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Disney Merges Consumer Product, Interactive Divisions

July 2, 2015 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and ...


United Airlines Investing $30 Million in Biofuels Producer

July 2, 2015 12:21 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes ...


Teardown: Pebble Time Smartwatch

July 2, 2015 12:18 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Today on the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside the new Pebble Time Smartwatch? Dave does a teardown after taking it through the torture test, and gives it a close up view with ...


High-Resolution Audio Explained

July 2, 2015 12:18 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In recent times, musicians like Neil Young and James Taylor have come out to tell you that the quality of music you've been listening to for the last 20 years is dreck. The cutoff they ...


Jaguar Land Rover Agrees to Build Vehicles in Austria

July 2, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover will build vehicles in Graz, Austria after agreeing to a manufacturing collaboration with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna International. The partnership will help ..


5 Ways Airlines Are Actually Making Flying Better

July 2, 2015 12:14 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Packed planes Less legroom. Fewer frequent flier miles. Is that all summer travelers can look forward to? Thankfully, no. Amid the unpleasantness, there are a few bright spots ...


Meeting to Cover Cleanup Plan for Former Nuke Missile Site

July 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up ...


Hidden Cameras, Invisibility Cloaks in Israeli Spy Expo

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Daniel Estrin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive ...


Viaducts with Wind Turbines, the New Renewable Energy Source

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers ...


U.S. Sues to Block GE Appliance Business Sale to Electrolux

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other ...


The Chemistry of Fireworks

July 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

From the sizzle of the fuse to the boom and burst of colors, this video brings you all of the exciting sights and sounds of Fourth of July fireworks, plus a little chemical knowhow ...


Seeing the World Through Assistive Glasses

July 2, 2015 11:45 am | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the ...


Today in Engineering History: Steam-Powered Engine Patented

July 2, 2015 11:39 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 2, 1698, Thomas Savery, an English inventor and engineer, patented the first steam engine. He demonstrated the new steam engine to the Royal Society on ...


Tesla Allies with Solar to Boost Battery Sales

July 2, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla has a vested interest in solar power because of its energy-storage battery, the Powerwall. Two Harvard Business Review writers outlined how the success of Elon Musk's battery project goes ...


NASA Satellite Images Display Growing Chinese Solar Plant in Gobi Desert

July 2, 2015 11:05 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

China has tripled the size of its solar power plant in the Gobi Desert, according to satellite images taken by NASA’s Advanced Land Imager. 

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