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Panasonic, Tesla to Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

July 31, 2014 | by The Associated Press | Comments

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal ...   

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Pressure Probing Potential Photoelectronic Manufacturing Compound

July 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Carnegie Institution | Comments

Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest to scientists as a possible candidate for ...

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Students Race for Top Prize in RoboBoat Competition

July 31, 2014 11:17 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

Obstacle avoidance. Automated docking. Speed gates. Acoustic beacon positioning. Underwater light identification. These are just some of the missions teams had to successfully complete to win at the 7th annual International RoboBoat Competition ...

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Altra Industrial Motion Announces Acquisition of Guardian Industries

July 31, 2014 11:07 am | by Altra Industrial Motion Corp. | Comments

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc. Founded in 1941 and based in Michigan City ...

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Photos of the Day: Reinventing the Bionic Hand

July 31, 2014 10:59 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Lyman Connor, a GE engineer who writes software for turbines and power plants, has always been a tinkerer. Among the tools in his garage is a 3D printer, which he decided to use to build a low-cost bionic hand ...     

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Chance Hospital Encounter Sends an Engineer on an Improbable Mission

July 31, 2014 10:57 am | by GE Reports | Comments

One sunny Thursday afternoon last October, Lyman Connor climbed on his bicycle and pedaled from his Roanoke, Va., home for a ride along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. He didn’t make it back that day. Riding down one of the ...   

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Aquanauts Complete Underwater Mission

July 31, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | Comments

The mission’s scientific investigations focused on a suite of studies from NASA’s Human Research Program covering behavioral health and performance, human health and countermeasures, and human factors and ...      

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Connected Vehicle Survey Reveals Safety, Convenience Critical to Consumer Adoption

July 31, 2014 10:26 am | by IDC Manufacturing Insights | Comments

53.8% of consumers don't think they will have connected vehicle capabilities in their next vehicle because they won't be able to afford it, don't want it, or don't think they should pay for it. Successful original equipment manufacturers ...

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Engineers Use 3D Tech to Improve Cardiac Care

July 31, 2014 10:17 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

Arizona State University bioengineers are aiding Phoenix Children’s Hospital in effectively treating patients with congenital heart defects. David Frakes and Justin Ryan helped develop the hospital’s 3D Cardiac Print Lab, which produces ...

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GOP Blocks Tax Hike on Firms Moving Overseas

July 31, 2014 10:09 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | Comments

Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to ...  

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Grand Cherokee: A Grand & Long Ride

July 31, 2014 9:48 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | Comments

The flagship of the Jeep line — the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle — is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014. The roomy interior can be luxuriously appointed with stitched leather seats, panoramic sunroof ...

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Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

July 31, 2014 9:21 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is not quite ready for liftoff, but the spacecraft thinks it’s already flown six missions. Since Orion’s crew module was stacked on top of its service module in June, the vehicle has been put through a series of tests designed ...

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New Suit Claims Chinese Drywall Destroyed Homes

July 31, 2014 4:24 am | by Janet Mcconnaughey - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Lawyers for people who say their homes were wrecked by defective drywall made in China have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers and a new defendant — the Chinese Cabinet agency that oversees the country's biggest state-owned ...

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NASA Selects Instruments to Track Climate Impact on Vegetation

July 30, 2014 5:11 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by ...  

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Boeing Will Handle Final Assembly of 787-10 in SC

July 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is ...

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Review: 3Doodler Is Fun But Quirky '3D Pen'

July 30, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The $99 3Doodler, made by Boston-based startup Wobbleworks, is a fat pen not unlike a hot glue gun. It needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. A stick of plastic goes in on the blunt end and comes out, melted, at the tip ...    

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