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Drivers, Don't Trade Your Smartphone for Google Glass Yet

September 24, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded - but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of ...

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11 Ways to Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 24, 2014 10:59 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.” Computers, mobile phones and any other electronic devices that ...   

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Photos of the Day: 10 Driver-Assist Features on the New Ford F-150

September 24, 2014 10:55 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Here are 10 examples of awesome driver-assist features the all-new F-150 offers, including one breakthrough class-exclusive feature to make parallel parking a full-size pickup a breeze ...          

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Robotic Fabric Could Bring Wearable Robots

September 24, 2014 10:54 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots. Such an elastic technology could make possible robots ... 

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New EEG Takes Faster Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 10:44 am | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola ...  

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GE Compression Technology Supporting Total S.A. Refinery Expansion

September 24, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will provide France-based energy company Total S.A. with a variety of compressors for a refinery off-gas (ROG) expansion project at its Antwerp, Belgium, refinery complex. The project is part of ... 

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Siemens Provides $32M to Train Workers for Manufacturing Industry

September 24, 2014 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens has announced it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and ...

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Nanotechnology Leads to Better, Cheaper LEDs

September 24, 2014 10:29 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting ...

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Mars Missions: Successes & Failures

September 24, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved. The former Soviet Union made the world's first attempt in 1960, but the satellite didn't get far from Earth ...  

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The Toll of Patent Trolls

September 24, 2014 10:24 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Inventions and engineers go together like songs and musicians, and consequently every engineer should know something about patents. The practice of patenting inventions to give the inventor a temporary monopoly as a reward for ingenuity ...

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Defects of 2D Crystals Key to New Materials

September 24, 2014 10:21 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers ...

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Boston Gear Introduces a New Stainless Steel Mounted Bearings & Shaft Couplings for Washdown Applications

September 24, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Boston Gear | Product Releases | Comments

Boston Gear has launched a new line of stainless steel mounted bearings and shaft couplings designed for superior performance in high pressure food processing and packaging washdown applications ...

Hexagon Metrology Releases DataPage+ 5.0 Software for Statistical Process Control

September 24, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced a new release of DataPage+ 5.0, an innovative Statistical Process Control (SPC) software for Quality Assurance professionals. The new version delivers meaningful ...

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Fixtureworks Announces Complete Lineup of One-Touch Fasteners

September 24, 2014 10:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Fixtureworks | Product Releases | Comments

Fixtureworks has announced a complete lineup of Imao “One-Touch” fasteners. The pin-and-receptacle fasteners are used to attach fixtures, plates, machine covers and more, joining components with moderate clamping force ...

Low-Cost Transistor Heralds Advance in Flexible Electronics

September 24, 2014 9:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As tech company LG demonstrated this summer with the unveiling of its 18-inch flexible screen, the next generation of roll-up displays is tantalizingly close. Researchers are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new, inexpensive and ...

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