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Leaders Seek Manufacturing Revival

September 1, 2014 2:25 pm | by Ron Bartizek (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need ...   

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Project Wing Emerges from Google’s X Lab

August 28, 2014 8:26 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological ...

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How Loud Is A Wind Turbine?

August 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the ...

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Watching the Structure of Glass Under Pressure

August 28, 2014 4:22 pm | by University of California - Davis | News | Comments

Glass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the ... 

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Nanoscale Assembly Line for Biological Molecules

August 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly lines. In the case of a car body ...

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Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 4:00 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with ...

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What Will We Do When the Machines Take Our Place?

August 28, 2014 3:40 pm | by Heather Miller, Line/ Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Robots freely roaming Mars? Sure, no problem. Robots taking over Earth? Not so fast ... The common reprise of “robots are stealing our jobs!” isn’t far from reality. Think of the empty Detroit assembly lines or the dwindling number of ...

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Water 'Thermostat' Could Help Engineer Drought-Resistant Crops

August 28, 2014 3:38 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have identified a gene that could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops. The gene, called OSCA1, encodes a protein in the cell membrane of plants that senses changes in water availability and adjusts ...

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DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

August 28, 2014 3:31 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral ...

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Big Guys Finally See the 'White'

August 28, 2014 3:16 pm | by Mike Krames, Soraa CTO | Blogs | Comments

More than one year after Soraa demonstrated it, the importance of whiteness rendering is now being noticed by the larger lighting manufacturers. Perhaps the most notable imitation, from Philips, mixes in some violet-emitting with blue-emitting ...

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A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of ...  

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Police Body Cams: An Invasion of Privacy or a Life-Saver?

August 28, 2014 2:46 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting, there is a major civil liberty debate occurring, amid proposals for widespread adoption of police body cameras. In my home state of Wisconsin, and across the country, there is a growing ...

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'Swarmies' Robots Could Scurry, Search Alien Worlds

August 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and ...

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 2:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ...  

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M23 Hybrid Connectors for Signal, Data and Power Transmission

August 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one connector that transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30 A and voltages up to 850 V DC or 630 V AC ...

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