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Today in Engineering History: First Movie Projector Demonstrated in U.S.

April 21, 2015 11:53 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 21, 1895, Woodville Latham and his sons, Otway and Gray, demonstrated the first movie projector created in the U.S., which they called the “Panopticon” (eventually renamed Eidoloscope). Although Thomas ...

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DoD Awards $138M Launch Vehicle Production Services Contract

April 21, 2015 11:15 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Various contracts were awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Monday, the most lucrative of which was a $138.04 million deal given to United Launch Services LLC for launch vehicle production services (LVPS) ...

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Printed Parts Simplify Testing; Truck Parade Breaks World Record

April 21, 2015 11:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are using transparent 3D-printed components to test fluid flow inside axles and pinion carriers, while a Ram pickup event broke a Guinness World Record ...

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 87

April 21, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 87 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total ...

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Nuclear Waste Drums Appear Stable After Signs of Reactions

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to ...

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Top Green Vehicle is a 2015 Tesla

April 21, 2015 10:05 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the motor club announced today.  The Palo Alto-based automaker's car is featured with more than 80 other green vehicles in the 2015 AAA Green Car ...

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Telescope Opponents Deliver Petition to Governor's Office

April 21, 2015 10:04 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea ...

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The Wealthiest Women In Tech

April 21, 2015 10:02 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman claimed the top spot on a Wealth-X list released of the five wealthiest women in the technology sector. The 58-year-old boasts a US$1.3 billion fortune, the bulk of which is derived from ...

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Maglev Train Breaks Own Speed Record

April 21, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached ...

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Explosions Are Bad for Business: PG&E's $1.6B Fine

April 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Back in 1956, the California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric laid a new gas pipeline, designated "132", to supply the growing needs of San Francisco and cities to its south along the peninsula.  The 30-inch-diameter pipeline's sections ...

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Stanford, Harvard Researchers to Share $500K Medical Prize

April 21, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month ...

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Should a CIO Invest in Product Development?

April 21, 2015 9:34 am | by Kevin Prendeville, Managing Director, Accenture’s Product Lifecycle Services business | Articles | Comments

Why should a chief information officer invest to improve product development? The biggest reason is the amount of money at stake – costs and revenues – that can be significantly impacted by information technology ...

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Photos of the Day: 18th Century Warship Replica Sets Sail

April 21, 2015 9:28 am | by Alex Turnball & Francois Mori, Associated Press | News | Comments

With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast. With the celebratory sendoff ...

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Gas-Line Blast Closes Major Highway, 11 Injured

April 21, 2015 9:10 am | by Scott Smith & Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press | News | Comments

A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said. It was not clear what caused the ...

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Tesla Was Nearly Sold to Google in 2013

April 20, 2015 5:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

A day full of Tesla news has been topped by a report that Google almost drove away with the company in 2013 ...

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