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Mitsubishi to Build New Car Plant in Indonesia

September 16, 2014 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year. Chief Executive Osamu Masuko said the ...  

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'Squid Skin' Project Yields Vivid Color

September 15, 2014 5:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

The new full-color display technology uses aluminum nanoparticles to create the vivid red, blue and green hues found in today's top-of-the-line LCD televisions and monitors. The technology is described in a new study that will be ...  

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Novel Method Developed for Working with Nanotubes

September 15, 2014 5:12 pm | by Northeastern University | News | Comments

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junc­tions and a variety of nanocarbon struc­tures in carbon nan­otube arrays. The method ...

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New Technique for Controlling the Surface Tension of Liquid Metals

September 15, 2014 5:00 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas ...

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Isola Announces Compliance With European Space Agency Base-Material Standard

September 15, 2014 4:47 pm | by Isola | Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola has announced that its European subsidiary, Isola GmbH, complies with the European Space Agency's (ESA) specification for a cleaner class of base materials. Isola worked in collaboration with the ESA and its suppliers in order to reach ... 

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'Minecraft' Could Boost Microsoft's Mobile Reach

September 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the ...

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rp+m Announces New AS9100C Certification For Aerospace Production

September 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing | rp+m | News | Comments

Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) has announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and service ...  

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Hexagon Metrology Releases TIGO SF Coordinated Measuring Machine

September 15, 2014 4:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the TIGO SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for the North American market. The TIGO SF is a compact 3D CMM specifically designed for use on the ...

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TI Develops Bluetooth Microcontroller for Industrial Applications

September 15, 2014 3:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T, a low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) that offers an extended temperature range of -40° to 125°C and USB connectivity for ...

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Compact UHF RFID Reader F190

September 15, 2014 3:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced the compact F190 UHF read/write head. The F190 features a sealed metal housing and a compact footprint for operation in adverse environmental conditions and installation in tight spaces ...

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Motor Uses Electric Fields to Transform Electricity into Rotary Force

September 15, 2014 12:51 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison ...   

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Building the Backbone of the Space Launch System

September 15, 2014 12:38 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding ...  

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Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 15, 2014 12:29 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested ...

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Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 15, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising. The Virgin founder says one day we could be traveling from New York to Sydney in 30 minutes ...  

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Photos of the Day: Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than ...

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