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Textron Closes $1.4B Purchase of Beechcraft

March 14, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Textron completed its purchase of Beechcraft and will combine the airplane maker with its Cessna unit to form an aviation business that generates about $4.6 billion in annual revenue. The defense contractor paid ...     

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F1's New Sound Gets Thumbs Down

March 14, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Formula One's new sound has received the thumbs down from a few big names of motorsport. The switch to V6 turbo hybrid engines may suit automakers, but some observers believe they've stripped away the sport's powerful sound. During Friday's testing sessions ...

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Flashing Dome Signal Lights

March 14, 2014 12:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Patlite’s new generation PES-A and PEW-A Series provide the diverse functionality and adaptability for virtually any ...              

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4 MHz, 2 A DC/DC Converter

March 14, 2014 12:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel has introduced the MIC23163/MIC23164, a 4MHz, DC/DC converter capable of delivering up to ...

One Component LED Curable System

March 14, 2014 12:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond LED403Med is a single component system that passes the plastics test for USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity requirements ...

Photos of the Day: Happy Pi Day

March 14, 2014 12:01 pm | by Alexander J. Yee & Shigeru Kondo | News | Comments

This computation of Pi took 94 days and used the Chudnovsky Formula to calculate the infamous number to 12.1 trillion digits ...                   

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Emotion Detectors Could Make Driving Safer

March 14, 2014 11:33 am | by Jean-Philippe Thiran, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion. This is very useful in video game development, medicine, marketing, and, perhaps ...

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Nanoscale Optical Switch Breaks Miniaturization Barrier

March 14, 2014 11:10 am | by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new optical device can ...     

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Defense Contractor Pleads to Selling Secrets to Chinese Girlfriend

March 14, 2014 11:06 am | by Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former civilian defense contractor in Hawaii on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges he divulged military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and kept classified documents at his suburban Honolulu home. Benjamin Bishop, 60, told the court he mentioned a classified conference between U.S. and South Korean officials while ...

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Tiny Origami Boxes Hold Big Promise for Energy Storage

March 14, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

If you think your origami skills can’t be beat – try this: (1) use the world’s thinnest material, (2) make the origami fold and unfold itself, and (3) pack into your miniscule origami box enough hydrogen atoms to exceed future U.S. goals for hydrogen energy storage devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland have ...

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Engineering Update: The UK's Newest UAV

March 14, 2014 10:50 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of Engineering Update: The UKs newest UAV: UK Ministry of Defence recently announced a Release to Service for their own UAV, the WatchKeeper WK450 ...             

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The 10 Most Outlandish Gadgets

March 14, 2014 10:38 am | by Daniele DeAngelis Walker, ECN Editorial Intern | News | Comments

Most tech gadgets are nothing short of miraculous. But I think these are nothing short of ridiculous ...                        

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Report: Nuke Dump Fire Preventable

March 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released ...

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Recalls Cause Rashes, Crashes & Possible Death

March 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

This week in recalls, an activity-tracking wristband has been causing rashes and blisters, a breaking bicycle fork gave bruises, and small magnets could clamp onto body tissues causing possible death ...           

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Federal Review Blasts Railroad

March 14, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Metro-North commuter railroad has allowed an overemphasis on train times to "routinely" overshadow its safety operations, according to a Federal Railroad Administration review. The review was prompted by a Dec. 1 derailment in the ...

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