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China is Using Drones to Bust Environmental Law Breakers

May 18, 2015 5:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Drones are being deployed by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection in an effort to catch factories, which have been breaking environmental laws in the country’s northern Hebei Province ...


NASA to Award $2M for the Best 3D Printed Mars Home Design

May 18, 2015 4:55 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

NASA and American Makes: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute have joined forces to create a contest which will pay $2.25 million to the person or group who creates the best design for a habitat which can be 3D printed on Mars. NASA said the home should feature all things needed to comfortably maintain human life ...


Apple Suppliers, Having a Good Year, Introduce New Chips

May 18, 2015 4:15 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Chip companies are in the spotlight today: Apple supplier Skyworks has released a new line of analog control chips appropriate for IoT applications, and Avago Technologies and Qorvo introduced new fiber optic products and power amplifiers respectively ...


Cosmetics Giant Plans to 3D Print Human Skin

May 18, 2015 3:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

This afternoon round up deals with all things 3D printing, including L’Oreal’s push to 3D print living skin which can be used to test the company’s products for toxicity and efficacy. To achieve the goal, the cosmetics colossal will team up with Organovo, which is a bioprinting startup ...


Luxion Teases KeyShot 6

May 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Rendering and lighting program KeyShot will get an upgrade soon. Although the release date for KeyShot 6 hasn’t been announced yet, a video from Luxion shows some of the new features ...


Raytheon, Honda Motor Europe Limited Agree to Outsourcing Contract

May 18, 2015 2:39 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Raytheon Professional Services GmbH (RPS) and Honda Motor Europe Limited have reached a long-term contract to outsource European training ...


Tesla Doors Get Stuck; Gigafactory Now Hiring

May 18, 2015 1:55 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Reviewers from Consumer Reports found themselves locked out of their new Tesla when the door handles, usually flush with the car's body, didn't pop out automatically. Today's Tesla news also includes some forward movement on the Gigafactory ...


The 10 'Coolest' New Cars Under $18,000

May 18, 2015 1:50 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kelley Blue Book ( has released its annual list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 and once again, the Mazda 3, claimed the top spot ...


Efficiency Record for Black Silicon Solar Cells Jumps

May 18, 2015 1:27 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

The researchers from Finland's Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as ...


Designing Better Medical Implants

May 18, 2015 1:24 pm | by Massachusetss Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to ...


DoD Awards a $7.9B Multiple Award Deal

May 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $7.9 billion multiple award deal to 20 companies for network-Centric Solutions 2, network operations and infrastructure solutions ...


Today in Engineering History: First Female Cosmonaut to Visit Space Station Mir

May 18, 2015 11:38 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On this day in history, British cosmonaut Helen Sharman became the first woman to visit the space station Mir. She made her trip aboard a Soyuz spacecraft (Soyuz TM-12) in 1991 and spent seven days and 21 hours aboard the then Soviet Union-owned station ...


First Hidden, Real-Time, Screen-Camera Communication Created

May 18, 2015 11:11 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Opening the way for new applications of smart devices, Dartmouth researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user knowing it ...


Increasing Conductivity with Random Nanowire Configurations

May 18, 2015 11:08 am | by Lehigh University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting ...


Exploring a New Frontier of Cyber-Physical Systems: The Human Body

May 18, 2015 11:05 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems ...



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