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HSS Radial-Shaft Seals

December 11, 2013 10:38 am | by PD&D Staff | SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SKF has introduced HSS radial-shaft seals designed to promote optimized performance and reliability for critical steel mill and metals industry assets. The all-rubber, reinforced sealing solutions provide ...

Final Uranium Fuel from Russia Arrives in U.S.

December 11, 2013 10:35 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants. The final shipment arrived in Baltimore ...     

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Tool Upgrade Would Have Prevented Train Crash

December 11, 2013 9:03 am | by Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety officials say a technology upgrade they've been recommending for years would probably have prevented the Dec. 1 train derailment that killed four people in New York. The National Transportation Safety Board said a tool called ...

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NTSB to Review Asiana Crash at Hearing Wednesday

December 11, 2013 1:47 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Asiana chief pilot is slated to testify on what the airline teaches about automated systems and visual approach procedures. That's a focus for the safety board, which has questioned whether the three men in the cockpit were overly ... 

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GM to Stop Making Cars in Australia by 2017

December 10, 2013 10:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has announced it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by 2017. About 2,900 jobs would be cut over the next four years. GM chairman Dan Akerson says in statement Wednesday that the decision reflects a ...   

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California Among States Vying for Boeing Jet Plant

December 10, 2013 6:04 pm | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press | News | Comments

California is one of at least a half-dozen states vying for Boeing's attention as the aircraft giant selects a production site for its new 400-seat 777X jetliner. A deal to bring the facility to California could create thousands of jobs and resuscitate ...

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New Incentives Needed if Boeing Picks Alabama

December 10, 2013 5:27 pm | by Phillip Rawls, Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama's offer to land Boeing Co.'s new aircraft plant includes financial incentives that don't exist now. Tuesday was the deadline for states to submit their packages to build Boeing's 777X plane ...             

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Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion for Ex-BP Engineer

December 10, 2013 5:23 pm | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer charged with obstruction of justice following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing Tuesday, defense lawyers for Kurt Mix said ...

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GM Names Mary Barra CEO, 1st Woman to Head Car Co.

December 10, 2013 5:16 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms. Now she will take on an even bigger job. On Tuesday, the board named ...    

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European Probe on Course for a Landing on a Comet

December 10, 2013 5:10 pm | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's been likened to a parachutist trying to land on a mountaintop. Or a person attempting to leap from one speeding car to another. The European Space Agency is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on a comet next year in an ...  

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Group Wants Fisher Price iPad Bouncy Seat Recall

December 10, 2013 5:05 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price is selling a baby bouncy seat with an attachment where parents can insert an ...

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Artec’s Eva Captures Earliest Recorded Form of the Irish Language

December 10, 2013 4:50 pm | by Artec 3D | News | Comments

Dotted around the rugged landscape of Western Ireland and the Irish Sea are individual stones standing three or more feet out of the ground marked with symbols, mini-memorials that tell the stories of prominent people and tribes in the first...

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Photos of the Day: Digitizing Ireland’s Ogham Inscribed Stones

December 10, 2013 4:49 pm | by Artec 3D | News | Comments

Over the centuries the stones continue to weather, slowly losing their inscriptions as the elements erode the carved language and symbols. Preserving these remnants of an ancient language was a perfect application for advanced ...   

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Rapid Circuit Board Printer Nears the Final Hour

December 10, 2013 3:01 pm | by David Mantey, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

With less than 18 hours remaining, Brisbane, Australia-based Cartesian Co. is set to join an exclusive club. Cartesian’s Kickstarter campaign is an effort raise funds for the launch of the EX¹ 3D printer for circuit boards. The printer's success began as...

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Controllers Create New Value for Food & Beverage Manufactures

December 10, 2013 2:46 pm | by Jeff Thornton, Red Lion Controls | Red Lion Controls | Articles | Comments

Cutting waste and improving consumer trust in ingredients are top priorities in the food and beverage industry that are driving many current business improvement initiatives. Competitive and regulatory pressures are forcing food companies to ...

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