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Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing

August 22, 2014 10:45 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds - to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab" - that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with ...

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Carrier Adapter with Chip Size SMT Base from Ironwood Electronics

August 22, 2014 10:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics SOIC Carrier Adaptors make it easy to probe, and quickly switch IC's on a board with SMT lands only. The CA-SO28E-Z-J-01 SOIC J-lead type surface-mount foot ...

Developing a Water Splitter that Runs on an Ordinary AAA Battery

August 22, 2014 10:29 am | by Standford University | News | Comments

In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to ...

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Breakthrough in Imaging Gold Nanoparticles

August 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge of their atomic-scale ...

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The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

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Arianespace to Launch 12 Satellites for EU System

August 22, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arianespace has signed a deal with the European Space Agency to deploy 12 satellites and help speed up the creation of the European Union's Galileo navigation system. Arianespace said in a statement late Wednesday that it will use ...  

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Honda Recalls Fit to Boost Crash Resistance

August 22, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. The test simulates a 40 mph crash between the front corner of a car and an ...

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Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor

August 22, 2014 10:09 am | by Murata | Murata Electronics North America | News | Comments

Murata Electronics North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of ...

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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because ...

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NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has worked rapidly to expand the launch tower, and has progressed on a railway to access it. It also has completed external work on two prominent, domed buildings at the site whose function is uncertain ...     

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Europe Launches 2 Navigation Satellites

August 22, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says two satellites for its new global navigation system have been lifted into orbit aboard a modified Soyuz rocket. Friday's launch from Kourou, French Guiana, had been delayed by a day due to bad weather ...  

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Teams Test Out a New Helmet, But Does it Work?

August 22, 2014 10:00 am | by David Brandt, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection ...   

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Sakti3 Delivers Double the Energy Density of Current Lithium Ion Battery Technology

August 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Satki3 | News | Comments

Sakti3 has announced that it produced a battery cell on fully scalable equipment with over 1100 Watt hours per liter (Wh/l) in volumetric energy density.  This translates to more than double the usage time in a wearable device like a smartwatch, from ...

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Draconian Responses to Gremlin Problems

August 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Gremlins are wicked little mythological creatures that delight in causing mischief. Some of the problems we try to solve at work seem like gremlins. Just when we think we have one caged and harmless, two more appear and things are worse ...

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What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?

August 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Adecco | News | Comments

What happens when boomers retire? Baby boomers occupy the majority of skilled trade positions, while younger workers are mostly employed in other professions. So while baby boomers are aging out of skilled trade professions, the majority of younger ...

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