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IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Internet of Things Unit

March 31, 2015 | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to ...

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Hector the Robot Prepared for Self-Awareness

March 31, 2015 11:55 am | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed a software architecture ...


NASA Chooses 12 New Commercial Deep Space Partners

March 31, 2015 11:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

NASA has chosen 12 companies as NextSTEP partners to develop technologies for deep space exploration, the agency announced on March 30 ...  

Lockheed Develops Protection Tech for Army Vehicles

March 31, 2015 11:42 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is supporting the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) as they develop a new prototype controller for military vehicle active protection systems. The controller will allow armored ...


Operating in Contested Environments

March 31, 2015 11:36 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

For decades, the United States has successfully countered the threats of competitor nations by harnessing advanced technologies to create exceedingly robust and capable military platforms. But as advanced technologies have become more ...


Sealed Enclosures Range

March 31, 2015 11:27 am | by PD&D Staff | Okw Enclosures Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a new size to its SMART-BOX range of advanced sealed plastic enclosures for industrial electronics: 5.12 x 8.66 x 2.36”. SMART-BOX is designed to enhance the aesthetics and ergonomics of industrial electronics such as HVAC, control, and safety systems. Features include ...

Tech for Sub-Micron Optical Switches

March 31, 2015 11:09 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switches with sub-square-micron footprints ...


Acura Racers Headed to New York

March 31, 2015 11:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Car manufacturers from around the world will have their wares on display at the New York International Auto Show from April 1 to April 12, including Acura with a new ILX endurance race car...


Brilliant Factory Will Match the Right Parts With the Right Tools

March 31, 2015 10:59 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Henry Ford was fond of saying that “nothing was particularly hard if you divided it into small jobs.” He followed his own advice, built the world’s first large-scale assembly lines that cranked out millions of Model Ts every year, and left ...


Better Traffic Signals Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 31, 2015 10:51 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Now a study by researchers at MIT could lead to better ways of programming a city’s ...


Intelligent Neuroprostheses Mimic Natural Motor Control

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots ...


Wearable Tech Can Help with Public Speaking

March 31, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for "smart glasses" that gives real-time feedback to ...


Green Energy Investments Surge 17% to $270B in 2014

March 31, 2015 10:33 am | by United Nations Environment Programme | News | Comments

Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices. Major expansion of solar installations in ...


The True Leadership Challenge in a World that Changes Faster Every Day

March 31, 2015 9:46 am | by Joakim Ahlström | Blogs | Comments

To secure long-term survival in a complex and volatile world you need to develop an organization with the ability to collectively adapt and continuously improve as one synchronized entity. Better information technology and more efficient ...


Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Security

March 31, 2015 9:44 am | by Alan Grau, President & Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The IoT and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) are comprised of a wildly diverse range of system and device types – from wearables and consumer gadgets to sophisticated systems found in DoD, utility and industrial/manufacturing systems ...


3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a ...



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