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Smart Sewage Sensors Lower Cleaning Cost

October 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Sewage systems are crucial for reducing the risks of waterborne diseases and avoiding the flooding of cities. Within these systems, a reliable inspection tool that could efficiently manage the cleaning process to meet real-time needs would ...

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A Leap AHEAD for Aircraft of the Future

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

By 2050, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) has stated that carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, noise levels and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from air transport should reduce by by 75%, 65% and 90 % respectively ...

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Cree Introduces Family of 50 V GaN HEMT Die

October 24, 2014 11:37 am | by PD&D Staff | Cree, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has developed a family of 50 V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die for operation up to 6 GHz. The new 40 W CGHV60040D and 170 W CGHV60170D represent the only 50 V bare GaN HEMT die available on the market ...

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Ford Profit Falls in 3rd Quarter on Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:24 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits. Ford's net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due ...

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Amazon's Loss Makes Holidays a Question Mark

October 24, 2014 11:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by ...

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Allegiant Flight Returns to Vegas Airport Due to Engine Trouble

October 24, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington ...

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Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter

October 24, 2014 10:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Large passenger jets are pretty much all alike, but each private jet is different in its own way. "We now make it a bit easier for customers to stand out," says Vic Bonneau, president of GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Business. Bonneau and his ...

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Discovery of Unknown Substance Halts Honda Plant Production

October 24, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown substance was found there. Honda spokeswoman Anita Sipes confirms the production shutdown after the substance was discovered Thursday ...   

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Potential Polish for Payment Card Policy

October 24, 2014 10:49 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Recently I wrote about how draconian policies to gremlin problems sometimes create more problems than they solve. Let’s explore an alternative method to the common checklist-of-points to ensure the intent of a policy is fulfilled with more ...

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Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis Improves Safety, Reliability of Design

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Bhaumik Dave, Sr. FEA consultant, Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Blogs | Comments

It is inevitable for design engineers to adopt a probabilistic design approach to devise equipments, considering invariability and uncertainty of equipment failure. The present deterministic design approach neglects the failure risks associated ...

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NASA Armstrong's Flight Loads Celebrates a Half-Century

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

Established in 1964 when it became clear that special facilities would be needed to test the latest in aerospace technology, it was first known as the High Temperature Loads Calibration Laboratory at a time the center was named the NASA Flight ...

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New Gun Tech Tracks Weapon Fire

October 24, 2014 10:12 am | by Haven Daley, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is ...   

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STEM Program Offers West Point Cadets Research Opportunities

October 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

West Point and West Lafayette have more in common these days. Through a partnership between Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy, 80 plebes and a dozen yearlings gained an authentic research experience in toxicology ...   

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America's Cup Flyboys Sign Tech Deal with Airbus

October 24, 2014 9:44 am | by Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA became the ultimate nautical flyboys last year, using a wing sail and hydrofoils to speed above the waves on San Francisco Bay on their way to a stirring America's Cup victory ...   

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Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

October 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, NM.Project lead David Rosewater said Sandia ...

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