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Jet Hunt Leads to Material on Australian Shore

April 23, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing ...

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How Trustworthy is the Data You’re Using?

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Rich Garvin, Training & Development Manager, Knovel | Knovel | Blogs | Comments

When I began my mechanical engineering career in the materials handling industry 30 years ago, go-to resources primarily included engineering books and handbooks on the bookshelf in your office. Experienced engineers were adept at ...  

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Helicopter Engineer's Guitar Factory Closes

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner ...     

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Raytheon Tackles Nation's STEM Workforce Challenge

April 23, 2014 12:43 pm | by Raytheon | News | Comments

What can the U.S. do to prepare today's students to take on STEM jobs in the future? To help answer that question, U.S. News and Raytheon Company has launched the STEM Index to measure just that. It's the first ...     

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750 Cessna, Beechcraft Jobs Being Eliminated

April 23, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are ...      

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Test Flight Underway for Sunseeker Duo

April 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by Solar Flight | Videos | Comments

At Solar Flight’s test facility in the countryside outside of Milan, Sunseeker Duo has completed its first series of test flights taking off with its own battery power ...  

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ALIAS Seeks to Provide Portable, Flexible Autopilot Capabilities

April 23, 2014 12:19 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Military aircraft have evolved over a period of decades to have ever more automated capabilities, improving mission success and safety. At the same time, these aircraft still present challenging and complex interfaces to operators, and despite demanding training regimens, operators can ...

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Wireless Prototyping Platform

April 23, 2014 11:46 am | by PD&D Staff | National Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance ...

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High-Power DC Electronic Load

April 23, 2014 11:39 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Chroma Electronic Loads 63200 series are designed to test DC Power Supply, power electronic devices, automotive battery, and ...

Short-Stroke Key Switches

April 23, 2014 11:35 am | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, an international supplier of tact switches, toggle, and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its product line of ...

Design as an Art Form

April 23, 2014 10:44 am | by Vladymir Rogov, CEO of ROGOV Design | Blogs | Comments

From my perspective, design and innovation is ultimately about making life better for people and a better world. My job as a designer is to exploit product experience options that create value, propositions and services so compelling, customers prefer ...

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Google, SunPower Team Up on Solar Energy Program

April 23, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google and SunPower are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday. Google is investing up to $100 million, while solar panel maker SunPower is committing ...   

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Near-Death Experience Inspires New Design

April 23, 2014 10:23 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Electric motorcycles aren’t new, but if you add a shell and a self-balancing system, that’s a whole different animal. Lit Motors is not only looking to improve the carbon footprint of vehicles, the company is looking to reinvent the way we look at ...

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Michigan Man Among 1st to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the ...   

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Faster Production Brings Boeing $965M Profit

April 23, 2014 9:04 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year ...

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