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Facebook CEO Wants More Students to Explore Tech

September 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at ...      

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Review: Larger iPhones Eliminate Reason to Switch

September 19, 2014 9:21 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are ...

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Japanese Automakers Compete With Google for Autonomous Car

September 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Japan Economic Newswire | News | Comments

Competition is heating up among Japanese and U.S. manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake ...     

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Amazon's Bezos to Build New Rocket Engines

September 19, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches. United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches ...  

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GM to Introduce New, High-End Cadillac Next Year

September 19, 2014 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal ...

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5 Steps to Developing an Introvert's Superpower

September 18, 2014 3:28 pm | by Dave Gennrich, Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager, Design Concepts | Blogs | Comments

Do you know someone who can absorb a vast amount of complex information about a problem and combine it into a cohesive, elegant solution? An introvert is uniquely suited to develop this superpower; solving problems with multiple ...  

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'Honeybee' Robots Replicate Swarm Behavior

September 18, 2014 12:48 pm | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming honeybees. Colias - named after a genus of butterfly - is an open-platform system that can be ...

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DOE Plans to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment

September 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of ...  

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Improving Plant-Based Batteries with Neutrons

September 18, 2014 12:18 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

When Orlando Rios first started analyzing samples of carbon fibers made from a woody plant polymer known as lignin, he noticed something unusual. The material's microstructure - a mixture of perfectly spherical nanoscale crystallites ... 

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Photos of the Day: The A-10 Thunderbolt II

September 18, 2014 11:20 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Proponents of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been trying, for years, to retire the A-10 “Warthog” and replace it with the former. The A-10 excels at close-air support, and critics worry that a “Swiss Army Knife” like the F-35 — a jack of all trades ...

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Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds first, or second printed car ...            

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What Would Henry Ford Think?

September 18, 2014 10:19 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

General Motors has released a statement about the “Super Cruise,” a new feature to be implemented in Cadillacs within the next two years. According GM CEO Mary Barra this new system would “increase the comfort of an attentive driver on ...

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Photos of the Day: A Fully Functional 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 10:15 am | by Local Motors | News | Comments

The Strati was 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted ...

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Photos of the Day: The Startling Clarity of 4D Ultrasound

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had bats in the belfry. But he had bats on his mind. Working in the late 1700s, Spallanzani showed that blindfolded bats could still catch ... 

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Scientists Track Ripples in Freestanding Graphene

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene. The finding provides fundamental insight into ...

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