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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 20, 2014 9:38 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S. Pinchuk participated in the Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program titled ...

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National Parks Ban Drones

August 20, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for ...

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A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

August 20, 2014 9:33 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too. It's understandable. The devices need to ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Charms Its Way Across Canada

August 20, 2014 9:29 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast ...

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Bacterial Nanowires Not What Scientists Thought They Were

August 20, 2014 9:24 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of “electric bacteria” that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to a variety of solid surfaces. A team led by scientists at ...

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Photos of the Day: Jet Engine Boot Camp Simulates Abusive Flight Conditions

August 20, 2014 9:21 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Crews at GE Aviation’s jet engine boot camp in Peebles, Ohio, feed some 800 gallons of water every minute into the maw of a GEnx engine during a water ingestion test. The test is just one of many trials jet engines must endure to ... 

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Hack Your Fridge With FirstBuild’s Smart Pitcher

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

With the Smart Pitcher, the team simplified the development by purchasing a pitcher off the shelf, instead of creating a new one. Then they used consumer-grade 3D printers to speed up prototyping. Finally, they saved time by opting for ...

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3D Codes Yield Unprecedented Physics, Engineering Insights

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened. A piece of foam flew off at launch and hit a tile, damaging the leading edge of the shuttle wing and ...

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Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

August 20, 2014 9:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The upcoming flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft will be a mission of firsts. This new crew vehicle, making its debut on Exploration Flight Test-1, will become the first of its kind in four decades to venture beyond low-Earth orbit ...

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Infographic: 3D Printing: In-House or Outsource?

August 20, 2014 8:59 am | by RedEye | Stratasys, Inc. | News | Comments

Your business needs 3D printed parts. There are two approaches:  you can invest in a 3D printer or order parts through a service bureau. Each has its benefits, and often businesses will use both for different reasons. Of course, this decision tree is ...

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NTSB: Crash Wiped Out Signal That Could Hold Clues

August 19, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board says a trackside signal that could hold clues to a fatal head-on train collision in Arkansas was damaged in the crash but that investigators still hope to recover its data. NTSB investigator ...  

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B&B Expands Family of Wireless Spectre Routers

August 19, 2014 5:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of rugged wireless Spectre routers to include the new Spectre LTE Cellular Router. Taking advantage of the fast data transfer speeds ...

Altech’s All-in-One Power Solution Combines Several Features

August 19, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Altech Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Altech has announced the CBI all-in-one UPS Power Solution that combines the requirements for several applications into one device. The solution can be used as a power supply unit, battery charger ...

How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 19, 2014 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy ...      

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Güdel Introduces Overhead Tracks for Robots

August 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by Güdel | Product Releases | Comments

Güdel has announced Trackmotion TMO – the latest generation in overhead robot tracks. TMO innovations include higher performance and reliability, configurable and scalable designs and reduced lead times. Güdel is the only track ...

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