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Ammunition Plant Sees Production Surge

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | News | Comments

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to produce about 1.5 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition and undergo $244 million modernization program to keep up with demand.

GM Posts First Profit In Nearly 3 Years

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | News | Comments

General Motors says it earned $865 million from January through March, a strong sign GM has reversed course from staggering losses...

Stripes Offer Clues To Superconductivity

May 17, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Physical Society ) Magnetic stripes hint at the origin of superconductivity in ceramics.


Double Eccentric Butterfly Valves

May 17, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems has expanded its large-diameter size range for the Type 567 butterfly valve to include sizes 14 through 16 inches.

A High Level of Operator Protection

May 17, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to Air Science, its PURAIR 5 ductless fume hood contributes a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out.


Building Faster Retractable Conveyors

May 17, 2010 6:40 am | Articles | Comments

How KLEENLine designed and built the fastest retractable conveyor system, which operate at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute.


Everyone Has a Price

May 17, 2010 6:20 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Blogs | Comments

James Delayo, New York City’s former chief crane inspector, is headed to up to six years in prison because 10 grand in sweaty money was too much to pass up. It’s time to contemplate pricing.


Video Borescope System

May 17, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new borescope reaches places where the eyes can't see with its 3.5” extra-wide monitor, camera and video.


Dynamic Bulk Density Meter

May 17, 2010 6:01 am | News | Comments

3i’s Technologies’ BatcHHouse™   dynamic bulk density meter is a real-time, in-line dynamic bulk density meter with feed-forward or feed-back mode.

Nissan says Leaf electric car to cost under $38,100

May 17, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Nissan, Japan's third-biggest carmaker, said on Monday its Leaf electric car would cost under 30,000 euros ($38,110) in most European countries after incentives offered by governments to push the new technology.

U.N. to pick Costa Rican as new climate chief: sources

May 17, 2010 1:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE/OSLO (Reuters) - Veteran Costa Rican climate diplomat Christiana Figueres is set to be appointed as the United Nations' new climate chief, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

Toshiba develops battery with automakers

May 17, 2010 12:23 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronic conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is developing lithium-ion batteries with multiple automakers as it seeks to benefit from growing demand for more environment-friendly cars.

Bacterial genes that improve plant growth by 40% identified

May 16, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

To find out what makes microbe-plant interactions "tick," scientists decoded the genome of a plant-dwelling microbe they'd shown could increase plant growth by 40 percent. The work could move the approach of using bacteria as growth-promoting agents one step closer to implementation for...

Death of a star in 3D: New computer models show in detail how supernovae obtain their shape

May 16, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have for the first time managed to reproduce the asymmetries and fast-moving iron clumps of observed supernovae by complex computer simulations in all three dimensions. To this end they successfully followed the outburst in their models consistently from milliseconds after the...

How spiders create silk threads: Lowering pH regulates spider’s silk production, researchers find

May 16, 2010 8:23 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

How can a tiny spider body contain material for several decimeters of gossamer silk, and what governs the conversion to thread? Researchers in Sweden can now explain this process.


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