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Review: Gear Watch Falls Short

October 1, 2013 9:37 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It didn't take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life — or to see how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short. First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to ...   


Carbon Nanotube Forests' Low Stiffness Explained

October 1, 2013 9:35 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study has found that "waviness" in forests of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness, answering a long-standing question surrounding the tiny structures. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more...


Curtiss-Wright Buys Parvus for $38 million

October 1, 2013 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parvus designs and makes specialized computers and communications subsystems for the aerospace, defense, homeland security and industrial markets. The Salt Lake City company is expected to have about $23 million in 2013 sales and will operate within ...


Allegiant Air Fleet of MD-80s Back in Service

October 1, 2013 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allegiant Air says its fleet of MD-80 aircraft is back in service after an overhaul of emergency exit slides. Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Monday that service was normal nationwide, with...       


Photos of the Day: Sideshow Tech Enters Mainstream

October 1, 2013 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, including new augmented reality glasses, a mobile app that measures analytics for emotional response, and the world’s first wearable vibrator controlled by ...   


Strap It On, Wearable Tech Taking Off

October 1, 2013 8:59 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state. There are vacuum shoes that ...   


BMW Recalls 176,000 Vehicles Over Power Brake

October 1, 2013 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German carmaker BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles over a problem with the power brake system. The company says in rare cases an interruption in oil supply to a part can mean loss of power braking assist. The brakes will still work but ... 


IBM Buys The Now Factory

October 1, 2013 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is acquiring The Now Factory, a privately held software analytics company, for an undisclosed sum. The Irish company's software gives communications service providers real-time information about their customers by ...    


Pallet Manufacturer Plans Expansion

October 1, 2013 8:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A wooden pallet manufacturer plans to expand by spending $2.7 million to buy and equip a new facility in northern Indiana. Calumet Pallet Co. says it expects that by January it will start operations at its new 93,000 square-foot plant in ...

Fed Shutdown Blocks Access to Grand Canyon

October 1, 2013 7:00 am | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | News | Comments

Looking over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Check. Touring the iconic park by Jeep. That will have to wait. Alan and Leana Platt spent six months planning their three-day trip to the Grand Canyon. They took a walk around the South Rim on Monday but won't ...

Judge Hears Claims BP Lied to Feds About Oil Spill

October 1, 2013 2:59 am | by Michael Kunzelman - Associated Press | News | Comments

The focus of a trial over BP's massive 2010 oil spill has shifted from the causes of the deadly disaster to the company's struggle to plug its blown-out well while millions of gallons of crude gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months. The trial's second phase opened Monday with claims that...


Cost Estimating Software Provider, MTI Systems, Unveils New Website

September 30, 2013 3:50 pm | by MTI Systems | News | Comments

MTI Systems has unveiled a new website,, revealing more ways to learn and understand Costimator, their flagship cost estimating software product for discrete manufacturers. Over 1,500 manufacturing firms worldwide...


Analog Devices Collaborates to Spur Innovation in R&D of MEMS & Nano Science in India

September 30, 2013 3:47 pm | by Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | News | Comments

Analog Devices has joined the Industry Affiliate Program of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering of the Indian Institute of Science, to infuse innovation, provide industry insights, and accelerate commercialization of active research...


Exclusive Interview: Lionhead 3D Printer Creator Shares Biggest Fears

September 30, 2013 2:36 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this exclusive interview with the creator of the Lionhead 3D printer, PD&D is on-site to learn more about the design process, and the biggest fears of bringing a new product to market...       


Kickstarter of the Week: Frustration, Anger Lead to New 3D Printer Design

September 30, 2013 2:01 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are 3D scanning, modeling, and printing with a new all-in-one solution from Radiant Fabrication...          



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