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Watchdog: Air Traffic Control System is a Hacking Risk

March 3, 2015 9:19 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday ...

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Worker Robots That Can 'Think' On Their Feet

March 3, 2015 9:17 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Assembly line workers won't be swapping stories with their robotic counterparts any time soon, but future robots will be more aware of the humans they're working alongside. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...  

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Brooklyn Bridge Repairs $100M Over Budget

March 3, 2015 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Records show that repair work on the Brooklyn Bridge is $100 million over budget and the completion date has been pushed back again. The Daily News says engineers discovered over 3,000 new structural problems on the ...   

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IBM, SoftBank Alliance to Bring Watson to All of Japan

March 2, 2015 1:41 pm | by IBM & Softbank Group | News | Comments

The goal of the collaboration is for SoftBank and IBM to bring new apps and services powered by Watson to market in the region, by establishing a broad local ecosystem of partners, entrepreneurs, and app developers who will apply Watson ...

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Güdel Advances Linear Motion Expertise

March 2, 2015 1:35 pm | by Güdel | News | Comments

Güdel, a supplier of linear, drive and system technology, has acquired Sumer, a French manufacturer of high-performance planetary gearboxes. This extends the range of Güdel products for linear motion. The new company operates ...   

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DOE Dedicates World's Brightest Synchrotron Light Source

March 2, 2015 1:27 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz has dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Concorde Test Flight

March 2, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1969, the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde made its first test flight from Toulouse, piloted by André Turcat. The test flight reached about 10,000 ft., but it didn’t fly more than 300 mph. The Concorde was later ...  

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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

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Handheld Imaging Tool Expands Aircraft Inspection Capability

March 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Jeremy Gratsch, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate | News | Comments

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

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The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 2, 2015 11:09 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske, Medical Design Technology | Events

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Lockheed Collaborating to Improve Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions caused by weather, dust or other obstructions. Known as degraded ...

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Flightless Jet Engine to Keep 900-Year-Old City Warm

March 2, 2015 10:14 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The picturesque Romanian city of Oradea dates back at least 900 years. Some locals joke their heating system is just as old. Large portions of the city, which sits near Romania’s western border with Hungary, have relied on a district ...

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HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

March 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its ...

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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent for Electric Car Project

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies ...

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