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Governor's Startup Fund Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state ...     

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Nokia Sees Brighter Future without Handset Unit

July 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Jari Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division ...

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AI Identifies Beatles Musical Progression

July 24, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lawrence Technological University | News | Comments

Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn’t been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer ...  

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Man Sues GM Over Deadly Crash

July 24, 2014 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife. The Charleston Daily Mail reports ...   

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Engineering Newswire 100: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 24, 2014 11:36 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...               

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NTSB to Participate in Annual Aviation Event

July 24, 2014 11:30 am | by National Transportation Safety Board | News | Comments

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in convention in ...     

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Commercializing the First Direct-Diode Laser Bright Enough to Cut, Weld Metal

July 24, 2014 11:23 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available.Attempts have been made over the years to amplify the ...  

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MIT Researchers Study Bamboo for Engineered Building Material

July 24, 2014 11:17 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical in parts of the world where ...

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Better Red for LED: New Tech Could Vastly Improve Smartphone Displays

July 24, 2014 11:06 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

There’s no shortage of red-hot ideas leaving GE labs in upstate New York, but nothing comes close to materials scientist’s Anant Setlur’s discovery. Working with a team of researchers at GE Lighting and in Europe, Setlur found and patented ...

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X-Ray Vision for Quality Assurance

July 24, 2014 11:00 am | by Katrine Krogh-Jeppesen, DTU | News | Comments

A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as ...   

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Discovery Is Key to Metal Wear in Sliding Parts

July 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another. The findings could be used to improve the durability of metal parts ...

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Spacecraft Reaches ISS in Less Than Six Hours

July 24, 2014 10:37 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The ISS Progress 56 resupply spacecraft, packed with almost three tons of cargo, automatically docked to the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment at 11:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday, less than six hours after its launch from ...

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Photos of the Day: Record Breaking Transfer Vehicle Set for Launch

July 24, 2014 10:03 am | by ESA | News | Comments

ATV-5 will deliver more than six tonnes of cargo to the Station, again breaking the record for the heaviest spacecraft launched on Ariane. Everything has been loaded and the ferry is now sealed until it reaches the orbital outpost ...  

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ATV-5 to Deliver Touchy-Feely Joystick, Other Cargo to ISS

July 24, 2014 10:00 am | by ESA | News | Comments

ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana ...    

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Microsoft CEO Sees 'Bold' Plan Moving into Q4

July 24, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search ...  

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