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£45 million invested in new press line at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood operations

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The new servo stamping line, the first of its kind to be built in the UK, is 13 metres tall and over 85 metres long. It has a combined press stamping capacity of 7,900 tonnes, making it the fastest and one of the biggest and most powerful press lines across Jaguar Land Rover, stamping both steel and aluminium panels. Installing this giant facility required a major reconfiguration of the Halewood press shop, with the plant roof raised by almost 12 metres to accommodate the new machinery. The press shop bay also had to have its footprint exten... Read More »

Consumers to test ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

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The i-Road offers a novel riding experience, combining the convenience of a motorcycle with the comfort and stability of a car. The i-Road to be used in the consumer trial in Tokyo is based on the model shown as a concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013, but is now available in five colors and features improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability. Toyota will provide ten vehicles to approximately 20 test participants, ranging from members of the general public to trend and industry experts. Feedback will be collected concerning dri... Read More »

Xerox Secure Imaging Technology simplifies mobile banking and expands customer convenience

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Now anyone with a supported mobile device and web access can take a picture of a document and securely send it to a desired recipient in seconds. Running on the latest iPhones, iPads and Android phones, Safe Courier makes it possible for users to securely submit paperwork on the spot. The entire process takes seconds. “We’ve all used our smartphones to take a quick photo of documents, white-board meeting notes or even a snapshot of our child’s science fair display to record and share,” said Raja Bala, principal imaging scientist at the Xerox... Read More »

Chromecast: now casting in 11 more countries

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In addition to your favorite apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), we’re working with local content providers to bring even more of the movies and TV shows you love to Chromecast. Apps will start rolling out today, and include BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon. So instead of huddling around your laptop to watch Sherlock solve the next crime or getting caught up on all the workplace drama in ... Read More »

The new Acer B276HUL and B296HCL deliver an outstanding true color experience and robust ergonomics for multifunctional usage

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Available in two display sizes, 27-inch and 29-inch, the B6 series comes with Full-HD resolution, an outstanding 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio optimized by Acer Adaptive Contrast Management, enabling crisp cinematic views of the latest high definition content, and a fast 5ms response time. The new 27-inch B6 display comes with an impressive 2k resolution (2560x1440 pixel, 1440p), 80% more pixels than the standard Full-HD resolution, while the 29-inch B6 display offers a 2560x1080 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio for optimized multitas... Read More »

Apple updates most affordable 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display, improved cameras & enhanced performance

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“Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.” iPad customers have access to the revolutionary App Store℠, which offers more ... Read More »

Continental Focuses on LED Innovations

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Continental develops and supplies control electronics for LED headlights in all vehicle classes Networked electronic systems make possible numerous new functions Technology enhances vehicle safety and reduces energy consumption They require, however complex control electronics to individually regulate each of the many LEDs in the headlight as required. Dr. Maximilian Austerer, group leader for systems development of light control units at Continental in Austria notes: "Our light control units are perfectly tailored to this task and have ... Read More »

Climate research aboard a Lufthansa Airbus

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Researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, have made a new discovery that will play a significant role in halting ozone depletion. Their findings were published recently in the renowned scientific journal Nature Geoscience. Measurements collected in the flying laboratory on board the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 “Leverkusen” as part of the EU-funded CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container) project mark a major step forward in establishing the existence of three... Read More »

Hokkaido University and Hitachi complete a facility incorporating a novel proton beam therapy system for cancer treatment

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The FIRST Program is a major research support structure established as part of a Japanese government initiative to promote science and technology. At a meeting of the Council for Science and Technology Policy in March 2010, out of a total of 565 applications from across Japan, 30 "Core Researchers and Projects" were awarded grants based on their notable potential in the advancement of Japanese science and technology. Hokkaido University's "Advanced Radiation Therapy Project Real-time Tumor-tracking with Molecular Imaging Technique" project was ... Read More »

Interactive terminals Panasonic

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Terminals are equipped with a vertical touch screen FullHD 47 "Panasonic, special vandal-proof glass and can withstand temperature fluctuations from -40 to +50 degrees. Inside the booth is equipped with a special built-in industrial computer and uninterruptible power supply. Additionally, the device can be installed thermal printer, card reader, barcode scanner, Wi-Fi, GPRS-modem lights and webcam. The high-quality professional displays Panasonic display interactive floor plan of the building and 3D navigation allow visitors to navigate accu... Read More »

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