By Chick Jacobs BROADWAY, N.C. (AP) – Outside, the temperature dipped to near zero, and snow locked everything in a chilling blanket of white. Inside, in a hazy world of green, the only activity was the faint buzzing of bees drifting on 62-degree breezes and the occasional hum of fans.
An upgraded welding end prep tool for machining high temperature, high pressure pipe used on severe-duty offshore piping systems and shale pumping stations is being introduced by ESCO Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts. The MILLHOGÂ® Dictator Welding End Prep Tool is an I.D. clamping pipe milling machine designed for dry-cutting high-temperature, high-pressure pipe from 4.5â€ť I.D. [...]
By Eric Berger HOUSTON, Texas (AP) – With two corporations, SpaceX and Orbital Sciences, already delivering supplies to NASA’s International Space Station, a golden age may be at hand for private space firms. Late this year, Virgin Galactic may launch its first suborbital flight, opening space to non-astronauts. And private companies are beginning to announce [...]
By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) – Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don’t, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they’re plunging toward peril. The action, still some years off, has “game-changing potential” to cut collisions, [...]
By Jamie Stengle DALLAS, Texas (AP) – As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving. “But I’m here to [...]