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Is DC Power the Way of the Future?

February 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The war of the currents still rages … politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live ...               

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Startup Mentorship Program Seeks Medtech Inventors

February 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

An Australian business accelerator is seeking medical innovators to work with professional mentors in a nine-month incubation program. Innovyz, based in Adelaid, is going through some changes of its own: previous programs were ...  

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Cortical Modem Implant Promises Cyborg Vision

February 20, 2015 11:20 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

DARPA is taking wearable technology to the next level with its recent cortical modem concept. This tiny implant plugs into users’ DNA and visual cortex to help cure vision loss by exhibiting a heads-up display in front of their eyes ...

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3D Printed Bones Reveal Stegosaurus Secrets

February 20, 2015 11:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

3D printing is helping researchers at the London Natural History Museum discover how Stegosaurus might once have moved. The museum acquired Sophie, the most complete Stegosaurus skeleton in the world, in December of 2013 and recently elicited ...         

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A123 Sues Apple, Says It Poached Battery Engineers

February 20, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements when they left A123. According to a lawsuit filed in ...     

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THERMal Analysis Aids in Energy Efficiency

February 20, 2015 9:49 am | by Lindsay Hock, Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s a well-known fact that labs consume four times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. And while ventilation and plug loads account for much of this energy use, proper design and detailing of building envelopes can have a ...

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Study: EPA Labels Don't Reflect Total Savings for Hybrid, Electric Cars

February 20, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's labels for vehicle fuel efficiency do not show a complete picture of the ownership costs for hybrid and electric cars and are likely ineffective in affecting consumer choices, according to a recently released study ...

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NASCAR Effort Focuses on Math, Science for Kids

February 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a ...      

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Sensors Detect Icing Conditions to Help Protect Airplanes

February 20, 2015 9:41 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When ice accumulates on the surface of an aircraft during flight, it distorts the smooth flow of air necessary to stay aloft.  The result is a reduction in lift, which can lead to stalls and crashes. Knowing about hazardous icing conditions in advance ...

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Photos of the Day: The World's Most Powerful Gas Turbine

February 20, 2015 9:36 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Harriet has turbine blades made from superalloy monocrystals to manage temperatures as high as 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has variable stator vanes, which direct the flow of air and were originally developed for ...    

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Caterpillar Says U.S. is Investigating Its Movement of Cash

February 20, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is investigating how Caterpillar has been moving cash between its business units in the U.S. and overseas, the construction equipment company said Wednesday. Caterpillar said it received a grand jury subpoena from the ...

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Snowden Leak: NSA Helped British Steal Cell Phone Codes

February 20, 2015 9:28 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to ...

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NASA Delays Space Station Spacewalk Because of Suit Issue

February 20, 2015 9:23 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A series of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station will begin a day late. The first spacewalk by a pair of U.S. astronauts was supposed to occur Friday. But on Thursday, NASA bumped it to Saturday to complete a spacesuit investigation ...

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3 Vehicle Trends to Keep an Eye On

February 20, 2015 9:20 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be making a bigger push into the car market, Nissan is again playing with paint and Toyota is trying to make getting around town a little easier ...         

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SIM Card Maker Investigating Reported Hack

February 20, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency ...       

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