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North and South American leaders pledge to fight climate change

July 14, 2015 12:00 pm | by Vice News | News | Comments

Representatives from across North and South America gathered in Toronto last week for the Climate Summit of the Americas, where the government of Ontario and 21 other jurisdictions signed the first-ever Pan-American action statement on climate change...

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CMOS DDR3L SDRAM offers a 8Gb density in a 96-ball package

July 14, 2015 11:45 am | by Alliance Memory | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Memory today introduced a new monolithic high-speed, low-voltage CMOS double data rate 3 synchronous DRAM (DDR3L SDRAM) with an 8-Gb density in the 96-ball, 9-mm by 14-mm, lead (Pb)-free FBGA package...

CERN scientists claim discovery of new particles

July 14, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher say they have discovered a new kind of particle called "pentaquarks"...

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Nanoscale light-emitting device has big profile

July 14, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power...

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3 Questions: Richard Binzel on New Horizons’ closest view of Pluto

July 14, 2015 9:32 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

On Jan. 19, 2006, NASA launched a space probe the size of a golf cart on a mission to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system; its destination was the Kuiper Belt, a frigid region beyond the planets, populated with icy bodies, the largest of which is Pluto...

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Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

July 14, 2015 9:18 am | by Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making...

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Lots of speculation, few clues about mysterious beach blast

July 14, 2015 9:11 am | by Amy Anthony, Associated Press | News | Comments

A loud boom that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer out of her chair is still a mystery days later, and with no evidence of an explosive device and few clues in the sand, investigators and scientists are wondering whether this was a bizarre case of nature acting up...

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US soldiers evaluate potential upgrades to Bradley fighting vehicles

July 14, 2015 9:02 am | by US Army | News | Comments

US Army soldiers with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team, and 1st Cavalry Division, have evaluated a new capability that enhances the situational awareness for crew members of the M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle...

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Pentagon eyes airborne lasers for missile defense

July 14, 2015 8:59 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The U.S. Defense Department recently began testing a laser that might someday be affixed to drones to knock incoming missiles out of the sky...

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3-D printers poised to have major implications for food manufacturing

July 14, 2015 8:49 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The use of 3D printers has the potential to revolutionize the way food is manufactured within the next 10 to 20 years, impacting everything from how military personnel get food on the battlefield to how long it takes to get a meal from the computer to your table...

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Automotive hall effect latch features wide range of sensitivity options

July 14, 2015 5:21 am | by Diodes | Product Releases | Comments

Product news High-Performance Automotive Hall Effect Latch from Diodes Incorporated Features Wide Range of Sensitivity Options Plano, Texas – July 14th, 2015 – The AH376xQ family of AECQ100-qualified Hall effect latches introduced by Diodes Incorporated offers eight magnetic sensitivity options to cover the requirements of numerous automotive applications. Such uses include commutation, enc...

The best way to deal with harsh environments

July 13, 2015 3:22 pm | by Raj Radjassamy, senior product manager, GE’s Critical Power business | Blogs | Comments

The term “Industrial Internet,” reflects a trend of making industrial tools, equipment and processes more intelligent by generating and capturing meaningful operational data. GE estimates 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020....

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Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest U.S. electricity source

July 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators...

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Initial phase of drone park construction to start

July 13, 2015 2:46 pm | by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of the company managing the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park says construction is scheduled to begin next week, though it won't be a dramatic spectacle...

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US Army announces plans to cut 40,000 soldiers by 2018

July 13, 2015 2:41 pm | by US Army | News | Comments

The US Army has announced force structure decisions and stationing plans that would see the size of the regular army shrink from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers by 2018...

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