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New Gun Tech Tracks Weapon Fire

October 24, 2014 | by Haven Daley, Associated Press | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is ...   

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Li-Ion Batteries Contain Toxic Halogens

October 24, 2014 12:27 pm | by Brian McNeill, Virginia Commonwealth University | Comments

Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries - commonly found in consumer electronic devices - are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of ...  

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Implantable Device for Remote Control Release of Drugs

October 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control ...

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Smart Sewage Sensors Lower Cleaning Cost

October 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | Comments

Sewage systems are crucial for reducing the risks of waterborne diseases and avoiding the flooding of cities. Within these systems, a reliable inspection tool that could efficiently manage the cleaning process to meet real-time needs would ...

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A Leap AHEAD for Aircraft of the Future

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | Comments

By 2050, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) has stated that carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, noise levels and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from air transport should reduce by by 75%, 65% and 90 % respectively ...

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Ford Profit Falls in 3rd Quarter on Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:24 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits. Ford's net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due ...

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Amazon's Loss Makes Holidays a Question Mark

October 24, 2014 11:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by ...

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A Robot Race on the Moon? At Least One Company is All In

October 24, 2014 11:08 am | by GE Reports | Comments

The space exploration company Astrobotic wants to be your robot’s cheap ticket to the moon. The aerospace innovator is planning to start flying missions there in summer 2016. Its lander-in-development, called Griffin, will have enough ...

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Allegiant Flight Returns to Vegas Airport Due to Engine Trouble

October 24, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington ...

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Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter

October 24, 2014 10:57 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Large passenger jets are pretty much all alike, but each private jet is different in its own way. "We now make it a bit easier for customers to stand out," says Vic Bonneau, president of GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Business. Bonneau and his ...

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NASA Armstrong's Flight Loads Celebrates a Half-Century

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | Comments

Established in 1964 when it became clear that special facilities would be needed to test the latest in aerospace technology, it was first known as the High Temperature Loads Calibration Laboratory at a time the center was named the NASA Flight ...

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STEM Program Offers West Point Cadets Research Opportunities

October 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Purdue University | Comments

West Point and West Lafayette have more in common these days. Through a partnership between Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy, 80 plebes and a dozen yearlings gained an authentic research experience in toxicology ...   

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America's Cup Flyboys Sign Tech Deal with Airbus

October 24, 2014 9:44 am | by Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer | Comments

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA became the ultimate nautical flyboys last year, using a wing sail and hydrofoils to speed above the waves on San Francisco Bay on their way to a stirring America's Cup victory ...   

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Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

October 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, NM.Project lead David Rosewater said Sandia ...

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Device for Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Defects

October 24, 2014 9:33 am | by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy | Comments

An international multicenter study reports that over-the-scope clip (OTSC) placement is a safe and effective therapy for the closure of gastrointestinal (GI) defects, which includes anastomotic leaks, fistulae and perforations. Clinical success was ...

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China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to ...

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