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Gecko Feet Are Key to New Adhesive's Power

April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by UMass Amherst | News | Comments

The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the world, but now a team of inventors describe a new, more ...

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Astronauts Gear Up for Spacewalk

April 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Aboard the station Thursday, Mastracchio and Flight Engineer Steve Swanson donned their U.S. spacesuits for a fit check as they prepare to venture outside the space station next week to replace a ...        

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Photos of the Day: Boeing's Badger Is Rugged & Small

April 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

After a series of successful tests, the U.S. Navy last month certified that the Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle can be transported inside a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. That is another step toward ...        

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Sub Scours Ocean for Missing Malaysian Jet

April 18, 2014 12:22 pm | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous ...

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Boeing Phantom Badger Certified for V-22 Transport

April 18, 2014 12:21 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Phantom Badger has completed more than 5,000 miles of rugged terrain durability testing and successful airdrop tests from a C-17. Developed by Boeing Phantom Works, Phantom Badger supports a wide range of missions not possible with ...  

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Cranes, Robot Aid Off-Shore Rescue Mission

April 18, 2014 12:20 pm | by Foster Klug & Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Divers worked in shifts to try to get into the sunken vessel, where most of the missing passengers are thought to be, but strong currents would not allow them to enter. The divers planned to pump oxygen into the ship to help any survivors, but ...

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Storms Threaten 2nd Launch Try to Space Station

April 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a ...      

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Air Force Tests Google Glass for Battle

April 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of ...     

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Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material

April 18, 2014 12:06 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders ...

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Laser Aimed at Clouds Could Induce Rain, Lightning

April 18, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to ...

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Under Some LED Bulbs Whites Aren't 'Whiter than White'

April 18, 2014 11:58 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different degrees of ...

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Turn-Key M2M Development Kit

April 18, 2014 11:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Queclink, a supplier of wireless M2M hardware solutions, has teamed with RacoWireless, a provider of M2M data solutions, to provide a bundled M2M solution that brings all pieces of the M2M ecosystem into one seamless offer. Included with ...

Harsh & Hazardous Connectors

April 18, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Eaton Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Power management company Eaton has introduced the Roughneck multi-pin and single pole connectors from its Crouse-Hinds business. Ideal for ...

Low Voltage Power Supplies

April 18, 2014 11:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has introduced the addition of 12 and 15 V models to its TDK-Lambda ZWS300BAF series of high reliability power supplies. Operating from a universal input of 85 to 265 VAC, the ZWS300BAF features ...

Former BP Employee Settles Charges

April 18, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced ...

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