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Consumers Support Wearables; Toshiba Sampling Development Kit

April 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

As wearables become more common, they're integrated into the workplace and outside of tech circles. The wearables sector is one of the fastest-growing industries within technology. In this week's roundup, we find 10 facts about wearables, as well as some new developments ...

MIT Professor to Become NASA's Number 2 Ranked Official

April 28, 2015 5:20 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This afternoon round-up is about all things NASA, including the pending appointment of the administration’s newest deputy administrator ...  

3D Printing Isn't Rocket Science. Or Is It?

April 28, 2015 5:09 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Do you think 3D printers are just a new fad for hobbyists or making knickknacks? Or limited to making prototypes? Don't tell that to rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA).  Making launch vehicles for NASA, the Air Force and ...

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Datel Data Acquisition Becomes Private Company

April 28, 2015 5:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

On April 1, Datel Data Acquisition announced that it would split from parent company Murata Power Solutions and establish itself as a private, employee-owned company called Datel Incorporated ...

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Mildura Solar Power Plant Celebrates One Year at Work

April 28, 2015 4:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Belectric solar power plant in Mildura, Australia is celebrating its first year of continuous production. As of April 28, the power plant has been generating electricity into the local grid for one year ...

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IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo

April 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by IndustryWeek | Events

The IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo is dedicated to helping manufacturing facilities improve their operations through the theme of continuous improvement. Through plant tours, breakout sessions, networking events, and an exhibition hall ...

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U.S. Showed Improved Return of Manufacturing Jobs in 2014

April 28, 2015 4:25 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

More than 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the U.S. in 2014, according to a report from the Reshoring Initiative, a group which works to bring jobs back to the country ...

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Consumers Encouraged by New Tech, But Still Have Concerns

April 28, 2015 4:05 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Consumers might like several forms of new technology, but they also fear some of the potential risks associated with the cutting-edge items, according to Chubb's 2015 Consumer Perceptions of Business Risk Survey ...

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Smart Cities & Virtual Worlds are Here to Stay

April 28, 2015 3:05 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The Internet of Things has taken the crown from social media as the next big thing on the web, but social media is still solid and here to stay, so some IoT manufacturers are working on integrating social media into daily life ...

Tech Companies Lobby for Security, National Trade

April 28, 2015 2:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

A MapLight analysis of first quarter federal lobbying disclosure filings show where United States technology companies are spending their money when it comes to lobbying. Google is one of the biggest spenders across all of the companies in the nation ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Premeditated Jump with Army Ripcord Parachute

April 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 28, 1919, Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump with the Army Air Corps ripcord Type A parachute, designed and tested by the Engineering Division of the Air Service at McCook Field ...

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Rising Connected Life Market to be Discussed at GIL 2015

April 28, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

​The connected life market will have a value of over $700 billion by 2020, according to global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. With the perceived growth, the firm will examine whether or not companies can take full advantage of the opportunity during its May 14 GIL 2015 conference in London ...

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Windows Act Like an LCD Screen

April 28, 2015 1:37 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters developed by a group of researchers at ...

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DoD Awards $20.5M Contract for Terminal Repair

April 28, 2015 1:19 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a number of work contracts Monday, the most lucrative of which was a $20.5 million task order given to Insight Pacific LLC for an overhaul of the Air Mobility command passenger terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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2015's Best Lawn Mowers & Tractors

April 28, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

With summer fast approaching, many Americans are rolling out their lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and gardening equipment. To assist this yearly tradition, Consumer Reports released a ranking of 2015’s top lawn mowers and ...

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