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Toyota Adding 180 Jobs at Indiana Factory

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwestern Indiana factory over the next five months. Toyota officials say the first 60 of those workers will come next month from among employees of its temporary staffing ...

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Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in California

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued ...

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3D Printing Conference, Panel to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Tech

September 16, 2014 11:18 am | by SME | News | Comments

SME, an organization that connects manufacturing professionals to essential resources and content, has announced that it will feature a two-day 3D printing conference and a panel session presented by the Government of Canada at the 2014 ...

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Anti-Blue Light Tech Protects Eyes While at Computer

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by AOC | News | Comments

AOC is rolling out an innovative and patent-pending, solution called Anti-Blue Light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. Like Ultra-Violet light waves (UV) from ...  

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NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions of Clouds

September 16, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to ...   

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Visual Thinking a Must for Mechanical Engineers

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by Alissa Mallinson, MIT News | News | Comments

Where other mechanical engineering faculty come bearing specific innovative artifacts, Maria Yang offers conceptual strategies for innovation, regardless of the technology. For her, innovation first manifests itself in early-stage design ...

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Gov. Sees State as Future Leader in Wind Energy

September 16, 2014 10:13 am | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would ...

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Apple Sells 4M iPhones in 24 Hours

September 16, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout ...

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Court: Tesla Motors Can Sell Directly to Buyers

September 16, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had sought to prevent the direct sales ...

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CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to Space Station

September 16, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The fall marks a new school year, a new football season and another commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station. In September, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the orbital laboratory carrying supplies ...

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Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiesta

September 16, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years ...    

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GE Aviation Plans New Plant

September 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Chelsey Levingston | News | Comments

New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United States have emerged this week, as it was revealed that the Ohio-based jet engine maker will open a second plant for the production of ceramic composite materials ...  

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GM Expert: 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

September 16, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims due to the ...

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Honey, I Shrunk the World

September 16, 2014 9:52 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas lights to save electricity, billboards urged citizens to “turn off the damn lights,” and filling stations dispensed gasoline ...    

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New Designs Need More Information, Not Less

September 16, 2014 9:43 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

While trying to streamline product development, the activities that generate the most information are the ones that seem to be the most common targets of time and effort and resource reduction. We should try to maximize those activities ...

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