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How Do You Punish a Robot?

March 25, 2015 12:49 pm | by Mari Peltonen , University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Who’s responsible if a care robot or another intelligent machine makes a fatal mistake? Cognitive sciences are taking a new look at robotics, from the perspective of moral psychology. Nearly all of us have devices in our pockets, making ...


NASA-Funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-Rays

March 25, 2015 12:42 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Different wavelengths can have different effects at Earth ...


Ohmite Lands European Manufacturing Company

March 25, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

In an effort to grow its manufacturing presence, the Chicago-based Ohmite Manufacturing Company has acquiring the English Arcol UK, Ltd...


The Changing Face of Factories

March 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Are a third or fourth industrial revolution on the horizon, ready to change manufacturing as much as the discovery of electricity once did? The third industrial revolution is said to have started with the digital revolution ...

Minor Glitch Delays Restart of Large Hadron Collider

March 25, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month. Arnaud Marsollier, chief spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research ...


Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars

March 25, 2015 10:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nitrogen is essential for all known forms of life, since it is used in the building blocks of larger molecules like DNA and RNA, which encode the genetic instructions for life, and proteins, which are used to build structures like hair and ...


DoD Shells Out Work Contracts

March 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded lucrative contracts Monday to BAE Systems Controls, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Boeing Company...


Photos of the Day: Exploding Manholes Launch into the Air

March 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination of power system design, winter road salt, older electrical cable insulation, and basic chemistry trigger underground explosions in older downtowns that launch 350-pound manhole covers tens of feet into the air ...


350-Lb. Manhole Covers Fly as Road Salt Seeps

March 25, 2015 9:58 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers. Scientific literature traces manhole explosions back nearly a century, but a series of such incidents in ...


How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life 'Death Ray'

March 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Greg Estes, VP Enterprise Marketing, NVIDIA | Blogs | Comments

You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars. London’s year-old 20 Fenchurch Street tower is a stunner. But the same curved glass that gives the 37-story tower the nickname “The Walkie Talkie,” also has a ...   


Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...


FAA Makes It Easer to Secure Permits to Fly Drones

March 25, 2015 9:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced Tuesday they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small drones ...


Jury in Gender Bias Case to Hear Day 2 of Closing Arguments

March 25, 2015 9:12 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors who will decide the outcome of a gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to hear more closing arguments on Wednesday, a day after attorneys painted competing portraits of the ...


Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 25, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A newly released study finds electric cars could help alleviate heat concentrated in large urban areas. Researchers from Michigan State University reported electric vehicles only emit about ...


What to Pack for a Yearlong Trip to Space?

March 25, 2015 9:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his ...



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