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Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off of oil

March 15, 2013 3:42 pm | by MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and...

Renishaw XR20-W Calibration System

March 15, 2013 2:57 pm | by PD&D Staff | Renishaw Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced an XR20-W calibration system for testing the accuracy of lathes, multi-axis machine tools, mill-turn machines, trunnion tables and spindles.

Boeing official: resuming 787 flights up to FAA

March 15, 2013 2:45 pm | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Friday that it expects to finish testing its battery fix for the 787 within two weeks. Then it will be up to the Federal Aviation Administration to decide when the planes fly again. Boeing is testing several...

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Toyota Recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers

March 15, 2013 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 209,000 FJ Cruiser SUVs because their front seatbelt retractors could fall off. FJ Cruisers from the 2007 through 2013 model years are included in the recall. Toyota said the driver and...

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Kickstarter of the Week: New Microprocessor Same Size, Cost of a Pack of Gum

March 15, 2013 1:56 pm | by David Mantey, Executive Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

The new board, which is roughly the same size as a pack of gum, can regulate power from USB power or a battery pack. It has six easily accessible ADC ports for analog input, a single digital port, LED access, and an ATMEL...

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Particles and Fields Package Integrated on Upcoming Mars-Bound Spacecraft

March 15, 2013 1:32 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The six science instruments that comprise the Particles and Fields Package that will characterize the solar wind and ionosphere of Mars have been integrated aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN)...

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'Metasurfaces' to Usher in New Optical Technologies

March 15, 2013 1:28 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications,...

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Microscope Measures Nanomagnet Property Vital to 'Spintronics'

March 15, 2013 1:24 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new microscope able to view and measure an important but elusive property of the nanoscale magnets used in an advanced,...

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Smallest Vibration Sensor in the Quantum World

March 15, 2013 1:22 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes and magnetic molecules are considered building blocks of future nanoelectronic systems. Their electric and mechanical properties play an important role. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology...

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Additive, Industrial Manufacturing Process Enables Digitalization of the Dental Industry

March 15, 2013 1:16 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

EOS is exhibiting at 35th International Dental Show (IDS), the world’s leading fair for the dental industry. During March 12 to 16 EOS is showcasing in Cologne in Hall 4.1/booth Fo50 its digital technology, which already...

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Boeing Update

March 15, 2013 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Friday its 787 Dreamliner jets may be able to fly again within weeks, after being grounded worldwide for two months due to a series of battery-related incidents. Boeing is working closely with U.S. aviation...

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Toyota Opens 2nd Plant in Karawang, Indonesia

March 15, 2013 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota held a ceremony Friday to mark the opening of its second plant in Karawang, Indonesia, to produce the Etios Valco compact hatchback for sale in the country. Built with an investment of about 33 billion yen, Plant 2...

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M'bishi Motors to Recall 19,647 Mirage Subcompacts

March 15, 2013 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi reported to the transport ministry on Friday that it will recall 19,647 units of its Mirage subcompact cars due to potential brake problems. Subject to the recall are new models of the Mirage sold in Japan,...

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Ray Kurzweil: Your Brain in the Cloud

March 15, 2013 11:53 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, we are going to create synthetic neocortexes in order to extend the power of our own neocortex.

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Dimensionally Stable UV Curable System

March 15, 2013 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for high production applications, Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) UV25 offers fast fixture times, rapid curing, and high temperature resistance. This multifunctional one component UV curable system was developed for...

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