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Former BP Employee Settles Charges

April 18, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced ...

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Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that ...     

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Muscle cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

April 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called ...        

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Aereo CEO Speaks on Future of Company, Industry

April 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers ...     

Crews Find Suspected Area of Radiation Leak

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being ...

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Old Timey Car to Replace NYC Horse Carriages

April 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show. It was commissioned by ...  

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Portable Oscilloscope

April 17, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke has introduced the Fluke190-504 Series II 500 MHz ScopeMeterPortable Oscilloscope, a 4-channel handheld, sealed, and rugged oscilloscope ...

NXDN Processor with Embedded Air Interface Protocol

April 17, 2014 4:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits has released an NXDN Processor with embedded Air Interface (AI) Protocol. The CMX7131/7141 with the NXDN Function Image connects directly to the market-leading CMX994 Direct Conversion Receiver IC. Together these ...

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Digital Sensorless Drives

April 17, 2014 4:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Koford Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Koford Engineering has introduced a new series of 30 amp 10-33 volt sensorless drive. This drives feature 99% efficiency, compact size and high performance. Models are available with either closed loop or open loop speed control ...

Judge Won't Order Recalled GM Cars to be Parked

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued ...

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Testing Protocols in Internet-of-Things

April 17, 2014 1:33 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Researchers focus on converging these two kinds of ...   

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Flower-Shaped Starshade to Find Earth-Like Planets

April 17, 2014 1:28 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them — yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary ...

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Bionic Ankle 'Emulates Nature'

April 17, 2014 1:23 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs. Messages pour in from amputees seeking prostheses and ...   

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Electrically Controlled Polymer Changes Its Optical Properties

April 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by Wlodzimierz Kutner, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be fabricated thanks to ...      

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Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving Energy

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, which can happen in coal-fired power plants or transportation. Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat ...

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