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Shattering Mystery of How Glass Deforms

October 20, 2014 11:39 am | by Dawn Levy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass, and the brittle, insulating oxide pane shatters. But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass - a resilient conductor that looks like metal - and the glass not only stays intact but ...

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Electric Charge Propagates in Microbial Nanowires

October 20, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the ...

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Challenges & R&D Opportunities of Smart Distribution Grids

October 20, 2014 11:23 am | by Science China Press | News | Comments

After conducting an investigation about the current state of the operation of medium voltage distribution grids and the integration of distributed generation (DG) of renewable resources across China, scientists at the Key Laboratory of ...

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1980s Aircraft Helps Quantum Tech Take Flight

October 20, 2014 11:12 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and published in Nature Physics today ... 

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Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam

October 20, 2014 11:00 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.It is the first long-distance optical tractor beam and moved particles one ...

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Huco Dynatork Introduces Combined Misalignment Coupling & Slip Clutch

October 20, 2014 10:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Oldham clutch-coupling from Huco Dynatork provides system protection and misalignment compensation in one, compact device. It combines two Huco Dynatork designs, the first of which is the Oldham coupling. The Huco Dynatork ...

iPhone Glass Maker to Cut 727 Jobs

October 20, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The company on Thursday announced ...   

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Wieland Electric Increases Output Current Rating for Programmable Safety Controller

October 20, 2014 10:18 am | by PD&D Staff | Wieland Electric, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland Electric has increased the output current for its programmable safety controllers to 4 amps, giving machine design engineers a more versatile means of safely switching loads in a range of industrial machine safety circuits ...

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Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 10:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about ...

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Fire Exposes Illegal Chinese Factories

October 20, 2014 10:08 am | by Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been ...

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Recall Issued After Deadly Fire Truck Crash

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena. The recall notice says ...

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Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Astrodyne | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734, designed exclusively for use with the Excelsys Technologies' power supplies, helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F ...

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New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

October 20, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter ...

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Photos of the Day: Cuba's Pre-Revolutionary Cars Get New Life

October 20, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cars may gleam on the outside, but they’re often battered, rolling monuments to ingenuity within. Many scavenge parts, particularly engines, from Soviet-era cars and trucks ...           

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Commercial Rocket Test Helps Prep for Journey to Mars

October 20, 2014 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career ...  

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