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Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

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First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send On-Orbit Signals

March 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to ...

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High Time for Satellite Tracking of All International Flights

March 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

This coming March 8 will mark one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The wreckage has never been found, although communications experts ...

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Power Vest Lightens Burden of Demanding Jobs

March 2, 2015 9:21 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with the industry, Fraunhofer researchers ...

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New Plane Tracking to Be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 9:18 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said ...

5 Major Themes to Expect at Geneva Auto Show

March 2, 2015 9:15 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life ...

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School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants By 88%

March 2, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The high-efficiency ...

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NXP, Freescale Semiconductor Merge into a $40B Company

March 2, 2015 9:11 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry ...

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3D Printing Tech to Deliver Higher-Quality, Personalized Care

March 2, 2015 9:06 am | by Society of Interventional Radiology | News | Comments

3D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That's according to a study ...

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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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