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Making a Self-Healing Polymer

February 5, 2014 9:50 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | Videos | Comments

Illinois researcher Hanze Ying demonstrates the making and self-healing properties of a new dynamic polymer. After the polymer is cut or torn, the researchers press the two pieces back together and let the sample sit for about a ...  

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Off-the-Shelf Materials Lead to Self-Healing Polymers

February 5, 2014 9:49 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products. Other self-healing material systems have focused on ...

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HELUKABEL Continues International Growth with Three New Affiliates

February 5, 2014 9:47 am | by HELUKABEL | News | Comments

HELUKABEL has further expanded its global reach by adding local branches in three strategic markets. During 2013 Q3, new affiliates were launched in the United Kingdom and the Middle East, and in the beginning of 2013 Q4, HELUKABEL Indonesia became the 23rd affiliate to join the global network.

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Photos of the Day: Ship Slams into Jetty after Engine Failure

February 5, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Waves knock against the wreck of the Spanish cargo ship "Luno" that slammed into a jetty in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters and broke in two, off Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The ship had been heading to a ...  

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Military Helicopter Rescues Sailors from Stranded Ship

February 5, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A military helicopter was evacuating the crew of a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty and split in two in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off southwestern France on Wednesday. The hold of the ship, the Luno, was empty when the accident ...

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Was Microsoft Smart to Play it Safe with CEO Pick?

February 5, 2014 12:09 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was ...

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Boeing Party to Thank Lawmakers for $8.7B

February 4, 2014 5:09 pm | by Mike Baker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing lobbyists are throwing a "thank you" party for lawmakers who helped provide the company with billions in tax breaks. An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows Boeing executives will host a reception for lawmakers on ... 

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From Gates to Nadella: Microsoft Through the Years

February 4, 2014 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. has named Satya Nadella, head of its cloud computing business, as the company's next CEO. He immediately replaces Steve Ballmer, who had announced in August that he would retire from the world's biggest software company ...

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Answering the President's Call to Enrich American Education

February 4, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In his State of the Union address, President Obama set an ambitious agenda to make 2014 a year of action: using his pen and his phone to take steps that increase prosperity and opportunity for America's middle class - including helping more ...

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Single-Cable Solution for Servo Drive Technology

February 4, 2014 3:40 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The HMC 6 single-cable solution from HEIDENHAIN offers a series of cost and quality improvements. All the lines for the encoders, motors and brakes are now available in one cable ...

Pipe & Flange Protection Products

February 4, 2014 3:29 pm | by PD&D Staff | Mocap Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MOCAP's new line of Pipe and Flange Protection Products include Pipe Caps, Pipe Plugs, Outside Fitting Flange Protectors, Push-In Flange Protectors and Bolt Hole Flange Protectors. They are designed to protect many sizes and ...

Power Monitoring IC

February 4, 2014 3:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new power monitoring IC, the MCP39F501. This device is an integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of AC power ...

Top 5 Items on Microsoft CEO's To-Do List

February 4, 2014 3:09 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As with any new CEO, Microsoft's Satya Nadella will have a packed agenda that includes filling top management roles and re-examining strategy. Here are some of the most pressing items on Nadella's to-do list as he reshapes Microsoft into ...

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Boeing Increasing Monthly Production Rate of 737

February 4, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing is increasing the monthly production rate of its 737 to 42 airplanes, thanks in part to factory efficiency improvements. The company said Tuesday that the production rate has climbed about 33 percent since 2010's 31.5 planes a ... 

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How to Maximize Retention of Spring Pins

February 4, 2014 1:23 pm | by Evan Dowell, SPIROL Application Engineer | Spirol International Corp. | Articles | Comments

Spring Pins are used in many different assemblies for a variety of reasons: to serve as hinge pins and axles, to align components, or simply to fasten multiple components together. Spring Pins are formed by rolling and configuring a ...  

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