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Could Recycled Tires Live on in Lithium-Ion Batteries?

August 27, 2014 2:34 pm | News | Comments

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the ...

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'EuropeanPioneers' to Support 25 Startups

August 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Over the next two years, the EU funding programme "EuropeanPioneers" will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City ...    

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What Happens When the Wind Hits the Fan? Sensors & Snow Blizzards Hold Clues

August 27, 2014 2:10 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the wind hits the fan, things may not be pretty in the back. The choppy wake produced behind a wind turbine can make it tough for the other turbines on a wind farm to work at peak efficiency. Engineers from GE’s renewable energy business and ...

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Bumping Graphene Off Its Pedestal

August 27, 2014 1:54 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers ...

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GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production from Mexico

August 27, 2014 12:25 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The company also announced Wednesday that it will add some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex. The additions will bring more jobs to Spring...

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Scientists Craft a Semiconductor Only Three Atoms Thick

August 27, 2014 11:33 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that ...    

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Engineered Solutions for a World in Motion

August 27, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Designatronics provides complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services. Through our five brands we offer standard and custom designed mechanical components and assemblies for many industries, such as aerospace and defense ...   

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3G/4G Tech Will Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018

August 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies. The share of cellular M2M devices connected to HSPA/LTE networks is projected to ...

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NIST Research Center Helps Auto Industry 'Lighten Up'

August 27, 2014 10:46 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

At the new NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting (NCAL), workloads are fraught with stress and strain—all to help the auto industry to take a heavy load off future cars and light trucks. To meet proposed federal fuel-efficiency standards ...

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Medtronic Spends $350M on Another European Deal

August 27, 2014 10:26 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a nearly $43 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal ...

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Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool

August 27, 2014 10:22 am | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Recent experiments have confirmed that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional shape of objects at ...    

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Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

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Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

August 27, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the ...   

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Godzilla Stomps Back in Ultra HD, Wires Intact

August 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing ...

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?

August 27, 2014 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last ...

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