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Commercial Shipment Arrives at Space Station

July 16, 2014 7:22 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday morning. A private cargo ship launched three days ago from Virginia arrived at the orbiting complex a little after 6:30 a.m. EDT. The station's commander ...  

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Sling Media Unveils 2 Devices for Out-of-Home TV

July 15, 2014 9:21 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room. Traditionally, Sling's strength has been in so-called place shifting. Attached to the home cable box ...

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Apple, IBM Team Up in Mobile Devices, Applications

July 15, 2014 5:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. The exclusive partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about ...   

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Darpa Robots to Face Final Challenge

July 15, 2014 5:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's third and final challenge among 24 or so U.S. and international human-robot teams will take place in California next June, ending with a $2 million prize and robots that for the first time may ...

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Google Appoints Ford Ex-CEO Mulally to Board

July 15, 2014 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board. Mulally, 68, retired from Ford at the end of June. Over the winter, he was rumored to be in the running for the top job at Microsoft Corp., but it went to an ...

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NY Invests in Nanotech with General Electric

July 15, 2014 4:18 pm | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced Tuesday. The state will ...

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Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing to Be Described in Proposed ASTM Standard

July 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by ASTM | News | Comments

High grade biomedical implants, automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be made from metal powders using additive manufacturing processes. The makers and users of metal powders will be among those who will ...  

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What Would You Print?

July 15, 2014 2:36 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have all come to the understanding that as 3D printing is becoming more prevalent in the mainstream consumer market, it is becoming even more ubiquitous in the engineering office (if it wasn’t already necessary). Even with this insight ...

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Building a Jet-Propelled Train

July 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

On a clear day in July 1966, New York Central Railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his team boarded a specially modified Buddliner railcar, No. M-497. Bolted to the roof above them were two GE J47-19 jet engines. Wetzel throttled up the engines ...

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Aircraft-Leasing Firm Orders 10 Boeing Dreamliners for $2.5 Billion

July 15, 2014 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The aircraft-leasing firm CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Boeing 787 passenger jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, Boeing said Tuesday. CIT ordered the new, larger version of the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner ...   

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NASA's Next Giant Leap

July 15, 2014 12:15 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The first humans who will step foot on Mars are walking the Earth today. It was 45 years ago that Neil Armstrong took the small step onto the surface of the moon that changed the course of history. The years that followed saw a ...  

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Manufacturer May Hire 3,000 in Camden

July 15, 2014 12:11 pm | by Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes components for power plants said Monday that it eventually expects to bring 3,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities. But the company, Holtec International, does not ...

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New Materials for Future Green Tech Devices

July 15, 2014 12:03 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, can harness that wasted heat, and ...

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Labs Characterize Carbon for Batteries

July 15, 2014 11:59 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes. The model is based on ...    

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Test Solution for USB 3.1 Receivers

July 15, 2014 11:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced an accurate test solution for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers. Using the Agilent USB 3.1 receiver test set, design and test engineers in the semiconductor and computer industry can now accurately ...

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