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Medtronic Closes Buyout of China Kanghui Holdings

November 1, 2012 4:54 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant Medtronic completes the acquisition of Chinese orthopedic implant maker China Kanghui Holdings, planning to use the Kanghui network to broaden its reach in the emerging market. Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) completed the previously announced acquisition of China Kanghui Holdings in a deal valuing...

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Photos of the Day: The Solar Car Comeback

November 1, 2012 4:41 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the American Solar Challenge (ASC) and various other solar car competitions continue to drive us into the future, it is apparent that the technology is improving, and quickly becoming a practical commodity.

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Predicting What Topics Will Trend on Twitter

November 1, 2012 3:09 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Twitter’s home page features a regularly updated list of topics that are “trending,” meaning that tweets about them have suddenly exploded in volume. A position on the list is highly coveted as a source of free publicity, but the selection of topics is automatic, based on a proprietary algorithm that factors in both the number of tweets and recent increases in that number.

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New Emerson Network Power 40G ATCA Blade

November 1, 2012 2:59 pm | by PD&D Staff | Emerson Network Power | Product Releases | Comments

The latest 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing blade announced by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson [NYSE:EMR], promises to enable network operators to gain the cost and efficiency benefits of ‘workload consolidation’ with simpler and faster network security.

New Couplings from SI Feature Unique Lattice Design

November 1, 2012 2:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of inch couplings from Sterling Instrument (SI), an ISO 9001:2000+AS9100C Registered Manufacturer, features a unique lattice design.

Crowdfunding Fuels Innovation

November 1, 2012 1:36 pm | by Ryan Sauer, Technology and Start-Up Enthusiast | Blogs | Comments

While it continues to be controversial in more conservative investment circles, crowdfunding is on its way to becoming a major source of venture capital for upstart companies.

Genetic Test Results for Lynch Syndrome Improved With New Computer Program

November 1, 2012 1:33 pm | News | Comments

Many patients who have genetic testing for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer, receive the inconclusive result "variants of uncertain clinical significance." This can be a problem, as people with Lynch syndrome have a much higher probability to develop...

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Air Safety and Wake Vortices

November 1, 2012 1:24 pm | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Researchers are working on monitoring vortices created by aircraft during take-off and landing. The objective is both to maintain the level of safety and to improve the capacity of airports.

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A New U.S. War: Restoring Our Competitiveness

November 1, 2012 1:22 pm | by Gordon Zuckerman, Author | Blogs | Comments

If the United States economy is to restore itself to earlier levels of full employment, prosperity, and financial soundness, the American manufacturing community must engage in a national effort to resurrect its global competitiveness.

'Beaming' Technology Transforms Human-Animal Interaction

November 1, 2012 1:19 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, researchers have 'beamed' a person into a rat facility allowing the rat and human to interact with each other on the same scale. Published today in PLOS ONE, the research enables the rat to interact with a rat-sized robot controlled by a human participant in a different location.

Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

November 1, 2012 1:15 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Magnetically speaking, photons are the mavericks of the engineering world. Lacking electrical charge, they are free to run even in the most intense magnetic fields. But all that may soon change.

Boosting Silicon-Based Batteries

November 1, 2012 1:08 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived, and low-cost anode material with serious commercial potential for rechargeable lithium batteries.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Define and Challenge New Interconnect Requirements

November 1, 2012 12:34 pm | by Stephen Johnson, Hypertronics Corporation | Hypertronics Corporation | Articles | Comments

In recent years, unmanned vehicles, be they the Predator Drones that we watch on the evening news letting loose with pinpoint-precision Hellfire Missiles that take out enemy targets from high above the earth, a bomb-detecting/disposal ground vehicle that keeps soldiers and law enforcement people out of harm's way, or a remotely controlled underwater vehicle from the U.S. Navy that made it possible to finally lift the veil of mystery that had shrouded the legendary RMS Titanic for decades, have become highly visible success stories.

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Space Saving Switches for Cutting Edge Control Panels

November 1, 2012 12:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Eao Switch Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Corporation has developed a new range of space saving industrial switches suitable for high-tech operator controls.

New Discovery Shows Promise in Speedy Synthesis of Nanomaterials

November 1, 2012 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new discovery by University of Oklahoma and North Carolina State University researchers shows a breakthrough in speeding up the process for synthesizing transition metal oxide nanostructures. What had once taken days can now be accomplished instantaneously.

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