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Former Samsung Engineer Develops File Sharing App

January 28, 2015 9:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A former Samsung semiconductor design engineer has developed a file-sharing mobile app that is gaining ground in the United States, and has been a boon for Samsung, too. Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to ...

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CommScope Buying Some of TE Connectivity Ops for about $3B

January 28, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach. The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately ...

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Photos of the Day: 'World's First Family Robot' Raises $2M

January 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Weighing six pounds, the robot stands 11 inches tall with a six-inch base. The team experimented with a variety of glass, metals, and plastics, to achieve a sturdy and lightweight design. The final iteration uses aluminum, ABS plastic ...

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After Setting iPhone Record, What Does Apple Do Next?

January 28, 2015 9:12 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday ...   

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NIST's Million-Pound Deadweight Machine to Be Restored

January 27, 2015 5:10 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

For the first time in half a century, NIST’s 4.45-million newton (equivalent to one million pounds-force) deadweight machine – the largest in the world – is being disassembled for cleaning, restoration, and recalibration. The first stage of the ...

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Survey: Car Purchases Expected to Soar in 2015

January 27, 2015 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Huntington Bank’s Third Annual Midwest Economic Index reveals 16 percent of consumers definitely will purchase a car in 2015. The response represents a 10 percent increase over definite intent for car purchases in 2014 and is a clear sign of ...

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VW, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls for Fuel Leaks

January 27, 2015 4:56 pm | News | Comments

The recalls cover the Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg hybrid from the 2012 model year, the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and the Audi Q7, S4 and S5 from 2011 through 2012. All the vehicles have 3-liter V-6 engines, according to ...   

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Mercedes Selects AM General to Make SUVs in the U.S.

January 27, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker. AM General will make the R-Class, a seven-seat SUV, at it ...    

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SWAMP Satellite Embarks on 3-Year Soil-Moisture Mission

January 27, 2015 4:33 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The satellite will provide measurements of the moisture in the top 2 inches of the soil, everywhere on Earth, over the course of its planned three-year mission, as well as specifying whether that water is liquid or frozen ...   

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Tesla Passengers Get 'Insane' Ride

January 27, 2015 2:52 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Videos | Comments

In this video by DragTimes.com, Brooks Weisblat, CEO of the car enthusiast site takes passengers from zero to sixty in 3.1 seconds. The car, the Tesla P85D has a top speed of 155 mph, with a 691 hp motor power ...     

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Research Aims to Improve Lithium-Based Batteries

January 27, 2015 2:43 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours. The dendrites form on anode ...

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Today in Engineering History: Astronauts Die in Launch Pad Fire

January 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1967, a fire claimed the lives of three U.S. astronauts during a preflight test for what was to be the first manned Apollo mission. When astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee entered the Apollo 204 spacecraft ...

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$25K Prize Offered in Engineering Video Contest

January 27, 2015 1:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

How can engineers create a joyous world? That’s one of the questions posed by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the filmmaker who answers it could receive a $25,000 prize. The NAE is seeking contest submissions of ...   

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NASA Hurricane Mission Connects to K-12 Classrooms

January 27, 2015 1:18 pm | by Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission studied hurricanes and tropical storms during the 2012-2014 Atlantic hurricane seasons. Educators brought the science of HS3 to students in workshops during the all three years of ...

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First Solar Achieves 10 GW Globally, Launches Assessment Tool

January 27, 2015 12:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

First Solar became the first thin film photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer in the world to achieve 10 gigawatts (GW) of PV solar capacity installed globally, the company announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi on ... 

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