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'Business Intelligence' Software Written for Schools

March 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

To see the impact of their investments, companies often use business intelligence tools — primarily data-analytics ­software — that analyze company data to link cash spent with outcomes.  Now MIT spinout BrightBytes has developed ...

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Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay in New Phone

March 1, 2015 1:09 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass ...

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Finding Lost African American History with Wikipedia

February 27, 2015 5:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

There are fewer redlinks on Wikipedia and more information about African American scientists, engineers, and mathematicians than yesterday, after the White House’s first Black History Month Edit-a-thon encouraged the public to take to ...

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These People Are Going To Mars

February 27, 2015 5:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

100 people are on track to be the first humans on Mars – if they can pass the next round of selection for the reality TV style Mars One project. The candidate pool has been narrowed down to 100 aspiring Red Planet explorers, chosen ...  

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Luxion & Pixologic Partner to Release 'KeyShot for ZBrush’

February 27, 2015 5:13 pm | by Luxion | News | Comments

Luxion, a developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, in partnership with Pixologic, makers of ZBrush software, is pleased to announce the ...

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Norgren Announces Name Change as Part of Global IMI Transition

February 27, 2015 4:29 pm | by IMI Precision Engineering | News | Comments

Beginning in January 2015, Norgren, a world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, will be part of a new division of long-time parent company, IMI plc. All of IMI’s fluid power businesses will be brought into a single ...

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Mouser Now Stocks ARISO Contactless Connectivity System

February 27, 2015 4:24 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new ARISO Contactless Connectivity system from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, that allows power and data to be transferred between two couplers without any physical contact ...

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Smart Helmet Lets Motorcyclists See Nearly 360 Degrees

February 27, 2015 4:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Taking to the open road may become more high-tech than ever when this sleek wearable hits the market. Skully, makers of an upcoming smart motorcycle helmet with an HUD and rear camera, raised ...

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Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars

February 27, 2015 3:56 pm | by Product Design & Development | Events

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. In the race for speed and performance, it has long been a key design and testing tool. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a ...

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Automate 2015

February 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by Association for Advancing Automation (A3) | Events

Automation is helping companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. To succeed, you need the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise. Automate 2015 will provide it all and more! Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and ...

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JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences

February 27, 2015 3:28 pm | by JEC Group | Events

JEC Group will hold its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences in Houston next June 2-4, 2015. The main International event focusing on Innovation and Opportunities for the Composites Materials Industry will to attract exhibitors and attendees from all ...

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Innorobo 2015

February 27, 2015 3:15 pm | by Innoecho | Events

Innoecho, the company behind Innorobo, Europe’s leading event in robotics technologies, markets and innovations, has just closed the application process for its Call for Startups 2015. Held every year since the first edition of Innorobo in 2011, the Call for Startups gives budding ...

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Today in Engineering History: Cigar Rolling Machine Patented

February 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1883, Oscar Hammerstein patented his cigar rolling machine. As a young man, Hammerstein moved to New York City from the Kingdom of Prussia (now Poland) in 1864. He began working at a cigar factory and eventually ...

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Wingless, Hovering MAV Among 5 Patents This Week

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Winged micro air vehicles (MAV) are vulnerable to wind gusts for various reasons, citing these issues, this patent describes the need for a MAV design that is less sensitive to wind ...

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Suite of Satellites Show Climate Change Data

February 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NASA has released some of the most comprehensive views of Earth’s weather patterns to date, which could be used to track the source and progression of climate change. Five Earth-observing missions look down from space in order to ...  

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