'Second-Skin'

September 18, 2014 9:31 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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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Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply to you? Find out the ...

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Stratasys to Acquire GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stratasys | News | 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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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that ...

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