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New 3D-Printing Algorithms Speed Production, Reduce Waste

October 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3D printers. Because the printers create objects layer-by-layer from the bottom up, this poses a challenge when printing ...

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning

October 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out ...

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Review: Better Cameras, Less Glare in iPad Air 2

October 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens ...

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Boeing 777X Plant Breaks Ground

October 22, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for its 777X Composite Wing Center at Everett. The new $1 billion, 1 million square foot center is close to the widebody plant where the 777X will be ...        

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Solar Energy Prices See Double-Digit Declines in 2013

October 22, 2014 9:13 am | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 - 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy ...

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HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally available. This computer allows for hands-free voice interaction in homes, and runs Android to take commands and turn them into action. The Ubi uses the..

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This Electric Car is Cheap, Efficient & Safe

October 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

More and more people are considering the purchase of an electric car. Whenever possible, it should run on renewably generated electricity. They want to conserve fossil resources and make a contribution to the environment – while playing ...

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Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla

October 21, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daimler AG says it has sold its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla for $780 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz says its partnership with Tesla Motors Inc. is unaffected. Tesla made the ...

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Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

October 21, 2014 2:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on user/factory ...

Automotive CMOS Image Sensor for Driver Assistance & Driverless Cars

October 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has introduced its 3rd generation of automotive image sensors - the MLX75421 Blackbird. This automotive grade, high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor features an extensive set of on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support ...  

Custom 19-Inch Fan Tray for Military Application

October 21, 2014 1:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec has supplied a major US-based defense contractor with custom design intelligent fan trays for a major defense project. The 19-inch, rack-mounted 1U trays have six fans, strategically located within the tray to maximize the cooling of ...

Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

October 21, 2014 1:33 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs. The ORNL-led team used ...    

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'Smart' Ice Skating Blade Informs Skaters of Stresses

October 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US. The small, lightweight device has been built to measure the force that a figure skater ...

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Semi-Driverless System for Piloting Cars

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented ...  

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Quantum Holograms as Atomic Scale Memory Keepsake

October 21, 2014 12:56 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

The authors demonstrate for the first time that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantised light signal of a holographic image – set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. This is done by ...

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