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World’s First Plant to Print Jet Engine Nozzles in Mass Production

July 18, 2014 11:37 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE is taking mass production to a lofty new level. The company is pulling 3D printing out of the lab and installing it at the heart of the world’s first factory for printing jet engine fuel nozzles in Auburn, Ala. When it opens in 2015, the ...

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CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post at Hewlett-Packard

July 18, 2014 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues. HP has split the roles of chairman and CEO since Mark Hurd resigned as ...

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NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

July 18, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine ...

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Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

July 18, 2014 11:15 am | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies — frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly 100 years, these oscillators have relied upon quartz crystals ...

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'Nanocamera' Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than Light's Own Wavelength

July 18, 2014 11:11 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are ...  

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Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

July 18, 2014 11:05 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers ...    

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New Material Puts a Twist in Light

July 18, 2014 11:00 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics ...

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Ultrafast X-Ray Laser Sheds New Light on Fundamental Utrafast Dynamics

July 18, 2014 10:57 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

Ultrafast X-ray laser research led by Kansas State University has provided scientists with a snapshot of a fundamental molecular phenomenon. The finding sheds new light on microscopic electron motion in molecules ...     

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Non-Flammable Liquid Synthetic-Rubber Polymer

July 18, 2014 10:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Necotek Solutions’ Necoflex LSR (Liquid Synthetic Rubber, or "Syn-Rubber") allows application of thin syn-rubber layers onto most any surface. The LSR is dissolved in nonflammable solvent and, after applying and drying, leaves ...

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2U 4-Node Products

July 18, 2014 10:45 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Mechanics has expanded its high-density server family with the release of two 2U 4-node products based on Supermicro TwinPro architecture, the Rackform iServ R4420, and Rackform iServ R4422 ...

Hydraulic Clamping Rotary Tables

July 18, 2014 10:33 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

KOMA Precision has introduced a new line of extra-large center bore, dual disc hydraulic clamping rotary tables from Tsudakoma. Like all Tsudakoma rotary tables, RCB Series has the proprietary dual lead ...

Photos of the Day: Mysterious 66-Yard Crater Appears in Siberia

July 18, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of ...

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Rescuers Comb Scene of Malaysian Plane Crash

July 18, 2014 9:38 am | by Peter Leonard, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky by what U.S. intelligence officials believe was a surface-to-air missile scattered wreckage and bodies across the Ukrainian countryside, leaving investigators scrambling Friday to figure out what happened ...

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Fuji Heavy to Recall Subaru Legacy Cars

July 18, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage. In a report filed with the transport ...   

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GM Has Replaced 491K Ignition Switches

July 18, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled. The company has repaired just over 491,000 cars that are covered by the recall announced in February ...

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