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Store Service Allows Customers to 3D Print Figurines of Themselves

May 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

United Kingdom-based supermarket chain Asda now offers a 3D printing service which enables its customers to make figurine versions of themselves ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Steam Vessel Navigates Lake Erie

May 28, 2015 2:32 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 28, 1818, the Walk-in-the-Water became the first steamboat to navigate Lake Erie. She was launched from the mouth of Scajaquada creek. The vessel was 135 feet long, 32 feet wide ...

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NFL Team Using Drones to Film Practice

May 28, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Companies in a wide range of industries are increasingly looking to drones as a way of producing a better product ...

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GoPro Sets Sights on Drones

May 28, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman has announced that the company will make its own quadcopter drones ...

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Lockheed Completes Assembly of NASA's InSight Mars Lander

May 28, 2015 12:39 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has assembled NASA’s InSight Mars spacecraft, which is now undergoing environmental testing at the company’s Space Systems facilities near Denver. InSight is NASA’s next mission to Mars and will be the ...

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Non-Traditional Roboticists to Help Bolster National Security

May 28, 2015 12:33 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The past 10 years have seen an explosion of robotics advances from small businesses and individuals, thanks in part to lower manufacturing costs and the global rise of community workshops such as makerspaces and ...

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Yellow Submarine Will Produce Tidal Electricity

May 28, 2015 12:23 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Most people might still consider the idea of using tides to generate electricity as outlandish as a trip to the moon. But starting this year, the concept is quickly becoming reality. “We went to the moon 46 years ago ...

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Volvo Recalls 200 New XC90s for Airbag Issues

May 28, 2015 12:04 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volvo is recalling about 200 2016 XC90s due to a potential issue with an electric wire harness which could prevent the front seat airbags from functioning as intended ...

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Key Reaction Mechanism Behind Sodium-Oxygen Battery Discovered

May 28, 2015 11:58 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage ...

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Startup Works On Low-Cost Ultra Narrowband IoT Network

May 28, 2015 11:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Architect Rem Koolhaas and startup chairman Anne Lauvergeon are both big names in the Internet of Things today, for opposite reasons ...

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Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers

May 28, 2015 11:53 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done. In computers today, data is ...

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Autonomous Robots Divvy Up Assembly Tasks on the Fly

May 28, 2015 11:49 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Today’s industrial robots are remarkably efficient — as long as they’re in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be. But put them in an unfamiliar setting, where they have to think for ...

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Spinning a New Version of Silk

May 28, 2015 11:42 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new ...

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Boeing Avionics Facility to Enhance ROKAF Readiness, Affordability

May 28, 2015 11:31 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing has formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone. The 10,000 square-foot facility will test and repair aircraft electrical ...

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DoD Floats Electric Boat a $46M Submarine Maintenance Deal

May 28, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several work contracts Wednesday, including a $46.4 million deal with Electric Boat to execute planning efforts required to conduct maintenance, upgrades and modernization efforts on the USS Montpelier submarine ...

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