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China Can Damage U.S. Power Grid

November 20, 2014 | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency ...

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Icon Labs Announces the Internet of Secure Things Initiative

November 21, 2014 4:13 pm | by Icon Laboratories | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced its Internet of Secure Things Initiative. The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term to describe the tens of billions of devices that ...  

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Mouser & TTI Offer Comprehensive Service

November 21, 2014 3:21 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and TTI, one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components ...

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Digi International & Mouser Reach Agreement for Global Distribution

November 21, 2014 2:49 pm | by Digi International | Comments

Digi International, the M2M solutions expert, and Mouser Electronics, an award-winning authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, have announced they have entered into a global distribution agreement ...    

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Ford Designates CMU Engineering Students for Premier Recruiting

November 21, 2014 2:41 pm | by Central Michigan University | Comments

Central Michigan University’s engineering program has been designated one of a select number of universities nationwide to be invited to participate in the Ford College Alliance. This new initiative is managed by the Ford Motor ...  

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Finger Amputating Stroller Among 3 Design Fails This Week

November 21, 2014 1:36 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

This week in recalls, digital recorders are overheating, BOB-CAT mowers are losing control, and strollers are amputating fingers ...                   

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Lockheed Martin Opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

November 21, 2014 11:54 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together ...    

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Robots Take Over Inspection of Ballast Tanks on Ships

November 21, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Twente | Comments

A new robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships is being developed by a Dutch-German partnership including the University of Twente. The robot is able to move independently along rails built into the tanks. At the moment ...

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3D-Printing Innovation Makes Stronger, Lighter Metal Parts

November 21, 2014 11:17 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A Purdue innovation that produces stronger, lighter metal parts that work for the automotive and aerospace industries through a new, 3D printing technology is being commercialized through Frontier Additive Manufacturing ...    

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New Tech Could Lower Manufacturing Cost of Industrial Materials

November 21, 2014 11:05 am | by Purdue University | Comments

An official of a materials manufacturing firm based on a Purdue University innovation says his company's technology could lower the manufacturing costs and enhance the functionality of materials used in diverse industrial sectors. Jean Paul ...

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Commercial Drones Set to Soar as Investors Climb Aboard

November 21, 2014 10:55 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Starting in the late 1980s, the Pentagon launched a top-secret constellation of two-dozen navigation satellites designed to guide U.S. nuclear missiles precisely to their targets. Then the Cold War ended, the technology shed the uniform ...

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NFL Announces 7 Winners of Head Health Challenge

November 21, 2014 10:46 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain ... 

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GE Appoints Four New Officers

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE has announced the appointment of four new Company officers. GE has 196 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth ...     

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Takata Quality Chief Shuns National Air Bag Recall

November 21, 2014 10:19 am | by Macy Gordon & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Comments

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary. In testimony before the Commerce Committee, Senior Vice President of ...

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Obama Plugs STEM Education at Ceremony

November 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers, and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that ...

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Aircraft Wears High-Tech Composite Materials

November 21, 2014 10:03 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Not too long ago, passenger jets were made mostly from aluminum and steel. But over the last two decades, they started putting on lighter frocks made from high-tech materials called composite. Airbus' latest plane, the A350 "Extra Wide Body" jet ...

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