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Backplane Connector System

July 24, 2014 4:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has announced its Impel backplane connector system is available for use with Molex’s Backplane Pin Map Configurator. The connector solution provides equipment manufacturers with the ...

NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames

July 24, 2014 4:28 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that ...   

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Bombardier Restructuring Cuts 1,800 Jobs Globally

July 24, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations. Spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau with the Montreal-based company said Thursday that Bombardier plans to reorganize the ...   

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U.S. Nuclear Industry Needs to Think About Unthinkable Disasters

July 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios ...      

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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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