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Audi's RS 7 is Answer to Porsche, Mercedes

April 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-plus turbocharged V-8 horsepower and comes with a high-brow German pedigree ...   

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Work Underway to Recover Last Corvette from Hole

April 9, 2014 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky. The last car buried is a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. The vehicle is upside down, about 40 feet beneath ...

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Creativity & Innovation Need to Talk More

April 9, 2014 11:53 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University. The findings are the result of the ...

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Ultra-Fast Electrical Circuits Using Light-Generated Tunneling Currents

April 9, 2014 11:49 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Researchers have successfully designed and fabricated electrical circuits that can operate at hundreds of terahertz frequencies, which is tens of thousands times faster than today’s state-of-the-art microprocessors ...     

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Infographic: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea

April 9, 2014 11:41 am | by Kylee Swenson Gordon, Line/Shape/Space | News | Comments

Are you a product designer, inventor, and/or entrepreneur excited to bring an idea to life, yet regularly discouraged by stumbling blocks along the way? It’s not so easy to manufacture a product and bring it to market, is it?   

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Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 9, 2014 11:37 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria ... 

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A New Twist for Better Steel

April 9, 2014 11:33 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique, described in Nature Communications, could produce steel that performs ...

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Refreshingly Cool, Potentially Toxic

April 9, 2014 11:31 am | by LMU | News | Comments

The refrigerant R1234yf is being considered for use in air conditioning systems in cars. LMU chemists now show that, in the event of a fire, it releases the highly poisonous carbonyl fluoride, and urge that its safety be reassessed ...  

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Engineers Design Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe

April 9, 2014 11:28 am | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and ...

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Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

April 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System, will be installed on ...  

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Robocopter Brings New Capabilities to the Marine Corps

April 9, 2014 11:20 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Autonomy options for the Marines have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research has announced two successful helicopter flight demonstrations with unmanned flight capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico ...

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M300 Data Acquisition

April 9, 2014 11:02 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rigol Technologies USA has announced the company’s newest product category with the M300 Data Acquisition System. Integrating Rigol’s ...

Self-Locking Thread Form

April 9, 2014 10:58 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stanley Engineered Fastening now offers its unique self-locking Spiralock thread form – which is highly resistant to shock, vibration, and temperature induced loosening ...

Ethernet Switches with Integrated PROFINET I/O Stack

April 9, 2014 10:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s two newest, fully managed Ethernet switches – the Ha-VIS mCon 3000 Next Generation – have been optimized for fast deployment in ...

Great Wall's SUVs to be Manufactured in Malaysia

April 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Eileen Ng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysia on Wednesday awarded a manufacturing license to a $618 million venture that will assemble fuel-efficient SUVs for China's Great Wall Motor Co. The license was the first issued under the country's new auto policy unveiled ...  

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