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Brighter, New Energy-Saving Flat Panel Lights

October 15, 2014 10:30 am | by Zhengzheng Zhang, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the single most significant and disruptive energy-efficient lighting solution of today, scientists around the world continue unabated to search for the ...

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GE Gas Turbines to Help Provide Uninterrupted Power in Iraq

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE has signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750-megawatt combined-cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a ...   

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'Smart' Material with Some Nerve

October 15, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology ...  

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Thanks to NASA, Photo-Based 3D Modeling Is Set to Explode

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Matt Ball, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Accurate 3D modeling of reality can be a difficult and expensive endeavor. High-end lidar imagers use remote-sensing technology to measure distance by directing lasers at an object and analyzing the reflected light. These instruments, which ...

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Future Computers Built from Magnetic 'Tornadoes'

October 15, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could also be used to perform calculations ...

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'Super Tower' to Be Among World's Tallest Skyscrapers

October 15, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has announced plans to build a skyscraper in the Thai capital that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world ...

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Qualcomm Buying CSR in $2.5 Billion Deal

October 15, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qualcomm is buying British chip maker CSR in a deal worth approximately $2.5 billion as it pushes aggressively into technology that connects devices over the Internet. CSR concentrates on the auto, consumer, and voice and music segments ...

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Rosetta Selflessly Beams Back Comet Selfie

October 15, 2014 10:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A camera aboard the European Space Agency’s Philae lander snapped this “selfie” of one of the Rosetta spacecraft’s 52-foot-long (16-meter) solar arrays, with comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko hovering in the background some 10 miles ...  

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Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light-&-Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 10:00 am | by Duke Medicine | Videos | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

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Better Camera Gives Samsung a Note-Worthy Phone

October 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With Apple's release of larger-screen iPhones last month, Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones no longer have the distinction of being "the next big thing," as Samsung's ads like to tout. But there's still plenty to like in Samsung's phones ...

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Photos of the Day: Kia's Diesel-Electric Concept Car

October 15, 2014 9:54 am | by Kia | News | Comments

The Kia Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) concept is powered by the model’s existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery ...         

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New Rice University Office will Promote K-12 STEM Outreach

October 15, 2014 9:51 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University has created the Office of STEM Engagement to support and promote its wide-ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school ...     

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Pharad Introduces Small Form Factor LTE Panel Antenna

October 15, 2014 9:46 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has announced a new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) antenna to address the growing worldwide demand for innovative LTE antenna solutions for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Networks ...

Altech Multi-Timer Flips Your Switch for You

October 15, 2014 9:39 am | by PD&D Staff | Altech Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Altech Universal Digital Multi-Timer AMT Series delivers a solution for controlling the on/off cycle of equipment operations ... 

No One to Blame Because No One’s In Charge

October 15, 2014 9:37 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

A recurring topic surrounding improvement business is the command for change, but with no clear path forward. These experiences are frustrating, undermine our trust in leaders and each other, and in the end, cost us a ...    

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