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Embraer says it has no near-term plans to develop new ultra long-range or supersonic business aircraft. At the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando on Monday, Marco Tulio Pellegrini, the CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said the company, which didn't enter the business jet market until 2000, has plenty on its plate.

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Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid.

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Structural Biology: Enzymes use vitamin B12 in unusual way, could be tools for bioremediation of halogenated pollutants

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An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US.

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Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team has now described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses.

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For the last 25 years, inventors like garage tinkerers, physics professors and engineers have been trying to make a hovering skateboard.

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You can always find vintage test equipment such as meters and oscilloscopes, many from companies that are long gone.

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Water is anomalous in that ice has a lower density than liquid water and water vapor floats in air.
If like other materials solid water had been heavier, all water bodies could freeze fully killing all larger life forms. Likewise rain is possible because water vapor rises as clouds and deliver water at various places. Water based life is possible becuase of these phenomena.
The question is whether this is by design of a Creator (God or what you will) or a happenstance?

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Leo Quinn, who returned U.K. defense contractor QinetiQ Group to profitability in five years, will take over the struggling British contractor giant in January.

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