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4 Factors Driving an Increase of Robotics in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

May 5, 2015 9:16 am | by John Santagate, Rearch Manager, Supply Chain, IDC | Blogs | Comments

The use of robotics in the manufacturing supply chain began back in 1961, when GM installed the Worlds first industrial robot on a production line. Granted, that first robotic installation was nothing compared to ...

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Can We Create New Senses for Humans?

May 5, 2015 9:10 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain ...

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RoomAlive 'Holodeck' Allows Users to Walk Inside Virtual Reality Worlds

May 4, 2015 4:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Microsoft continues to release new information and tools this week, including the RoomAlive toolkit now available to download ...

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General Motors Reaches Production Milestone

May 4, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

A toast might be in order at General Motors after the company announced the production of its 500 millionth vehicle today. No other automotive manufacturer has produced more vehicles than the 106-year-old company ...

AI Wingmen: 'Sentient' Sensors Could Shadow Soldiers

May 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Connected sensors piggybacking on human soldiers could be the next thing in warfighting. These sensors would not be sentient per se, but would communicate with one another and with a command center ...

Today in Engineering History: Unofficial Balloon Altitude Record Set

May 4, 2015 2:31 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 4, 1927, Hawthorne C. Gray made the first balloon flight over 40,000 feet. Gray was a captain in the United States Army Air Corps. The flight was Gray’s second attempt to break the world altitude record ...

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Bringing the Internet of Things into the Kitchen

May 4, 2015 2:25 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Are you hungry? Perhaps try some food prepared by the world's first cooking robot, unveiled by English company Moley Robotics and Shadow Robot Company. It incorporates other Internet of Things elements as well ...

Costa Rica Eschews Fossil Fuels for One Year

May 4, 2015 2:03 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Costa Rica has not used any fossil fuels for an entire year, Wired reported. The country had resolved more than two decades ago to become a carbon-neutral nation by relying primarily on power from their many hydroelectric plants ...

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NASA Tests Electric Plane

May 4, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This Monday afternoon roundup focuses on NASA, including the administration’s advancements with a 10-engine electric plane ...

Arnold Spielberg & the Birth of Personal Computing

May 4, 2015 1:18 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

From Thomas Edison to former President Ronald Reagan and novelist Kurt Vonnegut, GE has employed a number of luminaries over the course of its 123-year history. One famous last name that’s been missing from this list is ...

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Boeing Upgrades to Keep B-1 Bomber Soaring for Decades to Come

May 4, 2015 1:01 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing B-1B Lancer celebrated its 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base last week – marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s B-1 team ushers ...

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Novel Foam Material Produced Entirely from Wood

May 4, 2015 12:52 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren’t very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is not harmful to the environment and ...

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Automating Logistics for the Factory of the Future

May 4, 2015 12:43 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual labor ...

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Navy Announces 2015 Young Investigators

May 4, 2015 12:36 pm | by T.J. White, ONR Corporate Communications | News | Comments

It’s a career-defining moment for 36 college and university faculty today, as the Department of the Navy announces the recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research ...

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Lockheed Opens New Missile Defense Seeker Lab

May 4, 2015 12:22 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats ...

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