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A New Kind of Job Market

February 5, 2013 12:48 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours -- but it's difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers...

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Nebraska Group Questions Firm Running Nuke Plant

February 5, 2013 12:13 pm | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Nebraska environmental group on Monday questioned the track record of the company hired to run the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant because of concerns raised by federal regulators.

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Supersonic Skydiver Reached 844 mph in Record Jump

February 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought during his record-setting jump last October from 24 miles up. The Austrian parachutist known as "Fearless Felix" reached 843.6 mph, according...

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Dell in $24.4B Founder-Led Deal to Go Private

February 5, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers.

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Consumer Reports Questions Turbocharged Engines

February 5, 2013 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer Reports is warning car buyers that turbocharged engines may not deliver the speed or fuel economy they expect. The magazine said Tuesday that its tests showed turbocharged models from Ford, Hyundai and Kia are...

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Mitsubishi Recalls Electric Cars for Brake Problem

February 5, 2013 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling 14,700 of its i-MiEV (EYE-meev) electric cars worldwide because a brake pump can fail. The automaker said Tuesday that the recall affects 2012 models made from Dec. 2, 2011 through Sept. 7, 2012....

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Kerry Warns of Punishment for NKorea Nuclear Test

February 5, 2013 11:24 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sure North Korea is punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South...

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Programmable Dual Range DC Power Supplies

February 5, 2013 11:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Bk Precision Corp | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has announced its new 9170/9180 series of programmable dual range power supplies. Each model offers two ranges of voltage and current output along with modular interface slots for...

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pH and Conductivity Meters

February 5, 2013 11:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific (Yorba Linda, CA) has introduced three new products in its P-Series of pH and conductivity meters. The P-Series are pocket-sized, pen-style meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and...

Fiber Optic Detectors

February 5, 2013 11:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Newport Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced photodiode-based, low cost fiber optic detectors.  The new products are cost-efficient alternatives to existing 918D-IS integrating sphere fiber detectors, yet allowing...

An employee culls through debris searching for office documents amid the rubble left from an office building explosion, in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. A Thursday blast collapsed the lower floors of the Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Me

Gas Leak Caused Mexico Oil Company Blast

February 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas buildup under a building in the headquarters of Mexico's state oil company caused a blast that killed 37 people and wounded dozens, the attorney-general said Monday, ending days of near-total silence by authorities...

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Superdome Engineering Staff Worried About a Power Outage

February 5, 2013 9:43 am | by Kevin McGill & Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game.

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Boeing Asks Permission for 787 Test Flights

February 5, 2013 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators say they are evaluating a Boeing request to conduct test flights of its 787 Dreamliners, which were grounded nearly three weeks ago after a battery fire in one plane and smoke in another. The Federal...

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The Sikorsky helicopter that crashed on a firefighting mission in August 2008 was nearly consumed by fire after the accident.

Helicopter Executives Indicted from Crash

February 5, 2013 9:38 am | by Steven DuBois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors announced fraud charges Monday against two helicopter company employees accused of lying about the performance capabilities of helicopters hired by the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires, including...

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Photo of the Day: BARREL Mission Balloons

February 5, 2013 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Scientists race through the Antarctic snow to launch one of 20 balloons as part of NASA's BARREL (Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses) mission. Each balloon is equipped with instruments to help...

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