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Expert System Announces Two New Products at SEMTECH 2014

August 18, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Expert System US, Inc., a leader in semantic technology, today announced the launch of two new product solutions, Cogito Taxonomy Studio and Cogito Connected for Microsoft SharePoint, to their award-winning Semantic Solution ...   

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Serco Awarded $31 Million Single-Award IDIQ to Support U.S. Military

August 18, 2014 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Serco, a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the company has been awarded a new single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide installation support for ...   

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Warranty on Tesla Model S Increased to 8 years

August 18, 2014 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.The drive-unit warranty, now matching that for the battery pack, will apply retroactively to ...

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Bluetooth Module

August 18, 2014 10:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Laird has announced the BT830 series of UART HCI modules, bringing support for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a tiny footprint. A fully featured, low-cost developer's kit is available for prototyping ...

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Consumers Better Off with Electric Range Less than 100 Miles

August 18, 2014 10:26 am | by informs | News | Comments

Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles, according to a new study in the ...

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Pushing the Boundaries of Efficiency

August 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly ...    

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Recycling Batteries into Solar Cells

August 18, 2014 10:13 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free ...

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Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 18, 2014 10:04 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines.The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of ...   

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in ...

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Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

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Secure Configuration Software

August 18, 2014 9:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais has announced that the ProbMe secure configuration software feature and shipping with Econais Wi-Fi Modules, Development Kits and Reference Designs are available. ProbMe solves a ...

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New GPU Lineup

August 18, 2014 9:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Nvidia | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA has announced its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs—providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of designers, artists and scientists. The new lineup delivers an enterprise-grade, visual computing ...

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Legislation Extends Tax Credit to Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen....

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Melting Space Heater Among 3 Design Fails This Week

August 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, hard-wired smoke alarms are failing to alert consumers, electric space heaters are melting and catching fire, and snowmobiles are leaking fuel ...             

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3D Printing Cartilage

August 15, 2014 2:15 pm | by EnvisionTEC | News | Comments

Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing ...

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