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Boeing Breaks Ground on New St. Louis Venture

December 18, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing's latest venture in St. Louis opens up new possibilities for the region, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and a Boeing vice president said Tuesday. Politicians and civic leaders joined Boeing officials for a groundbreaking for the plant that ...

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Singular Focus, All-Encompassing Impact

December 18, 2014 9:02 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

The other day, someone asked me, “If you were to start your own business from scratch, how would you instill a method of continual improvement for the entire organization?”  I had to think about it for a few days before I arrived at an answer I could ...

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Energy Department to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects

December 17, 2014 5:16 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department recently announced its award of more than $8 million for seven microgrid projects-including $1.2 million each for the EPRI and GE projects-to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential ... 

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Startup Addresses Critical Semiconductor Tech Limitations

December 17, 2014 5:06 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Seamless Devices aims to address critical limitations faced by semiconductor technologies striving to meet the demands of performance and power efficiency required by the next generation of electronic devices and sensors ...    

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Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The CRADA will kick off with two new research and development projects to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen fueling stations to continue to support the market growth of fuel cell electric vehicles now proliferating among the major auto ...

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Getting Robot Responders into Shape

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing ...

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Switching to Spintronics

December 17, 2014 4:21 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an ... 

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Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the Nanoscale

December 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. The study provides new evidence ...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 3:51 pm | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to ...

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Smart Window Tints & Powers Itself

December 17, 2014 3:38 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source.This unique self-tinting window requires zero electricity to operate and is also a ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Airplane Flies at Kitty Hawk

December 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully made the first flight in history, and in 1979 a Hollywood stuntman 'probably' broke the sound barrier when he ...           

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3D Systems Announces ProX 500 Plus

December 17, 2014 10:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

3D Systems has announced its fastest fab-grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system, the ProX 500 Plus. Building upon last year’s ProX 500 release, the ProX 500 Plus has upgraded speeds, higher print resolution and an expanded range of ...

New microPEM TackScrew Fasteners for Compact Electronics

December 17, 2014 9:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering has announced microPEM TackScrew fasteners that integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary ...

Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Trial

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

fter just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected ...  

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Roll-Slide Mini Carriage & Rail Linear Motion Systems

December 17, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in.) to 1200 mm. For integration into an application, the systems have ...

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