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GM Delayed Recall in Another Ignition Switch Case

July 18, 2014 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators. The documents, released Friday, show yet again that the Detroit auto...

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Boeing Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

July 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing. Deon Anderson, 47, of St. Louis, admitted ...

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Boston Gear Brochure Highlights Open Gearing Engineering Capabilities

July 18, 2014 3:19 pm | by Boston Gear | Boston Gear | News | Comments

The new brochure provides an overview of Boston Gear’s open gearing design and engineering capabilities. A wide array of gearing solutions are available including spur gears, worm and worm gears, spiral and straight miter gears ...  

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Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Cosel

July 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, a power supply manufacturer. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology ...  

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3D Print Your Creations Directly from Autodesk Meshmixer with Sculpteo

July 18, 2014 1:05 pm | by Sculpteo | Autodesk Inc | News | Comments

For 3D creators there’s exciting news from Sculpteo since users will now be able to leverage Autodesk Meshmixer as a 3D printing center for their 3D files. Autodesk Meshmixer is a free tool that makes it easier for users to modify, mashup ...

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How to Prevent Streetlight Glare in the New World of LED Lighting

July 18, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Long hours of nighttime driving can cause eyestrain because while our vision adapts to the surrounding darkness, the sudden stabs of brightness from streetlamps can be irritating, distracting and even painful. Even as LED technology has ...

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Inadequate Electronic Circuitry Poses Fire Hazard

July 18, 2014 11:56 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, inadequate electronic circuitry is creating fire hazards, LED bulbs are overheating and falling from their sockets, and mountain bike wheel hubs are breaking ...          

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Kia Recalls Nearly 52K Vehicles

July 18, 2014 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014. The Korean automaker says a ...   

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World’s First Plant to Print Jet Engine Nozzles in Mass Production

July 18, 2014 11:37 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE is taking mass production to a lofty new level. The company is pulling 3D printing out of the lab and installing it at the heart of the world’s first factory for printing jet engine fuel nozzles in Auburn, Ala. When it opens in 2015, the ...

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CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post at Hewlett-Packard

July 18, 2014 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues. HP has split the roles of chairman and CEO since Mark Hurd resigned as ...

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NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

July 18, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine ...

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Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

July 18, 2014 11:15 am | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies — frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly 100 years, these oscillators have relied upon quartz crystals ...

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'Nanocamera' Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than Light's Own Wavelength

July 18, 2014 11:11 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are ...  

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Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

July 18, 2014 11:05 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers ...    

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New Material Puts a Twist in Light

July 18, 2014 11:00 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics ...

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