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IoT Could Be Hobbled By Lack of Consumer Awareness

April 24, 2015 1:19 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The majority of Americans don’t have aren’t family with the Internet of Things or what it encompasses and that is a problem according to research ...

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Graphene Brings 3D Holograms Clearer & Closer

April 24, 2015 1:15 pm | by Griffith University | News | Comments

From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full colour, wide-angle, 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University ...

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4D Printing Tech Takes 3D Printing to a New Level

April 24, 2015 1:11 pm | by ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science | News | Comments

4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of ...

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Engineering of the Viking Age

April 24, 2015 1:04 pm | by The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) | Videos | Comments

At the Big Bang Fair 2015, IET talked to SV Educational Services to find out what great engineering advancements caused the Vikings to be such a violent and dominating force ...

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CAD Market Returns to Growth; Reaches $8B in 2014

April 24, 2015 12:57 pm | by Jon Peddie Research | News | Comments

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the completion of the CAD market study with historical data and forecasts. JPR’s CAD Report tracks suppliers of CAD software and related products and has done so for over 15 years ...

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New Taser System Among 5 Patents This Week

April 24, 2015 12:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent, assigned to TASER International, cites the desirability to improve the accuracy with which Taser electrodes strike a target, and the need for a user interface capable of multiple functions ...

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'Flora' Hoodie Lights Up with Actual Flowers

April 24, 2015 11:59 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

This spring flower-covered hoodie isn’t just decorative: lights inside the flowers display different colors and flashes depending on the weather ...

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Today in Engineering History: 17th Century Warship Salvaged

April 24, 2015 11:45 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 24, 1961, the 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk 1,300 meters into her maiden voyage in 1628, was salvaged. The ship was commissioned by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf in 1625, and she was ...

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Technology Could Take 3D Printing to Another Dimension

April 24, 2015 11:25 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Move over 3D printing, four dimensional printing will take it from here ...

Experts: Driverless Cars Could Make Roads Safer

April 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The morning engineering update spans driverless cars and shifting markets. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said that many of its engineering and manufacturing jobs may be moved from the United States overseas if the Export-Import Bank, which supported $8.3 billion of Boeing's aircraft sales in 2013, is eliminated by Congress ...

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $31.7M Ship Improvement Deal

April 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a number of work contracts Thursday, highlighted by a $31.7 million award to General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability ...

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Self-Driving 'Taxibots' Could Replace 9 in 10 Cars

April 24, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver. A study published Thursday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic ...

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Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes. The Michigan Assembly Plant, in the ...

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Photos of the Day: Giant Lego Statue Weighs a Ton

April 24, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The life-size Hulk Buster Smash model stands over 2.5 meters high, 2.3 meters wide, weighs a ton and took six professional builders over 960 hours to create with over ...

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Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

April 24, 2015 10:10 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new ...

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