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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:48 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that ...  

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The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Too Little Too Late?

April 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Brooke Melton probably wasn't thinking of her keyring one rainy March night in 2010. She was driving her 2005 GM Cobalt when the ignition switch suddenly moved from "run" to "accessory." This had the unfortunate effects of killing the ...

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3 Lessons Learned from the Trenches

April 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Cindy Glass, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

True confessions: I started a business; mistakes were made. Lots of them. Now I’d like to share Part 2 of my story, which includes three more small-business owner tips/lessons learned from the trenches ...           

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SMD PCB Terminal Block with Pushbuttons

April 15, 2014 9:31 am | by PD&D Staff | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation has introduced the new 2061 Series SMD PCB Terminal Blocks with Pushbuttons, suitable for PCB-based LED lighting and industrial electronics. The perfect connection for incoming power to an ...

Clear & Lightweight Sheet Solutions for Aircraft Interiors

April 15, 2014 9:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SABIC has announced two new LEXAN sheet solutions for aircraft interiors today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo. These new offerings – clear LEXAN XHR2000 sheet and LEXAN LIGHT F6L300 sheet — will help provide long awaited solutions to ...

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Enabling IoT Gateway Feature in Bluetooth Dual-Mode Access Point

April 15, 2014 9:12 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

connectBlue has added Internet of Things Gateway functionality to its Bluetooth Dual-mode Access Point RBE221s which is also referred to as a Bluetooth Smart Ready Access Point. Whenever the RBE221s now is ...

Rocket Leak Delays Space Station Delivery Launch

April 14, 2014 4:22 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer. With just over an hour remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch because of a rocket leak. A new launch date was not set; the next opportunity ...

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New Self-Healing Plastics Developed

April 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Evonik Industries have developed ...

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Vortex Shedding Flowmeters

April 14, 2014 1:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Flow Monitors has announced seven new Battery-Powered CoolPoint Vortex Shedding flowmeters for water, chemicals, and corrosives. Designed for ...

High Flex, High Temperature Coaxial Cables

April 14, 2014 1:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has introduced its Ultra Flexible & High Temperature Coaxial Cables. Unlike Semi-Rigid Coax products, the Cicoil version has been ...

Medical-Grade Silicone Tubing

April 14, 2014 1:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical-grade silicone tubing and reinforced hose from tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries handles a wide variety of applications. Its flexibility and temperature range make it ...

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Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 14, 2014 1:26 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with ...  

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Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSat on the Way

April 14, 2014 1:21 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA. Hyperspectral instruments divide up the light they receive into hundreds of ...      

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Shining New Light on Novel Additive Manufacturing Approach

April 14, 2014 1:17 pm | by James A Bono, LLNL | News | Comments

For nearly a century, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been used as a method of coating material by depositing particles of various substances onto the surfaces of various manufactured items. One of the most common and oldest processes that utilize ...

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ISS to Beam Video Back to Earth via Laser

April 14, 2014 1:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A team of about 20 working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is ...

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