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New Phones, New Ways to Connect at Wireless Show

March 3, 2015 9:26 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too ...

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The Next Big Thing in IoT

March 3, 2015 9:22 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Up | Comments

By nature, the Internet of Things is all around us. Maybe our smartphones talk to our home thermostats, or a wearable sensor talks to a baby monitor. Next week, brands will show off their newest products at Mobile World Congress in Spain, and many of those products will be engineered to work with as many IoT applications as inventors can develop. In the technology industry, companies are used to looking forward. What will be the next big product? What will be able to compete with it? To interface with it? The Internet of Things opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for home sensors, wearables, and smart gadgets that no one thought could be "smart" before. Here are a few glimpses into where IoT is now, and where it might grow.

Watchdog: Air Traffic Control System is a Hacking Risk

March 3, 2015 9:19 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday ...

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Worker Robots That Can 'Think' On Their Feet

March 3, 2015 9:17 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Assembly line workers won't be swapping stories with their robotic counterparts any time soon, but future robots will be more aware of the humans they're working alongside. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...  

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What's Next for Smart Factories?

March 3, 2015 9:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

Companies must learn to adapt to a changing IoT and a grassroots community of makers when making plans for the industries of the future, said National Instruments’ Trend Watch 2015. The report outlined changes expected to hit the ...  

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Brooklyn Bridge Repairs $100M Over Budget

March 3, 2015 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Records show that repair work on the Brooklyn Bridge is $100 million over budget and the completion date has been pushed back again. The Daily News says engineers discovered over 3,000 new structural problems on the ...   

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IBM, SoftBank Alliance to Bring Watson to All of Japan

March 2, 2015 1:41 pm | by IBM & Softbank Group | News | Comments

The goal of the collaboration is for SoftBank and IBM to bring new apps and services powered by Watson to market in the region, by establishing a broad local ecosystem of partners, entrepreneurs, and app developers who will apply Watson ...

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Güdel Advances Linear Motion Expertise

March 2, 2015 1:35 pm | by Güdel | News | Comments

Güdel, a supplier of linear, drive and system technology, has acquired Sumer, a French manufacturer of high-performance planetary gearboxes. This extends the range of Güdel products for linear motion. The new company operates ...   

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DOE Dedicates World's Brightest Synchrotron Light Source

March 2, 2015 1:27 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz has dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Concorde Test Flight

March 2, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1969, the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde made its first test flight from Toulouse, piloted by André Turcat. The test flight reached about 10,000 ft., but it didn’t fly more than 300 mph. The Concorde was later ...  

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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

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Handheld Imaging Tool Expands Aircraft Inspection Capability

March 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Jeremy Gratsch, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate | News | Comments

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

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The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 2, 2015 11:09 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske, Medical Design Technology | Events

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Lockheed Collaborating to Improve Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions caused by weather, dust or other obstructions. Known as degraded ...

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