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First Solar Achieves 10 GW Globally, Launches Assessment Tool

January 27, 2015 12:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

First Solar became the first thin film photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer in the world to achieve 10 gigawatts (GW) of PV solar capacity installed globally, the company announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi on ... 

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Man with Carmat Artificial Heart Released from Hospital

January 27, 2015 12:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A man equipped with the lightest and most advanced total artificial heart in the world was released from Nantes University Hospital earlier this year and has returned home, said Carmat, the designer and developer of the electric heart. The patient has ...

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ExOne Unveils 3D Printing System for Research & Education

January 27, 2015 12:22 pm | by ExOne | News | Comments

Innovent, ExOne’s industrial-grade, laboratory-sized machine, allows for testing material properties, specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development (R&D) departments at commercial organizations ...

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'Unbreakable' Bike Custom-Crafted

January 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

In 2013, Thunderbike presented its “Unbreakable” custom project for the first time at the European BikeWeek at Lake Faaker in Austria, the largest Harley get-together in Europe. The cruiser, made from turned and milled components ...  

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Women-Only Engineering Scholarships Offered

January 27, 2015 11:59 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

For the second year running, Brunel University London is offering £10,000 ($15,032) a year scholarships to women in its Master of Science (MSc) engineering courses, with 30 awards on offer. The move follows the successful introduction of ...

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Cocktail Keurig Brings Bartender to Your Kitchen

January 27, 2015 11:56 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The self-proclaimed “Nespresso for cocktails,” the Somabar makes your favorite drinks in the comfort of your own home. The team spent three years prototyping and have successfully created a fully-functional, patent-pending ...   

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Brainstorm: Rapid Prototyping Materials (Part 2)

January 27, 2015 10:41 am | by Bill Camuel, Project Engineering Manager at RedEye | Blogs | Comments

Just this year, components made with FST-rated, fused deposition modeling (FDM) ULTEM 9085 were tested and verified for outer space at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to function on the exterior of a satellite to be launched in 2016 ... 

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New Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Tech Revolution

January 27, 2015 10:30 am | by NEPCON | News | Comments

With tech revolution 4.0 on the horizon and rapid economic and social development underway, electronics manufacturers need to improve on the quality and volume they produce. Workers born in the 1990s (Gen Y) are changing jobs more frequently ...

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DOE Creates Jobs Strategy Council to Focus on Job Growth

January 27, 2015 10:19 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

Secretary Moniz has announced the creation of the Jobs Strategy Council (JSC), an initiative focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources while implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, during a roundtable ...

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At War with Patent Trolls

January 27, 2015 10:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Why create a product when you could file a lawsuit instead? That’s the modus operandi of "patent trolls," those who abuse patent litigation laws, and the Consumer Electronics Association is urging United States citizens to ask the government to ...

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6 Things to Consider as the Internet of Things Intersects Medical Devices

January 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Dave Franchino, President, Design Concepts | Articles | Comments

We’re on the verge of a fascinating intersection — perhaps collision — as the world of Internet of Things (IoT) technology begins to deeply encroach into the world of medical device development. We’ve all experienced the remarkable impact of ...

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Quadcopters Straddle the Line Between Drones & Toys

January 27, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quadcopters like the one that crashed at the White House on Monday are among the most popular remote-controlled aircraft being sold today. But are they drones or sophisticated toys? Sometimes it's very hard to distinguish between ...  

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Designing a Personal Robot

January 27, 2015 9:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Jibo, “The World’s First Family Robot,” raised more than $2 million on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, making it one of the most funded projects in the site’s history. Turning to crowdfunding with the hope to raise Jibo awareness, as well as the ...

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Photos of the Day: Border Protection Tech at the Super Bowl

January 27, 2015 9:18 am | by Astrid Galvan, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent sits in a control booth as the X-ray machine he is in scans a tractor trailer truck outside of University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game ...     

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Brainstorm: Rapid Prototyping Materials

January 27, 2015 9:11 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineerning Consultant at Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Blogs | Comments

The 3D printing industry has seen remarkable growth in the last decade, opening opportunities across diverse manufacturing dimensions. The idea of printing a 3D object is no longer a question of interest; the focus today, is on ...  

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