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Radio Problems Cited in Firefighter Deaths

September 30, 2013 9:22 am | by Felicia Fonseca & Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | News | Comments

The investigation found badly programmed radios, vague updates, and a 33-minute communication blackout just before the flames engulfed the men. Investigators did not consider whether better communication might have saved ...    

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Photos of the Day: Space Station Successfully Captures Spacecraft

September 30, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Applause could be heard in Mission Control once Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano grabbed hold of Cygnus with the space station's hulking mechanical arm. Sunday's successful operation culminated years of effort for...     

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Siemens to Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs

September 30, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany engineering company Siemens says it will cut up to 15,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2014. The Munich-based company has around 370,000 employees and makes a wide range of industrial machinery, including ...     

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NASA Preps to Launch 3D Printer Into Space

September 30, 2013 8:50 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying ...

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787 Dreamliner Diverted Due to Antenna Snafu

September 29, 2013 5:30 pm | by Steve Rothwell, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operated by Poland's LOT airline, has made an unscheduled landing in Reykjavik, Iceland, because of a malfunctioning antenna. Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plane has been plagued by a series of technical glitches... 

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North Texas Lockheed Plant Awarded $3.4B Contract

September 29, 2013 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Defense has awarded a $3.4 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in North Texas to build fighter planes for the U.S. military and also foreign services. Under the terms of the contract, the Lockheed plant in...

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SpaceX Launches Canadian Satellite from California

September 29, 2013 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX rocket launched from the California coast Sunday carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los...

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New Commercial Supply Ship Reaches Space Station

September 29, 2013 7:59 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's newest delivery service pulled up at the International Space Station on Sunday after a week's delay, bringing more than a half-ton of meals and special treats to the astronauts who assisted in the high-flying feat. With the smooth...

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Erin Brockovich Fights Incinerator

September 28, 2013 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrity activist Erin Brockovich is lending her name to a campaign by Utah activists to shut down a medical-waste incinerator. Organizers said Brockovich is joining a protest meeting and march Saturday in North Salt Lake, where the incinerator is ...

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Apple Maps Route to AK Airport Runway Reactivated

September 27, 2013 10:30 pm | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been...

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Fewer Parts for Reliability, Video Game Interface for Usability (And Fun)

September 27, 2013 4:56 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

“We started Radiant Fabrication when we realized that there were a lot of problems with 3D printing,” explains Nathan Patterson, President of Radian Fabrication. Specifically, Patterson saw issues with the speed, reliability, and access...

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Smart Cities Are a Global Priority

September 27, 2013 4:24 pm | by S. Joe Bhatia, President & CEO American National Standards Institute | Blogs | Comments

With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas – a number that is projected to reach seventy percent by the middle of the 21st century – and with climate change and natural disasters posing new challenges, there is a...

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The Anatomy of a Produce Traceability Initiative-Compliant Label Design

September 27, 2013 4:18 pm | by David Kane, Label Design Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Articles | Comments

The Product Traceability Initiative (PTI) is an industry-wide effort within food manufacturing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of track and trace procedures through the produce supply chain by developing a standardized approach...

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Lift Stages in Two Sizes

September 27, 2013 4:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s MPS-SV series lift stages provide high-performance elevation motion in a compact, cost-effective design. These lift stages are engineered for applications ranging from laboratory research to...     

Modular & Expandable Control Platform

September 27, 2013 4:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Unitronics Inc. (Usa) | Product Releases | Comments

Unitronics has announced a new generation of control products: the UniStream platform. The platform combines powerful dual CPUs (faster scan time, up to 2048 I/Os over 2MB of operand memory), a variety of HMI touch panels...

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