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Today in Engineering History: 17th Century Warship Salvaged

April 24, 2015 11:45 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 24, 1961, the 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk 1,300 meters into her maiden voyage in 1628, was salvaged. The ship was commissioned by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf in 1625, and she was ...

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Technology Could Take 3D Printing to Another Dimension

April 24, 2015 11:25 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Move over 3D printing, four dimensional printing will take it from here ...

Experts: Driverless Cars Could Make Roads Safer

April 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The morning engineering update spans driverless cars and shifting markets. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said that many of its engineering and manufacturing jobs may be moved from the United States overseas if the Export-Import Bank, which supported $8.3 billion of Boeing's aircraft sales in 2013, is eliminated by Congress ...

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General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $31.7M Ship Improvement Deal

April 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a number of work contracts Thursday, highlighted by a $31.7 million award to General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability ...

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Self-Driving 'Taxibots' Could Replace 9 in 10 Cars

April 24, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver. A study published Thursday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic ...

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Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes. The Michigan Assembly Plant, in the ...

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Photos of the Day: Giant Lego Statue Weighs a Ton

April 24, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The life-size Hulk Buster Smash model stands over 2.5 meters high, 2.3 meters wide, weighs a ton and took six professional builders over 960 hours to create with over ...

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Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

April 24, 2015 10:10 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new ...

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Car Buyers Think Big in 1Q, Boosting Profit at GM

April 24, 2015 10:05 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Encouraged by lower gas prices, consumers in the U.S. spent big in the first quarter on vehicles that carry lots of passengers and cargo — and deliver hefty profit margins for General Motors. The shift to pickups and SUVs helped GM ...

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NASA Releases Picture of Starry Fireworks for Hubble's 25th

April 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks? On Thursday — one day before the 25th anniversary of Hubble's launch — NASA released an image taken by the space ...

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Tech Industry to Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

April 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans ...

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Carter: Pentagon Must Do More to Find Insider Cyber Threats

April 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward ...

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Here's How to Use Your Apple Watch

April 24, 2015 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The first batch of Apple Watches will arrive Friday. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you'll have to wait a while. Apple's retail stores won't have them, nor will any other store in the U.S., with the company taking orders over ...

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps & Dodge Vipers

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions. The recall covers 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Viper cars produced between ...

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Feds Move to Speed Approval for Wind Projects

April 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat ...

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