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Bill Would Expand Stealth Bomber Tax Credit

August 14, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create ...

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Quick Actuation in Heavy Duty Applications

August 14, 2014 5:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has recently launched non-locking versions of its AC-30 and AC-40 Actuator styles that provide quick actuation in heavy duty applications. The AC-30 features push button actuation and simple installation for ...

Infrared LEDs from Osram

August 14, 2014 5:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Oslon Black SFH 4715A infrared LED (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors offers a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48%. It also achieves a substantial reduction in cooling requirements, providing ...

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Intelligent Analog Integration

August 14, 2014 5:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced an expansion  of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital ... 

How We Learn

August 14, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Old Lean Dude | Blogs | Comments

While I am an unabashed proponent of learning by doing, I have a list of books that have over the years been essential to me as a framework for experiential learning. Most of these books were written before 1990, and one of the most insightful ...

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Photos of the Day: A Self-Organizing Thousand-Robot Swarm

August 14, 2014 3:51 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors ...

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Autonomous Kilobots Arrange Themselves into Vast, Complex Shapes

August 14, 2014 3:50 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University. “Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to ...   

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Kemper Plant Starts Making Power Using Natural Gas

August 14, 2014 3:24 pm | by Jeff Amy - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mississippi Power Co. says a key part of its $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant is operational. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. announced Thursday that it has put three power generating turbines into commercial operation ...  

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More Potential Problems for the Tesla Model S

August 14, 2014 2:35 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports but a recent article states that the car now'has more than its share of problems ...                

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GE in Talks to Sell Historic Appliance Division

August 14, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division as part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and more profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance ...

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Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                   

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High-Res Camera to Spend Two Years Recording Meteor Showers

August 14, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, think about such things ...

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 14, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The WORF provides a stable platform for hand-held photography and other research activities at the U.S. Laboratory Science Window, the highest optical-quality window ever installed on a human space vehicle. The Window enables the use of ...

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M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

August 14, 2014 9:41 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable — for a BMW with ...  

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Apple Takes First Steps to Protect Workers from Toxins

August 14, 2014 9:12 am | by Green America | News | Comments

Green America continues to urge Apple to go further to ensure the safety of all workers in its supply chain. Beyond benzene and n-hexane, there are thousands of chemicals used in the manufacturing of electronics—some which are largely ...

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