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Young Engineers Build Tomorrow's Drone Tech Today

November 19, 2014 9:38 am | by American Society of Mechanical Engineers | News | Comments

Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) finals this week at the International Mechanical Engineering ...

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NASA Successfully Installs the First 3D Printer in Space

November 19, 2014 9:37 am | by Bill Hubscher, International Space Station Program Science Office, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Wilmore installed the printer in the station’s Microgravity Science Glovebox and started the printer, which extruded plastic to form the first of a series of calibration coupons, a small plastic sample about the size of a ...     

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printer Powers Up on the Space Station

November 19, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA took a big step toward changing the way we plan for long-duration space voyages when astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore successfully installed and prepared the first 3-D printer for upcoming manufacturing operations on the ...

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Solar Energy Co. SunEdison Buying Wind Power Co.

November 19, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion. The St. Peters, Missouri-based company and its publicly traded subsidiary, TerraForm Power, said Monday that they ...  

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Clean Energy 'Bio Batteries' a Step Closer

November 19, 2014 9:19 am | by University of East Anglia | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria. A report published today shows how electrons hop across otherwise electrically ...      

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Air Bag System Approved for World Cup Ski Races

November 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Andrew Dampf, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a ...  

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Scientists Get to the Heart of Fool's Gold as a Solar Material

November 19, 2014 9:08 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity. Theoretically, iron pyrite - a cheap ...

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SILENT Solutions Engineering Workshop

November 18, 2014 4:48 pm | by SILENT Solutions & Wurth Electronics Midcom | Events

SILENT Solutions and Wurth Electronics Midcom are partnering to present the Electronic Product Design and Retrofit for EMC workshop. This world-class EMC/EMI training will be at the Holiday Inn Itasca in Chicago ...

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Electric Car Fee Proposed

November 18, 2014 4:43 pm | by Scott Bauer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by ...

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Ford Recalls Fusions for Software Problem

November 18, 2014 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park due to a software problem. The recall covers certain Fusions, including ...    

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Gov't Declares Aircraft Regulations Apply to Drones

November 18, 2014 3:42 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under ...    

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'Kitty Cam' Combines Spy Cameras, 3D Printed Enclosures

November 18, 2014 3:38 pm | by Alyssa Kiner, Solid Concepts | Articles | Comments

The second iteration Crittercam “Kitty Cams” took store-bought “spy cameras” and tore apart the inner workings, added a more powerful battery pack and special programming, and mounted the guts into the 3D printed casing ...      

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World's Smallest Form B Reed Switch for Medical Applications

November 18, 2014 1:46 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Many medical applications, such as pacemakers and hearing aids, require reliable, battery saving reed switches. That is why HSI Sensing developed the world’s smallest Form B reed switch. According to the company, the HSR-376 is the ... 

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Micron Technology CFO to Retire Next Year

November 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Micron's chief financial officer, will retire next year, the chipmaker announced. Ronald Foster, 64, who has been CFO since 2008, will step down on Feb. 28. The company has not named his replacement. Company shares have soared ...   

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Pilot Dies After Cargo Plane Crashes into Home

November 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home ...   

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