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GM to Add 750 Workers to Build Small Pickup Trucks

September 16, 2014 12:38 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Missouri factory in anticipation of high demand for two new small pickup trucks. GM wants to add a third shift to its plant in Wentzville near St. Louis by the end of March. The factory now employs ...

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Is 3D Printed Gold the Future of Jewelry?

September 16, 2014 12:01 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

Drawing on the digital data of CAD models, the EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering system (DMLS) builds up the part layer by layer - without this process being visible in the finished product. The appearance created is entirely pure ...  

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Print a Cellphone Microscope for Pennies

September 16, 2014 11:42 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it ...

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Toyota Adding 180 Jobs at Indiana Factory

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwestern Indiana factory over the next five months. Toyota officials say the first 60 of those workers will come next month from among employees of its temporary staffing ...

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Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued ...

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3D Printing Conference, Panel to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Tech

September 16, 2014 11:18 am | by SME | News | Comments

SME, an organization that connects manufacturing professionals to essential resources and content, has announced that it will feature a two-day 3D printing conference and a panel session presented by the Government of Canada at the 2014 ...

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Anti-Blue Light Tech Protects Eyes While at Computer

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by AOC | News | Comments

AOC is rolling out an innovative and patent-pending, solution called Anti-Blue Light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. Like Ultra-Violet light waves (UV) from ...  

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NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions of Clouds

September 16, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to ...   

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NASA Unveils World's Largest Spacecraft Welding Tool

September 16, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that ...

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Visual Thinking a Must for Mechanical Engineers

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by Alissa Mallinson, MIT News | News | Comments

Where other mechanical engineering faculty come bearing specific innovative artifacts, Maria Yang offers conceptual strategies for innovation, regardless of the technology. For her, innovation first manifests itself in early-stage design ...

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Gov. Sees State as Future Leader in Wind Energy

September 16, 2014 10:13 am | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would ...

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Apple Sells 4M iPhones in 24 Hours

September 16, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout ...

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Court: Tesla Motors Can Sell Directly to Buyers

September 16, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had sought to prevent the direct sales ...

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CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to Space Station

September 16, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The fall marks a new school year, a new football season and another commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station. In September, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the orbital laboratory carrying supplies ...

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Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiesta

September 16, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years ...    

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