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Photos of the Day: 50 mph with a 131-Foot Wing Sail

September 26, 2013 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The crew on Oracle Team USA celebrates after winning the 19th race against Emirates Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup sailing event, as fans wave in the foreground Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in San Francisco...    

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500 People Operating 2 Machines

September 26, 2013 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A tissue maker in Anderson is working on an expansion that is expected to add at least 200 jobs. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported reported that First Quality Enterprises is clearing land at its plant for a new tissue-making machine...

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Machine Builder's Novel Motion Control Architecture Makes Plastic Bags

September 26, 2013 9:38 am | by ABB Inc. | News | Comments

Two UK plastic bag machine support specialists have cooperated to launch a machine offering new levels of programmability and bag production flexibility. Based on ABB's Ethernet Powerlink compatible motion control range, the new machine...

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Revolutionizing Electronics with Likely Successor to Silicon in Computer Chips

September 26, 2013 9:29 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

With support from the National Science Foundation, a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with 178 transistors made from carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that may replace silicon in...

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The Pursuit of Ignorance

September 26, 2013 9:26 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like "farting around … in the dark." In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science...

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Leather & Meat without Killing Animals

September 26, 2013 9:24 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way?

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Langley Tests Dream Chaser's Thermal Dynamics

September 26, 2013 9:15 am | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., conducted hypersonic testing of Dream Chaser models for Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to obtain necessary data for the material selection and design of the spacecraft's thermal protection...

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Teardown: Bank Note Acceptor

September 26, 2013 9:11 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this week's EEVblog Teardown, what's inside an old style bank note/bill accptor/validator for vending machines and the like? How does it detect genuine notes from dodgy ones?           

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Toyota to Export Corollas to Latin America in 2014

September 26, 2013 7:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it will begin sending U.S.-built Corolla sedans to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean starting next year. The world's biggest car maker said Thursday that production of the U.S.-built vehicles is set to start at...

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Nissan Recalls 908,900 Vehicles for Sensor Problem

September 26, 2013 5:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan says it is recalling 908,900 vehicles around the world for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall. Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday the recall affects the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport...

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NKK Switches Expands 3D CAD Library

September 25, 2013 5:26 pm | by NKK Switches | Nkk Switches, Inc. | News | Comments

NKK Switches has announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations...    

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Apple App Directs Drivers to Alaska Airport Runway

September 25, 2013 5:14 pm | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Alaska airport official says a glitch in the Apple Maps app on newer iPhones and iPads guides people up to a runway at the facility, instead of sending them on the proper route to the terminal. The map stops at the runway, but twice ...

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Heartbeat Detecting Radar Saves Disaster Victims

September 25, 2013 1:51 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

A new portable radar device can detect heartbeats and breathing of victims trapped under rubble in a disaster. Developed in conjunction with Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, FINDER is based on remote-sensing radar technology developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to monitor...

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NASA & Homeland Security Test Radar for Locating Disaster Victims

September 25, 2013 1:44 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate...

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Company Wants to Mine for Vanadium

September 25, 2013 1:40 pm | by Rapid City Journal | News | Comments

A company that wants to mine for uranium in southwestern South Dakota also plans to harvest a metal used in car parts, jet engines, and cutting tools. Powertech Uranium Corp. wants to mine for vanadium, which is used in steel alloys to form a strong metal that...

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