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Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material

April 18, 2014 12:06 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders ...

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Laser Aimed at Clouds Could Induce Rain, Lightning

April 18, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to ...

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Under Some LED Bulbs Whites Aren't 'Whiter than White'

April 18, 2014 11:58 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different degrees of ...

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Turn-Key M2M Development Kit

April 18, 2014 11:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Queclink, a supplier of wireless M2M hardware solutions, has teamed with RacoWireless, a provider of M2M data solutions, to provide a bundled M2M solution that brings all pieces of the M2M ecosystem into one seamless offer. Included with ...

Harsh & Hazardous Connectors

April 18, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Eaton Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Power management company Eaton has introduced the Roughneck multi-pin and single pole connectors from its Crouse-Hinds business. Ideal for ...

Low Voltage Power Supplies

April 18, 2014 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has introduced the addition of 12 and 15 V models to its TDK-Lambda ZWS300BAF series of high reliability power supplies. Operating from a universal input of 85 to 265 VAC, the ZWS300BAF features ...

Former BP Employee Settles Charges

April 18, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced ...

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Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that ...     

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Muscle cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

April 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called ...        

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Aereo CEO Speaks on Future of Company, Industry

April 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers ...     

Crews Find Suspected Area of Radiation Leak

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being ...

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Moon Satellite Crashes, Gets Vaporized

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that the moon-orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned. Researchers believe LADEE likely vaporized upon contact because of its ...

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Old Timey Car to Replace NYC Horse Carriages

April 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show. It was commissioned by ...  

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Photos of the Day: The Horseless 'eCarriage'

April 17, 2014 5:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The prototype car seats eight people and is made to look like it's from the early 20th century, with lots of brass and ...

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Confessions of a Gadget Hoarder

April 17, 2014 4:37 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I must admit that when the gadget hoarding topic crossed my desk, I was immediately intrigued. After all, it touches two ever-popular topics, life-simplifying gadgetry and mess-justifying hoarding.The revelation forced me to take a ...  

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