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Production Heating up at Electrolux Plant

January 10, 2014 9:13 am | by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Production is heating up at the big Electrolux kitchen oven plant in Memphis. Using assembly lines, lasers and robotic arms, the high-tech facility is making Electrolux and Frigidaire cooking ranges and ovens for sale at major retailers ...

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Former Northrop CEO Thomas Jones Dies at 93

January 10, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thomas V. Jones, who was Northrop Corp.'s chief executive officer for 30 years and took it to the top ranks of aerospace companies during the Cold War while weathering a series of scandals, has died. Thomas Jones was a pioneer in U.S. aviation ...

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Shipwrecked Concordia to be Removed in June

January 10, 2014 9:03 am | by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck will be removed in June from its watery graveyard off Tuscany and taken to a port to be dismantled, the final phase of an unprecedented $817 million salvage effort. In a remarkable 19-hour engineering ...

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A Look Around in Sony's Video Headset

January 10, 2014 8:57 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side. Sony's $1,000 "Wearable HDTV" worked as intended in a demo. But a few quirks made ... 

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Alternative Energy Powered Cars on a Roll at CES

January 9, 2014 7:28 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

While autonomous driving is a major theme at the International CES gadget show, cars that use futuristic sources of energy are potentially much closer on the horizon. Ford Motor Co. showed off a prototype solar hybrid car called the ...  

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Driverless Cars Need Legal Framework

January 9, 2014 6:39 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The future of driving is right around the corner. Hydrogen- and solar-powered vehicles are on the streets. So are cars that can get you through stop-and-go traffic while you sit back and send texts from behind the wheel. Cars are even using ...

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Engineering Newswire 72: Tiny $7,000 Car Gets 84 MPG

January 9, 2014 4:44 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re wearing augmented reality contact lenses, relating to an emotionally concise intelligence that “feels,” and driving a $7,000 car/tricycle hybrid thing. This episode features ...     

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Relying on 3D Printing to Save Time, Money & the Environment

January 9, 2014 4:36 pm | by Lightning Hybrids | Articles | Comments

In a time when people are becoming more conscious of how their choices and behaviors affect the environment, the sight of a large delivery truck or city bus belching fumes can prompt some steely stares. Lightning Hybrids is on a mission ...

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A Headless Chicken Leading the Blind

January 9, 2014 4:28 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

My wife coined the phrase, “headless chicken leading the blind,” last week. Her organization is experiencing a bit of a crisis and such is how she described the phenomenon. It’s common enough that we all feel familiar with it without any description ...

Carbon Potentiometers

January 9, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. has launched a new line of carbon potentiometers with special stepped outputs for the PT10 and PT15 products. These constant voltage zones can be combined with PIHER's mechanical detents to ...

CompactPCI Serial Carrier Card

January 9, 2014 4:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Men Micro Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has recently released the G204, a 3U CompactPCI Serial carrier card with an M-Module slot. A way to integrate flexible I/O, the M-Module slot provides users with the ability to interchange more than 30 I/O function ...

Low-Power Meter-on-a-Chip

January 9, 2014 4:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has unveiled low-power meter-on-a-chip for a range of portable health applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, home/self-test health devices, and wearable vital signs monitors, including ...

Battery Development May Extend Range of Electric Cars

January 9, 2014 2:59 pm | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a ...

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Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:43 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive ...

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Boeing Success Sparks Hiring at Spirit AeroSystems

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Demand for Boeing commercial jetliners is sparking more hiring of production workers at parts maker Spirit AeroSystems in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/KDFtxq ) reported Thursday that the company is looking for 200 more ... 

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