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Using Radio Waves to Control the Density in a Fusion Plasma

October 29, 2014 10:10 am | by American Physical Society | News | Comments

Recent fusion experiments on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics (San Diego) and the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), show that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be used to control ...   

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'Reverse Engineering' Materials for More Efficient Heating & Cooling

October 29, 2014 9:58 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

If you've ever gone for a spin in a luxury car and felt your back being warmed or cooled by a seat-based climate control system, then you've likely experienced the benefits of a class of materials called thermoelectrics. Thermoelectric materials ...

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Device Detects Prostate Cancer, Kidney Disease on the Spot

October 29, 2014 9:51 am | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from “going to waste.” Brigham Young University chemist Adam Woolley and ...  

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NKorea May Be Developing Sea-Based Missiles

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has built a new testing facility that is probably intended to research how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships, according to a U.S. research institute. The North is still likely years away from fielding such missiles, but ...

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Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs

October 29, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control. The recalls bring the newly merged company's total ...

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Cause Sought for Rocket Explosion

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Marcia Dunn & Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across ...

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OMEGA Introduces Autoclave Temperature Data Logger

October 29, 2014 9:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega has introduced its new series of autoclave temperature data loggers. The OM-CP-HITEMP140 is a rugged, high precision logger that is built for use in harsh environments. The device records date and time stamped readings ...

Fiber Optic ESTOP & U-Beam Sensors

October 29, 2014 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Micronor Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MICRONOR has introduced two new inherently safe, fiber optic signaling products for the industrial automation, robotic, and medical markets. The MR380 series Fiber Optic Emergency Stop offers ESTOP Functional Safety compliance with ...

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Ironless Line of Linear Motors

October 29, 2014 9:20 am | by PD&D Staff | Etel Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETEL has announced its line of ironless high-speed linear motors, the ILF and the ILM series.  Built for use in the semiconductor and electronics industry, the ILM and ILF series are designed specifically for ...

3D Printing Builds Up Architecture

October 29, 2014 9:17 am | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D | Articles | Comments

In May 2014, a private company in China, WinSun, printed 10 full-size houses using 3D printers in the space of a day. The process utilized quick-drying cement and construction water to build the walls layer-by-layer. The company used a ...

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How Do We Make the Breast Pump 'Not Suck'?

October 29, 2014 9:16 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

While new mothers are heavily encouraged to breastfeed, the obstacles they face in order to do so after returning to work are many. Breast pumps, as they exist now, do not aid in further encouragement; rather, they greatly ...   

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 9:01 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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Line Camera Makes Magnetic Field Lines Visible in 3D & Real Time

October 29, 2014 8:54 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the human eye, can be ...   

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VW Recalls 270,000 Cars in China to Fix Airbags

October 29, 2014 6:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday. The recall by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive applies to ... 

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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 28, 2014 4:52 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a ...

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