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Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station

August 23, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to ...  

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This is What a Solar-Powered Sailboat Would Look Like

August 22, 2014 3:49 pm | by Kasey Panetta, ECN magazine | Blogs | Comments

Just when you think designers can’t design anything you’ll enjoy more than a 3D-printed violin, they came up with a solar-powered sailboat. The Kira Sail Yacht is designed to “bridge the gap between the sail and motor yacht” and it is gorgeous ...

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Mitsubishi Pencil Utilizes NX to Create Innovative Writing Instrument

August 22, 2014 1:14 pm | by Siemens | Siemens Plm Software | News | Comments

The summer is already coming to end and elementary, high school and college students alike are already heading back to school. Backpacks are filled and ready to go, with fresh new notebooks, crayons and – most importantly – pencils! While Mitsubishi ...

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Engineering Update: 3D-Printing Army Chow

August 22, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Anyone that doesn’t enjoy the taste of burnt cardboard, can tell you that the army isn’t known for its fine culinary selections. While troops can eat surprisingly well in Iraq and Afghanistan, for the most part the military subsists on …  

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UW Center Teams Up with States to Address Asphalt Issues

August 22, 2014 12:45 pm | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

More than 80 percent of major roads in the United States are still surfaced with asphaltic mixtures — and the liquid asphalt, a byproduct of oil refining, remains a bit of a chemical mess, an inconsistent, complex mix of hydrocarbons. So to ...

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PLM Collaboration, Integration & Sustainability Workshop

August 22, 2014 12:18 pm | by CIMdata | Events

Sponsored jointly by the PLM Enterprise Value & Integration (PEVI) and the Social Product Development & Collaboration (SPD&C) Knowledge Councils CIMdata’s Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of ... 

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SEMICON Europa: Low Power and Power Electronics

August 22, 2014 11:48 am | by SEMICON Europa | Events

For the first time, SEMICON Europa 2014 will offer two new power-related technical forums — Power Electronics Conference (8-9 October) and Low Power Conference (7-8 October). The exhibition and conferences will offer an in-depth look at the ...

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Laser Device May End Pin Pricks for Diabetics

August 22, 2014 11:15 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without ...

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Uncovering the Role of Magnetism in Iron-Based Superconductors

August 22, 2014 10:59 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and ...

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Engineers Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

August 22, 2014 10:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have finished installing the cone-shaped back shell of Orion’s crew module – the protective cover on the sides that make up Orion’s upside down cone shape. It’s made up of ...  

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Photos of the Day: Preparing Orion for 3,150°F, 20,000 MPH

August 22, 2014 10:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets all the glory when it comes to protecting the spacecraft from the intense temperature of reentry. Although the blunt, ablative shield will see the highest temperatures – up to 4,000 degrees ...

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Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing

August 22, 2014 10:45 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds - to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab" - that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with ...

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Carrier Adapter with Chip Size SMT Base from Ironwood Electronics

August 22, 2014 10:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics SOIC Carrier Adaptors make it easy to probe, and quickly switch IC's on a board with SMT lands only. The CA-SO28E-Z-J-01 SOIC J-lead type surface-mount foot ...

Developing a Water Splitter that Runs on an Ordinary AAA Battery

August 22, 2014 10:29 am | by Standford University | News | Comments

In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to ...

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Breakthrough in Imaging Gold Nanoparticles

August 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge of their atomic-scale ...

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