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Nirmalya Kumar: India's Invisible Innovation

June 28, 2012 8:27 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India...

Stackpole Adds 5 Watt Rated Part to its CSS Series

June 28, 2012 8:25 am | by PD&D Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole has announced the addition of a 5 watt size to its ultra-precision current sensing resistor series, the CSS/CSSH.

Nook Precision Metric Ball Screws

June 28, 2012 8:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Nook Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Precision Metric Ball Screws, PMBS, provide a more cost-effective, high-precision actuation solution to aerospace, defense, medical, machine, and tool-making manufacturers.

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B-Stage Epoxy Resists High Temperatures

June 28, 2012 8:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated for electrical potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond's EP36AO combines high thermal conductivity with thermal stability.

Photos of the Day: Asteroid Hunters Want Private Telescope

June 28, 2012 8:03 am | by AP | News | Comments

A group of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists plan to launch a privately-funded space telescope to search for small asteroids that may pose a danger to Earth.

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Heat builds, blast saps power in Morgan City, La.

June 28, 2012 7:50 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

With temperatures in the 90s on Wednesday, tourist carriages left the French Quarter empty after just one round — it was too hot for the mules that pull them to work any longer. Human-drawn pedicabs were few and far between as Louisiana settled in for another day of sweltering heat.Eighty miles...

BP fines for Gulf states included in highway bill

June 28, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says a transportation bill that Congress is close to approving includes a provision to steer 80 percent of the fines BP PLC is expected to pay in water pollution penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states.The money is tied to a...

Pilots' union head applauds stake in 'new' AMR

June 28, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of a pilots' union says the value of pilots' share of a post-bankruptcy American Airlines should rise if the company merges with US Airways.David Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association, made the comment to his members after the union's board approved a tentative 6-year...

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Asteroid Hunters Want to Launch Private Telescope

June 28, 2012 7:50 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it's up to them.

C & K Components Develop Sealed Tactile Switch

June 28, 2012 7:49 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its popular KSC Series sealed tactile switch offering to include a version with customizable actuation and button height.

New Photoelectric Sensor Family from Balluff

June 28, 2012 7:31 am | by PD&D Staff | Balluff, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new generation of BOS 18M photoelectric sensors from Balluff demonstrate expertise in every form of light for maximum precision throughout the product range.

PG & E: 1956 Pipeline Test Caused San Bruno Blast

June 28, 2012 7:20 am | by AP | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric told California regulators this week that a pipeline test the company performed in 1956 damaged a weld and led to the 2010 deadly explosion in San Bruno.

Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality

June 28, 2012 7:13 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Engineers are hoping the glasses will make it easier for people to strike the proper balance between the virtual and physical worlds.

Pitfalls of Design Teams in Silos

June 28, 2012 6:59 am | by Gene Grilli, USON Global Sales Director, www.uson.com | Blogs | Comments

Sadly, the design team in a silo is usually in a company filled with silos—some seemingly hermetically sealed, but in most cases (thankfully) not leak tight.

Hospital stocks jump after health care ruling

June 28, 2012 6:50 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply and insurance companies fell Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.The stock of Hospital Corp. of America, the largest private hospital chain in the United States, rose 8.5 percent. Quest...

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