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Future of Electricity Report Calls for Huge Investments

January 23, 2015 | by GE Reports | Comments

A new report released this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos estimates that members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will need to invest more than ...          

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Tech Improves Avalanche Gear for Backcountry Skiers

January 23, 2015 4:22 pm | by Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Comments

As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to ...   

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Siemens Touts Order for 21 Wind Turbines

January 23, 2015 3:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Siemens says it has received an order to supply 21 wind turbines to the Alexander wind project located 120 miles northwest of Wichita. The Hutchinson-based company announced Thursday in a news release that it has reached a deal with ...  

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Goodyear Recalls SUV Tires Due to Tread Cracks

January 23, 2015 3:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing. The move has forced General Motors to stop selling about 6,300 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and ...      

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Creating a Smarter Connection Between Man & Machine

January 23, 2015 2:17 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

As smart technology becomes more and more common in the medical field, new materials are developed to facilitate connection between the body and the devices that help it thrive. A new conductive coating could enable electrode ...   

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Army Takes Step to Merge C2, Intelligence Traffic onto WIN-T

January 23, 2015 11:25 am | by Edric Thompson, RDECOM CERDEC | Comments

The Army's science and technology and acquisition communities have teamed with the Army G-3/5/7, G2 and Cyber Command to provide senior leaders a closer look into converging operational and intelligence traffic onto the Warfighter Information ...

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Buying Cars: Do Product Features Matter More Than Brands?

January 23, 2015 11:15 am | by American Marketing Association | Comments

It is a popular belief among marketers that online searches for brand names are good indicators of which products consumers plan to buy. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that searches for specific features may be far ...

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Silver Nanowires Demonstrate Unexpected Self-Healing Mechanism

January 23, 2015 11:05 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced the ...  

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Boston's Leaky Pipes Release High Levels of Methane

January 23, 2015 10:51 am | by Harvard University | Comments

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system of underground pipes and tanks that delivers ...

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Technique Probes Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

January 23, 2015 10:44 am | by North Carolina State University | Comments

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation ... 

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Unions Seek Jobs Threshold for Boeing Incentives

January 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | Comments

The state Legislature passed $8.7 billion in tax credits in 2013 as part of an effort to secure production of Boeing Company's 777X jetliner in the state. Since the tax credit package was enacted, however, Boeing's Washington jobs fell by ...

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EPA, Automakers Agree to Curb Use of Copper in Brake Pads

January 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads. Under the voluntary agreement between the EPA, eight auto industry groups and the ...     

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Rosetta Space Probe Hints at 'Key to Life' on Comet's Core

January 23, 2015 9:47 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbor the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun ...   

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Space Launch System Booster Aimed, Ready to Fire

January 23, 2015 9:43 am | by NASA | Comments

When completed, two five-segment boosters and four RS-25 engines will power the SLS to orbit and enable astronauts to explore destinations in deep space, including an asteroid and the Red Planet ...        

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Got Battery? Lots of Low Battery Hacks But No Quick Fix

January 23, 2015 9:39 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The common lithium-ion battery that's used to power laptops, cellphones and tablet computers has improved in recent years. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches ...

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Hands-On with Microsoft's Hologram Device

January 23, 2015 9:36 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might ...

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