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China Deploys Armed Drone to Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying the ...

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Razer-Sharp TV Images with 4K Definition

August 26, 2014 10:11 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

The future of movie, sports and concert broadcasting lies in 4K definition, which will bring cinema quality TV viewing into people's homes. 4K Ultra HD has four times as many pixels as today's Full HD. And thanks to the new HEVC video compression ...

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Sorting Cells with Sound Waves

August 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to ...

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Photos of the Day: The Unveiling of Volvo's 1944 PV444

August 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

When the PV444 was unveiled in September 1944, work to develop the model had only been going on for a couple of years. Around 40 designers were working on developing the new car. A full scale wooden model was built and ...    

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The 'Little Volvo' Turns 70

August 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The Volvo PV444 was the start and the symbol for the new Volvo after the Second World War, and marked the start of its export drive to the USA. 1 September will mark the 70th anniversary of its première in royal presence ...   

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Eye Implants, Smartphones Could Lead to Better Glaucoma Treatments

August 26, 2014 9:38 am | by Stanford | News | Comments

For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor and control increasing pressure within the eye. Now, a tiny eye implant developed at ...

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Design Kit Enables Effective SLIC Protection

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Bourns Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns has announced a specific new 4 kV ITU-T Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) Protection Design Kit and PortNote Solution. The design kit, PN-DESIGNKIT-47, contains ...

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Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy in U.S.

August 26, 2014 9:26 am | by BJU International | News | Comments

A new study reveals that the U.S. has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than ...

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Antennas Offer Reliable Network Timing on Multiple GNSS Frequencies

August 26, 2014 9:21 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PCTEL has announced its new series of GPS/GLONASS High Rejection Time Sync antennas. The new antennas provide reception on both GPS and GLONASS frequencies for network time synchronization ...

Pasternack Releases New High Isolation RF Switches

August 26, 2014 9:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced an entirely new family of high isolation PIN diode switches consisting of three low insertion loss, high isolation and high speed modules, covering a frequency range of ...

Medtronic Buys Brain Stimulation Company for $200M

August 26, 2014 7:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic spent about $200 million in cash to buy a privately held company that develops deep brain stimulation technologies. The acquisition of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation will make the medical device maker stronger in an ...  

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 26, 2014 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells. The facility in Malta opening on Tuesday will be devoted to the development of high-efficiency fuel cells that take in natural gas ...

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Ford Adds Workers, Investment to Back MKC Output

August 25, 2014 8:26 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and ...   

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Blade from Power Saw Impales Worker

August 25, 2014 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw. Houston fire spokesman Kenyatta Parker says the man was still ...      

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Army's Experimental Strike Weapon Explodes with Rocket

August 25, 2014 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Department of Defense said. The rocket carrying the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was terminated near a pad of ...  

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