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Free Urban Data - What's It Good For?

October 30, 2014 12:45 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

Cities around the world are increasingly making urban data freely available to the public. But is the content or structure of these vast data sets easy to access and of value? A new study of more than 9,000 data sets from 20 cities presents ...

Government Pushes Airbag Maker on Replacement Parts

October 30, 2014 11:33 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of ...

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Webb Mirrors Like Stepping Stones to the Cosmos

October 30, 2014 10:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Highly trained engineers and technicians from NASA, Exelis, and Northrop Grumman lifted the two test primary mirror segments onto the support structure, working in a giant clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt ...

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Benefits of Modular Construction: It’s Like Big Legos

October 30, 2014 9:57 am | by Matt Ball, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

In this age of automation, the traditional model of constructing homes and buildings — where materials arrive at the project site and are cut and erected by skilled specialists — is being more closely examined due to the waste, complex ... 

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Reaching for the Stars with Stephen Hawking

October 30, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | Videos | Comments

Stephen Hawking, one of the most prominent cosmologists of our time, has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. Recently, actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Professor Hawking in the film "The Theory of Everything," took time ...

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Lenovo Wraps Up Purchase of Motorola Phone Unit

October 30, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand. The $2.9 billion purchase adds to a flurry of ...  

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GM to Invest $63M in MI Car Plant

October 30, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is investing $63 million in a mid-Michigan plant where crossover vehicles are being built. The Detroit-based automaker said Wednesday that the expansion at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly will add about ...   

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Ford Recalls 205K SUVs for Fuel Tank Leak

October 30, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak, and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years ...   

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Samsung Vows Changes after Mobile Profit Plunges

October 30, 2014 9:25 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which ...

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Saving Computing Capacity with a New Algorithm

October 30, 2014 9:14 am | by University of Luxembourg | News | Comments

The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg have ...   

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Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical & Biological Warfare Agents

October 30, 2014 9:08 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe ...  

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Running Robots of Future May Learn from Birds

October 30, 2014 9:03 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds – running birds. Although birds are designed primarily for flight, scientists have learned ...

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3D Print Plays Large Role in Guardians of the Galaxy

October 30, 2014 8:56 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that its Objet Connex technology has played a starring role in one of this year’s biggest movie blockbusters, through its continued use by leading movie costumes and props specialists, FBFX Ltd.FBFX Ltd was ...  

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Redesigning Today's IC Design Methodology

October 29, 2014 5:22 pm | by Sonics | Videos | Comments

Is IC design methodology at the breaking point? Evidence is mounting that traditional "waterfall" methods used to develop complex ICs are running out of steam. Consider that today ...          

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Still Air: Apple iPad Air 2 Largely Holds the Line on Features and Costs, Study Reveals

October 29, 2014 5:10 pm | by IHS | News | Comments

With a design and feature set only incrementally different from the original iPad Air, the new iPad Air 2 carries a nearly identical hardware cost as its predecessor, according to the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS. The 16-gigabyte (GB) ...

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