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New York Wins $600M Hub For Photonics Research, Development

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press | Comments

Photonics involves the use of light in robotics, medical imaging and national security.


Israel's Teva Buys Allergan Generic Drug Company For $40.5B

July 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press | Comments

The Israeli pharmaceutical giant is the world's largest generic drugmaker.


In Iowa, Clinton Says Climate Plan Will Promote Renewables

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm | by Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press | Comments

Clinton also hinted that her plans would impose changes on the coal industry.


Software Turns Smartphones Into Tools For Medical Research

July 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A smartphone "is a great platform for research," said Dr. Michael McConnell.


USDA Unveils New Peanut Variety

July 27, 2015 12:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The genetically engineered peanut has a longer shelf life and greater resistance to disease.


Company Announces Plans For Steel Mill In Southern Oklahoma

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The mill will produce steel products and is expected to create about 300 jobs.


Finalists Announced For The 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by R&D Magazine | Comments

Gala Event to Be Held November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.


AT&T Buys DirecTV, Now Biggest Traditional TV Provider In U.S.

July 27, 2015 10:19 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

The FCC said that it had set certain requirements for the merger.


Small Plane Crashes In California Yard, Killing Pilot

July 27, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The plane narrowly missed two houses and landed upside down.


Study: Coral-Like Structure Successfully Captures Ocean Pollutants

July 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study aimed to create a synthetic material that could match the absorbent properties of coral.


Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall In Laboratory Freezer

July 27, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The employee died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer.


Wind Farm Construction Commences

July 27, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The steel foundation on the ocean floor is known in the industry as the "first steel in the water."


Deep-Sea Mining Looms On Horizon As UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:45 am | by David McFadden, The Associated Press | Comments

The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning, fueled by technological advances in robotics.


Infographic: Global Shipments In 2014

July 27, 2015 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Find out how global shipments changed in 2014.


Flash Boys 2.0: New Superfast Network Can Sync Machines Across The Continent

July 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Keller, GE Reports Staff | Comments

Seamless machine-to-machine communication could usher in efficiency gains and savings.


Japanese Automaker Mitsubishi Motors To End U.S. Production

July 27, 2015 9:29 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press | Comments

The plant is the only Japanese-owned auto factory with UAW representation.


Amtrak Power Problems Plague New Jersey Transit Rail Riders

July 24, 2015 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

New Jersey Transit trains are delayed because of Amtrak overhead wire problems.


California Withholds Findings On Oilfield Contamination

July 24, 2015 2:54 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

Concerns about the safety of oilfield injection wells are among many dogging regulators.


Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles To Prevent Hacking

July 24, 2015 2:43 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The company will update software to insulate the vehicles from being remotely controlled.


Life Sentence Urged In Peanut Salmonella Case

July 24, 2015 2:39 pm | by Russ Bynum, The Associated Press | Comments

Attorneys on both sides called the sentence "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.



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