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Sensor Head-Mounted Transmitters

April 21, 2014 8:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The PR 5343 sensor head-mounted 2-wire level transmitter from PR electronics is now released with FM, IECEx, and INMETRO approvals, clearing the way for its use in hazardous area applications in ...

Suits End, Queries Remain on Plane-into-Home Crash

April 20, 2014 2:21 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial, filing thousands of court documents, interviewing witnesses, reporting to a judge. But with the last of more than ...

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Automakers Unveil China-Focused Models in Beijing

April 20, 2014 7:21 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to ...

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GM Delayed Another Recall in the Past

April 19, 2014 2:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't ...

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Boeing to Give Workers $47M in Back Pay

April 18, 2014 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday. An arbitrator ruled against the aerospace giant in January and laid down guidelines for  ...

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SpaceX Making Easter Delivery of Station Supplies

April 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was ...

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'Exotic' Material is Like a Switch When Super Thin

April 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal oxides, a class of materials that seems to have it all: superconductivity, magnetoresistance and other exotic properties. These possibilities have ...

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Gecko Feet Are Key to New Adhesive's Power

April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by UMass Amherst | News | Comments

The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the world, but now a team of inventors describe a new, more ...

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Astronauts Gear Up for Spacewalk

April 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Aboard the station Thursday, Mastracchio and Flight Engineer Steve Swanson donned their U.S. spacesuits for a fit check as they prepare to venture outside the space station next week to replace a ...        

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Photos of the Day: Boeing's Badger Is Rugged & Small

April 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

After a series of successful tests, the U.S. Navy last month certified that the Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle can be transported inside a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. That is another step toward ...        

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Sub Scours Ocean for Missing Malaysian Jet

April 18, 2014 12:22 pm | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous ...

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Boeing Phantom Badger Certified for V-22 Transport

April 18, 2014 12:21 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Phantom Badger has completed more than 5,000 miles of rugged terrain durability testing and successful airdrop tests from a C-17. Developed by Boeing Phantom Works, Phantom Badger supports a wide range of missions not possible with ...  

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Cranes, Robot Aid Off-Shore Rescue Mission

April 18, 2014 12:20 pm | by Foster Klug & Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Divers worked in shifts to try to get into the sunken vessel, where most of the missing passengers are thought to be, but strong currents would not allow them to enter. The divers planned to pump oxygen into the ship to help any survivors, but ...

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Storms Threaten 2nd Launch Try to Space Station

April 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a ...      

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Air Force Tests Google Glass for Battle

April 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of ...     

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