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FDA Clears First 3D Printed Prescription Drug

August 4, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the ...

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths, Injuries Total 398

August 4, 2015 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 274 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims ...

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BMW Earnings Slip on China, Costs for New Models

August 4, 2015 9:06 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German luxury automaker BMW saw net profit slip 1 percent in the second quarter amid higher costs to bring out new vehicles and a tougher market in China, a major pillar of its profits ...

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Forrest Bird, Inventor of Medical Respirators, Dies at 94

August 4, 2015 9:01 am | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forrest Bird, an inventor whose medical respirators breathed life back into millions of patients around the world, has died. He was 94. His wife, Pamela Bird, said he died Sunday morning of ...

Creators of Destroyed Hitchhiking Robot Mull Rebuild

August 4, 2015 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in ...

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First Ever Additive/Subtractive Manufacturing Service Released

August 3, 2015 5:34 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world’s first ever additive/subtractive manufacturing service had been released by China-based manufacturer STAR Prototype. Dubbed “AddSub Manufacturing,” the service quickly churns out multifaceted, low-volume...

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Beam Me Up, NASA: Famed Star Trek Actress to Fly on NASA Mission

August 3, 2015 4:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nichelle Nichols, who starred as Lieutenant Uhara on the original Star Trek Series in the 1960s, will be flying high into Earth’s sky as part of a NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flight ......

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Medical Devices, School of Engineering Vulnerable to Hacks

August 3, 2015 4:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The University of Connecticut's School of Engineering suffered a data breach over a year and a half that might have originated in China. This roundup is about hacks like UConn's, which school officials say ...

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LabVIEW Introduces 2015 Version

August 3, 2015 3:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

LabView 2015 was introduced on Aug. 3 at National Instruments’ NIWeek in Austin, Texas. The new system design software is designed to be faster than its predecessor, with new development shortcuts ...

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Flexible Batteries and What's Next in Wearables

August 3, 2015 2:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Last week, ECN brought together professionals in the field of wearables to talk about the future of the global marketplace. Dr. Will Whittow, Ph.D, senior lecturer at Loughborough University ...

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China to Restrict the Export of Drones and Supercomputers

August 3, 2015 2:06 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

China will constrain the exportation of drones and supercomputers starting Aug. 15 due to growing concerns that militant groups could come into the possession of the technologies, according to a ...

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NASA Tech Helps Fight Forest Pests

August 3, 2015 1:00 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Northeastern forests in the United States cover more than 165 million acres, an area almost as big as Texas. Soon, millions of pine and ash trees in those forests could be ...

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Cybathlon Practice Session a Success

August 3, 2015 12:43 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Unlike events such as the Paralympics, the Cybathlon is aimed at non-athletes with physical impairments. The various courses are deliberately designed around day-to-day tasks ...

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Robotic Insect Mimics Nature's Extreme Moves

August 3, 2015 12:34 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural phenomenon. Many small living creatures leverage water's surface tension to maneuver ...

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EPA Rule May Threaten Jobs, Economy

August 3, 2015 12:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Today, the EPA is expected to finalize its regulation of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. An EPA administrator will sign the rule later today ...

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