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'Iron Nickel' Decommissioned After 34 Years of Service

April 1, 2015 10:45 am | by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Donnie W. Ryan, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs | News | Comments

Hundreds of current and former crew members, 10 previous commanding officers, and their family members crowded onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to bid farewell to the "Iron Nickel" during the ship's ...

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U.S. Departments Extend Partnership to Advance Hydropower

April 1, 2015 10:33 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional ...

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U.S. Manufacturing Slows as Orders, Hiring Weaken

April 1, 2015 10:24 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at a weaker pace, with orders growing more slowly and hiring essentially flat. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says ...

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NASA Tests Cutting-Edge Mars Landing Tech

April 1, 2015 10:22 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, in June. Media were on hand at NASA's ...

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Preparing the New Martians for Survival

April 1, 2015 10:15 am | by Vincent Hyman, Mars One volunteer | Blogs | Comments

Christopher McKay, PhD, is a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, where his research includes the origins of life in the solar system and active involvement for future Mars missions. He’s also an explorer with ...

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Achieving UDI Compliance & Reducing Print Time

April 1, 2015 10:06 am | by Josh Roffman, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Loftware | Articles | Comments

With its international distribution network flourishing, and with compliance deadlines for medical device Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulatory mandates fast approaching, EMS identified the need to streamline business process and ...

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Supreme Court Weighs Toy Patent Fight

April 1, 2015 10:04 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a web of legal arguments Tuesday over ...

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Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down Prices for PCs, Tablets

April 1, 2015 9:50 am | by Michael Liedtke & Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with ...

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All-New Jaguar Features Aluminum-Intensive Construction

April 1, 2015 9:48 am | by Jaguar | News | Comments

The all-new second generation 2016 Jaguar XF large luxury sedan featuring Jaguar aluminum-intensive construction will bring a unique blend of design, technology, and refinement to the segment ...

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Amazon, IBM Invest in IoT

April 1, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

With Amazon and IBM stepping into the Internet of Things space, now is a good time to look into the way a connected world is changing the way we shop, drive cars both new and old, and explore.This is no April Fools' Day joke: IBM committed $3 billion to working with partners like the Weather Company to provide digital information to people wherever they go. It isn't just for consumers, either: since weather affects crime rates and traffic, IBM could market their predictive cloud-based platform to municipalities and businesses as well. Amazon is looking to change the way people interact with their devices across the board too, with the Dash Button available either for consumer use or for device makers to build right inside their products.

Adhesive-Backed Nylon PCB Lock-Fit Supports

April 1, 2015 9:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has announced an assortment of adhesive-backed nylon stacking spacers/supports. Supports are engineered to lock-fit a chassis-to-board without the use of tools. These devices have an adhesive backing for securing to a chassis while the other end easily snaps into a ...

Obama Signs Order Creating Cyber Sanctions Regime

April 1, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday establishing ...

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Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters Over Fire Risk

April 1, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Giant Factories of Canada is recalling 240 water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode. The company says that in some cases, the joint between the heater's combustion chamber and the tank that holds ...

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Scion Youth Looks to Sedan, Hatchback to Revive Sales

April 1, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness — and sales — to its youth-oriented Scion brand. If it snags a few baby boomers along the way, so be it. The brand, started in 2003 to lure people ...

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Climate Repair Could Create 1 Million Jobs

April 1, 2015 9:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Slowing down climate change could create 1 million jobs by 2030, said a study by NewClimate supported by the Climate Action Network ...

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