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United First U.S. Carrier to Fly Boeing's Dreamliner

September 15, 2014 10:31 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification. In September, Boeing delivered the bigger jet to United Airlines, the first carrier to operate the ...


PanelPilotACE Slashes Development Time for Advanced Displays

September 15, 2014 10:27 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lascar Electronics has launched PanelPilotACE, a new hardware and software display platform that enables the rapid development of fully customized industrial and commercial user interfaces and panel meters ...


New Method for Synthesis of Ultrahard Fullerite

September 15, 2014 10:23 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, MIPT, MISiS, and MSU have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness. An article ...


Medical Approved 24, 40, 60 Watt AC-DC Power Modules

September 15, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced its TMM Series of medical approved AC-DC power modules that meet protection class II. The series offers three power classes of 24, 40 and 60 watts and are available in ...


Why Lithium Ion Batteries Go Bad

September 15, 2014 10:11 am | by DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as ...       


Options for Selling Used Mobile Phones

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most ...


European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph). The maneuver is one of the key ...  


Researchers Roll 'Neat' Nanotube Fibers

September 15, 2014 9:57 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat - literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process ...


Photos of the Day: Vintage Artifacts of a Bygone Era

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Artifacts include the original B&B Carousell ticket booth and cash box and a steel cast bulls-eye shooting gallery complete with the gears, chains, belts and electric motor that drove it. Patents, blueprints and other archival material round out ...


Exhibition Looks at Genius of Carousel Inventor

September 15, 2014 9:52 am | by Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century. He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic ...


Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device for Sepsis Therapy

September 15, 2014 9:43 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by ...


Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Order Demand Overwhelms Supply

September 15, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but ...


China Creates No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the ...   


A Milestone in Green-Energy Efforts

September 15, 2014 9:25 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the ...


Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

September 15, 2014 9:22 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected to open in 2017 and ...



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