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Wireless Sensor Startup Wins UC San Diego $80K Entrepreneur Challenge

June 7, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) Wireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi's dissertation. This technology -- and the plan for commercializing it...

The Relevancy of an Industry – Why Manufacturing is Cool!

June 7, 2010 12:25 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2010 — American actor and humorist, Will Rogers (1879-1935) said, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.” And so, the SME Education Foundation has polished up its award-winning Manufacturing is Cool...

Working Toward The Next Battery Breakthrough

June 7, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University at Buffalo ) If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 US patents, all in energy storage.


AIAA To Present Awards At June Conference In Chicago

June 7, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ) The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will present six prestigious awards at an awards luncheon at noon on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago.

China Mobile 4G Standard Seeks Global Adoption

June 7, 2010 10:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Nokia-Siemens says it will develop TD-LTE dual-use equipment, but the mobile broadband technology's overseas success is a long shot.

CMS Awards $24 Million For IT Services

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.

Coast Guard Seeks Tech Solutions To Oil Spill

June 7, 2010 9:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

To support the British Petroleum oil spill cleanup, white papers on technologies for oil-sensing and oil wellhead control are sought.

BP aims to capture 20,000 bpd from leaking well

June 7, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc plans to double the amount of oil it is capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well to 20,000 barrels per day, the Coast Guard admiral leading the government relief effort said on Monday.


Mercedes-Benz Sales Up 17.5 Percent

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

Daimler says its Mercedes-Benz brand saw car sales increase by 17.5 percent on the year in May, helped by strong performances in China and the U.S.

Medical Device Makers: Health Care Law Will Cost Jobs

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

A 2.3 percent excise tax will cost medical device manufacturers an estimated $20 billion in new taxes over the next decade, which could force them to lay off workers.

Investigators: Rifle Test Caused Ore. Bullet Plant Blast

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

Preliminary investigation determined that a rifle fired in an underground test tunnel at a bullet plant in Bend sparked a fire that set off a large explosion.

Hershey Workers In Pa. Approve Labor Deal

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

Workers at two chocolate plants approved labor deal that could eliminate hundreds of jobs and turn original factory built by founder Milton Hershey into administrative offices.

Chrysler To Recall 600,000 Vehicles

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler...

AFOSR Initiates Russian And US Scientists' Collaboration In Plasma Aerodynamics

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) Scientists from the US and Russia, engaged in a unique collaboration organized by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, are conducting research in high-speed wind tunnel facilities to make discoveries in plasma-assisted combustion...

Floods and landslides kill 53 in southwest China

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain have killed 53 people in China's southwestern Guangxi region since late May, including three children swept away as they walked home from school, state media reported on Monday.


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