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Memo from Microsoft CEO Announcing Job Cuts

July 17, 2014 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo ...

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NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

July 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the ...

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Senators Call on GM CEO to Fire Top Lawyer

July 17, 2014 1:17 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition ...

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Boeing Shot Down Over Ukraine, Say Officials

July 17, 2014 12:37 pm | by Peter Leonard, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace ...  

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Hundreds of Videos Reconstruct 3D Motion Without Markers

July 17, 2014 12:28 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including volleyball games, the swirl of ...

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Microsoft Cutting 14% of Workforce, Signals New Path

July 17, 2014 12:23 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system ...  

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Photos of the Day: 52 Ton Bridge Shaken on Hydraulically Driven Tables

July 17, 2014 12:07 pm | by University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

A new, rocking, pre-tensioned concrete bridge support system has been developed by the University of Washington that reduces on-site construction time and minimizes earthquake damage. The 52-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge, built atop ...

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Chrysler Can Fix Recalled Jeeps Faster Than Expected

July 17, 2014 11:51 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler can fix recalled Jeep SUVs far faster than U.S. safety regulators have predicted, the automaker told the government Wednesday. The development could end a spat between the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety ...  

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Using Google Glass to Steal Passwords

July 17, 2014 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Cyber forensics experts have developed a way to to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using Google Glass and other recording devices ...                

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Brain-on-a-Chip Tech Assess Effects of Traumatic Axonal Injury

July 17, 2014 11:42 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently demonstrated the use of their "Brain-on-a-Chip" microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury ...   

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Grants Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Curricula

July 17, 2014 11:32 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corporation have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund grants in support of STEM education – which includes science, technology, engineering and math – important foundations for today’s students ... 

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Robot-Assisted Surgery Controls Disease for 10 Years

July 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also suggested that traditional methods of ... 

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70-Foot-Long Concrete Bridge Survives Series of Simulated Earthquakes

July 17, 2014 11:26 am | by University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned ...  

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Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins the Fight Against Malaria

July 17, 2014 11:21 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly ...

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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...                

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