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EU Hopes to Build Innovative Economy Based on Graphene

September 24, 2014 3:40 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Graphene, a carbon film just one atom thick, will revolutionize how our material world is constructed. First successfully isolated in a European lab ten years ago, the material is 200 times stronger than steel and 70 times more conductive than ...

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1 Injured in Explosion at Plastics Plant, Electrical Issue May Be to Blame

September 24, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say one person is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. Capt. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says one person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite. The person's...

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NASA Tests Energy Absorbing Composite Subfloor Concept

September 24, 2014 3:16 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name of safety. NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Federal Aviation Administration ...

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Panasonic Manufactures Robot for Eldercare

September 24, 2014 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic said Wednesday that it has developed a nursing-care robot that helps the elderly walk or get out of bed. Osaka-based Panasonic said it plans to start the sale of the robots to hospitals and nursing-care facilities in ...   

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Struggling BlackBerry Releases New Phone

September 24, 2014 1:38 pm | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone as the embattled Canadian company tries for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience on Wednesday ...   

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Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging

September 24, 2014 1:34 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA today released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-gen ...  

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Airbus Lifts Long-Term Aircraft Demand Forecast

September 24, 2014 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. Airbus' top salesman, John Leahy, said ...

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New Method Developed to Synthesize Nanoparticles

September 24, 2014 12:39 pm | by Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have developed a novel one-step process using, for the first time in these types of syntheses, potassium superoxide (KO2) to rapidly ...  

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Drivers, Don't Trade Your Smartphone for Google Glass Yet

September 24, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded - but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of ...

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11 Ways to Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 24, 2014 10:59 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.” Computers, mobile phones and any other electronic devices that ...   

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Photos of the Day: 10 Driver-Assist Features on the New Ford F-150

September 24, 2014 10:55 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Here are 10 examples of awesome driver-assist features the all-new F-150 offers, including one breakthrough class-exclusive feature to make parallel parking a full-size pickup a breeze ...          

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Robotic Fabric Could Bring Wearable Robots

September 24, 2014 10:54 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots. Such an elastic technology could make possible robots ... 

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New EEG Takes Faster Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 10:44 am | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola ...  

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GE Compression Technology Supporting Total S.A. Refinery Expansion

September 24, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will provide France-based energy company Total S.A. with a variety of compressors for a refinery off-gas (ROG) expansion project at its Antwerp, Belgium, refinery complex. The project is part of ... 

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Siemens Provides $32M to Train Workers for Manufacturing Industry

September 24, 2014 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens has announced it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and ...

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