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Finger Amputating Stroller Among 3 Design Fails This Week

November 21, 2014 1:36 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, digital recorders are overheating, BOB-CAT mowers are losing control, and strollers are amputating fingers ...                   

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Replacing Mailmen With Drones

November 21, 2014 1:03 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

When Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos announced his company’s plans in late 2013 to start offering 30 minute drone deliveries for packages weighing less than five pounds, many news outlets criticized his idea. In spite of this criticism, Amazon is now ...

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GM Spending $200 Million at 2 Michigan Plants

November 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it will spend $200 million at two suburban Detroit plants for new vehicle production. The Detroit automaker announced Friday that it will invest $160 million at the Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township for ...  

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Lockheed Martin Opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

November 21, 2014 11:54 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together ...    

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Robots Take Over Inspection of Ballast Tanks on Ships

November 21, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Twente | News | Comments

A new robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships is being developed by a Dutch-German partnership including the University of Twente. The robot is able to move independently along rails built into the tanks. At the moment ...

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3D-Printing Innovation Makes Stronger, Lighter Metal Parts

November 21, 2014 11:17 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue innovation that produces stronger, lighter metal parts that work for the automotive and aerospace industries through a new, 3D printing technology is being commercialized through Frontier Additive Manufacturing ...    

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New Tech Could Lower Manufacturing Cost of Industrial Materials

November 21, 2014 11:05 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An official of a materials manufacturing firm based on a Purdue University innovation says his company's technology could lower the manufacturing costs and enhance the functionality of materials used in diverse industrial sectors. Jean Paul ...

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Commercial Drones Set to Soar as Investors Climb Aboard

November 21, 2014 10:55 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Starting in the late 1980s, the Pentagon launched a top-secret constellation of two-dozen navigation satellites designed to guide U.S. nuclear missiles precisely to their targets. Then the Cold War ended, the technology shed the uniform ...

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NFL Announces 7 Winners of Head Health Challenge

November 21, 2014 10:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain ... 

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GE Appoints Four New Officers

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE has announced the appointment of four new Company officers. GE has 196 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth ...     

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Toyota Recalls Nearly 423K Lexuses for Fuel Leaks

November 21, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says that the cars' fuel lines have nickel phosphate plating to protect against corrosion. Some lines could have been built with particles coming in contact with a gasket. That can cause the sealing property to ...    

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Takata Quality Chief Shuns National Air Bag Recall

November 21, 2014 10:19 am | by Macy Gordon & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary. In testimony before the Commerce Committee, Senior Vice President of ...

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Wearable Device Punishes You for Slouching

November 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN Magazine | Blogs | Comments

One of the first skills they teach you in the military — if you haven’t mastered it already — is correct posture. If you slouch, a loud, angry man with a Smoky Bear hat will give you a gentle reminder to stand up straight. But even the ...

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Obama Plugs STEM Education at Ceremony

November 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers, and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that ...

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Making Ergonomic Lifting Devices Even Safer

November 21, 2014 10:13 am | by Josef Karbassi, VP Automation Division Piab AB | Articles | Comments

Apart from being backbreaking work, lifting heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential energy gained by lifting can convert to kinetic energy just to end in an almighty crash ...

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