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Visions of 1964 World's Fair Didn't All Come True

April 14, 2014 9:46 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not. The New York World's Fair of 1964 ...    

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Compact M3-LS Linear Smart Stage with Absolute Encoding

April 14, 2014 9:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies has announced the addition of absolute encoding to its M3-LS Linear Smart Stage, a USB micro stage with fully-integrated drive electronics and the industry’s smallest all-in-one positioning stage. Absolute encoding ...

Remote Monitoring in Rugged Environments

April 14, 2014 9:17 am | by PD&D Staff | Red Lion Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls has announced the addition of the Sixnet series RAM 9000 remote terminal unit to its cellular automation family – the rugged, cellular router that takes advantage of industrial Ethernet networking. Suitable for ...

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Collection & Management of Hyperspectral Data

April 14, 2014 9:09 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The software suite represents a platform for controlling hyperspectral sensors ...

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

April 14, 2014 8:21 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way ...

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Dead Computer Doesn't Hinder Space Station Visit

April 13, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is pressing ahead with Monday's planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising the situation is safe. Mission managers decided Sunday to proceed with the countdown for ...

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Energy Department Seeks Methane Hydrate Proposals

April 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels. The department is looking for research projects on ...

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Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian Ties

April 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. "It's safe to say a lot of investors here are taking ...

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Parents: GM Knew of Defect in Daughter's Car

April 12, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans say ...

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Space Station Computer Outage Demands Spacewalk

April 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA has ordered spacewalking repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station. A backup computer for some robotic systems failed Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man crew is safe, but the malfunction ...

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GM Slow to Act on Recalls, Congress Documents Show

April 11, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents from a House of Representatives subcommittee show that General Motors CEO Mary Barra received an email about a steering problem in the Saturn Ion in October 2011 — more than two years before the car was recalled. That ...  

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Once-Soaring Tech Stocks Sink in Sobering Comedown

April 11, 2014 4:23 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The stock market's laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers. Just look at the list of technology trailblazers whose values have plummeted from record highs during the past few weeks. Investors have re-focused on safer sectors such as ...

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Tesla Spoils Rotten Lemon Lawyer

April 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “Lemon Law King.” He resides in PD&D’s home-state of Wisconsin, and he’s unleashed his loosely-based lawsuit fervor on Tesla. Auto designers and manufacturers roll their eyes at the mere mention of Vince Megna’s name, and rightfully so ...

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Predicting the Impact of the 1,000 mph Supersonic Car

April 11, 2014 12:48 pm | by Katie Baker, SAGE Publications | News | Comments

A new paper from the Swansea University, College of Engineering team working on the BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic car) project has been published on the aerodynamic characteristics of traveling at 1,000mph. Simulations have looked at how the car will cope with ...

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Through the Mist to Technology of the Future

April 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by Joanne Fryer, University of Bristol | News | Comments

A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled ...           

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