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Bell Helicopter's new assembly plant for its upcoming Short Light Single rotorcraft is open in Lafayette, Louisiana, the company announced Thursday. Based at Lafayette's regional airport, the 82,300-square-foot leased hangar will house assembly of Bell's 505 Jet Ranger X.

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As the series has grown and attracted lucrative television contracts and global sponsors, it has allowed teams with bigger budgets to use superior technology to eliminate human error.

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Offshore wind energy could add 4.2 million megawatts to the generating capacity of the U.S., according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, but the U.S. market has stalled almost completely, hindered by regulatory uncertainties, political opposition, litigation and a lack of available financing.

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An engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology.

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Researchers have wired four perovskite solar cells in series to enhance the voltage and directly photo-charged lithium batteries with 7.8% efficiency.

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About a quarter of all drinking water is lost on its way to consumers. A new type of online platform equipped with networked measuring devices, sensors, and pumps, promises to provide the information needed to improve efficiency.

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Clinical Chemistry: Chip-based devices could help save donor lungs and patient lives

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Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.

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Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.

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