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Today in Engineering History: India's First Passenger Rail Opens

April 16, 2015 1:55 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 16, 1853, the first passenger rail opened between Bombay (now Mubai) and Tannah (now Thane). The Great Indian Peninsula Rail covered a distance of approximately 21 miles, and three locomotives ...

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Boeing Awarded $321M DoD Contract for Apache Attack Helicopter Work

April 16, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a handful of contracts Wednesday, led by a $321.8 million deal with ...

Johnson County Library’s MakerSpace to Receive Aid From Black & Veatch

April 16, 2015 12:07 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Global construction and engineering company Black & Veatch will support Johnson County Library’s MakerSpace, enabling Black & Veatch to continue its planned ...

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10 Best Green Cars of 2015

April 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As summer nears and road trips become more prevalent, the editors at Kelley Blue Book have announced their “10 Best Green Cars of 2015,” with the all-electric BMW i3 getting the nod as the top pick ...

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Drone Brain Maker Airware Gets a Lift

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last November, when GE invested in the drone technology company Airware, Alex Tepper, managing director at GE Ventures, said his company wanted to be part of the commercial drone space and “help it grow.” He’s made good on that ...

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Engineering Newswire 136: NASA Prepares to Crash into Mercury

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking to the skies with the Solo drone, getting ready to crash into Mercury, and cooking in the world’s first robotic kitchen ...

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Patents Forecast Technological Change

April 16, 2015 10:51 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market? Attempting to answer such questions requires knowing something ...

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EU Alleges Google's Abuses Hurt Consumers, Innovation

April 16, 2015 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something ...

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Germanwings Crash Could Prompt Remote Override Tech Review

April 16, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of Germany's air traffic control agency says the crash of a Germanwings jet in France last month raises the question of whether technology should be put in place allowing authorities on the ground to take control of a plane and ...

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U.S. Probes Subaru Air Bag Seat Sensors

April 16, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the air bag sensors in the seats of Subaru Impreza compact cars. The probe covers about 33,500 cars from the 2012 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says ...

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Safety Risk of Shrinking Airline Seats Questioned By DOT

April 16, 2015 10:24 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before, fliers are older and heavier and tall ...

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Few Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

April 16, 2015 10:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal ...

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Industrial Production in March Posts Biggest Drop Since 2009

April 16, 2015 10:17 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. industrial production registered the biggest drop in almost six years last month, another sign that the economy got off to a stumbling start in 2015. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that industrial production — which includes ...

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Cycle Gear Recalling Toys for Excessive Lead Levels

April 16, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cycle Gear Inc. is recalling about 155 semi-truck and motorcycle toys because of excessive lead levels. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the levels are above the federal standard for lead content ...

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Designing for the Internet of Things

April 16, 2015 10:11 am | by Cliff Medling, Solidworks Blog | Videos | Comments

In this SOLIDWORKS Short, we sat down with Rich Allen Senior Director, Product Management to discuss designing for the Internet of Things. Rich shares examples of how automation processes in our lives are dramatically altering design ...

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