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FMA Live! Celebrates a Decade of STEM Success with Fall Tour

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA LIVE! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. Created in 2004, the show is a ...  

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Global Driverless Vehicle Shipments to Reach 14 Million By 2030

September 15, 2014 10:51 am | by ABI Research | News | Comments

Global driverless vehicle shipments will increase from 1.1 million in 2024 to more than 42 million in 2035, with an installed driverless vehicle base reaching 176 million. While autonomous driving under the control of a human standby driver is ...

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Lockheed Martin Designs the Superhuman Workers of Tomorrow

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. A press release from Lockheed Martin indicates that the U.S. Navy will begin ...

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Airbus Helicopters Enhances Hydraulic Design Simulation

September 15, 2014 10:39 am | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

In 1993, NHIndustries, mainly owned by the Eurocopter group (now Airbus Helicopters), started to design the NH90, a medium-sized military helicopter. Thirteen years later, it entered service. The pace of technological change has increased so ...

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PLS’ Universal Debug Engine Supports Freescale’s Qorivva Automotive SoCs

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

In parallel to Freescale’s presentation of its latest Qorivva derivates, PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme now provides system developers with its Universal Debug Engine for the multicore System-on-Chips ...

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United First U.S. Carrier to Fly Boeing's Dreamliner

September 15, 2014 10:31 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification. In September, Boeing delivered the bigger jet to United Airlines, the first carrier to operate the ...

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PanelPilotACE Slashes Development Time for Advanced Displays

September 15, 2014 10:27 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lascar Electronics has launched PanelPilotACE, a new hardware and software display platform that enables the rapid development of fully customized industrial and commercial user interfaces and panel meters ...

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New Method for Synthesis of Ultrahard Fullerite

September 15, 2014 10:23 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, MIPT, MISiS, and MSU have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness. An article ...

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Medical Approved 24, 40, 60 Watt AC-DC Power Modules

September 15, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced its TMM Series of medical approved AC-DC power modules that meet protection class II. The series offers three power classes of 24, 40 and 60 watts and are available in ...

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Why Lithium Ion Batteries Go Bad

September 15, 2014 10:11 am | by DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as ...       

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Options for Selling Used Mobile Phones

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most ...

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European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph). The maneuver is one of the key ...  

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Researchers Roll 'Neat' Nanotube Fibers

September 15, 2014 9:57 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat - literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process ...

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Photos of the Day: Vintage Artifacts of a Bygone Era

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Artifacts include the original B&B Carousell ticket booth and cash box and a steel cast bulls-eye shooting gallery complete with the gears, chains, belts and electric motor that drove it. Patents, blueprints and other archival material round out ...

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Exhibition Looks at Genius of Carousel Inventor

September 15, 2014 9:52 am | by Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century. He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic ...

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