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One Mom's Mission to Encourage Girls in STEM

November 18, 2014 9:19 am | by Joseph B. Frederick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Mathews is on a mission — to get more girls interested in STEM. That's science, technology, engineering, and math. And for Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn ...     

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Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

November 18, 2014 9:13 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Product Releases | Comments

RF module designer and manufacturer Radiometrix, has launched a new range of flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B transmitter offers true narrow band FM performance and is available on ...

Nokia Plots Comeback with Android Tablet

November 18, 2014 9:10 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the ...  

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Plan Would Replace Pay Phones with Wi-Fi Hubs

November 18, 2014 9:06 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging ...  

The End of Privacy as We Know It

November 18, 2014 9:05 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

As a member of the millennial generation, I have grown comfortable with constant surveillance. In fact, I’m almost oblivious to the omnipresent surveillance cameras in shopping centers, parking lots, schools, train stations, and ...  

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Scientists 'Confident' Comet Lander will Wake Up

November 18, 2014 9:03 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

A burst of sunshine in the spring could be just the wakeup call for Europe's comet lander. Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and the first spacecraft to ...

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'Stupidity' Caused Drill Issue, Says Transit Official

November 18, 2014 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A transit official says a giant drill bit that pierced the ceiling of a New York City subway tunnel in October was caused by the "stupidity" of contracted workers. Newsday says Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction ...

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Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Car Next Month

November 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will ...

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Honda Quietly will Replace Air Bags Nationwide

November 17, 2014 5:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag parts across the U.S., even though its latest recall only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories. The replacement program for owners concerned about their ...

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Cordsets for Mobile Hydraulic Applications Reduce On-Site Installation Costs

November 17, 2014 4:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact now offers Deutsch and Superseal connectors as pre-molded cordsets. The connectors are 100% factory-tested and ready for use in mobile hydraulic applications ...

C&K Components Develops Microminiature SMT Detect Switches

November 17, 2014 4:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature, side-actuated detect switches with an ultra-low board-mounted profile. The HDP Series switches measure 5.7 x 8.35 mm in the "free" position and ...

Touchless Rotary Sensors with CANopen Interface from Novotechnik

November 17, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Novotechnik U.S., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the Vert-X 32E Series of programmable rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to a rotating shaft ...

Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running R&D

November 17, 2014 4:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

I’m back in the office after my annual trip to Minneapolis for a trade show that always happens around the Halloween time of year. The timing seems strangely appropriate given how scary the diminishing event has become ...    

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Microsoft Surpasses Exxon as 2nd Most Valuable Co.

November 17, 2014 3:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple. Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has worked to overcome its ...  

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Huge Solar Plant Lags in Early Production

November 17, 2014 3:36 pm | by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets ...        

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