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BlackBerry Launches Classic in Last-Ditch Effort

December 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Barbara Ortutay & Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting ...

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Gift Guide: Smart Home Products

December 18, 2014 9:47 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home. There are plenty more if you look around. As I tried these out, I kept thinking to myself whether these products really needed that ...

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Launch Pad Where Rocket Exploded Back Next Year

December 18, 2014 9:37 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year. Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff ...

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SpaceX Delays Space Station Delivery Until January

December 18, 2014 9:27 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery. On Thursday, the SpaceX company announced it was delaying this week's planned shipment until January. Company spokesman John Taylor says a ...  

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Europe's Venus Probe Set for Fiery Demise

December 18, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks. The European Space Agency says attempts to lift Venus Express into a higher ...     

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Drones to Help Show How Tornados Form

December 18, 2014 9:16 am | by Dan Elliot, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form. Drones can penetrate ...

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Boeing Breaks Ground on New St. Louis Venture

December 18, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing's latest venture in St. Louis opens up new possibilities for the region, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and a Boeing vice president said Tuesday. Politicians and civic leaders joined Boeing officials for a groundbreaking for the plant that ...

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Singular Focus, All-Encompassing Impact

December 18, 2014 9:02 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

The other day, someone asked me, “If you were to start your own business from scratch, how would you instill a method of continual improvement for the entire organization?”  I had to think about it for a few days before I arrived at an answer I could ...

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Averting the #1 Mistake on the Path to Commercialization

December 18, 2014 8:52 am | by Craig Scherer, co-founder & senior partner at Insight Product Development | Articles | Comments

From startups to blue chips, companies on the verge of launching a new product initiative would be well served to ask themselves the following key questions prior to the initiation of their development efforts ...     

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Photos of the Day: Inside Boeing's 737 Assembly Facility

December 18, 2014 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing 737-800 airplanes are on the assembly line Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Boeing's 737 assembly facility. Boeing and Puget Sound Energy announced Tuesday that Boeing plans to switch to ...         

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What's Next for GE in 2015

December 17, 2014 5:28 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In some ways, it will resemble 2014. His goal is to keep steering the company to a place where 75 percent of earnings come from GE’s core industrial businesses and 25 percent from its financial arm, GE Capital. Over the last year, GE has ...

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Energy Department to Advance Microgrid Tech

December 17, 2014 5:16 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department recently announced its award of more than $8 million for seven microgrid projects-including $1.2 million each for the EPRI and GE projects-to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential ... 

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Startup Addresses Critical Semiconductor Tech Limitations

December 17, 2014 5:06 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Seamless Devices aims to address critical limitations faced by semiconductor technologies striving to meet the demands of performance and power efficiency required by the next generation of electronic devices and sensors ...    

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Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The CRADA will kick off with two new research and development projects to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen fueling stations to continue to support the market growth of fuel cell electric vehicles now proliferating among the major auto ...

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Tackling Barriers for Robot Use in Emergency Response

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by DARPA, Sandia is developing ...         

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