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Tech Advances Lower Traffic Death Odds

January 29, 2015 | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the ...       

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Public Startups Boom Under JOBS Act

January 30, 2015 12:18 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, the study found that the Jumpstart ... 

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Oil Spitting Heater Among 3 Design Fails this Week

January 30, 2015 11:55 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

This week in recalls, sanders are short circuiting, sparking and smoking, space heaters are unexpectedly spraying hot oil, and menorahs are catching on fire ...              

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Light-Converting Materials Point to Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Power

January 30, 2015 11:51 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar ...

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How to Improve Electric Vehicle Sales

January 30, 2015 11:43 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

In 2011, an important national priority was declared: Put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Since then, sales of plug-in electric vehicles have risen and continue to rise, but they pale when compared to sales of conventional vehicles ... 

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Larson Releases New 50-Ft Light Tower

January 30, 2015 11:33 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Larson Electronics’ newest industrial portable light tower is also their largest and brightest, and can be customized to customers’ specifications. The new, trailer-mounted model holds 16 light heads on an air powered pneumatic ...  

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Scientists Trial System to Improve Safety at Sea

January 30, 2015 11:27 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite imagery to significantly improve the chances of ...

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Software Analyzes Human Genomes Faster Than Ever

January 30, 2015 10:36 am | by Nationwide Children's Hospital | Comments

Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed an analysis "pipeline" that slashes the time it takes to search a person's genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours. An article describing the ultra-fast, highly ...

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Virtual Trainer Takes Serious Approach to Electronic Warfare

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Office of Naval Research Public Affairs | Comments

Missiles are launched at a Navy ship, and Sailors must decide in a matter of seconds how to keep from getting hit. A serious game sponsored by the Office of Naval Research is receiving accolades for preparing Sailors for exactly this scenario ... 

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Photos of the Day: Experimental Spaceplane Set for Flight

January 30, 2015 10:18 am | by ESA | Comments

IXV will be launched 320 km into space on top of a Vega rocket, VV04, climbing up to 420 km before beginning a long glide back through the atmosphere. In the process, IXV will gather data on reentry conditions to help guide the design of ...

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Unmanned Spaceplane to Test Tech for Future Vehicles

January 30, 2015 10:17 am | by ESA | Comments

On its first launch of the year, Europe’s Vega rocket will loft ESA’s unmanned spaceplane to test reentry technologies for future vehicles. This mission will provide vital flight data for Europe to forge ahead in developing systems and ...

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit $1.7B

January 30, 2015 10:14 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department has announced that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next ... 

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NASA, FAA, Industry Conduct Initial Sense-and-Avoid Test

January 30, 2015 10:02 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and Honeywell International have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system, marking a major milestone to ...     

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New Fuel Cell Car Tech Reduces Costs

January 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Electrochemical energy and polymer research unite in new ways to deliver best-case power scenarios behind the wheel — or specifically, under the hood. Environmentalists and road aficionados alike have applauded the production of ...  

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NASA Moisture Satellite Launch Scrubbed Due to Winds

January 30, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base before ...

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Medical Device Tax Led to Thousands of Job Cuts

January 30, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | Comments

A recent survey conducted by a medical technology trade group blames a tax on medical devices for about 18,500 industry job cuts in the last two years. The Advanced Medical Technology Association said the tax - which was enacted as part of ...

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