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China Begins Aircraft Carrier Flight Training

October 15, 2012 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China has begun flight training on its first aircraft carrier, with photographs posted on websites showing navy pilots practicing touch-and-go landing exercises. Military enthusiast websites posted pictures Monday of a J-15 fighter-bomber executing the maneuver

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Endeavour Finally Reaches Permanent LA Museum Home

October 15, 2012 9:26 am | by ALICIA CHANG,Associated Press CHRISTOPHER WEBER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical headache.

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Official: Skydiver Breaks Speed of Sound

October 15, 2012 9:19 am | by JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press | News | Comments

At a news conference, Brian Utley of the International Federation of Sports Aviation said Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his jump Sunday over the New Mexico desert.

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Jump from Space's Edge Provides Collective Moment

October 15, 2012 9:17 am | by JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive.

Clearwire up After Sprint Acquisition News

October 15, 2012 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Clearwire jumped 12 percent in premarket trading Monday following news that the Japanese cell phone company Softbank Corp. is buying a majority stake in Sprint, which owns half of the company. Softbank is buying 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion. Clearwire...

Space company seeks foreign trade zone in Gilbert

October 13, 2012 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Virginia-based company that makes satellites and other space equipment is asking the federal government to designate its Phoenix-area plant a foreign trade zone after the town of Gilbert signed off on its plans. Space-systems manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corp. says the technical designation...

China's Imports Weak in Negative Sign for Recovery

October 13, 2012 12:52 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China's import growth recovered slightly in September but was weak, suggesting that a recovery for the world's second-largest economy from a painful slump has yet to take hold. Imports rose 2.4 percent, an improvement over August's unexpected 2.6 percent contraction but well below the...

Reports: U.S. Regulators Move Closer to Suing Google

October 12, 2012 8:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are moving closer to suing Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition and drive up online advertising prices, news reports said Friday. Several news outlets reported that staff members at the Federal Trade...

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Leave Innovation to the Private Sector

October 12, 2012 4:29 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I’ve written several editorials on the importance of our government funding innovation and acting as a crutch for progressive technology. I stand by those views, but there is an importance of privatization that I am compelled to express.

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Reports: Smaller iPad to Be Revealed Oct. 23

October 12, 2012 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is set to reveal a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad at an event on Oct. 23, according to several reports published Friday. The reports from Bloomberg News, Reuters and the AllThingsD blog are based on unnamed sources with "familiar with the plans." Apple Inc. hasn't said anything...

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US drops 2 to 1,835 rigs exploring for oil, gas

October 12, 2012 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by two to 1,835. Texas-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,411 rigs were exploring for oil and 422 were searching for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago,...

SpaceClaim Engineer 2012+ to Further Broaden Access to 3D for Mechanical Design

October 12, 2012 2:52 pm | by SpaceClaim | News | Comments

SpaceClaim has announced the immediate availability of SpaceClaim Engineer 2012+. This release introduces significant new capabilities for manufacturing, simulation, concept development, and mesh remodeling. These enhancements will help all engineers work more effectively in 3D, without the high cost and complexity of traditional CAD.

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Norplex-Micarta Appoints Manufacturing Engineer

October 12, 2012 2:46 pm | by Norplex-Micarta | News | Comments

Norplex-Micarta has announced the appointment of Andy Janda to the position of Manufacturing Engineer at the company’s Postville, IA headquarters. Mr. Janda’s responsibilities will include proposing and implementing changes to materials and processes to meet customer needs, providing technical manufacturing support for new product development, and writing new equipment specifications and proving equipment capabilities.

NCAB Group Acquires P. D. Circuits

October 12, 2012 2:41 pm | by NCAB | News | Comments

NCAB Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in P. D. Circuitswith operations in southern China and Hong Kong, P. D. Circuits is one of the leading PCB suppliers in the USA. NCAB Group will, after the acquisition, have sales in excess of 100 million USD with 13 locations around the world and 210 employees, including 70 people located in China.

Transparent Solar Cells for Windows

October 12, 2012 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There has been an intense world-wide interest in so-called polymer solar cells (PSCs), which are made from plastic-like materials, to generate energy. A new kind of transparent solar cell has been developed, giving the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside their windows...

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