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U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

October 1, 2014 10:31 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and ...  

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  

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9-Way AT Circular Series from Amphenol Designed for Use in Heavy Equipment

October 1, 2014 10:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Amphenol | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has enhanced its 9-way AT circular series receptacle line by adding one with a smaller flange so that it can be fitted to all heavy equipment vehicles.  The ATC-09-9-1939PN meets ...

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Mock, 1st Female Pilot to Circle Globe, Dies at 88

October 1, 2014 10:22 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months ...

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'Virtual' Breast Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 10:14 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are ...   

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Blades of Grass Inspire Advance in Organic Solar Cells

October 1, 2014 10:09 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major ...   

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Belarus, GM to Set Up Assembly Plant

October 1, 2014 10:08 am | by Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire | News | Comments

Belarus has reached an agreement with General Motors to set up an assembly plant in the country with the capacity to produce 20,000 to 25,000 cars per year, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said. "We agreed to create this capacity ... 

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Ford Adding 1,000 New Jobs

October 1, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market. The automaker said Wednesday it also expects to increase spending ...

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Mini SMT Tactile Switches with Multiple Profile Heights

October 1, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of SMT top-actuated, momentary action tactile switches with a miniature footprint, several color-coded actuation force options, and an optional ground pin configuration. Rated for an ...

NASA to Conduct Helicopter Crash Test at Langley

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has ...

App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

October 1, 2014 9:57 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5 ...  

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Japan's High-Speed Train Turns 50

October 1, 2014 9:53 am | by Emily Wang & Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shinkansen, as it's called in Japan, gave a boost to train travel in Europe and Asia at a time when the rise of the automobile and the airplane threated to eclipse it. It also was a symbol of pride for Japan, less than two decades after the ...

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Photos of the Day: The World's First Bullet Train

October 1, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago ...       

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HotSpot: Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

October 1, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:  AirVR by Metatecture is leveraging the retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands. The AirVR is a Head Mounted Display (HMD) made to work with the iPad ...

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Get Off Your Computer

October 1, 2014 9:18 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

For myself and many other Americans, computer screens have become as essential to existence as food and housing, yet this crucial component of everyday life may be hurting us more than we think. Prolonged computer use can in fact produce ...

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