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Wright Brothers' Mechanic Honored at Ohio Museum

July 22, 2014 4:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first ...

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Michigan Approves 9 Projects to Add 3,900 Jobs

July 22, 2014 3:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan's economic development arm has approved nine projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs to the state. General Motors plans to create 1,750 jobs in Michigan by consolidating engineering jobs from elsewhere ...     

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The Robot Says You Flunked: Algorithms vs. Judgment

July 22, 2014 3:37 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Harvard and MIT have teamed to develop an artificial-intelligence system that grades essay questions on exams. The way it works is this. First, a human grader manually grades a hundred essays, and feeds the essays and the grades to the ...

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NASA’s Flying Saucer

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...

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Photos of the Day: Testing NASA’s Supersonic Decelerators

July 22, 2014 3:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

The two main technologies being developed as part of NASA'S Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Project are supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerators, and a new supersonic ring sail parachute. In order to gain confidence that the ...

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Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging

July 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall has announced a new hyperspectral imager targeting high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to ...

Safety Monitoring Flexibility

July 22, 2014 2:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON Automation and Safety’s new OS32C-4M is the latest addition to the company’s family of safety laser scanners. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 4 meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree ...

Rechargeable Portable Mass Flow Meters

July 22, 2014 2:16 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Alicat Scientific has released rechargeable portable gas mass flow meters. With 18 hours of continuous operation on a single charge and +/-0.8% of reading accuracy, these handheld meters bring laboratory-class accuracy to ...

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NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast

July 22, 2014 1:38 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of electricity. But producing these crystals by current techniques ...

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Quantum Leap in Lasers Brightens Future for Quantum Computing

July 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light. The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum computers, which are ...

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Ethernet Cables for Military, Aerospace Markets

July 22, 2014 1:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced GORE Ethernet Cables to meet the military and civil aerospace markets' emerging need for higher data rate cables in a lightweight, flexible, and routable package ...

Semiconductor Diode Lasers

July 22, 2014 1:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Visible Diode Lasers LLC  is proud to announce a new low cost  series of compact, Active Cooled & TEC cooled High Powered 520 nm, 50 mW to 1000 mW, 445 nm to 4000 mW, 462 nm to 1400 mW  semiconductor diode lasers for ...

Flanged One-Piece Shaft Collars

July 22, 2014 1:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Stafford Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Stafford Manufacturing has announced a line of clamp-on shaft collars with mounting holes that can be supplied with plain or custom flanges featuring different mounting hole ...

'Comb on a Chip' Powers New Atomic Clock Design

July 22, 2014 12:32 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and California Institute of Technology have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb, or a microcomb ...    

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Improved Telemedicine System Connects Doctors to Patients in Rural Areas

July 22, 2014 11:04 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

To get the best care for her three autistic children, Mandi Larkin would drive three hours from her family’s home in Tifton, Ga., to Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. The drive to and from Atlanta was exhausting. Missed work, missed school and ...

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