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Beacon, a new venture launched by the team behind Surf Air, plans to start offering a subscription-based private airplane service in the Northeast starting September 15, the company has announced. Beacon will offer unlimited access to its fleet for prices starting at $2,000 per month, with flights between Boston and New York, as well as seasonal trips to Nantucket and the Hamptons. Reservations, changes and cancellations can be made as little as 20 minutes before departure, the company says.

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Aveva would receive Schneider Electric’s industrial software business and cash for a 53.5 percent stake in the British engineering company.

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By 2020, up to 1 million zero-emission vehicles will be able to travel the entire length of the state.

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Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts the force with which a robotic gripper needs to push against various fixtures in the environment in order to adjust its grasp on an object.

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Pharmaceuticals: Hostile bid is designed to create a rare diseases powerhouse

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Banner Engineering introduces new heavy-duty Vantage Line fiber optics to complement its industry-recognized fiber amplifier product family. Featuring a flexible 304 stainless steel tube, the polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber is protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments. To accommodate diverse applications, the heavy-duty Vantage Line plastic fibers are available in eight different models,

The post Banner Engineering introduces heavy-duty Vantage Line fiber optics appeared first on Design World.

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Many mammals, including seals and rats, rely on their whiskers to sense their way through dark environments. Inspired by these animals, scientists working at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois' Advanced Digital Sciences Centre in Singapore have developed a robotic 'whisker' tactile sensor array designed to produce tomographic images by measuring fluid flow.

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The first 3D printed pill has been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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