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Recycling Batteries into Solar Cells

August 18, 2014 10:13 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free ...

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Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 18, 2014 10:04 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines.The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of ...   

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in ...

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Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

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Secure Configuration Software

August 18, 2014 9:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais has announced that the ProbMe secure configuration software feature and shipping with Econais Wi-Fi Modules, Development Kits and Reference Designs are available. ProbMe solves a ...

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New GPU Lineup

August 18, 2014 9:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Nvidia | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA has announced its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs—providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of designers, artists and scientists. The new lineup delivers an enterprise-grade, visual computing ...

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Legislation Extends Tax Credit to Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen....

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Melting Space Heater Among 3 Design Fails This Week

August 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, hard-wired smoke alarms are failing to alert consumers, electric space heaters are melting and catching fire, and snowmobiles are leaking fuel ...             

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3D Printing Cartilage

August 15, 2014 2:15 pm | by EnvisionTEC | News | Comments

Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing ...

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Walmart, U.S. Conference of Mayors Award $4M to Spark Innovation In American Manufacturing

August 15, 2014 2:10 pm | by Walmart | News | Comments

Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, kicked off a new chapter in the modern American manufacturing story today as the global retailer announced the first grant recipients of the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing ...

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Closed Cell Silicone Sponge Sheeting

August 15, 2014 12:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bellofram Silicones has announced the global market introduction of BELLOFOAM. BELLOFOAM is a proprietary, closed cell silicone sponge sheeting, designed to support a variety of industrial, manufacturing, gasketing ...

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Industrial Pressure Transducer

August 15, 2014 12:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the U5300, an industrial pressure transducer for demanding commercial and heavy duty applications. The compact unit offers design flexibility with a variety of pressure ports and ...

Voltage Controlled Oscillator

August 15, 2014 12:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55FL-0200-0239 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 200 MHz to 239 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -123 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset ...

Photos of the Day: Tiny Car Gets 84 MPG, Tops Out at 100 MPH

August 15, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Elio has a three-cylinder, 0.9-liter engine and a top speed of more than 100 miles per hour. It gets an estimated 84 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg in city driving. Because it has three wheels — two in front and one in the rear ...  

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5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference

August 15, 2014 11:42 am | by marcus evans | Events

Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference ...

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