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'Minecraft' Could Boost Microsoft's Mobile Reach

September 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the ...

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rp+m Announces New AS9100C Certification For Aerospace Production

September 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing | rp+m | News | Comments

Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) has announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and service ...  

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Hexagon Metrology Releases TIGO SF Coordinated Measuring Machine

September 15, 2014 4:15 pm | by Hexagon Metrology | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the TIGO SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for the North American market. The TIGO SF is a compact 3D CMM specifically designed for use on the ...

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TI Develops Bluetooth Microcontroller for Industrial Applications

September 15, 2014 3:52 pm | by Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T, a low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) that offers an extended temperature range of -40° to 125°C and USB connectivity for ...

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Compact UHF RFID Reader F190

September 15, 2014 3:33 pm | by Pepperl+Fuchs | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced the compact F190 UHF read/write head. The F190 features a sealed metal housing and a compact footprint for operation in adverse environmental conditions and installation in tight spaces ...

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Motor Uses Electric Fields to Transform Electricity into Rotary Force

September 15, 2014 12:51 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison ...   

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Building the Backbone of the Space Launch System

September 15, 2014 12:38 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding ...  

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Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 15, 2014 12:29 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested ...

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Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 15, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising. The Virgin founder says one day we could be traveling from New York to Sydney in 30 minutes ...  

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Photos of the Day: Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than ...

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FMA Live! Celebrates a Decade of STEM Success with Fall Tour

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA LIVE! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. Created in 2004, the show is a ...  

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Global Driverless Vehicle Shipments to Reach 14 Million By 2030

September 15, 2014 10:51 am | by ABI Research | News | Comments

Global driverless vehicle shipments will increase from 1.1 million in 2024 to more than 42 million in 2035, with an installed driverless vehicle base reaching 176 million. While autonomous driving under the control of a human standby driver is ...

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Lockheed Martin Designs the Superhuman Workers of Tomorrow

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. A press release from Lockheed Martin indicates that the U.S. Navy will begin ...

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Airbus Helicopters Enhances Hydraulic Design Simulation

September 15, 2014 10:39 am | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

In 1993, NHIndustries, mainly owned by the Eurocopter group (now Airbus Helicopters), started to design the NH90, a medium-sized military helicopter. Thirteen years later, it entered service. The pace of technological change has increased so ...

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PLS’ Universal Debug Engine Supports Freescale’s Qorivva Automotive SoCs

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

In parallel to Freescale’s presentation of its latest Qorivva derivates, PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme now provides system developers with its Universal Debug Engine for the multicore System-on-Chips ...

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