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7 Hilariously Ingenious Engineering Pranks

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to eye-opening pranks, hacks, and stunts, no one can equal a team of determined engineering students. If you’re looking for inspiration – speaking strictly hypothetically, of course – or want to sit back and marvel at what ...

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Fearsome Stealth Destroyer Becomes Navy’s First All-Electric Ship

April 24, 2014 9:21 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The stealthy 610-foot long USS Zumwalt, named after the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., is the Navy’s most advanced multi-mission destroyer. The Navy estimates that the 15,600-ton ship can hit target at a range of more than 60 miles ...

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Tech Boom Creates New Wrinkles for Wrigley Field

April 24, 2014 9:11 am | News | Comments

The lack of a video board is only the most visible example of some of the differences between Wrigley and other parks. Rather than ordering food and drink on a hand-held device and having it delivered right to their seats, fans at Wrigley get ...

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Tech Beams Gene Therapy into Ears, Improves Hearing

April 24, 2014 8:58 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported ...  

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Olympics Show Wide Second-Screen Use

April 23, 2014 5:13 pm | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how ...   

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection

April 23, 2014 5:07 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows ...

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Telsa Motors Expanding in California

April 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do ...

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Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

April 23, 2014 4:53 pm | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado said ...   

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Rail Safety Effort Marred By Squabbling

April 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who ...

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State OKs Power Line in Historic Battlefield Area

April 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and ...

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More Sound Output

April 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Transducers Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced an updated version of the TRIP-80 series. Designated as a TRIP-80P, the pin-mounted, high-output unit is ideal for use in the harsh environmental conditions ...

Next Gen Test Equipment Designs

April 23, 2014 3:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Elma Bustronic Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections). Designed for OEM embedded control and highly integrated test and ...

Making Batteries Smarter, Safer & More Efficient

April 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

The basic car battery hasn't really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. Innovations in energy efficiency is critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental ...

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A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (It's Not What You Think)

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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