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Study Says Fuels from Corn Waste Not Better than Gas

April 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will ...

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We Are in the Post Industrial Economy

April 21, 2014 9:37 am | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

In doing the research for this article I found that there are as many articles saying that American Manufacturing is not in decline as saying it is. I wondered if this is simply a matter of economic perspectives or if there is a real basis for this ...

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Simplifying M2M Data Networking

April 21, 2014 9:32 am | by Bill Conley, B&B Electronics | Articles | Comments

There is currently no universal standard for cellular network certification and provisioning in North America. Instead, the North American cellular carriers and standards bodies like CTIA/PTCRB force mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and ...

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Serial Presence Detect EEPROM for DDR4 SDRAM Modules

April 21, 2014 9:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced a new 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device—the 34AA04. The device is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules used in ...

Slim Profile LED Light Bar

April 21, 2014 9:02 am | by PD&D Staff | Patlite Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Patlite’s new CWA LED Light Bar is a long life, high performance and cost-effective solution for interior industrial task lighting. At the core of the CWA are reliable LED chips that offer nearly 9X the lifespan ...

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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