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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Goes to Jury

March 26, 2015 10:24 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley. During closing arguments, attorney Therese Lawless told the jury to let ...


Brake Design Flaw Contributed to Chairlift Malfunction

March 26, 2015 10:18 am | by David Sharp, Associated Press | News | Comments

A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area was caused by a broken drive shaft in a gearbox that allowed the lift to move in reverse and by a brake system that failed to stop the lift because of a design flaw ...


Biomedical Engineer Builds Quirky Moving Sculptures

March 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

Seth R. Goldstein has gone from measuring the forces exerted on the human brain during surgery to making whimsical kinetic sculptures, using engineering skills he learned during a career at the National Institutes of Health....


Meet Sawyer, the One-Armed Collaborative Robot

March 26, 2015 10:12 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

This week, Rethink Robotics launched Sawyer, a new one-armed robot designed for high-precision tasks requiring agility and flexibility. “Sawyer significantly expands the range of tasks that our type of robots can do for manufacturers ...


How Investigators Will Determine Why Germanwings Jet Crashed

March 26, 2015 10:11 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning ...


Photos of the Day: One-Armed Collaborative Robot Performs High-Precision Tasks

March 26, 2015 10:08 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Humans have been fascinated with robots and automatons for millennia, or, at least, since Talos, the mythical bronze giant made by the Vulcans that guarded Crete. But despite their allure, robots are still relatively rare. Scott Eckert, chief ...


NASA Plans to Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore It

March 26, 2015 9:59 am | News | Comments

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the ...      


New Samsung, HTC Phones Coming April 10

March 26, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders for Samsung's Galaxy S 6 phones ...


Toyota Plans for Growth After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009. The world's top-selling automaker outlined a new "architecture" ...


Measuring Product Development Vitality

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Bradford L. Goldense, President, Goldense Group | Articles | Comments

One of the things that satisfy engineers and product developers the most is to see their newly released products sell like hotcakes.  It goes right to the core of why they pursued careers in science and engineering, to create things that  ...


Risk Management in Real Time & Wishful Thinking

March 26, 2015 9:26 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

There are a great many risk management tools available to us in a variety of forms. Most of us are familiar with Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for design risk management or some form of risk matrix for project risk planning ...


Prosecutor Claims Co-pilot Wanted to 'Destroy' the Plane

March 26, 2015 8:56 am | by Lori Hinnant & Dave McHugh, Associated Press | News | Comments

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday ...             


IAR Embedded Workbench Supports Renesas RX71M MCUs

March 25, 2015 5:25 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems has released version 2.70 of its development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX family of MCUs. In addition to new features including position-independent code and data, version 2.70 adds updated device ...      

Webinar: The Top 5 Ways Mid-Sized Manufacturers Will Realize A Quick ROI from ERP Investments

March 25, 2015 4:57 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Events

Join us for this informative webinar and hear the results of a peer survey regarding the Top 5 Challenges for small to medium sized manufactures and distributors. This webinar will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Don't miss your opportunity to understand and ...


New Facility Supports IoT Design Across the Planet

March 25, 2015 4:54 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A cutting-edge cloud center began operations in Singapore this month with the purpose of offering Internet of Things enablement ...



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