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Researchers Roll 'Neat' Nanotube Fibers

September 15, 2014 9:57 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat - literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process ...

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Exhibition Looks at Genius of Carousel Inventor

September 15, 2014 9:52 am | by Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century. He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic ...

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Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device for Sepsis Therapy

September 15, 2014 9:43 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by ...

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Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Order Demand Overwhelms Supply

September 15, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but ...

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China Creates No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the ...   

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A Milestone in Green-Energy Efforts

September 15, 2014 9:25 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the ...

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Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

September 15, 2014 9:22 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected to open in 2017 and ...

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Samsung Accuses LG Execs of Damaging Its Products

September 14, 2014 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation. In a statement Sunday, Samsung ...

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Companies Tied to Spaceport Up for Space Contract

September 13, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch "space-taxi" flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday. SpaceX, Boeing and a rocket-system supplier for ...

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Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

September 13, 2014 10:37 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards ...

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Magnetic Position Sensor Offers Contactless Replacement for Potentiometers

September 12, 2014 4:26 pm | by ams | Product Releases | Comments

ams has announced the AS5600, a magnetic rotary position sensor which replaces a traditional potentiometer with a contactless alternative. The AS5600 features a ratiometric output, mirroring the output of a potentiometer ...   

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Increase Machine Control with Kollmorgen Automation Suite

September 12, 2014 3:21 pm | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen has announced the Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the ...

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New Aitech Rugged 6U VME SBC

September 12, 2014 2:45 pm | by Aitech Defense Systems | Aitech Defense Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has announced the C163, a rugged 6U VME SBC based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 (Haswell) processor family. With up to 16 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and 128 GB of SATA II Flash disk, the C163 is suitable for ...

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MEMS Executive Congress

September 12, 2014 2:06 pm | by MEMS Industry Group | Events

Spanning environmental sensors for safe drinking water to personalized healthcare, cybersecurity for connected systems, and spectral imaging in wearable devices, micro-electromechanical systems and sensors enable ...

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Reduce Costs, Improve Quality of RoHS, REACH Compliance Declarations

September 12, 2014 1:59 pm | by RoHS Ready LLC | Events

Jim Kandler, Managing Director of RoHS Ready LLC, and Dr Aidan Turnbull, Director of BOMcheck.net, will highlight how companies can reduce costs and improve quality of RoHS and REACH compliance declarations at a complimentary seminar at ...

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