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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to ...

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NASA's Space Station Robonaut Finally Getting Legs

April 21, 2014 9:55 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot — now stuck on a pedestal — is going ...  

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Engineer Vital to Moon Landing Succes Dies

April 21, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was ...

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Largest U.S. Solar Farm on Superfund Site Is Online

April 21, 2014 9:43 am | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went ...   

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Study Says Fuels from Corn Waste Not Better than Gas

April 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will ...

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We Are in the Post Industrial Economy

April 21, 2014 9:37 am | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

In doing the research for this article I found that there are as many articles saying that American Manufacturing is not in decline as saying it is. I wondered if this is simply a matter of economic perspectives or if there is a real basis for this ...

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Simplifying M2M Data Networking

April 21, 2014 9:32 am | by Bill Conley, B&B Electronics | Articles | Comments

There is currently no universal standard for cellular network certification and provisioning in North America. Instead, the North American cellular carriers and standards bodies like CTIA/PTCRB force mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and ...

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Serial Presence Detect EEPROM for DDR4 SDRAM Modules

April 21, 2014 9:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced a new 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device—the 34AA04. The device is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules used in ...

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Slim Profile LED Light Bar

April 21, 2014 9:02 am | by PD&D Staff | Patlite Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Patlite’s new CWA LED Light Bar is a long life, high performance and cost-effective solution for interior industrial task lighting. At the core of the CWA are reliable LED chips that offer nearly 9X the lifespan ...

Sensor Head-Mounted Transmitters

April 21, 2014 8:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The PR 5343 sensor head-mounted 2-wire level transmitter from PR electronics is now released with FM, IECEx, and INMETRO approvals, clearing the way for its use in hazardous area applications in ...

Suits End, Queries Remain on Plane-into-Home Crash

April 20, 2014 2:21 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial, filing thousands of court documents, interviewing witnesses, reporting to a judge. But with the last of more than ...

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Automakers Unveil China-Focused Models in Beijing

April 20, 2014 7:21 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to ...

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GM Delayed Another Recall in the Past

April 19, 2014 2:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't ...

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Boeing to Give Workers $47M in Back Pay

April 18, 2014 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday. An arbitrator ruled against the aerospace giant in January and laid down guidelines for  ...

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SpaceX Making Easter Delivery of Station Supplies

April 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was ...

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