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Boeing to End C-17 Airlifter Production in 2015

September 18, 2013 8:51 pm | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing announced Wednesday that it will end production of its C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet and close the final assembly plant in Long Beach in 2015, putting as many as 3,000 jobs at risk as orders plunged in the fragile world economy. "Our customers around the world face very tough..."

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IBM Exec Joining Obama Export Council

September 18, 2013 7:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief executives from major corporations like IBM, Marriott and Lockheed Martin are joining President Barack Obama's export council. The White House says Obama is adding seven new members to the council, which operates as an advisory committee on ...

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Jobs Cut as Longtime Manufacturing Plant Closes

September 18, 2013 7:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A longtime manufacturing plant in southern Iowa plans to close its doors and lay off nearly 80 employees. Gits Manufacturing says it will shut down its Creston headquarters and move development staff to an Urbandale location. Mayor Warren Woods said Wednesday that the company sent him a letter...

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Google Seeks the Fountain of Youth

September 18, 2013 5:50 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The ambitious quest to reverse the aging process and extend human life will be pursued by a new company called Calico that is being financed by Google Inc., which has amassed a $54 billion stockpile primarily through its dominance of Internet search and online advertising. Calico will be run by former ...

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Mouser Now Stocking 4.3” LCD Capes for BeagleBone Black

September 18, 2013 4:34 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking 4.3-inch LCD displays for BeagleBone Black by CircuitCo. from 4D Systems. Each provides a 4.3-inch primary display for the BeagleBone Black for direct user interaction and information display.    

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Engineers Fined $100,000 for Deadly Mine Collapse

September 18, 2013 4:30 pm | by Paul Foy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say an engineering firm will pay $100,000 for safety violations stemming from a deadly Utah mine collapse. For the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the settlement with Grand Junction, Colo.-based Agapito Associates Inc. closes the book on the 2007 disaster at ...

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University of Maryland Receives Largest Ever Software Grant from Siemens

September 18, 2013 4:29 pm | by Siemens | News | Comments

The University of Maryland (UMD) and Siemens Corporation announced today the largest ever in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software. The in-kind grant has a commercial value of more than $750 million. Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software will provide...

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Design Can (and Will) Transform Lives

September 18, 2013 3:51 pm | by Louise Rainone, Vice President of Marketing, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

At IDSA, people don't just talk about good design; it’s filled with conversations about how design can transform lives. It’s a very powerful message, especially in today’s society of design-centric businesses. The conference had many exceptional ...

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Teardown: USB Oscilloscope

September 18, 2013 1:45 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

This week's EEVblog Teardown is an impromptu teardown on the Emona stand at the Electronex trade show. The episode features the Picoscope 5000 flexible resolution USB oscilloscope, and the Tagarno HD ZIP 40x digital magnifier ...         

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Cygnus Spacecraft En Route to ISS Rendezvous

September 18, 2013 1:34 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. At the time of launch, the space station was...

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Ensuring Long-Term Success & Widespread Market Adoption of LEDs

September 18, 2013 1:27 pm | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting (SSL) presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit, and good for end users. According to LED industry analyst Jed Dorsheimer ...

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'Wired Microbes' Generate Electricity From Sewage

September 18, 2013 1:26 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Engineers at Stanford University have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste. One day the researchers hope it will be used...

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Versatile Concussion Testing with the iPad2

September 18, 2013 1:23 pm | by DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Every time the Kansas football team takes the field, whether for practice or a game, the training staff wheels out a trunk full of just about every kind of medical tool imaginable. Slings for shoulder injuries. Splints for broken bones. Rolls upon rolls of tape. Now, it includes technology to ...

SF State Researchers Steer Light in New Directions

September 18, 2013 1:22 pm | by Nan Broadbent, San Francisco State University | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by San Francisco State University’s Weining Man is the first to build and demonstrate the ability of two-dimensional disordered photonic band gap material, designed to be...         

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Dual Drive, VPX Storage Module

September 18, 2013 1:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers a dual drive, VPX storage module that provides more than 2 terabytes of storage with one system slot. The new 533x family is designed for rugged use. The series’ controller/carrier card configuration allows for system expansion to meet increasing ...

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