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Without Radar, Missile May Not Have Identified Jet

July 22, 2014 9:21 am | by Danica Kirka & John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | News | Comments

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday. American officials said ...

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U.S. Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

July 22, 2014 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system. DCGS-A is a network of software, sensors and databases that is ...

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Changing 3D Printing, Again

July 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Articles | Comments

Additive manufacturing has its limits, and even the best printed parts often fall short when it comes to texture, strength, and precision — not to mention the disappointments that often precipitate from desktop 3D printers ...   

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NASA Names Building for Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

July 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed ...

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Let Dead Ears Lie

July 21, 2014 4:27 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I die, please don’t grow pieces of me. Whether the practice is in the name of science, art, or engineering, after I’ve been harvested of all viable organs in my remaining vessel, do not reconstruct and 3D print any body part to be kept alive ...

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High-Temperature Bearing Units

July 21, 2014 4:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SKF high-temperature bearing units provide a self-lubricating and drip-free solution for multiple applications. Typical applications include automated baking ovens for snacks, breads, breakfast foods from ...

Expandable Din Rail Terminal Modules

July 21, 2014 3:51 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mencom Corporation has introduced its new Expandable Din Rail Terminal Modules. The T35 series of Din Rail modules allow for the mounting of a wide variety of connectors to a DIN rail. Also known as “break-out boards” the ...

Wireless Pulse Data Logger

July 21, 2014 3:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new series of wireless pulse data loggers feature wireless two-way communication with pulse input for monitoring wind speed, energy, or flow rate. The data logger has a digital display that shows data ...

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Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

July 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that ...

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Stackable Apartment Saves Time, Money

July 21, 2014 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital ... 

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World’s Darkest Material Absorbs 99.96% of Incident Radiation

July 21, 2014 2:18 pm | by Surrey NanoSystems | News | Comments

Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ‘super black’ material to be launched at the ...   

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Transforming Classic VW Beetles into Electric Cars

July 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Zelectric is bringing vintage VW Bugs into the 21st century, turning the gas-fueled classics into modern day electric vehicles ...                   

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Tiny Laser Sensor Heightens Bomb Detection Sensitivity

July 21, 2014 1:34 pm | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives ...

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GE Invests $5M to Strengthen Testing Capabilities

July 21, 2014 1:24 pm | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, N.C., operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience. The investment builds on the company’s local footprint that ...

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BlackBerry Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

July 21, 2014 1:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer. Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer ...

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