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Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the Nanoscale

December 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. The study provides new evidence ...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 3:51 pm | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to ...

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Smart Window Tints & Powers Itself

December 17, 2014 3:38 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source.This unique self-tinting window requires zero electricity to operate and is also a ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Airplane Flies at Kitty Hawk

December 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully made the first flight in history, and in 1979 a Hollywood stuntman 'probably' broke the sound barrier when he ...           

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3D Systems Announces ProX 500 Plus

December 17, 2014 10:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

3D Systems has announced its fastest fab-grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system, the ProX 500 Plus. Building upon last year’s ProX 500 release, the ProX 500 Plus has upgraded speeds, higher print resolution and an expanded range of ...

New microPEM TackScrew Fasteners for Compact Electronics

December 17, 2014 9:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering has announced microPEM TackScrew fasteners that integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary ...

Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Trial

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

fter just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected ...  

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Roll-Slide Mini Carriage & Rail Linear Motion Systems

December 17, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in.) to 1200 mm. For integration into an application, the systems have ...

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Gems Sensors & Controls' Subminiature Pressure Switch

December 17, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market launch of its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

How Many Homes Can Boeing's New Wide Body Jet Power?

December 17, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Electrical motors and actuators have replaced wires, pulleys and hydraulics once required to fly the plane. They listen to digital commands coming from powerful on-board computers and avionics systems that monitor everything from ...  

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Controlling a Robotic Arm With the Mind

December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot ...  

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NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars

December 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Bill Steigerwald, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the building blocks of all known ...   

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China Secures Construction of European Railway

December 17, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China secured a deal on Wednesday to construct a high-speed train link between the Belgrade and Budapest that will cut travel time between the Serbian and Hungarian capitals from eight hours to less than three ...     

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

December 17, 2014 9:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellit mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from ...      

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MC Industrial to Construct Boeing Composite Facility Expansion

December 17, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, has been chosen to construct Boeing’s new 367,000-square-foot composite center on its St. Louis campus. MC Industrial, along with their design partner ...    

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