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Old-School Field Work Meets Cutting-Edge Technology

May 26, 2015 12:49 pm | by PeerJ | News | Comments

Painted beige to match real cowbird eggs or blue-green to match the eggs of the host American robins, the 3D printed eggs were placed in robin nests, which were then monitored for six days to see how the ...

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Collaboration Could Lead to Biodegradable Computer Chips

May 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Portable electronics - typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials - are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget ...

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Researchers Develop Intelligent Handheld Robots

May 26, 2015 12:43 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have ...

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Today in Engineering History: Sally Ride is Born

May 26, 2015 11:47 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On this day in 1951, astronaut Sally Ride was born in Los Angeles. She became the first American woman to fly in space after answering a newspaper ad for NASA astronauts ...

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NASA Helps to Capture 3D Side Image of Typhoon

May 26, 2015 11:40 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

NASA has released satellite images which provide an astonishing 3D look into the eye of typhoon Dolphin ...

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U.S. Closes Probe after Can-Am Spyder Maker Agrees to Recall

May 26, 2015 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles after the manufacturer agreed to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says ...

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Apple Promotes Tech Guru Jonathan Ive as Head of Design

May 26, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company ...

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Cobalt Mining Industry May Profit from Tesla Gigafactory

May 26, 2015 10:40 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Toy cars have been a part of many people's childhoods, and now one of the most modern cars in the world is getting the classic treatment. Both Hot Wheels and Matchbox have released a Tesla Model S ...

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Engineering Racing Greatness: The Conditions

May 26, 2015 10:37 am | by TE Connectivity | Videos | Comments

Even racing’s ideal conditions are less than ideal. In the second installment of Engineering Racing Greatness, a collaboration between Andretti Autosport and TE Connectivity, we take ...

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Photos of the Day: Extreme Off-Road Unimog Weighs 14.5 Tons

May 26, 2015 10:30 am | by Daimler | News | Comments

The Unimog U 5023 model combines the diversity of equipment familiar from the Unimog equipment carrier with the particular advantages of extreme off-road vehicles. In addition to the fording capability of up to ...

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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training Lands $27M DoD Contract

May 26, 2015 10:22 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a small batch of work contracts Friday, highlighted by the exercising of a $27.2 million contract option with Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training ...

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BlackBerry Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees Globally

May 26, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones ...

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Samsung Moves Ahead in Phone Sales While Apple Promotes Designers

May 26, 2015 10:00 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Apple has made several promotions recently, including naming design chief Jonathan Ive the Chief Design Officer and appointing new leaders in Industrial Design and User Interface. Various writers, including comedian Stephen Fry, weigh in on the staffing changes ...

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NASA's CubeSat Initiative Aids in Testing of Tech for Solar Sails in Space

May 26, 2015 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of ...

China's Army Down Plays South China Sea Island-Building

May 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to ...

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