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Tech for Sub-Micron Optical Switches

March 31, 2015 11:09 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switches with sub-square-micron footprints ...


Acura Racers Headed to New York

March 31, 2015 11:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Car manufacturers from around the world will have their wares on display at the New York International Auto Show from April 1 to April 12, including Acura with a new ILX endurance race car...


Brilliant Factory Matches Parts with Tools

March 31, 2015 10:59 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Henry Ford was fond of saying that “nothing was particularly hard if you divided it into small jobs.” He followed his own advice, built the world’s first large-scale assembly lines that cranked out millions of Model Ts every year, and left ...


Better Traffic Signals Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 31, 2015 10:51 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Now a study by researchers at MIT could lead to better ways of programming a city’s ...


Intelligent Neuroprostheses Mimic Natural Motor Control

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots ...


Wearable Tech Can Help with Public Speaking

March 31, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for "smart glasses" that gives real-time feedback to ...


Green Energy Investments Surge 17% to $270B in 2014

March 31, 2015 10:33 am | by United Nations Environment Programme | News | Comments

Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices. Major expansion of solar installations in ...


Photos of the Day: Galileo Satellites Enclosed for Launch

March 31, 2015 10:04 am | by ESA | News | Comments

Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe’s Galileo constellation in recent years.The team from ESA and builders OHB in the S3B building of Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana looked ...


The True Leadership Challenge in a World that Changes Faster Every Day

March 31, 2015 9:46 am | by Joakim Ahlström | Blogs | Comments

To secure long-term survival in a complex and volatile world you need to develop an organization with the ability to collectively adapt and continuously improve as one synchronized entity. Better information technology and more efficient ...


Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Security

March 31, 2015 9:44 am | by Alan Grau, President & Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The IoT and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) are comprised of a wildly diverse range of system and device types – from wearables and consumer gadgets to sophisticated systems found in DoD, utility and industrial/manufacturing systems ...


3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a ...


Ferry Operator Tests Running Ship on Methanol

March 31, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry ...


LED Lights for Harsh Industrial Environments

March 31, 2015 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Binder has announced its industrial LED light bar. The IP69K rated lights are suitable for diverse automation and industrial machinery. The LED lights are designed to provide energy efficient illumination while defying harsh work environments and are able to withstand high pressure washdowns and ...

IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Internet of Things Unit

March 31, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to ...


Google, J&J Team Up to Build Robot Surgeons

March 31, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room. The alliance announced this week ...



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