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EVs Gaining Popularity, But Slowly

April 24, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Sales of long-range electrical vehicles could reach 466,407 units by the end of 2015, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan about the expansion of the global EV market ...

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NVision Aids Surgical Manufactures by Producing Complex CAD Files

April 27, 2015 4:49 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NVision Incorporated recently created 3D CAD model files for two large medical development companies, helping one to develop files for molds used for breast augmentation surgery and another for molds of a cutting tool used in facial surgeries ...

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Internet of Things Industry Thrives in Q1

April 27, 2015 4:35 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The Internet of Things is a thriving industry, but some say it holds possibility in one hand and danger in the other. IoT was a leading deal-value driver in the mergers and acquisition market in the first quarter of 2015 ...

3D Printed Home Faces Construction Delays

April 27, 2015 3:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Last week, architect Adam Kushner presented updates on his plans for a 2,400 square foot 3D-printed house, pool house, and car port to be built in Gardiner, N.Y. ...

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Ford Engineer Creates Record-Breaking Hot Wheels Track

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Talk about epic parent-child projects: Ford employee Matt West and his son Blade set up a massive Hot Wheels ramp at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn on the company’s “Take Your Child to Work Day,” breaking a Guinness World Record in the process ...

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These Machines Could Build Houses Almost Instantly

April 27, 2015 1:25 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Architecture and engineering go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to building novel, prefabricated homes. A company called Ten Fold Engineering has built a lever system that can theoretically unfold walls and floors to shape instant living spaces ...

More Aspirations for Drones Fly In

April 27, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

From studying the complexities of a hurricane to planting trees with fascinating efficiency, drone users and developers are doing their best to push the limits of what UAVs can do ...

Flight Is Greener Than Driving

April 27, 2015 12:32 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher. In a follow-up study from last year, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that ...

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Making LED-Illuminated Ads Light & Flexible

April 27, 2015 12:17 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT is involved in a European project, developing novel LED advertising displays, which combine thin, lightweight and bendable structures with advanced optical quality. The project will implement, for example, a LED display that ...

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More Is Less in Novel Electronic Material

April 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by Boston College | News | Comments

Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. This everyday experience reflects a positive material property of the water-cup system. But what if adding more water lowers the water level by deforming the cup? This would mean ...

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Fire at Nuclear Power Plant Prompts Reactor Shutdown

April 27, 2015 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in southern Taiwan was shut down following a fire that broke out at around midnight Sunday, its operator said Monday. Taiwan Power spokesman Lin Te-fu told ...

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 90

April 27, 2015 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was ...

WWII-Era Bomb Found on College Campus, Detonated by Military

April 27, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college ...

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Warning Signals Alert Filipinos of Oncoming Tsunamis

April 27, 2015 10:52 am | by E2S | News | Comments

The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries, and swamped coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet (30 meters) high. Following this tragic event, the UN set up the Indian ...

Facebook Engineering Director Leaves for Startup

April 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

 Facebook Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen made headlines on April 27 when he announced that he would be moving from the social media giant to a music startup co-founded by his fiance, Elomida Visviki ...

MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research

April 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Abby Abazorius, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last year was a notable one for scientific achievements: In 2014, European researchers discovered a fundamental new particle that sheds light on the origins of the universe, and the European Space Agency successfully landed the first ...

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