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A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

July 23, 2014 10:44 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Nano-optoelectronics are considered the cornerstone of future chip technology, but the research faces major challenges: on the one hand, electronic components must be accommodated into smaller and smaller spaces. On the other hand ...  

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Ultra High Definition TVs Boost LG Display

July 23, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs. The South Korean display panel ...   

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Ford Says New F-150 Can Compete with Rivals

July 23, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight. The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the ...

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UTC Aerospace to Expand in Puerto Rico

July 23, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment ...

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Review: Amazon Fire Offers New Ways to Use Phones

July 23, 2014 9:20 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work ...

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Shipwrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage

July 23, 2014 9:15 am | by Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people. Boat sirens wailed and bells tolled on the island just ...

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Gun Law Forces Beretta Out of Maryland

July 23, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will ... 

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Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

July 22, 2014 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the ... 

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Ford Names VP of Engineering as Lincoln's New President

July 22, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford's luxury Lincoln division is getting a new president. Kumar Galhotra, Ford's vice president of engineering, will become president of Lincoln on Sept. 1. Ford's global marketing chief, Jim Farley, led Lincoln for the last 18 months ...

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Hexagon Acquires Vero Software

July 22, 2014 5:04 pm | by Hexagon AB | News | Comments

Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has announced the acquisition of Vero Software, a leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing software. Vero Software is a UK-based software company with a ...

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Wright Brothers' Mechanic Honored at Ohio Museum

July 22, 2014 4:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first ...

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The Robot Says You Flunked: Algorithms vs. Judgment

July 22, 2014 3:37 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Harvard and MIT have teamed to develop an artificial-intelligence system that grades essay questions on exams. The way it works is this. First, a human grader manually grades a hundred essays, and feeds the essays and the grades to the ...

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NASA’s Flying Saucer

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...

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Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging

July 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall has announced a new hyperspectral imager targeting high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to ...

Safety Monitoring Flexibility

July 22, 2014 2:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON Automation and Safety’s new OS32C-4M is the latest addition to the company’s family of safety laser scanners. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 4 meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree ...

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