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Huge Underground Salt Caverns Could Store Wind-Generated Energy

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver & Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching ...  

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New iPhones Run into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending ...     

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Turning Methane into Electricity in a Brazilian Landfill

September 25, 2014 9:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Most travelers don’t have a garbage dump on their travel itinerary. But for people like José Baroni, it’s the top destination. Baroni spent the last two years commuting to a growing landfill in Guatapará City, a small town some 200 miles west of ..

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Global Solar Flight to Start, End in Abu Dhabi

September 25, 2014 9:43 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday ...

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Drones for Moviemaking Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial ...  

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What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...

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Saving Newborns with LED Lights

September 25, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the fist time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of Kolkata ...

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Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

September 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   

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Photos of the Day: Crashing Helicopters to Test Safety Improvements

September 25, 2014 9:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Thirteen data-recording dummies and two non-instrumented manikins will help researchers better understand how humans withstand impacts during the helicopter crash test ...            

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Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:07 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor ...

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Hyundai Workers Strike to Protest $10B Land Deal

September 25, 2014 1:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 47,000 workers at Hyundai Motor Co. are striking to protest the automaker's decision to spend $10 billion on land for a new headquarters. Union spokesman Hwang Ki-tae said Thursday the mood among workers turned sour after a ...  

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To Settle or Fight in Court in GM Recall Saga

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially ...

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Ford to Add 1,200 Workers at Missouri Plant

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived at dealerships in June, but so far only 2,085 have been sold through August, according to ...

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Media Multitasking Changes Brain Structure

September 24, 2014 5:17 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research. A study published on Sept. 24 in PLOS ONE reveals that people ...   

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'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular & Skin Health

September 24, 2014 4:47 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study ...

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