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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 ...             

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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 ...

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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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Live Web Seminars on Calibration & Metrology

March 25, 2015 4:46 pm | by Fluke Calibration | Events

Free, real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new ...

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Assembly Lines Can Float Along Using These Levitating Rollers

March 25, 2015 3:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A hovering magnet from Festo demonstrates technology that could be integrated into factories monitored by the the Internet of Things. During a press conference on March 25, Georg Berner, Head of Strategic Corporate Development, Group ...

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Bionic Bugs Could Be the Future of Factories

March 25, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Manufacturers of the future could see digital ants and butterflies on the factory floor. In a press conference on March 25, German automation company Festo presented several new technologies designed to ...

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Sensor Cable Monitors Fences, Detects Drones

March 25, 2015 2:42 pm | by University Saarland | News | Comments

Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental physicists, led by Professor ...

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Lockheed Acquires High-Speed Wind Tunnel, Plans Upgrades

March 25, 2015 2:38 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and is planning key improvements to the facility. Since 1958, Lockheed Martin and its heritage companies have used the High Speed Wind ...

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Goodbye to Sunburn Thanks to Sunburn Indicator

March 25, 2015 2:35 pm | by Queen's University Belfast | News | Comments

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen's University Belfast. Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic, containing 'smart' ink, which ...

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Robots on Reins Could Be the 'Eyes' of Firefighters

March 25, 2015 2:31 pm | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs. The small mobile robot - equipped ...

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MESA Complex Starts Largest Production Series in Its History

March 25, 2015 2:25 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex. MESA’s silicon ...

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Today in Engineering History: First NASA X-15 Flight Reaches Mach 2.0

March 25, 2015 2:12 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1960, NASA Flight Research Center test pilot, Joe Walker, flew the first NASA flight in a North American X-15 rocket aircraft. During the flight, the aircraft reached Mach 2.0 at 48,630 feet. The X-15 rocket-powered ...

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Enabling Small Ships to Host Their Own Unmanned Air Systems

March 25, 2015 1:03 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 2 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). The goal of Tern is to give forward-deployed small ships the ability to serve as mobile launch and ...

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Ideas Wanted for Processing Paradigms That Accelerate Computer Simulations

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Whether designed to predict the spread of an epidemic, understand the potential impacts of climate change, or model the acoustical signature of a newly designed ship hull, computer simulations are an essential tool of scientific discovery ...

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