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Reaching for the Stars with Stephen Hawking

October 30, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | Videos | Comments

Stephen Hawking, one of the most prominent cosmologists of our time, has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. Recently, actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Professor Hawking in the film "The Theory of Everything," took time ...

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Lenovo Wraps Up Purchase of Motorola Phone Unit

October 30, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand. The $2.9 billion purchase adds to a flurry of ...  

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GM to Invest $63M in MI Car Plant

October 30, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is investing $63 million in a mid-Michigan plant where crossover vehicles are being built. The Detroit-based automaker said Wednesday that the expansion at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly will add about ...   

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Ford Recalls 205K SUVs for Fuel Tank Leak

October 30, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak, and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years ...   

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Samsung Vows Changes after Mobile Profit Plunges

October 30, 2014 9:25 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which ...

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Saving Computing Capacity with a New Algorithm

October 30, 2014 9:14 am | by University of Luxembourg | News | Comments

The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg have ...   

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Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical & Biological Warfare Agents

October 30, 2014 9:08 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe ...  

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Running Robots of Future May Learn from Birds

October 30, 2014 9:03 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds – running birds. Although birds are designed primarily for flight, scientists have learned ...

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3D Print Plays Large Role in Guardians of the Galaxy

October 30, 2014 8:56 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that its Objet Connex technology has played a starring role in one of this year’s biggest movie blockbusters, through its continued use by leading movie costumes and props specialists, FBFX Ltd.FBFX Ltd was ...  

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Redesigning Today's IC Design Methodology

October 29, 2014 5:22 pm | by Sonics | Videos | Comments

Is IC design methodology at the breaking point? Evidence is mounting that traditional "waterfall" methods used to develop complex ICs are running out of steam. Consider that today ...          

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Still Air: Apple iPad Air 2 Largely Holds the Line on Features and Costs, Study Reveals

October 29, 2014 5:10 pm | by IHS | News | Comments

With a design and feature set only incrementally different from the original iPad Air, the new iPad Air 2 carries a nearly identical hardware cost as its predecessor, according to the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS. The 16-gigabyte (GB) ...

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NASA Seeks Proposals to Develop Capabilities for Deep Space Exploration, Journey to Mars

October 29, 2014 4:31 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. Through a Broad Area Announcement ...  

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3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

October 29, 2014 4:14 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Think about a box. Do you picture it? Now think out of the box. It’s a dead-simple instruction how to become a cool inventor. We need your shining talent to upgrade the things we cannot get enough of – phones, laptops, cameras, TVs, tablets ...

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Two 3D Design Competitions

October 29, 2014 3:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and CGTrader has teamed up with the 3D printing experts from i.materialise to present a holiday-themed challenge. Design a gift that you would love to give to a friend or relative that could be printed in ...

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KEMET CEO Per-Olof Loof to Join Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

October 29, 2014 12:20 pm | by KEMET | News | Comments

KEMET CEO Per-Olof Loof has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Founded in 1919, it is the world’s oldest such academy and promotes the exchange of knowledge throughout ...      

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