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'Warp Drive' Skeptics Express Concerns

May 5, 2015 10:08 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Since NASA researchers announced that the "impossible" EmDrive has been tested, many critics have expressed their concerns ...


Technologies Enable Ambitious MMS Mission

May 5, 2015 10:01 am | by Lori Keesey, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission — an achievement enabled in part by ...


Hook Home Connects Smart Devices on a Budget

May 5, 2015 10:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A new competitor in the smart home realm is Hook, a home automation hub billed as “home automation on a budget” ...


Google Is Starting Small, Thinking Big with 'Project Fi'

May 5, 2015 9:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable. The reason has as much to do with the pursuit of profit as with trying to make smartphones more useful ...


Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal Over Energy Regulation

May 5, 2015 9:49 am | by Sam Hananel, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption. The justices agreed to review a lower ...


Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso in Space

May 5, 2015 9:30 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista. Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space. She posted a photo of herself on ...


GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 97

May 5, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 97 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensated by the automaker. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate ...


Fourth Industrial Revolution Analyzed in New Report

May 5, 2015 9:25 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

McKinsey & Company released a report today analyzing the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), which pertains to the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in traditional industries ...


GM to Invest $174M in Kansas Plant

May 5, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday. Production of the midsize sedan ...


VW CEO Vows Progress on Costs After Leadership Struggle

May 5, 2015 9:20 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen's CEO said the company is tackling its problems in the wake of a leadership struggle and promised progress on lowering costs and raising profitability. Martin Winterkorn said the company's new assembly ...


4 Factors Driving an Increase of Robotics in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

May 5, 2015 9:16 am | by John Santagate, Rearch Manager, Supply Chain, IDC | Blogs | Comments

The use of robotics in the manufacturing supply chain began back in 1961, when GM installed the Worlds first industrial robot on a production line. Granted, that first robotic installation was nothing compared to ...


Can We Create New Senses for Humans?

May 5, 2015 9:10 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain ...


RoomAlive 'Holodeck' Allows Users to Walk Inside Virtual Reality Worlds

May 4, 2015 4:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Microsoft continues to release new information and tools this week, including the RoomAlive toolkit now available to download ...


General Motors Reaches Production Milestone

May 4, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

A toast might be in order at General Motors after the company announced the production of its 500 millionth vehicle today. No other automotive manufacturer has produced more vehicles than the 106-year-old company ...

AI Wingmen: 'Sentient' Sensors Could Shadow Soldiers

May 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Connected sensors piggybacking on human soldiers could be the next thing in warfighting. These sensors would not be sentient per se, but would communicate with one another and with a command center ...


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