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Marine Life Inspires New Camouflage Systems

August 19, 2014 | by University of Houston | Comments

It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military. Researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to ...

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How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 19, 2014 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy ...      

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“Build Your Own” Caster Configurator 2.0 Released

August 19, 2014 1:34 pm | by Caster Concepts Custom Configurator | Comments

The Caster Concepts Custom Configurator has been a popular tool for engineers and CAD designers who need to be absolutely certain that they have the optimal caster for their application. Based upon feedback from the clients who have used this powerful ...

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Senasys Acquires PresAir

August 19, 2014 1:24 pm | by Senasys | Comments

Senasys, a Wisconsin manufacturer based in Altoona, Wis. acquired the switch control manufacturer, PresAir, on July 1st, 2014. Founder, Steve Dye, seeks to incorporate the PresAir line to their product mix to provide a greater range of ...

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Engineers Take Large Step Toward Optical Computing

August 19, 2014 11:45 am | by University of Alberta | Comments

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in ...  

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University of Michigan Wins American Solar Challenge

August 19, 2014 11:28 am | by Siemens | Comments

The University of Michigan crossed the finish line in Minneapolis to win their eighth national championship in the 2014 American Solar Challenge. The team, which switched to Siemens PLM software technology in 2013 as their primary tool for ...

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HTC Makes Windows Version of Flagship One Phone

August 19, 2014 11:18 am | by HTC | Comments

HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will ...

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Tier1 Launches Private Oracle Cloud

August 19, 2014 11:13 am | by Tier1 | Comments

Tier1 announced the availability of the Tier1 Private Oracle Cloud, the most optimized and protected computing environment for Oracle Applications and databases. Leveraging Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) technology, the only ...

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908 Devices Announces Significant Milestones

August 19, 2014 10:53 am | by 908 Devices | Comments

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, today announced a number of significant milestones since the introduction of its flagship product, M908, the world’s first and only handheld tool utilizing ...

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Nutanix Showcases Web-Scale Converged Infrastructure

August 19, 2014 10:46 am | by Nutanix | Comments

Ahead of VMworld 2014, Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, announced that it will be showcasing a new hyper-converged platform, the NX-8150, at a San Francisco event. In addition, the company is launching ...   

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Lufthansa Technik Deploys E2open for Logistics Visibility

August 19, 2014 10:36 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

E2open, a provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, announced that Lufthansa Technik is leveraging the E2open Business Network. The cloud-based platform gives Lufthansa ... 

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Ring, Ring: London Statues Want to Talk to You

August 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | Comments

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. A new interactive arts project is giving a voice to dozens of statues of historical and fictional characters in London, allowing them to ...

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NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

August 19, 2014 9:50 am | by NASA | Comments

Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual ...

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Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

August 19, 2014 9:43 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical ...    

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MGH Develops Device to Study Metastases

August 19, 2014 9:35 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form metastases. In their report published in ...

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Emerging Solar Plants Ignite Birds in Midair

August 19, 2014 9:28 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer & John Locher, Associated Press | Comments

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair ...       

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