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Small Life Enhancements Come with Apple Watch

May 6, 2015 9:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple Watch isn't so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up. Apple's smartwatch has a wider range of apps than rival watches from Samsung, Motorola and others ...

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U.S. Gives Farmers Approval to Spray Crops from Drones

May 6, 2015 9:29 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter ...

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Photos of the Day: Daimler's Self-Driving Semi Makes World Premiere

May 6, 2015 9:27 am | by Daimler | News | Comments

Daimler Trucks' “Infinite Inspiration” Technology Premiere took place on May 5th and 6th 2015 in Las Vegas. In a spectacular ceremony at Hoover Dam Daimler Trucks North America presented the ...

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IoT Could Be Used In Court; Hacking Village Opened

May 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The Internet of Things has been in the news a lot lately. Whether people are predicting that it will affect everyone's lives in the next five years or painting it as a security risk never before seen in the digital space, everyone seems to be talking about it ...

First Autonomous Semi-Truck Licensed to Drive on Public Roads

May 6, 2015 9:13 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too ...

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Tesla's Stock Expected to Rise

May 5, 2015 5:45 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Individuals with a solid amount of disposable income might want to think about purchasing stock in Tesla Motors, according to one financial services corporation ...

Breakthrough Solar Cell Material Demonstrated

May 5, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Researchers at Wake Forest University and the University of Florida have demonstrated the first example of field-effect modulation in hybrid perovskites, according to a paper published in MRS Communications ...

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U.S. Reopens Investigation into Jeep, Dodge Sun Visors

May 5, 2015 3:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors after reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled ...

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Energy-Producing States Blast Obama Climate Change Plan

May 5, 2015 3:51 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday ...

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Drones to Help Save Florida's Avocado Crop

May 5, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

You couldn’t get an odder grouping of colleagues, but drones and trained dogs could soon be used to save South Florida’s avocado crops, which are falling prey to ...

Generating Eco-Friendly Power with Metal Rotor Blades

May 5, 2015 2:24 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Wind turbines deliver environmentally friendly electricity. Yet the fiber-reinforced plastics often used in very large rotor blades are almost impossible to recycle. Not so with steel blades: since these are composed of steel, their ...

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Improving Organic Transistors That Drive Flexible Electronics

May 5, 2015 2:16 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors come on the scene to replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how bending in ...

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3D Infrared Scanner Aids Production Lines

May 5, 2015 2:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Aimess Services demonstrated a 3D scanner that can communicate directly with industrial robots, giving them information about the dimension, shape and position of objects on an assembly line ...

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Today in Engineering History: First American Travels to Space

May 5, 2015 2:00 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 5, 1961, NASA’s Freedom 7 capsule, powered by a Redstone booster (Mercury-Redstone 3), was launched into space. The capsule carried astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., making him the first American to ...

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Wearbles Could Help to Convey the Emotions of Others

May 5, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Amiigo, a producer of activity tracking wearables, is joining forces with Alliance Health, an online patient community platform, to conduct a study examining the collective effects of wearables and a patient-oriented social networking platform on heart ...

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