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Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

December 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced ...

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The Next Step in PLM's Evolution: Platformization

December 16, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata | Articles | Comments

Lifecycle management like every technological advance has a lifecycle of its own. At the heart of the evolution of innovation, PLM Solution providers are offering powerful new capabilities. These include leveraging ...     

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DOE Invests $60M to Enable Emissions Reductions, Improve Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014 4:18 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $60 million in funding for 22 innovative new projects aimed at detecting and measuring methane emissions and developing localized thermal ...  

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Implantable Tech Helps to Regrow Tissue Like Wolverine

December 16, 2014 4:07 pm | by FeyeCon | News | Comments

While Hollywood is spending millions of dollars promoting superhuman characters like the fantastic self-healing mutant Wolverine from X-men, mere mortals like us are actually quite spectacular beings themselves. While we definitely ...  

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Photos of the Day: Rat Rods Pieced Together from Vintage Parts

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Old vehicle parts that will be used in Rat Rod projects are stored outside Peter Duvaloois' shop on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Saugerties, N.Y. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds ...    

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Vintage Vehicles Made into Rusty Rides

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Duvaloois is building a rat rod based on an orange '35 Ford public works truck at his garage, called the Rat's Nest, about 90 miles north of New York City. The 63-year-old retiree has raced stock cars and built hot rods, but he likes ... 

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Canatu Launches CNB In-Mold Film for Transparent Touch on 3D Surfaces

December 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Canatu has launched CNB In-Mold Film, a stretchable, formable, conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in automobile center consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls ...

Quant 3D Announces New Industrial 3D Printer

December 16, 2014 2:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Quant 3D has announced its new industrial 3D printer. The new Q1000 Industrial 3D printer is a high-performance, cost-effective 3D printing solution for industrial and large commercial applications. Features include ...  

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Noise Eliminated With Tray-Express Modular Transportation

December 16, 2014 2:14 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NCC Automated Systems has announced the Tray Express System. This system relieves noise by using a smooth belt conveyor at the accumulation points and flexible chain at the curves. Tray Express is pre-engineered and pre-assembled which ...

Robot Stick Insect Takes Its First Steps

December 16, 2014 1:40 pm | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. You can watch them in Bielefeld University’s latest posting on ...  

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Comparing State Solar Policies to Determine Equation for Solar Market Success

December 16, 2014 1:26 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate ...

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HotSpot: Stuffing Bras With Actuators & Sensing Tech

December 16, 2014 1:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, researchers are stuffing bras with actuators and sensing technologies; Berkeley engineers are building organic optoelectronic sensors that can be slapped on like a Band-Aid; Wii’s are rehabbing stroke ...  

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Carbon-Trapping 'Sponges' Can Cut Greenhouse Gases

December 16, 2014 1:13 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

In the fight against global warming, carbon capture - chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere - is gaining momentum, but standard methods are plagued by toxicity, corrosiveness and inefficiency. Using a bag of ... 

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Microwave Imaging of the Breast

December 16, 2014 1:05 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast cancer like X-ray computed tomography (CT) and mammography are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ...  

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Lithium-Sulfer Batteries with Graphene Wrapper Show Promise

December 16, 2014 12:53 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the "wonder material" graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron/ion transfer networks? An extremely promising electrode ...  

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