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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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Alcoa Buying Tital to Help Expand Aerospace Unit

December 15, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is buying a titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alcoa, which is based in New York with key ...        

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Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to 42

December 15, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday ...   

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Squid Supplies Blueprint for Printable Thermoplastics

December 15, 2014 2:10 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3D-printing. "Most of the companies looking into this type of material ...

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HELUKABEL Introduces Threadless Cable Gland

December 15, 2014 2:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | HELUKABEL USA | Product Releases | Comments

HELUKABEL has introduced its latest cable gland technology that relieves stress and strain on cables – the HELUTOP Easy. Using a spring/snap system, the HELUTOP Easy allows for installation in hard-to-reach areas and spaces ...

OLED Displays for Curved & Flexible Consumer Electronics

December 15, 2014 1:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kateeva has introduced the YIELDjet FLEX, a mass-production solution for flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). The YIELDjet FLEX tool was developed to enable Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE), which is the process that gives thinness ...

Today in Engineering History: Rotary-Engine Auto Is Patented

December 15, 2014 1:34 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in 1896, Stephen M. Balzer was awarded a patent for a gasoline-powered motor buggy and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its ...                  

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The IoT Uplink: 90% of IT Networks to Have IoT-Based Security Breach

December 15, 2014 12:10 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink examines IoT security tools, making better connections, and how improving standards will help improve IoT adoption rates. We look specifically at Elliptic Technologies and the security hardware ...   

Mobile Radio Passive Radar Makes Harbors Safer

December 15, 2014 12:02 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile radio passive radar can also help ...

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New Floor Covering Can Lead to Breathing Problems in Babies

December 15, 2014 11:51 am | by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ | News | Comments

New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. This is the result of a study carried out by the Helmholtz Centre for ...

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Fraud-Proof Credit Cards Possible With Quantum Physics

December 15, 2014 11:43 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information ...

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