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World's Largest Plane Flies Longest Route

September 30, 2014 | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | Comments

Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the ... 

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Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 4:14 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 1, 2014 3:52 pm | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments ...  

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IMAGINiT Technologies Earns Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor Certification

October 1, 2014 2:27 pm | by Rand Worldwide | Comments

Rand Worldwide has announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division is now a certified Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor. This allows IMAGINiT to implement, integrate and support PLM 360, a simple to deploy, cloud-based product lifecycle ...  

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Infologic Announces Manufacturing Innovation Methodologies

October 1, 2014 1:49 pm | by Infologic | Comments

Infologic has announced a set of methodologies, called Manufacturing Innovation Agenda to assist the advanced manufacturing enterprises which face challenges in transitioning R&D and emerging technologies in their ...    

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Hapman Interactive Design Tool Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions

October 1, 2014 1:23 pm | by Hapman | Comments

Hapman, an industrial manufacturer of bulk material handling equipment and systems, has recently launched their all-new online interactive design tool for their line of bulk bag unloaders. Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the interactive ...

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Siemens Selects TouchNetix Capacitive Touchscreens for Industrial Control Panels

October 1, 2014 1:02 pm | by TouchNetix | Comments

TouchNetix, an independent supplier of high performance projected capacitance touchscreens, has announced that Siemens Industrial Automation Division has selected its Multi-Touch Capacitive touchscreen technology for the ...    

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DARPA Tech Identifies Counterfeit Microelectronics

October 1, 2014 12:51 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Advanced software and equipment to aid in the fight against counterfeit microelectronics in U.S. weapons and cybersecurity systems has been transitioned to military partners under DARPA’s Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits ...

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'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 11:24 am | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  

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Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

October 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Tech | Comments

Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything ...

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Tiny Needle-Coated Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill because they get broken down in the ...  

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Graphene Hybrid Outperforms Platinum as Fuel-Cell Catalyst

October 1, 2014 10:39 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | Comments

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, making them better than platinum catalysts ... 

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U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

October 1, 2014 10:31 am | by NASA | Comments

In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and ...  

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  

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Building a Helmet to Peer Deep into the Brain

October 1, 2014 10:23 am | by GE Reports | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will ...

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Mock, 1st Female Pilot to Circle Globe, Dies at 88

October 1, 2014 10:22 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | Comments

The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months ...

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