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NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first ...   

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Ready to Ship Circuit Board Shields

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Leader Tech | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech has introduced a selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can ...

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Tektronix Extends Comprehensive DDR Test Solution

October 17, 2014 10:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Tektronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the industry’s first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology ...

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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data ...  

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New Acoustics Techniques Clear Path for Quieter Aviation

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

A team of engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center is on a mission to make tomorrow’s aircraft easier on the ears. Stephen Rizzi and his fellow researchers have forged technological tools capable of predicting and simulating sounds of ...

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Education in the Sandbox: An Old School Innovation Approach

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Times have changed since I was in Junior High School or Middle School. Prior to that during the summer I spent hours in the woods or sand pile when not helping on the farm or around the home. It was during this time I realized that being an ...

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A Different Kind of Green Movement

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Plants—literally rooted in Earth—lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings may not travel, but they do move ...  

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Biofuels Plant Harbinger of Renewable Fuel Future

October 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. The $500 million biorefinery in Hugoton is one of only three commercially sized plants in the country that ...

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Can Finding the Perfect Supplier Be Painless & Easy?

October 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Robert Moakler, COO Fabricating.com | Articles | Comments

Many companies are expanding U.S. sourcing to keep manufacturing and engineering in close proximity so as to partner more effectively and promote product innovation. They are also shifting to U.S. suppliers for quality and to be closer to ...

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Building Better Breast Pumps

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Cara Giaimo, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A few weekends ago, as some techies lined up to buy the new iPhone 6, others flocked to the MIT Media Lab to play with a different piece of technology — one that hasn’t seen an upgrade in decades.Over the course of that ...    

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Argentina Launches Its First Home-Built Satellite

October 17, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over ...  

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GE Aviation Celebrates Opening of NC Factory

October 17, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony featuring state and local leaders. The new 170,000-square-foot facility, which opened Wednesday, will be the first in the ...  

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Airbus Receives Its Largest Aircraft Order to Date

October 17, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a preliminary order with Airbus for 250 A320neo Family aircraft. Airbus said on Wednesday that the memorandum of understanding with IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline, will become ...   

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Will Apple Pay Be the Next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 12:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet ... 

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Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a ...  

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