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Morphing Airplane Wings Based on Electrical Inputs

September 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Michigan Aerospace engineers are using new materials and techniques to allow airplane wings to flex and move more like bird wings. Instead of traditional flaps, they are designing wings that can morph based on an electrical inputs ...  


Redesigned 2015 Escalade Remains Breed All its Own

September 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015. The luxury, full-size SUV adds more tech features, a more powerful V-8, a quieter interior and ...


Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

September 18, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough. Sand and water often ...


Shorebird's Beak Inspires Water Collection Device

September 18, 2014 8:57 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas of the world or ...


Hyundai Motor to Pay $9.6 Billion for Gangnam Land

September 18, 2014 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. State-owned Korea Electric Power Corp. said Thursday that the consortium outbid ...


Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 12:36 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new ...


Improving Cost Competitiveness of American-Made Wind Turbine Blades

September 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with ...   


Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply to you? Find out the ...


Stratasys to Acquire GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed by ...   


Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that ...


Logic PD to Share Innovation Insight at Frost & Sullivan Event

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Logic PD | News | Comments

Logic PD's Bill Betten, vice president of business solutions for medical and life sciences, will be leading two sessions during the four day event. The first is an interactive breakout session titled, "Filling the Ideation Pipeline and ...


NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This Weekend

September 17, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into ...


DOE Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Production, Manufacturing

September 17, 2014 4:02 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity ...  


Nature Motivates Research into New Light-Based Tech

September 17, 2014 3:42 pm | by SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore surfaces and ...  


NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Orbit Insertion

September 17, 2014 3:25 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. Flight Controllers at Lockheed Martin ...



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