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U.S. Reshoring: Real Shift in Production or Just a Fantasy Future?

December 17, 2014 9:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores ...          

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EGG Energy Brings Solar-Powered Electricity to Rural Tanzania

December 17, 2014 9:06 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the “Netflix of electricity” for rural Tanzania. In the region outside Dar es Salaam, the nation’s capital ...

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Researcher 3D Prints LED onto Contact Lens

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications, Princeton | News | Comments

As part of a project demonstrating new 3D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead ...

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Soldier Uniforms May Detect, Neutralize Biological Threats

December 16, 2014 5:10 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards. Today, natural ...

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Leading Army Researcher Speaks on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

December 16, 2014 4:50 pm | by TARDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Technology Magazine interviewed Dr. Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal here. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced ...  

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Gift Guide: 5 Fitness Trackers Offer Wide Range

December 16, 2014 4:49 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. By no means are these the ...  

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Curiosity Rover Detects Spikes of Methane at Mars

December 16, 2014 4:39 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what ...        

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Army Installs First Ground-Based Sense-&-Avoid Radar

December 16, 2014 4:34 pm | by PEO Aviation | News | Comments

The Army-developed Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid, or GBSAA, will initially support UAS transiting from airfields to restricted areas where training and testing can occur. The radar system consists of numerous complex subsystems, including ...

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Boeing 737 Factory to Move to Clean Energy

December 16, 2014 4:32 pm | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility ...         

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Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

December 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced ...

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The Next Step in PLM's Evolution: Platformization

December 16, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata | Articles | Comments

Lifecycle management like every technological advance has a lifecycle of its own. At the heart of the evolution of innovation, PLM Solution providers are offering powerful new capabilities. These include leveraging ...     

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DOE Invests $60M to Enable Emissions Reductions, Improve Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014 4:18 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $60 million in funding for 22 innovative new projects aimed at detecting and measuring methane emissions and developing localized thermal ...  

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Implantable Tech Helps to Regrow Tissue Like Wolverine

December 16, 2014 4:07 pm | by FeyeCon | News | Comments

While Hollywood is spending millions of dollars promoting superhuman characters like the fantastic self-healing mutant Wolverine from X-men, mere mortals like us are actually quite spectacular beings themselves. While we definitely ...  

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Photos of the Day: Rat Rods Pieced Together from Vintage Parts

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Old vehicle parts that will be used in Rat Rod projects are stored outside Peter Duvaloois' shop on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Saugerties, N.Y. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds ...    

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Vintage Vehicles Made into Rusty Rides

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Duvaloois is building a rat rod based on an orange '35 Ford public works truck at his garage, called the Rat's Nest, about 90 miles north of New York City. The 63-year-old retiree has raced stock cars and built hot rods, but he likes ... 

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