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Tesla, Chinese Firm Plan 400 Charging Stations

September 2, 2014 | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Tesla Motors and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Plans call for China Unicom to provide ...

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hyperMILL 2014 from OPEN MIND Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2015

September 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by OPEN MIND Technologies | Open Mind Technologies | Comments

hyperMILL 2014, the CAM solution from OPEN MIND Technologies AG, is fully compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2015 as has been certified by Autodesk Inc. Realising the seamless interaction between the two products is an integral part of the ...

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Infographic: Find the Value of Traceability in Manufacturing

September 2, 2014 11:26 am | by Brady Corporation | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components. Ultimately, a solid traceability process will save ...

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Next Gen Engine Blades Use Carbon Super Material

September 2, 2014 11:19 am | by GE Reports | Comments

In the late 19th century, Thomas Edison baked cotton threads and shredded bamboo to create some of the earliest commercial pure carbon fiber for use as the first glowing filaments in light bulbs. Industrial engineers are no longer baking ...

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Jack Wayman, CE Industry Leader & CES Founder, Dies at 92

September 2, 2014 11:09 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | Comments

International CES founder and consumer electronics (CE) industry legend Jack Wayman died Saturday, August 30 of natural causes at the age of 92, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro ...   

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Wristwatch Inspires Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker

September 2, 2014 10:50 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery ...   

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Exploring the Limits of Organic Solar Cells

September 2, 2014 10:33 am | by University of the Basque Country | Comments

IK4-Ikerlan and the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country are exploring the limits of organic solar cells and how to manufacture more efficient cells. Conventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels, but ...

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China Military Shows Off Newest Helicopters, Tanks

September 2, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the ...

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Incentives States Can Offer to Get Tesla Factory

September 2, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where ...

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NC Offered $100M for Toyota HQ, Twice Texas Bid

September 2, 2014 10:23 am | Comments

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer ...

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New Sensor Detects Tiny Individual Nanoparticles

September 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through ...

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'Electronic Nose' May Sniff Out Infectious Bacteria

September 2, 2014 10:08 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhoea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester. Using a mass spectrometer, the research ...

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Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3D Printing Technology

September 2, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector - a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine - with design features that took advantage of 3-D printing. To make the parts, the design was ...

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Scientists Pioneer Strategy for Creating New Materials

September 2, 2014 9:57 am | by Else Tennessen, Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

Making something new is never easy. Scientists constantly theorize about new materials, but when the material is manufactured it doesn’t always work as expected. To create a new strategy for designing materials, scientists at the ...  

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Cleveland Welcomes Growing Field of Server Farms

September 2, 2014 9:33 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | Comments

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one ...

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Knowles Commits $100,000 to Support Diversity in Engineering

September 2, 2014 9:04 am | by Knowles Corporation | Comments

Knowles Corporation has committed $100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering to support female engineering students. Knowles, a Chicago company and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and ...

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