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SpaceX Breaks Ground on World's First Commercial Spaceport

September 24, 2014 | by Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | Comments

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday ...    

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Tech-Friendly Cities Struggle with New Biz Rules

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent ...   

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Lenovo Looks to Expand After IBM Acquisition

September 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday ...   

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Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers ...  

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Airlines Look for an Edge with Weather-Radar Systems

September 30, 2014 9:32 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. Then, looking at the display on a new ...  

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Ford Invests in Future with New LED Lighting at Manufacturing Plants

September 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality ...

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Liquid Phase 3D-Printing Method Uses Low Melting Metal Alloy

September 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Science China Press | Comments

Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Conventional 3D metal printing is generally ...

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New Transparent Nanoscintillators for Radiation Detection

September 30, 2014 9:17 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances. In a paper to be ...

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Understanding How Things Coil

September 30, 2014 9:10 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling patterns that can also cause problems if ...

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Microsoft to Offer Early Look at Next Windows

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until ...

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Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through 2011 ...  

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Seoul Viosys Announces LED Viophoton Tech

September 29, 2014 2:54 pm | by Seoul Viosys | Comments

Seoul Viosys, UV LED solution provider, announced on August 28 that they launched the Viophoton technology for the first time in the world. Viophoton Technology utilizes functional photons of specific energy which deliver germicidal ...  

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From Diamonds to Supercomputers

September 29, 2014 1:47 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

By exchanging specific atoms inside the mineral structure, quantum bits, required to process complex operations faster, could be stabilized. Gustavo López Velázquez, researcher at the University of Guadalajara (UDG), proposes to construct a ...

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NASA Rover Drills First Taste from Mars Mountain

September 29, 2014 1:39 pm | by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected its first taste of the layered mountain whose scientific allure drew the mission to choose this part of Mars as a landing site. Late Wednesday, Sept. 24, the rover's hammering drill chewed about ...

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Ultra-Fast Semiconductor Nano-Lasers

September 29, 2014 1:35 pm | by Friedrich Schiller University Jena | Comments

Physicist at the University of Jena together with colleagues from Imperial College London develop ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers. As the researcher report in the current issue of the journal of Nature Physics, they are capable of ...

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'Autotune' Software Makes it Easier to Model Building Energy Use

September 29, 2014 1:14 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

There are many ways to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. There are products that use less energy for lighting, heating and cooling; materials that better insulate and seal building envelopes; and architectural and engineering ...

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