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'Sensor Fusion' Couples Multiple Sensors, Intelligently

May 11, 2012 10:18 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Similar to conventional pedometers, the module registers how fast and how far a person is walking. That said, it is much more precise and intelligent than the customary devices found on the market.

Hunting for Bomb-Eating Bugs

May 11, 2012 10:09 am | by Ed Stiles, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona | News | Comments

Researchers are studying the environmental effects of insensitive munitions compounds (IMCs), which are new, more stable explosives that won't detonate in response to heat or shock.

Panel: Chemical industry needs risk guidance

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chemical industry needs guidance in choosing alternative processing methods to reduce or eliminate hazards, a national panel said in a report released Friday.U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations require chemical companies to follow certain procedures to ensure...

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EPA: Well water in Pa. gas drilling town is safe

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | by by MICHAEL RUBINKAM - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal environmental regulators say testing of scores of drinking-water wells in a northeastern Pennsylvania village has failed to show unsafe levels of contamination, a blow to residents who assert a gas driller tainted their water supply with hazardous chemicals nearly four years ago.The...

FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.FDA reviewers said Friday the OraQuick In-Home HIV test could play a significant role in...

Grainger says April sales up 12 percent

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W.W. Grainger Inc., a supplier of power tools and other industrial equipment, said Friday that its daily sales in April rose 12 percent from a year earlier.The company said that about 5 percent of the sales growth came from acquisitions. Excluding acquisitions, sales rose 7 percent during the...

American Airlines workers march on headquarters

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of uniformed American Airlines workers have marched to company headquarters to protest bankruptcy plans that could void their contracts.Members of the Allied Pilots Association, flight attendants and transport workers rallied Friday outside AMR Corp. headquarters in Fort Worth. AMR in...

Igus Plastic Bushings are the Backbone of Students’ Robot

May 11, 2012 9:36 am | by igus | News | Comments

More than 30,000 fans, families, educators and industry leaders gathered for the week-long event, which celebrated the engineering and robotics accomplishments of more than 600 student teams from all over the globe.   igus , a diamond-level sponsor for the organization, donated Energy Chain cable carriers, iglide plastic bushings, igubal spherical bearings and DryLin linear bearings and guides at the season’s kick-off.

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7 carriers will have seasonal service to Anchorage

May 11, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alaska's largest airport is about to get a little busier.Officials at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have announced seven carriers will provide summer seasonal passenger service this year.Officials in a release say those airlines are United Continental Holdings Inc.'s United Air...

Family of toddler want apology for no-fly mistake

May 11, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokesman for the family of an 18-month-old girl who was pulled off a flight because airline employees thought her name was on the U.S. no-fly list says the girl's parents do not plan to take any legal action.Rick Abbott told The Associated Press Friday that the family is looking for an...

Omnicare pays $50 million to settle DOJ case

May 11, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omnicare will pay $50 million to settle charges that it made errors in its oversight of drug distribution at some of its pharmacies.The company, which sells drugs to long-term care providers like hospitals and nursing homes, said Friday that there were no allegations that drugs were illegally...

Earnings schedule for week of 5/14/2012

May 11, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayGroupon Inc. reports quarterly financial results.TuesdayThe Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results.J. C. Penney Company Inc. reports quarterly financial results.Saks Inc. reports quarterly financial...

13 NH companies receive job training funds

May 11, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says 13 companies have been awarded a total of $327,000 in Job Training Fund grants.The grants will provide service to nearly 1,000 workers.The state has issued more than $4.6 million in grants to help train over 13,000 New Hampshire workers since 2007.The 13...

Midwest Motion's New Planetary DC Gearmotor

May 11, 2012 8:43 am | by Midwest Motion Products | Midwest Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Midwest Motion Products has announced the release of a new DC Gear- Motor, Model #: MMP-D33-455D-48V GP81-03.7.

L-com Supports Emerging Standard with Middle Atlantic Products' New HRF Series Half Rack Systems

May 11, 2012 8:17 am | by L-com, Inc. | L-Com Data Products | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. has announced that it will begin carrying half rack products from Middle Atlantic Products.

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