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AVweb's weekly review of developments in aviation revealed news that Cessna delivered its 10,000th single-engine airplane from its Independence, Kansas, facility, Bell Helicopter broke ground on a new manufacturing facility, Cutter Aviation received a safety award, and the FAA authorized transition training in Bearhawk amateur-built aircraft.

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We’re not talking about humanities here. A professional degree is all about pragmatism. Here’s “need to know” about admissions and the job market.

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Researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.

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Researchers in Switzerland have created a “molecular assembly line” that acts like an automated factory for building complex chemical substances.

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XPRIZE today announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation for teams to develop a consumer-focused, mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting a set of 15 medical conditions and capturing five vital health metrics. Launched in January 2012, the competition encourages the development of a device much like the medical Tricorder of Star Trek fame, moving it from science fiction to science reality.

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Governor Brown expected to sign law passed by the state Legislature

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Smart thermostats are not only for the well-to-do. One group is developing them to help keep tenement dwellers warm.

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Wary of too-high projected financing costs for the $1.5-billion Project NEON, officials adopt a design-build approach.

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