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Getting Rid of Eye Drops for Glaucoma

July 29, 2014 1:29 pm | by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering | News | Comments

Imagine yourself at age 80, fumbling for the small vial of eye drops your ophthalmologist prescribed for your glaucoma. It’s five in the afternoon, you can’t remember whether you put them back in the bathroom or the bedside table after your ...

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Students Develop Safe-Water System for Dominican Republic Community

July 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A group of Purdue University students and faculty members have completed work on a system that makes safe drinking water available to a community in the Dominican Republic sickened by poor water. About 40 percent of illnesses in ...  

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Printing the Metals of the Future

July 29, 2014 1:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need custom parts that ...   

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A New Way to Make Microstructured Surfaces

July 29, 2014 12:57 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties ... 

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Tough Foam from Tiny Sheets

July 29, 2014 12:53 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University. In microscopic images, the foam dubbed “GO-0.5BN” looks like a nanoscale building, with floors and ...  

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New Gadget Helps the Vision Impaired to Read Graphs

July 29, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Opening up new career paths and educational opportunities for people with vision impairment, the system combines a number of pattern recognition technologies into a single platform and, for the first time, allows mathematics and ...  

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AC-DC Power Supplies in Metal Enclosure

July 29, 2014 12:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the TXM Series new generation of AC-DC power supplies with a low-profile metal case and screw terminal connection. The new design provides an improved efficiency up ...  

Speed & Torque Motor Controller

July 29, 2014 12:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) has introduced a new speed and torque BLDC motor controller offering programmability via a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The controller can be tuned for use with a wide variety of ...

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Integrated Production Control System

July 29, 2014 12:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced CENTUM VP R5.04, an enhanced version of the company’s flagship integrated production control system. The development of CENTUM VP R5.04 is the outcome of a steady effort to ...

Corning Donates $1.8M Mirror for Space Telescope

July 29, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s ...    

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Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

July 29, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of ...

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Photos of the Day: $1.3B Telescope to Be the World's Largest

July 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope | News | Comments

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT ...

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Next-Gen Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

July 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) | News | Comments

The TMT project was initiated a decade ago by the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of California as the TMT Observatory Corporation ...

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Drone Nearly Blocks California Firefighting Planes

July 29, 2014 9:32 am | by Fenit Nirappil & Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to ...  

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Board Denies Challenges to Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world ...

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