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Will Facebook Make a Car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the Network

March 5, 2015 9:25 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is ...

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Judge OKs $415M Settlement in Tech Workers' Lawsuit

March 5, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to ...

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Balluff Supports Electro-Mechanical Program at Cincinnati State

March 4, 2015 5:10 pm | by Balluff Inc. | News | Comments

Balluff makes a donation of hardware to the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Program and employs multiple co-op students from Cincinnati State. The donation was made in support of the EMET automation & process ...  

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ExOne Announces 6 New Printable Materials

March 4, 2015 5:05 pm | by ExOne | News | Comments

The ExOne Company, a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, has announced that six additional materials are now printable in the company’s printing systems ...    

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Mouser Signs Global Distribution Deal with Digilent

March 4, 2015 3:46 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is an engineering design company serving students, universities, engineers, and OEM's ...

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10 Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored

March 4, 2015 3:32 pm | by Huntington Ingalls Industries | News | Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that 10 employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields during ...

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Hands-On Minecraft Kit Runs on a Raspberry Pi

March 4, 2015 2:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Minecraft is available on just about every gaming platform in existence, but a recent kickstarter brings it to a new one, something much more hands on than a controller or a smartphone. Piper is a DIY carrying case that uses a Raspberry ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Flight of Hindenburg

March 4, 2015 1:37 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1936, the LZ 129 Hindenburg made its maiden test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen, Germany. Eighty-seven passengers and crew members were aboard the airship. The Hindenburg was designed and ...

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Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-Sensitive Space for Mobile Devices

March 4, 2015 12:08 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach further than their wrist. However, the interaction area offered by the watch face is both fixed and small, making it difficult to actually hit ...

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Kids & Robots Learn to Write Together

March 4, 2015 11:52 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

A little girl lines up plastic letters fitted with QR codes in front of a little humanoid robot. The robot struggles to reproduce them on a tablet – especially the loop of the letter p. The girl kindly steps in to help, writing out ...  

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Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearables

March 4, 2015 11:43 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. These limitations, however, could ...

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MakerBot Introduces Starter Lab for Educational Institutions

March 4, 2015 10:37 am | by MakerBot | News | Comments

The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education edition, recently identified one of its top trends in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation. MakerBot sees the adoption of desktop 3D printing in the ...  

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Gun Activist Puts 'Bounty' on 3D Printer

March 4, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Gun-rights activist Cody Wilson has offered $15,000 to anyone who will sell him a MarkForged Mark One 3D printer on which he can print durable firearms. In 2013 Wilson successfully fired the first fully 3D printed gun, a pistol called ...

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Lawmakers Try Again to Pass 'Toxic Toy' Bill

March 4, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two New York state lawmakers have reintroduced legislation intended to ban the use of toxic chemicals in children's toys — but the legislation continues to face opposition from toy manufacturers ...

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NASA Swarmies Shuffle Through Field Tests

March 4, 2015 9:59 am | by Steven Siceloff, ​NASA's Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Months of lab work has led to this chilly day – by Florida standards – with four small, wheeled robots moving around the parking lot outside the Launch Control Center while their leader, Kurt Leucht, keeps electronic tabs on them ...  

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