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Riders Livid After Power Problems Again Cause Amtrak Delays

July 27, 2015 9:25 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid ...

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Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly Hazy with Flowing Ice

July 27, 2015 9:24 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new ...

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 27, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they ...

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Infographic: Global Shipments in 2014

July 27, 2015 9:00 am | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

According to the Motion Control Association (MCA), global shipments for motion control products grew by 9 percent to $3.05 billion in 2014 …

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China Lifting Ban on Sales of Video Game Consoles

July 27, 2015 8:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. Consoles produced in the Shanghai Free-Trade ...

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Bomb-Proof Lining Contains Explosion in Luggage Hold of Aircraft

July 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the ...

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Massive Repair Program Following Deaths Among 5 Design Fails This Week

July 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

About 7 million MALM chests and 20 million other IKEA chests and dressers are now part of a nationwide repair program. The program has been issued in response to the death of two children ...

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Stunt Pilot Breaks the Laws of Gravity

July 24, 2015 1:47 pm | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Sean D. Tucker may not be a household name, but within the aviation community he could well be Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk with his red airplane. Tucker is a member of the ...

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Mitsubishi Mulling Shutdown of its Only U.S. Factory

July 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Mitsubishi is contemplating a plan to shut down its only manufacturing facility in North America, according to a report by Reuters. The move, which would impact 918 workers at the ...

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NASA Announces Discovery of First Earth-Sized Planet

July 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

NASA announced yesterday that its Kepler mission has discovered the first planet known to be similar in size to earth while also being within...

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More Efficient Process to Produce Graphene Developed

July 24, 2015 1:33 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and ...

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Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

July 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new ...

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Insights into Catalytic Converters

July 24, 2015 1:17 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions ...

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Wind Energy Provides 8% of Europe's Electricity

July 24, 2015 1:12 pm | by European Commission Joint Research Centre | News | Comments

EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium ...

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How Autonomous Robots Map Their Environment

July 24, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots ...

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