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Feds Revisit Safety Rules After Bus Crash

April 14, 2014 10:11 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California ...

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Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Missing Plane

April 14, 2014 10:07 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said. Meanwhile, officials were ...

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3D Printing, Digital Execution & the Manufacturing Renaissance

April 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights | Blogs | Comments

It's a very exciting time for manufacturing - a manufacturing renaissance, when old ideas of manufacturing being about mass production are no longer true, and 3D printing and other technologies are changing the barriers to entry and economies ...

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What Engineers Need from Today’s Research Outlets

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel | Articles | Comments

Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...

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Photos of the Day: Predicting the Future in 1964

April 14, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The millions of visitors who attended the New York World’s Fair that opened in 1964 were introduced to a range of technological innovations and predictions. Some of those turned out to be right on the money and others, perhaps thankfully, were ...

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Visions of 1964 World's Fair Didn't All Come True

April 14, 2014 9:46 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not. The New York World's Fair of 1964 ...    

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Compact M3-LS Linear Smart Stage with Absolute Encoding

April 14, 2014 9:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies has announced the addition of absolute encoding to its M3-LS Linear Smart Stage, a USB micro stage with fully-integrated drive electronics and the industry’s smallest all-in-one positioning stage. Absolute encoding ...

Remote Monitoring in Rugged Environments

April 14, 2014 9:17 am | by PD&D Staff | Red Lion Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls has announced the addition of the Sixnet series RAM 9000 remote terminal unit to its cellular automation family – the rugged, cellular router that takes advantage of industrial Ethernet networking. Suitable for ...

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Collection & Management of Hyperspectral Data

April 14, 2014 9:09 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The software suite represents a platform for controlling hyperspectral sensors ...

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

April 14, 2014 8:21 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way ...

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Dead Computer Doesn't Hinder Space Station Visit

April 13, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is pressing ahead with Monday's planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising the situation is safe. Mission managers decided Sunday to proceed with the countdown for ...

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Energy Department Seeks Methane Hydrate Proposals

April 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels. The department is looking for research projects on ...

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Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian Ties

April 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. "It's safe to say a lot of investors here are taking ...

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Parents: GM Knew of Defect in Daughter's Car

April 12, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans say ...

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Space Station Computer Outage Demands Spacewalk

April 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA has ordered spacewalking repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station. A backup computer for some robotic systems failed Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man crew is safe, but the malfunction ...

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