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Robot Sub Makes First Complete Search for Plane

April 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said ...

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China Factories Face New Challenge as Growth Slows

April 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to churn out inexpensive clothing, electronics and toys for export now face changing government priorities as a growth engine based on investment and trade loses its momentum after ...

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Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise for Nuclear Energy

April 17, 2014 9:22 am | by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the ...   

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New York International Auto Show Debuts New Designs

April 17, 2014 9:10 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday ...   

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Photos of the Day: Hot Models at this Year's NY Auto Show

April 17, 2014 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The high performance version of the two-door S63 coupe burns up the road with a 5.5-liter V8 that gets 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph ...

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Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector Aids Global Agriculture

April 17, 2014 8:25 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly ...

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Ford to Sell Lincoln Cars in China for First Time

April 17, 2014 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market, but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said the brand is ...

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State Appoints First 'Innovation Officer'

April 17, 2014 4:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia State University officials say the school has appointed its first chief innovation officer. In a statement, GSU officials said former vice president for innovation and new product development at NCR Corporation, Phil Ventimiglia, has been tapped to ...

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Chinese Auto Brands Limp into Beijing Show

April 17, 2014 2:21 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models. Facing intense competition from ...

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NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

April 16, 2014 4:29 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe ...

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Bring Your Own Device

April 16, 2014 3:49 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Elliot Soloway has made it his mission to shepherd mobile devices into the K-12 classroom environment, but it hasn't been easy ...                    

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Teardown: Gas Detection Warning System

April 16, 2014 3:46 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a Dräger Multiwarn II gas detection warning system used in mining, oil, chemical, and emergency services to detect hazardous or explosive atmospheres?       

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Floating Nuclear Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis

April 16, 2014 1:24 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores, due to ...

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High Oil Prices Are Actually Good for Airlines

April 16, 2014 1:19 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they ...          

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Toyota Camry Gets a Redesign

April 16, 2014 1:16 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, is ...           

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