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Airlines Seek Alternative for Grounded 787

March 12, 2013 7:09 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The prolonged grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has forced some airlines to seek alternative arrangements, including renting other planes to fill gaps for the upcoming busy summer travel season. It's a sign that some...

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Google Paying Bonuses Totaling $15M to 4 Top Execs

March 12, 2013 5:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest...

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FAA Approves Boeing Plan to Fix 787's Batteries

March 12, 2013 5:31 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's fire-prone lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, which also required extensive testing before it would allow the planes to fly...

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Mars Rover: Planet Could Have Supported Life

March 12, 2013 5:11 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet in the past had some of the right ingredients needed to support primitive life. The evidence comes from a chemical analysis by Curiosity, which...

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New Stepping Motor Series with a High-Resolution Encoder

March 12, 2013 4:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new SC Series from Nanotec Electronic (Medford, MA) is a combination of a stepper motor with an optical encoder. The new standard combination is more cost-effective than ordering the products separately and is...

One-Touch Swing Clamps Are Quick Acting

March 12, 2013 4:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Carr Lane Mfg. Co. | Product Releases | Comments

One-Touch Swing Clamps from Carr Lane (St. Louis, MO) offer simple clamping and unclamping of work pieces. To use the clamps, rotate into position and clamp down in one continuous motion.

GN 6336.10 Hand Knob with Stainless Steel Studs

March 12, 2013 4:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco (New Berlin, WI) now offers GN 6336.10 Hand Knobs with 316 Stainless Steel Studs, with Nylon Plastic or Brass Tip, in metric sizes. The RoHS-complaint components are designed to function well when corrosion is...

Stryker Gets FDA Warning Letter After Inspection

March 12, 2013 3:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it received a warning from government regulators about quality control issues and unapproved marketing of medical devices. The company said it got the letter from the Food...

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Video Spotlight: A Monkey That Controls a Robot With its Thoughts. No, Really.

March 12, 2013 2:45 pm | by TED | News | Comments

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey...

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Biological Wires Carry Electricity

March 12, 2013 2:16 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology...

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An Alternative Energy Future

March 12, 2013 2:09 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state. To date, no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed. But a new study finds that it is...

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Room-Temperature Electrically Powered Nanolasers

March 12, 2013 1:58 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

An Arizona State University engineering research team has made an advance in nano-scale laser technology that should enable the improvement of many electronic devices, producing a nanolaser that operates...

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Google pays $7M fine to settle Wi-Fi privacy case

March 12, 2013 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader's interception of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ago over unprotected wireless...

Alphatec Rises on Spinal Surgery Device Approval

March 12, 2013 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Alphatec Holdings Inc. jumped Tuesday after the company said regulators approved a device designed to stabilize a patient's spine during surgery. The Food and Drug Administration will allow Alphatec to sell the...

Catalysts That Produce 'Green' Fuel

March 12, 2013 1:37 pm | News | Comments

The energy produced by solar panels, be it heat or electricity, has to be used right away. For this reason the scientists at SISSA are working on a catalyst that imitates and improves what nature has been able to do for...

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