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Witness Describes Horrific W.Va. Pipeline Inferno

January 29, 2013 11:17 am | by LAWRENCE MESSINA, Associated Press | News | Comments

To Sue Bonham, it was as if the world were coming to an end: A wall of flame had suddenly engulfed her West Virginia neighborhood. Amid a deafening roar, objects began crashing through her ceiling. Her home began melting...


Wanxiang: Panel Approves A123 Sale

January 29, 2013 11:05 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. says a federal panel has approved its purchase of most assets of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc. Wanxiang said Tuesday that the Committee for Foreign Investment...


TI Doubles Memory in New MSP430 Microcontrollers

January 29, 2013 11:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments


Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) (NASDAQ: TXN) has announced MSP430F66xx microcontrollers with embedded 512K Flash and 64K RAM. These larger memory resources enable MSP430 devices to easily manage...


InGaAs Linescan Camera for 3-D Optical Coherence Tomography

January 29, 2013 10:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

UTC Aerospace Systems (Charlotte, NC) has announced the next generation Sensors Unlimited shortwave infrared (SWIR) digital Linescan camera for Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT).

Powerful Ethernet/IP Communication Module

January 29, 2013 10:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lenze Americas (Uxbridge, MA) has released an Ethernet/IP communication module available as an option on its 8400 StateLine, HighLine, and TopLine control cabinet devices, in addition to the Lenze 8400 motec and protec...

Smog Thick Enough to Cancel Flights in Beijing

January 29, 2013 10:26 am | by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting Beijing to temporarily shut factories and...

Japan Warns: Severe Sanctions Over NKorea Nuke Test

January 29, 2013 10:13 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's prime minister said Tuesday the world should impose tough new sanctions against North Korea if it goes ahead with plans for a nuclear test. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a television talk show that Japan and the...


Apple Unveils iPad with More Memory

January 29, 2013 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new, full-size model comes with 128 gigabytes of memory, up from 64 gigabytes. Nothing else has changed, so it will remain a fourth-generation iPad, which went on sale in November. The memory increase does not apply...


Crucial, Long-Overdue BlackBerry Makeover Arrives

January 29, 2013 9:58 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedier device, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone. It's the fruit of a crucial, long-overdue...


Japan Speeds Up Fukushima Reactor Decommissioning

January 29, 2013 9:54 am | by Kyodo | News | Comments

The Japanese government earmarked Tuesday 156.4 billion yen ($1.7 billion USD) for the industry ministry to accelerate efforts to scrap the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's stricken reactors and support companies...


The Human Brain Project Reconstructs Your Grey Matter

January 29, 2013 9:49 am | by Technical University Munich | News | Comments

Extensive knowledge about the human brain and its functioning already exists, but is highly fragmented. The goal of the Human Brain Project is to pull together this knowledge and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece,...


Check the Simple Things First

January 29, 2013 9:40 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Whether it’s equipment maintenance and repair, troubleshooting a process, or fixing business cultural problems, before you gear up for a complete overhaul, check on the simple fundamentals first. ...


New Research Indentifies Major Climate Threat to Global Supply Chains

January 29, 2013 9:32 am | by CDP & Accenture | Articles | Comments


Seventy percent of companies believe that climate change has the potential to significantly affect their revenue, a risk which is intensified by a chasm between the sustainable business...


Mars One Secures First Investments

January 29, 2013 9:24 am | by Mars One | News | Comments

Interplanetary Media Group, the Mars One daughter company which manages the intellectual property and media associated with the human mission to Mars, has received its first investments. These funds will be used to...


Microsoft Retools Office for Touch, Online Use

January 29, 2013 9:18 am | News | Comments

Microsoft has released a retooled version of its Office software in an effort to extend one of the company's most important franchises beyond personal computers. Tuesday's debut comes six months after Microsoft previewed...



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