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Ford Ambulances Are Unexpectedly Stopping

November 1, 2013 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 3,100 F-Series ambulances because the engines can stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450 and F-550 "Super Duty" ambulances have 6.7-Liter diesel engines. Ford says a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor can ...  

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Photos of the Day: GEnx Jet Engine Testing

November 1, 2013 11:40 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE Aviation is ramping up jet engine testing at the Peeples Test Operation in Ohio and a sister facility in Winnipeg, Canada. The company is performing both final engine assembly and testing at the Peebles facility. GE Aviation has received orders for ...

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Jet Engine Deal Lifts GEnx Orders to $22 Billion

November 1, 2013 11:29 am | by GE | News | Comments

Deep in the woods of southern Ohio, GE Aviation is busy expanding its boot camp for jet engines. A recent $1.7 billion order from Vietnam Airlines to purchase and lease 40 new GEnx jet engines for a fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft helps explain the ...

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Fireside Chat: Mark Larson of Digi-Key

November 1, 2013 11:23 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Thief River Falls, MN-based Digi-Key Corporation is a global distributor of electronic components, with over $1.5 billion in annual sales. This market leader continues to push the envelope in terms of ...       

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Designing an Acoustic Diode

November 1, 2013 11:13 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Most people know about ultrasound through its role in prenatal imaging: those grainy, grey outlines of junior constructed from reflected sound waves. A new technology called an "acoustic diode," envisioned by researchers in China's Nanjing University, may dramatically ...

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Tiny Sensors Put the Squeeze on Light

November 1, 2013 10:49 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Microelectromechanical systems, known as MEMS, are ubiquitous in modern military systems such as gyroscopes for navigation, tiny microphones for lightweight radios, and medical biosensors for assessing the wounded. Such applications benefit from ...

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Lowe, Father of IBM Personal Computer, Dies at 72

November 1, 2013 10:31 am | by Tammy Webber, Associated Press | News | Comments

William C. Lowe had a bold idea: IBM should develop a personal computer that could be mass marketed, expanding the company's reach beyond businesses and into people's homes. That was in 1980. One year later ...     

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Mine Cruiser Owns the Road 1,000 Feet Underground

November 1, 2013 10:24 am | by GE | News | Comments

When Australian coal miners go to work, they climb into a steel elevator and plunge hundreds of feet beneath the earth’s surface. Once the vertical leg is over, the horizontal part of the commute begins. They travel through a maze of tunnels, along ...

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NIST Measures Laser Power with Portable Scale

November 1, 2013 10:20 am | by Laura Ost, National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a novel method for measuring laser power by reflecting the light off a mirrored scale, which behaves as a force detector. Although it may sound odd, the technique is ...

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Photos of the Day: Designing a Superhero for the Movies

November 1, 2013 10:17 am | by NewTek | News | Comments

Superheroes are conceived for the realm of myth and might. This is especially true for the masked character Dr. Obsidian, a comic-book hero created by Mark Kochinski in hopes of captivating movie audiences. Kochinski is currently working in ...

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Developing 3D Gesture Systems on a Single Chip

November 1, 2013 9:56 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The world’s first single chip 3D gesture/free space tracking solution offers a step-by-step approach to developing 3D gesturing systems with …                

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Obama Gets More Tech Help to Fix Healthcare Site

November 1, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the website problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance. Oracle and Red Hat are p...   

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Nissan Cuts Profit Outlook, Revamps Management

November 1, 2013 9:34 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan Motor, Japan's second-biggest automaker, cut its earnings forecast Friday and reshuffled its leadership lineup to cope with quality issues and tougher-than-expected conditions in many markets. The company posted a ...    

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Pilot Blamed in June F-16 Crash in Arizona

November 1, 2013 9:32 am | by Bob Christie, Associated Press | News | Comments

An instructor pilot is to blame for the June crash of an F-16 fighter at Luke Air Force Base west of Phoenix because he made a rapid climbing turn after hitting several birds while taking off, robbing the plane of airspeed and the ability to...

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Fliers Face Quirks Using Gadgets for Entire Flight

November 1, 2013 9:15 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Fliers are rejoicing that they'll soon be able to use their iPads, Kindles, music players and other personal electronics during all phases of a flight. But no policy change is without its quirks or hiccups. For the past decade fliers haven't been able to ...

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