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Robot's Cross-U.S. Hitchhike Hasn't Left First State

July 27, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start. The robot named hitchBOT caught its first ride in Marblehead, Massachusetts, last week, bound for San Francisco, but ...

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Japanese Automaker Mitsubishi Motors to End U.S. Production

July 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers ...

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Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:39 am | by David McFadden, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss ...

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The Growing Use of RTLS in Manufacturing

July 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Akshay Reddy, Electronics Consultant, IndustryARC | Articles | Comments

The backbone of manufacturing industry is machines, materials and manpower. These three factors are very important and companies are increasingly looking to track them on a real time basis ...

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Re-Trial Date to Be Set Next Week for Ex-BP Engineer

July 27, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused ...

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Gov't: Fiat Chrysler Must Offer to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups

July 27, 2015 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher & Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with ...

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Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall in Laboratory Freezer

July 27, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An employee of a Salt Lake City medical laboratory has died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer, officials said Friday. The man, whose name has not yet been released, fell Thursday while ...

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Closing the Loop in IoT

July 27, 2015 9:31 am | by Scott Nelson, CTO, Logic PD | Blogs | Comments

At Logic PD we talk about “closing the loop” in almost every IoT discussion. I first heard the phrase “close the loop” when I was at Honeywell. Being a controls and automation company ...

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German uto parts Manufacturer to Build Plant in Auburn

July 27, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A German auto parts maker is building its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Alabama and production is expected to begin next year, Alabama Department of Commerce officials said Friday ...

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Riders Livid After Power Problems Again Cause Amtrak Delays

July 27, 2015 9:25 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid ...

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Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly Hazy with Flowing Ice

July 27, 2015 9:24 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new ...

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 27, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they ...

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Infographic: Global Shipments in 2014

July 27, 2015 9:00 am | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

According to the Motion Control Association (MCA), global shipments for motion control products grew by 9 percent to $3.05 billion in 2014 …

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China Lifting Ban on Sales of Video Game Consoles

July 27, 2015 8:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. Consoles produced in the Shanghai Free-Trade ...

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Bomb-Proof Lining Contains Explosion in Luggage Hold of Aircraft

July 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the ...

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