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Vehicles Powered by Electricity from Renewables Could Save Lives

December 16, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and ...

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New Algorithm a Christmas Gift to 3D Printing, Environment

December 16, 2014 12:20 pm | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

Just in time for Christmas, Simon Fraser University computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically ...

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Factory Output Eclipses Pre-Recession High

December 16, 2014 9:03 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear. The Federal Reserve says factory production rose 1.1 percent last month, up from a ...       

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Ford Hires Ex-GM Research Head to Analyze Big Data

December 16, 2014 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford has hired a former General Motors chief industry analyst to manage data collection and use it to help predict the future. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker on Monday announced that it has hired Paul Ballew, who ...    

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VCC's New FlexVolt Tech Allows Indicators to be Used with Expanded Voltage Range

December 16, 2014 8:46 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VCC has developed a series of indicators that combine design flexibility and ease of assembly with ruggedness and reliability. The all-in-one CNX 714FV Series 14mm indicator uses FlexVolt Technology ...

New 'Brain' for RS-25 Engine is No Technological Flashback to the '80s

December 15, 2014 8:01 pm | by Megan Davidson, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your favorite music with a cassette player? Today's technology is ...

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Moon Express Testing Compact Lunar Lander

December 15, 2014 7:55 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

NASA is working with U.S. industry to develop the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies that will help send astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit. To achieve this goal, space travelers will need the resources to survive ...    

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The Danger of Drones in an Unlicensed Airspace

December 15, 2014 7:44 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

If we want to continue moving forward with the commercialization of drones, there should be safety precautions in place to guarantee that such technology isn’t intended for harmful use ...         

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Heavy Duty Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers for Oil & Gas Equipment Applications

December 15, 2014 6:33 pm | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market launch of the 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series. The Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series is a family of ...

Atari's 'E.T.' Game Joins Smithsonian Collection

December 15, 2014 5:12 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made ...  

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Designing a Perfectly Balanced Shoe

December 15, 2014 4:45 pm | by Christina Casinelli, Science & Technology Writer Based in Providence, RI | Articles | Comments

No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels. Their foot-strike patterns, degrees of pronation (the amount a runner’s foot rolls inward with each step), and braking and propulsion forces are ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printing Custom Shoe Spike Plates

December 15, 2014 4:40 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

Using a proprietary process to collect race simulation data from Team New Balance runners, the Sports Research Lab then applies advanced algorithms to translate this information into an optimized design that can be additively manufactured on ...

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NASA Tests Software That May Increase Flight Efficiency, Decrease Aircraft Noise

December 15, 2014 4:18 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports ...      

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Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green

December 15, 2014 4:12 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make ...              

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14 Cities Get Bloomberg 'Innovation Team' Grants

December 15, 2014 4:08 pm | by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to ...     

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