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NASA, FAA, Industry Conduct Initial Sense-and-Avoid Test

January 30, 2015 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and Honeywell International have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system, marking a major milestone to ...     

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NASA Moisture Satellite Launch Scrubbed Due to Winds

January 30, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base before ...

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Medical Device Tax Led to Thousands of Job Cuts

January 30, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A recent survey conducted by a medical technology trade group blames a tax on medical devices for about 18,500 industry job cuts in the last two years. The Advanced Medical Technology Association said the tax - which was enacted as part of ...

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Comau Launches Small, Fast Shop Robot

January 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Comau’s newest industrial robot, designed to fit in a limited space with a reach of just under a meter in length, can carry up to 10 kilograms and moves the fastest in its category. Racer 999, the follow-up to the Racer ...    

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Leading Automotive Supplier to Expand in TN

January 30, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A leading global automotive supplier plans to build a new facility in McMinn County, Tennessee that's expected to create as many as 400 new jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner ...     

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5 Resources for STEM Teachers

January 30, 2015 9:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

With STEM careers taking off, STEM students need capable, confident teachers targeting all segments of the population. In a Town Hall conference call on Jan. 28, STEMconnector brought together representatives of advocacy organizations ...

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The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution

January 30, 2015 9:39 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Where does the human end and the machine begin? In the era of neuroprosthetics, tiny electronic devices embedded in the body that stimulate the brain and other parts of the nervous system to improve their function, this question may ...  

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Where GE Ventures Sees the Next Big Ideas

January 30, 2015 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Like many inventors, Thomas Edison started out as a teenage tinkerer with empty pockets. But his work on improving the telegraph led him to a better stock market ticker and a valuable patent, which he sold for $10,000 to Western Union ...

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3D-Printed Heart Helps Treat Child’s Rare Condition

January 30, 2015 9:28 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A 3D-printed heart made a complex surgery safer for a child patient in Los Angeles. Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used the printed model to strategize how best to treat Esther Perez, a young ...  

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Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung Getting Squeezed

January 30, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones ...   

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DOE Announces More Than $59M Investment in Solar

January 30, 2015 9:23 am | News | Comments

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation yesterday. The Department is ...

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How Can Google Snap Its Stock out of Its Stupor?

January 30, 2015 9:18 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins ...  

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Is Trial & Error Obsolete?

January 30, 2015 9:11 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

With access to powerful computing tools that enable us to run simulations and calculate outcomes, trial-and-error is obsolete – or so we are expected to believe. Let us first examine some reasons why we might choose to use simulations and ...

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Steel Manufacturing Company Warns of Layoffs

January 29, 2015 3:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A steel processing company has announced that employees in suburban Birmingham could soon be laid off. US Steel announced an adjustment in operations Monday and company spokeswoman Courtney Boone told ...       

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Tech Advances Lower Traffic Death Odds

January 29, 2015 3:43 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the ...       

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