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Steve Jobs' CA Home Gets Historic Designation

October 29, 2013 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city's list of historic properties. The Palo Alto Daily News reports that ...        

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Researchers Measure Flow from a Nanoscale Fluid Jet

October 29, 2013 12:12 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Fluid jets are all around us: from inkjet printing, to the “Old Faithful” geyser in Yellowstone National Park, to cosmological jets several thousand light years long. A Northwestern University researcher has recently verified the classical Landau-Squire theory in the tiniest ...

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NASA Prepares First Mission to Explore Martian Atmosphere

October 29, 2013 12:05 pm | by Dwayne Brown, NASA | News | Comments

A NASA spacecraft that will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail is undergoing final preparations for a scheduled 1:28 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN) will examine ...

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AMETEK Aquires 3D Technologies Developer Creaform

October 29, 2013 11:59 am | by AMETEK | News | Comments

AMETEK has acquired Creaform, a developer and manufacturer of innovative portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million.  Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held company has ...

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Second Tesla Fire Stirs Concerns

October 29, 2013 9:59 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company's Model S electric car. On Oct. 17 in Merida, Mexico, a Model S sped into a roundabout, crashed through ...       

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NASA Proves Laser Communication Possible

October 29, 2013 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In the early morning hours of Oct. 18, NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a rate of 622 Megabits-per-second (Mbps). That download rate is more than six times faster than ...

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10 Design Teams Pitch Coast-Saving Concepts

October 29, 2013 9:45 am | by David B. Caruso, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten teams of global experts participating in a federally funded design competition unveiled 41 projects Monday they said could help protect the New York and New Jersey coastlines from the type of flooding seen a year ago during Superstorm Sandy. The ideas, exhibited at a forum at New York University, range from ...

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Photos of the Day: Box of Delights for Mars Sampling

October 29, 2013 9:37 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

A spherical container for valuable cargo, designed to store scientific samples on the way back from planet Mars has been designed by researchers at the European Space Agency. Weighing less than 5 kg, this 23 cm-diameter sphere is designed to keep martian samples in pristine condition at ...

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Google Foes Critical Of EU Antitrust Settlement

October 29, 2013 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group that includes Microsoft and Oracle says Google's bid to settle its antitrust case with the European Union is insufficient. The EU has been investigating Google over alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Internet search market since ...

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Tenn. Officials Steer Clear of Zero-Emissions Plan

October 29, 2013 9:23 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nissan plant in Tennessee that makes the all-electric Leaf stands to benefit from an announcement last week that eight states will work together to dramatically increase the number of zero-emission cars on the nation's roads. But Tennessee isn't among the states signing the agreement ...

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Google Expands Sales of Internet-Connected Glasses

October 29, 2013 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is relying on a little social networking to put its Internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people. The expanded sales of the device known as Google Glass will come as ...          

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MDU to Buy Power from Southwest ND Wind Farm

October 29, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bismarck-based Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. has signed an agreement to buy electricity from a wind farm being built in southwestern North Dakota. The division of MDU Resources Group Inc. says it has signed a 25-year deal to buy power from ...

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Curved Phone Falls Flat, Literally

October 29, 2013 5:34 am | by Youkyung Lee - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Galaxy Round created some buzz in the tech circles when Samsung announced it earlier this month, but no one in the downtown Seoul cafe where I played with the curved screen smartphone asked me about it or even ...    

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New Panel Interface Connector

October 28, 2013 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ASI has announced a new panel interface connector, RAI-SAC-RJ45-CB-3, that contains an AC outlet, circuit breaker, and RJ45 connector. The AC Outlet is rated at 15 amps and the circuit breakers are available in a wide range of ...

Switches for Smoke Detector Applications

October 28, 2013 5:08 pm | by PD&D Staff | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its line of switch products for smoke detectors in support of the new European EN-14604 standard. The KMT0 Series tactile switch is a compact switch on the market that meets the requirements and is ...

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