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Hutchinson Technology being acquired by competitor TDK

Hutchinson Technology announced Monday it’s being purchased by Tokyo-based TDK.

Hutchinson Tech started making electronic components in a south central Minnesota chicken coop 50 years ago, then hit its stride supplying suspension assemblies for disk drives in the late 20th Century. 192 more words


The Nikola Tesla Interview Hidden for 116 Years

In 1899 the journalist John Smith made a rare interview with Nikola Tesla which has never been published until now. Below a few highlights:

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Religion & Philosophy

Very Complex Fusion Reactor Finally Ready

The Wendelstein 7-X is a fusion reactor that took nineteen years to build. A supercomputer was used to design it, so that it would provide the best possible magnetic field to provide a sustainable reaction. 196 more words


The Evolution of Technology

Today, we were at The Railway Museum in Saitama, a place I’d wanted to go to for years. Finally, I went there. It was pretty interesting, and I could have spent a lot more time there looking around. 166 more words


Preserving in 3D

Since 2003, Cyark has been building an online 3D library, using advanced technologies to scan the world’s most precious, historical sites. Their mission: to preserve cultural heritage sites for future generations. 55 more words

Technology & Science

U of M study finds link between growth of internet access, racial hate crimes

University of Minnesota research found a link between a rise in racial hate crimes and the growth of broadband availability in the past 15 years. 312 more words


Layoffs may be part of Imation's new 'restructuring plan'

Imation is releasing the details of its new restructuring plan, and it could be bad news for a number of Minnesota workers.

The plan includes the sale of the company’s Oakdale headquarters, the severing of a licensing deal with  TDK Electronics, and “mass layoffs,”  123 more words