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Photovoltaic Solar-Panel Windows Could Be Next for Your House

April 15, 2014 1:01 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be ...

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PCI & PXI Programmable Resistors

April 15, 2014 11:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Pickering Interfaces | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces, a provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, has expanded its range of PCI and PXI Programmable Resistors. All of these ...

Lowest-Power Microcontrollers

April 15, 2014 11:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling developers to save valuable board space, Texas Instruments has announced it has expanded the availability of tiny package sizes to ...

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Tactile and Non-Contact Measurements

April 15, 2014 11:47 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced the next generation of the ROMER Absolute Arm. The portable CMM provides ...

Couple Gets $1.3M Wind Turbine Settlement

April 15, 2014 10:34 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Vermont couple whose Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540-acre farm to ...    

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Robot Sub Returns to Water After 1st Try Cut Short

April 15, 2014 10:32 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and ...

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Boeing Supplier Considering New Plant to Make Parts for 777X

April 15, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering building a plant in central Japan to make parts for Boeing Co.'s next-generation 777X passenger jets, company officials said Tuesday. Work on the plant in Handa, Aichi Prefecture, which could open ...

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Zebra to Spend $3.45B on Motorola Business

April 15, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical. The acquisition would broaden the bar-code company's ...  

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Invention Loves Collaboration at Milan Show

April 15, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's ...

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Photos of the Day: The World's Largest Design Fair

April 15, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo shows Du Pont Corian creations displayed at the Milan Design Fair, in Milan, Italy. Powermat wireless recharging technology is being incorporated into Corian surfaces, the DuPont creation that can be molded ...

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FAA: State Didn't Inspect Plane Properly

April 15, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights. The FAA said Monday it is suggesting a fine of nearly $548,000 for ...

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Huge Big Boy Steam Locomotive Coming Back to Life

April 15, 2014 9:51 am | by Dan Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century ...

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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:48 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that ...  

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The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Too Little Too Late?

April 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Brooke Melton probably wasn't thinking of her keyring one rainy March night in 2010. She was driving her 2005 GM Cobalt when the ignition switch suddenly moved from "run" to "accessory." This had the unfortunate effects of killing the ...

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3 Lessons Learned from the Trenches

April 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Cindy Glass, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

True confessions: I started a business; mistakes were made. Lots of them. Now I’d like to share Part 2 of my story, which includes three more small-business owner tips/lessons learned from the trenches ...           

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