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Metals Used in High-Tech Products Face Future Supply Risks

March 27, 2015 11:10 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones ...


3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem ...


Photos of the Day: Soyuz Spacecraft Readies for Launch

March 27, 2015 10:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz at ...                        


2 U.S. Funds to Invest $900M in Mexican Gas Pipeline

March 27, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Pemex has signed an agreement giving two investment funds a 45 percent stake in a natural gas pipeline in exchange for $900 million. The Los Ramones pipeline will transport natural gas from ...       


Print Custom-Shaped Breakfast with this Pancake Maker

March 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A pancake printer called PancakeBot has found sweet success on kickstarter, raising almost $300,000 by March 27...


Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Highway

March 27, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small plane made an emergency landing on a road in northern South Carolina. Local media outlets report five people were on board the Cessna 206 when it landed on Highway 29 in Wellford on Thursday night. No injuries were reported ...    


Google's New CFO Gets $70M for Defecting from Morgan Stanley

March 27, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive. The Mountain View, California, company is paying its new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million to defect from the ...

5 Things to Know About Galaxy S6 Phones

March 27, 2015 9:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer. Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardware, much of what I like is in the software ...           


Jury Deliberations to Resume in Silicon Valley Lawsuit

March 27, 2015 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations. The jury of six men and six women are due ...


Tech to Look Inside Fukushima Reactors Faces Challenge

March 27, 2015 9:01 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago. But what went wrong, even in a ...


5 Problems with 3D Printing & How to Fix Them

March 27, 2015 8:54 am | by Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk | Blogs | Comments

The problem with 3D printing is that it . . . well . . . kinda sucks right now. Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of things that are cool about 3D printing. It gives us the ability to handle any level of complexity. It ensures pinpoint ...


3D Printed Roof to Improve Fuel Economy

March 26, 2015 5:04 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

SABIC has revealed a new roof design for heavy duty vehicles that would enhance the vehicle’s fuel economy...


This Week in Aerospace

March 26, 2015 4:50 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are getting ready for the start of their year-long mission to the International Space Station. Tomorrow, they'll become part of a mission testing the limits of human endurance in space. The world has learned over and over that travel to space is difficult ...  

Offer Paid Vacation, Microsoft Tells Suppliers

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Microsoft announced on March 26 that it will be working only with suppliers who offer their employees a minimum of 15 days of paid time off per year...


Spacecraft of the Week: Space Shuttle Orbiters

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Blogs | Comments

Many people know the streamlined Space Shuttle orbiters by sight. This week, we look at what set the orbiters apart and what every engineer can learn from their construction...



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