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Drone Maker Joins Camera Industry’s Micro Four Thirds Standards

March 5, 2015 2:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Standardization of camera mounts and lenses means more opportunities for photographers using quadcopters or drones to capture their photos, according to an IDTechEx report. Hobbyists have long been strapping GoPros to ...    

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Revamped Antares Rocket to Launch Next Year

March 5, 2015 12:58 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Antares launch system from Orbital ATK is back on track to head to the International Space Station next year, CEO David Thompson said in an investor call on March 3. In October 2014, an Antares rocket exploded at NASA’s Wallops ...  

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Write-On Biosensors Could Spell Easy Detection

March 5, 2015 12:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a bio-ink that reacts to chemicals and can be delivered with an ordinary ballpoint pen. The team said the ink can be used to draw on walls to detect pollution ...  

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From Massive Supercomputers Come Tiniest Transistors

March 5, 2015 12:43 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A relentless global effort to shrink transistors has made computers continually faster, cheaper and smaller over the last 40 years. This effort has enabled chipmakers to double the number of transistors on a chip roughly every ...  

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Quantum Device Detects & Corrects Its Own Errors

March 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age ...    

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Today in Engineering History: Hula Hoop Patented

March 5, 2015 12:24 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1963, the Hula Hoop was patented. Friends Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr established a company in California in 1948, with the aim of selling a slingshot they created. Their slingshot had a special purpose – to shoot ...

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Imaging Technique Finds Reason for Next-Gen Battery Failures

March 5, 2015 10:45 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, have for the first time imaged the inner workings of experimental solid-state batteries as they ...

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Woman in Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination Suit to Testify

March 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the high-tech ...

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Next-Generation Laser Destroys Truck

March 5, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Lockheed Martin fiber-optic laser burned a hole through the engine of a running truck and stopped it in its tracks during a field test on March 3, demonstrating the highest power ever documented from a laser of its type ...   

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Dubai to Curate Next Hot Thing in 'Museum of the Future'

March 5, 2015 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future." The $136 million project is expected to open in ...

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National Industrial Design Day Established

March 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

March 5 marks the founding of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), established 50 years ago. This year, it is also the first National Industrial Design Day, organized by the IDSA to promote awareness and growth within ... 

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Photos of the Day: 5 Stunners from the Geneva Car Show

March 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Greg Keller & David McHugh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars. It is the high-end, impossibly expensive but seductively powerful sports cars ...

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Engineering Newswire 130: Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 10:17 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

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Technology is Raising a High Bar for High-End Mixology

March 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Michelle Locke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled ...

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Teardown: Globalstar Satellite Phone

March 5, 2015 10:07 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 2000 vintage Globalstar GSP1600 Tri-Band Satellite Phone?

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