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Bombardier, Gulfstream Fighting for Top Business Jet Maker

November 4, 2013 10:47 am | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Bombardier and Gulfstream are in a dogfight that could decide which plane maker flies highest this year in terms of business jet sales. At the end of the third quarter, Gulfstream was ahead of Montreal-based Bombardier, which has ...  

Robots from Space Lead to One-Stop Breast Cancer Diagnosis

November 4, 2013 10:44 am | by Jessica Eagan, NASA | News | Comments

We may not be driving flying cars to work yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to be excited about from technology advances related to the space age. Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities are giving us ...

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Deluded by Data

November 4, 2013 9:47 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Not all data is informative. Worse yet, some things we think we learn from data are just made up. Analyze your data critically to be sure that you are getting the information you need ...          

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Google Invests $608 Million in Data Center

November 4, 2013 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it is investing 450 million euros ($608 million) to expand a data center in southern Finland as part of Europe-wide development plans totaling hundreds of millions of euros. The investment comes on top of the 350 million euros ...

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Computer Model Anticipates Crime Hot Spots

November 4, 2013 9:39 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries are likely to occur. Using the model, the ...

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India Wants In On Mars Race

November 4, 2013 9:36 am | by Katy Daigle, Associated Press | News | Comments

India is aiming to join the world's deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch ...

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Photos of the Day: India Attempts First Mission to Mars

November 4, 2013 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Five solar-powered instruments aboard Mangalyaan will gather data to help determine how Martian weather systems work and what happened to the water that is believed to have once existed on Mars in large quantities. It also will search Mars for ...

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Space Pioneer Recalled as Curious, Adventuresome

November 4, 2013 9:26 am | by Dan Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter's funeral. "Scott's curiosity knew no bounds," said Glenn ... 

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Nanotube-Based Sensors Can Be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year

November 4, 2013 9:20 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nitric oxide is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how ...

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Mastermind of $18M Kickbacks Gets 10 Years

November 4, 2013 9:13 am | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mastermind of a 15-year kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, a sentence a federal judge said was meant to punish as well as send a message to other government employees ...  

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New Wrench Engineered to Prevent Injuries

November 4, 2013 9:10 am | by Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | News | Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among gas-meter technicians. In some cases, the injuries have required shoulder surgery and have resulted in up to $100,000 in ...

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PG&E Contemplates $12B Redesign

November 4, 2013 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem ...

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Harder Times Expected with Loss of Power Plant

November 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

For decades, the nearby Big Sandy power plant did more than keep the lights on — it supplied this Appalachian town with a bounty of tax revenue and some of the best-paying jobs around as it converted regional coal into electricity. Massive ...

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Compact Crossover SUV Sales Booming in U.S.

November 1, 2013 5:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Aging baby boomers. Couples with small kids. Single people with dogs. All three groups love compact crossover SUVs, utility vehicles built mainly on small-car frames that are among the hottest-selling vehicles in the U.S. So far this year, sales ...

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Integrated Temperature & Humidity Sensor

November 1, 2013 4:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell has announced the 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions. The Honeywell HumidIcon sensor’s accuracy eliminates the need for ...

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