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Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

July 30, 2014 12:36 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it’s too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors ...   

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Lawyer Sues GM on Behalf of 658 Plaintiffs

July 30, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names ...

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Vision-Correcting Display Makes Reading Glasses So Yesterday

July 30, 2014 12:25 pm | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. The researchers are developing ...  

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Spin-Based Electronics: New Material Successfully Tested

July 30, 2014 12:18 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Spintronics is an emerging field of electronics, where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than the current generated by their motion. This field can offer significant advantages to computer technology ...   

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All-in-One Energy System Offers Greener Power

July 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by ...   

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Nature Inspires a Greener Way to Make Colorful Plastics

July 30, 2014 12:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more ...

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Round & Flat Profile Heat Pipes Cool Hot Components

July 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Advanced Thermal Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions has introduced a series of copper heat pipes for transporting power dissipation away from hot electronic components. Thirty-three round and flat profile heat pipes are available to ...

Exploring 3D Printing to Make Organs for Transplants

July 30, 2014 11:58 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them ...   

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Revolutionary Microshutter Technology Hurdles Significant Challenges

July 30, 2014 10:00 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope ...      

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Photos of the Day: NASA's Next-Gen Microshutter Arrays

July 30, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Considered among the most innovative technologies to fly on the Webb telescope, the microshutter assembly is created from micro-electro-mechanical technologies and comprises thousands of tiny shutters, each about the width of a human hair ...

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Amazon to Invest $2 Billion to Expand in India

July 30, 2014 9:45 am | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, a day after ...

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Britain to Test Driverless Cars Next Year

July 30, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will guide the cars ... 

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NKorea Upgrading Rocket Launch Site

July 30, 2014 9:38 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could increase the threat it poses to the United States ...      

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Who Says There's No Crystal Ball for Product Success?

July 30, 2014 9:28 am | by Danius Silkaitis, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratos Product Development | Articles | Comments

Product development typically is the spring board for businesses to generate new revenue streams and ultimately profits. There are numerous decisions during development that affect how far and high a business can be vaulted ...   

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Why This Remote-Controlled Birth Control Will Be the Next Big Thing

July 30, 2014 9:15 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the midst of the Hobby Lobby court case decision and other conversations about birth control, there has been an announcement about an advancement in contraceptive technology. This is a pretty unique technology that would allow the ... 

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