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Obama Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions. Yet the estimated 228,800 tons of carbon dioxide contained in the ...

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Professors Object to FAA Restrictions on Drone Use

July 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the ...

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U.S. Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

July 28, 2014 10:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or ...

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Overcome Outsourcing Woes with Design for Six Sigma

July 28, 2014 10:02 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

For those of us with a working Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology and program, outsourcing our product line production generates several challenges that can threaten our conviction to continue DFSS. However, a working DFSS ...  

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Molded Slip Rings

July 28, 2014 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced that its engineered slip rings can reduce down time and improve the life of equipment whilst reducing maintenance time and costs. Made with the latest innovations in resin compounds ...

Low PIM Cable Assemblies

July 28, 2014 9:44 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced an all new series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use ...

SRK Terminals Blocks

July 28, 2014 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CONTA-CLIP has extended its SRK range of terminal blocks with a screw connection, adding models with large cross sections. The feed-through terminals are now also available for wire cross sections between ...

Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone

July 28, 2014 7:24 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The South Korean company ...

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Nissan Expands Recall Prompted By Faulty Air Bag

July 26, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is ... 

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Science on the Job: Teachers Learn from Tech Firms

July 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small but growing number of science and math teachers aren't spending the summer at the beach or catching up on books, they're toiling at companies, practicing the principles they teach. As American education focuses on closing the ... 

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Promises of Easier Nuclear Construction Fall Short

July 26, 2014 10:23 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions ...

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GM Proposing $37 Million Expansion of Plant

July 25, 2014 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is considering a $37 million expansion of a mid-Michigan plant that makes three crossover vehicles. The Detroit automaker is seeking a tax break for work at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, which makes the ...

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How to Collect the Right Data

July 25, 2014 2:46 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix. But some types of data are harder to ...

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Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Could Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

July 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center | News | Comments

Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach uses nanoparticles to jumpstart the body's ability to ...   

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Work Improves Solar Thermal Collectors

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

Many research centers and companies have taken advantage of this possibility and collaboration has been set up with this research group to obtain absolute, reliable measurements of the emissivity of their materials, tools or components. In the most recent ...

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