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Telling Stories Using Computer Science

January 22, 2015 9:15 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

For MIT senior Shannon Kao, expert storytelling is essential, even — if not especially — when it comes to coding. The computer science major relies on narrative everywhere from her science fiction writing to her research on educational ...


Toyota's Lowest-Priced Car Gets Spruced Up

January 21, 2015 5:10 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. The Yaris, available as ...      


Atom Smasher to Be Preserved

January 21, 2015 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The atom smasher was so far ahead of its time that when ...    


Microsoft Unveils New Wearable, 'HoloLens'

January 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens. The HoloLens is worn over the eyes like virtual reality headsets. While it's unclear when it ...      


Webinar: Top Manufacturing Tech Trends for 2015 & Beyond

January 21, 2015 1:58 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Events

Manufacturers are faced with a barrage of new technologies and must navigate how these trends can interact with the existing realities of their organizations. Join us for this educational webinar, where our panel of experts will discuss ...



January 21, 2015 1:40 pm | by SEMI-THERM | Events

Welcome to SEMI-THERM! The conference on thermal design, management and characterization of electronic components and systems ...                   


Heliatek Installs Energy Self-Sufficient Air Dome

January 21, 2015 1:21 pm | by Heliatek | News | Comments

Heliatek has successfully installed its solar film, HeliaFilm, on a PVC-based membrane air dome in Berlin, Germany. This opens up a new area of application for BIOPV, building on the company's pioneering work with glass and concrete ...  


Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and U.S. Air Force personnel successfully installed the first prototype of a new B-52 bomber weapons bay launcher. The change improves the aircraft’s weapons capacity and mission flexibility ...        


Motion Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire Miller Bearings

January 21, 2015 1:06 pm | by Motion Industries | News | Comments

Effective January 14, Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in ...   


Adafruit Products Now Available from Digi-Key

January 21, 2015 12:48 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has announced the addition of Adafruit’s board-level products to its portfolio. Adafruit, an online resource for designers using electronic components, was recently ranked ... 


SigmaTEK Announces 'Homes 4 Heroes' Program

January 21, 2015 12:34 pm | by SigmaTEK Systems | News | Comments

SigmaTEK Systems is honoring its veterans by joining with the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s “Homes 4 Heroes” program. The company is asking for support from the manufacturing community for a collective donation of $20,000 ...  


RheTech Agrees to Be Acquired by HEXPOL

January 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by RheTech | News | Comments

RheTech, Inc., a producer of filled and reinforced polyolefin, nylon and other engineered resin compounds, multi-functional color concentrates and additives for the automotive, truck, electronics, construction, and consumer markets, has reached ...


Today in Engineering History: Supersonic Airliner Takes Flight

January 21, 2015 11:55 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1977, the first Concordes with commercial passengers took flight from London's Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport outside Paris. The aircrafts were 12 years in the making, a project that pitted English and French engineers against the USSR ...


Cybersecurity Is a Key Ingredient In the Manufacturing Mix

January 21, 2015 11:41 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

DDM uses computer-controlled processes to streamline manufacturing by cutting out time-consuming and costly steps such as developing precise molds or cutting dies. Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing are some of the ...    


United Tech Appoints Former Pratt Chief to Aerospace Post

January 21, 2015 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. has brought its former president of jet engine subsidiary Pratt & Whitney out of retirement and appointed him to a new aerospace business position. The Hartford, Connecticut, aerospace and building ...  



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