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Alcoa Buying Tital to Help Expand Aerospace Unit

December 15, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is buying a titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alcoa, which is based in New York with key ...        

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Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to 42

December 15, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday ...   

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Squid Supplies Blueprint for Printable Thermoplastics

December 15, 2014 2:10 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3D-printing. "Most of the companies looking into this type of material ...

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HELUKABEL Introduces Threadless Cable Gland

December 15, 2014 2:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | HELUKABEL USA | Product Releases | Comments

HELUKABEL has introduced its latest cable gland technology that relieves stress and strain on cables – the HELUTOP Easy. Using a spring/snap system, the HELUTOP Easy allows for installation in hard-to-reach areas and spaces ...

OLED Displays for Curved & Flexible Consumer Electronics

December 15, 2014 1:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kateeva has introduced the YIELDjet FLEX, a mass-production solution for flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). The YIELDjet FLEX tool was developed to enable Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE), which is the process that gives thinness ...

Today in Engineering History: Rotary-Engine Auto Is Patented

December 15, 2014 1:34 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in 1896, Stephen M. Balzer was awarded a patent for a gasoline-powered motor buggy and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its ...                  

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The IoT Uplink: 90% of IT Networks to Have IoT-Based Security Breach

December 15, 2014 12:10 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink examines IoT security tools, making better connections, and how improving standards will help improve IoT adoption rates. We look specifically at Elliptic Technologies and the security hardware ...   

Mobile Radio Passive Radar Makes Harbors Safer

December 15, 2014 12:02 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile radio passive radar can also help ...

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New Floor Covering Can Lead to Breathing Problems in Babies

December 15, 2014 11:51 am | by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ | News | Comments

New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. This is the result of a study carried out by the Helmholtz Centre for ...

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Fraud-Proof Credit Cards Possible With Quantum Physics

December 15, 2014 11:43 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information ...

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Researchers Combine Logic, Memory to Build a 'High-Rise' Chip

December 15, 2014 11:36 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, Stanford engineers add a fourth word - taller. At a conference in San Francisco, a Stanford team will reveal how to build high-rise chips that could leapfrog the ...

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Control on Shape of Light Particles Opens Way to 'Quantum Internet'

December 15, 2014 11:30 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or ...

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New Findings Could Point the Way to 'Valleytronics'

December 15, 2014 11:23 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics ...

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CompuGirls Project Teaches Girls Computational, Technical Skills

December 15, 2014 11:10 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

If one of the keys to building a future technology workforce is finding new ways to engage women and minorities in computer science, giving teenage girls an understanding of what the field is, and how they might contribute, matters ...  

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Addressing the Shortage of Women in Technology

December 15, 2014 10:50 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Last month, the blogosphere exploded with backlash against the messaging in the book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which implied that women produce stories and design, while men do the technical work. Mattel, Inc. officially apologized ...

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