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Mechanical Engineering’s Condiment-Bottle Coating Gives Waste the Slip

May 31, 2012 9:18 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The Varanasi Research Group, led by Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi, took a break from researching super slippery and super non-wetting coatings for equipment to present its newest invention: LiquiGlide, a nontoxic, nonstick, super slippery coating for the inside of condiment bottles.

New Type of Biosensor Is Fast, Super-Sensitive

May 31, 2012 9:12 am | by University of New South Wales | News | Comments

A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers.  

NASA Preparing to Launch its Newest X-Ray Eyes

May 31, 2012 9:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is being prepared for the final journey to its launch pad on Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.

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Lear completes $257M deal for Guilford Mills

May 31, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lear, the auto supplier, has completed its acquisition of Guilford Mills for $257 million.Lear said the addition of the automotive and specialty fabrics company will provide its own seating business with technical expertise, fabric designs and additional manufacturing capacity.Guilford posts...

Henry Ford, the First Steve Jobs

May 31, 2012 8:44 am | by ReutersTV | Videos | Comments

The Ford Motor Co. founder, Henry Ford, and Apple's chief architect, Steve Jobs, had a lot more in common than you might think.  

Bombardier: Innovate to Reverse Manufacturing Slump

May 31, 2012 8:38 am | by Canadian Press | News | Comments

The CEO of transportation giant Bombardier believes that with some innovation, Ontario can turn around a slump in its manufacturing sector, adding that his company has enough work orders to maintain staffing levels at its plants in the province.  

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Complete Major GPS Integration Milestone

May 31, 2012 8:32 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Raytheon Company ( NYSE: RTN ) and Lockheed Martin [ NYSE: LMT ] have successfully completed the first significant integration milestone between Raytheon’s Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite system.

SpaceX Scores a First

May 31, 2012 8:17 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

The history of the U. S. A. in space changed in a fundamental way last Friday when the commercial firm SpaceX delivered its first payload of cargo to the International Space Station. SpaceX's capsule Dragon successfully docked with the station and delivered much-needed supplies and equipment, a task formerly performed by the now-defunct Space Shuttle.

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Russian Jet's Flight Recorder Found in Indonesia

May 31, 2012 7:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Villagers have found the flight data recorder from a Russian passenger jet that slammed into an Indonesian volcano three weeks ago and killed 45 people, officials said Thursday.

Sen. Franken: Encrypt laptops with medical info

May 31, 2012 7:50 am | by MARTIGA LOHN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Al Franken said Wednesday he plans to pursue legislation or federal regulations requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after presiding over a hearing on aggressive debt collection practices in several Minnesota hospitals.Franken questioned...

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Kentucky Power pulls plug on costly plant upgrade

May 31, 2012 7:50 am | by DYLAN LOVAN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky Power Co. is withdrawing its bid to spend nearly $1 billion on environmental upgrades to continue burning coal at an aging eastern Kentucky power plant.Kentucky Power, a unit of American Electric Power Co., filed a motion with the state's Public Service Commission Wednesday to withdraw...

Judge hears fight to sex offenders' Facebook ban

May 31, 2012 7:50 am | by CHARLES WILSON - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge said Thursday she plans to rule within a month on the constitutionality of an Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from using social networking websites where they could prey on children.The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is heading the class-action suit on...

Ellie Mae shares to move to NYSE

May 31, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellie Mae, which provides software that streamlines mortgage originations, said Thursday that it received approval to transfer the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange from the NYSE MKT.The stock has traded on NYSE MKT, formerly known as NYSE Amex, since going public in...

Porter Instrument 3600 Series

May 31, 2012 7:37 am | by Parker Hannifin | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin (Hatfield, PA) has introduced the Porter Instrument 3600 Series Digital Mass Flow Instruments.

Phoenix Contact Adds DC-DC Converters to Quint SFB Power Supply Line

May 31, 2012 7:32 am | by Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s Quint SFB power supply line now includes DC-DC converters.

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