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Volocopter Start-Up Breaks European Crowdfunding Record

December 6, 2013 10:50 am | by Climate-KIC | News | Comments

The EU-supported Volocopter start-up E-volo has raised €1.2 million in a recent crowdfunding campaign, surpassing the €500.000 mark after only two and a half hours. E-volo’s Volocopter – supported by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative - is ...

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David Lang: My Underwater Robot

December 6, 2013 10:45 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build ...       

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Molex & University of Illinois Support Etho Team in China Solar Decathlon 2013

December 6, 2013 10:43 am | by Molex | Molex | News | Comments

The Solar Decathlon is a prestigious biennial competition that challenges intercollegiate teams from around the world to design and build energy efficient, fully solar powered homes. Twenty-one teams worldwide competed in China’s first ...

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A Nonlinear Light-Generating Zero-Index MetaMaterial

December 6, 2013 10:38 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers. For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully realized, however, quantum computers will need ...

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Eco-Friendly Construction Giant Faces Attacks

December 6, 2013 10:05 am | by Gosia Woziacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

An eco-friendly building rating system that has powered a green arms race across the nation now faces a challenge from policymakers and an upstart rival. LEED, the longstanding king of green construction and renovation projects, has ...  

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iBeacon Guides Apple Customers

December 6, 2013 10:01 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones. Using the iBeacon ...  

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Tesla Bought With Digital 'Bitcoin' Currency

December 6, 2013 9:57 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One enterprising car buyer just bought a Tesla Model S Performance using the digital Bitcoins, an open-source currency that uses cryptography to secure and anonymize transactions between parties, from the Lamborghini Newport ...  

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Comparative Gauging System has Extra Warning Limits

December 6, 2013 9:54 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Renishaw Inc., Texas Instruments, Inc., Zytronic Displays Limited | Articles | Comments

Renishaw’s Equator comparative gauging system now includes new process monitoring software that displays measurement results of inspected features – as well as the measurement history of each feature – instantly via a monitoring ...  

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Photos of the Day: Ultra-Low Cost Cars

December 6, 2013 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Venucia is a leader in the latest twist in the world's biggest auto market: Chinese brands created by global automakers with local partners to sell foreign cachet at lower prices. With 147 dealerships, Venucia's main marketing tactic is ...

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Nissan Looks to No-Frills China Brand for Revival

December 6, 2013 9:50 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

His Chinese sedan was a disappointment. So when truck driver Xie Yanzhen needed to replace it, he turned to Venucia, a 2-year-old no-frills brand launched by Nissan and a Chinese partner. The Chinese-brand ...      

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Rocket with Secret Payload Launches in U.S.

December 6, 2013 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast. The Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base toward ..

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6 Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Part-Time Entrepreneur

December 6, 2013 9:14 am | by Sean Castrina | Blogs | Comments

Chances are at some point in your career you’ve dreamed of owning your own business. But the risks involved in becoming an entrepreneur, you think, are just too great. After all, you can’t gamble your current steady income, your ...  

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Bridge Devices Translate into Longer Life for NTDS Systems

December 6, 2013 9:09 am | by Chris Warner, ECN | Articles | Comments

“It’s like turning around an aircraft carrier.” This analogy is often used in the business world to indicate how hard it can take a large entity to change direction, usually amounting to months or even years. But for ...    

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Design-Specific Enclosures

December 5, 2013 5:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Hammond Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Manufacturing has launched a range of design-specific moulded enclosures to support the new types of credit card sized, low cost bare board computers. Initially, the supported computers are the ...

Energy Chain System for 3D Movements

December 5, 2013 5:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Igus, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

igus has expanded its 3-dimensional cable carrier line, Triflex, with the new series TRLF-100. The TRLF-100 has three pivoting crossbars that can be opened at any time. Features include ...    

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