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NASA & Microsoft to Develop Virtual Assistance Tech for ISS Astronauts

June 26, 2015 10:33 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Called Sidekick, the technology features ...

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Drones Patrol Australian Greyhound Kennels for Live Baiting Crackdown

June 26, 2015 10:30 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Drones are being used in the Australian state of Queensland in an attempt to catch live baiting practices at greyhound kennels. With the ability to fly up to 120 meters high, the UAVs record surveillance footage...

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GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks

June 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's ...

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Economic Officials Say Tesla Factory Will Open in a Year

June 26, 2015 10:24 am | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year. Steve Hill, director of the ...

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Re-Engineering the Water Cycle

June 26, 2015 10:17 am | by Matt Kelland, EngineerJobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Controlling the water cycle is a serious engineering problem.  It’s not that there’s not enough water; after all, 71% of the planet’s surface is covered in the stuff. All told, we have over ...

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How Simulation Can Improve the Reliability of Consumer Electronics

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Early product failures turn very much costly for manufacturers, resulting in a substantial loss in revenue, value and customer’s trust towards the brand. It is however very much common for many ...

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Fishy Electronics, Reversed Wiring Among 5 Design Fails This Week

June 26, 2015 9:58 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, bicycle bolts are breaking, hoodies are snapping back, a little digger has a lot of lead, and ...

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Photos of the Day: An Inside Look at Italy's Maserati Plant

June 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Comau | News | Comments

The whole Maserati process involves the assembly of parts and subgroups through the insertion of 4,785 welding spots for each model. Of these, 1,083 are performed in ...

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Microsoft Should Have Created 'Xphone,' Says Former Xbox Head

June 26, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Microsoft should have put out a smartphone before the iPhone, former Xbox division leader Robbie Bach said in hindsight.

That's not to say that Microsoft had plans for a touch phone in the days of the...

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Total Recall: Honda Announces Altered Earnings Due to Takata Headache

June 26, 2015 9:45 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Honda announced its altered financial results for the fiscal year that ended in March, due to additional costs brought about by the large recall of its cars possessing faulty Takata airbags ...

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Arrested Protesters Post Bail, Return to Hawaii Mountain

June 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Protesters arrested while preventing construction of a giant telescope posted bail and were returning to the Hawaii mountain they say they're protecting from desecration ...

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Subaru Recalls 72K Vehicles; Automatic Brakes May Not Work

June 26, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru is recalling some 2015 vehicles to fix a software problem that could cause the automatic braking system to fail. The recall covers about 72,000 Outback ...

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Acura Recalls 106,000 MDX SUVs; Pulley Can Fall Off

June 26, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists. The Honda luxury brand says the recall ...

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Google's New Self-Driving Cars Cruising Silicon Valley Roads

June 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people ...

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U.S. Opens Probe of Ford F-150 Power Brake Failures

June 26, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power brake assist can fail on some Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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