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BMW to Release 5-Door Mini, Motorrad Hits Sales Record

January 22, 2015 10:06 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

BMW Motorrad had its fourth record year in a row, boosted by strong sales of the R 1200 GS motorcycle, while BMW MINI is expected to release a five-door model of its small car. As of March 2015, the model program of the latest generation of ...

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Introducing New York City’s Largest Wind Turbine

January 22, 2015 9:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The almost 160-foot tall wind turbine will power Sunset Park’s Material Recovery Facility, the principal sorting and separation center for New York City’s residential curbside metal, glass and plastic recyclables. The facility itself is a ...

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Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

January 22, 2015 9:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars ...

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LG to Launch Curved G Flex 2 Smartphone Next Week

January 22, 2015 9:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company said Thursday that the G Flex 2 will be launched locally on Jan. 30 and ...

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Google Planning to Sell Wireless Phone Service

January 22, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could offer discounted wireless ...  

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Self-Powered Intelligent Keyboard Provides New Layer of Security

January 22, 2015 9:33 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. The self-powered ...

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MIT, British Students Face Off in Cybersecurity Competition

January 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public today during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ...

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Telling Stories Using Computer Science

January 22, 2015 9:15 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

For MIT senior Shannon Kao, expert storytelling is essential, even — if not especially — when it comes to coding. The computer science major relies on narrative everywhere from her science fiction writing to her research on educational ...

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Toyota's Lowest-Priced Car Gets Spruced Up

January 21, 2015 5:10 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. The Yaris, available as ...      

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Atom Smasher to Be Preserved

January 21, 2015 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The atom smasher was so far ahead of its time that when ...    

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Microsoft Unveils New Wearable, 'HoloLens'

January 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens. The HoloLens is worn over the eyes like virtual reality headsets. While it's unclear when it ...      

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Webinar: Top Manufacturing Tech Trends for 2015 & Beyond

January 21, 2015 1:58 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Events

Manufacturers are faced with a barrage of new technologies and must navigate how these trends can interact with the existing realities of their organizations. Join us for this educational webinar, where our panel of experts will discuss ...

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SEMI-THERM

January 21, 2015 1:40 pm | by SEMI-THERM | Events

Welcome to SEMI-THERM! The conference on thermal design, management and characterization of electronic components and systems ...                   

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Heliatek Installs Energy Self-Sufficient Air Dome

January 21, 2015 1:21 pm | by Heliatek | News | Comments

Heliatek has successfully installed its solar film, HeliaFilm, on a PVC-based membrane air dome in Berlin, Germany. This opens up a new area of application for BIOPV, building on the company's pioneering work with glass and concrete ...  

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Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and U.S. Air Force personnel successfully installed the first prototype of a new B-52 bomber weapons bay launcher. The change improves the aircraft’s weapons capacity and mission flexibility ...        

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