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Smithsonian to Demonstrate Hoverboard for 'Future' Festival

April 30, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's Watson computing system will be making a visit to Washington for the Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" Festival, and organizers plan to demonstrate a real hoverboard inspired by the movie "Back to the Future" ...

Fiat Chrysler CEO Again Makes Pitch for Auto Mergers

April 30, 2015 9:35 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says the auto industry faces grave risks if companies don't start consolidating and share skyrocketing product development costs. Marchionne has been pitching consolidation lately ...

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Russia's Cargo Capsule for Space Station Total Loss

April 30, 2015 9:31 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch was declared a total loss Wednesday, but astronauts at the International Space Station said they will get by without the delivery of fresh food, water ...

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Top 4 Electrical Engineering Universities All Housed in the U.S.

April 30, 2015 9:30 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Engineering, regardless of the emphasis, is one of the most difficult majors any college student could declare. This round up touches on engineering as it pertains to America’s institutions of higher learning as well as one interesting story regarding girls in STEM ...

Space Station Astronauts Get Big Screen, Watch 'Gravity'

April 30, 2015 9:27 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Space station astronauts have finally hit the big time, at least when it comes to the big screen. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he and the rest of the crew are enjoying the 65-inch ...

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Bullet Train on Japanese PM's Agenda in CA Visit

April 30, 2015 9:22 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting a three-day visit to California with plans to check out some of the region's tech innovations, lend support to expanded commercial ties, and even promote a Japanese-made bullet train ...

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New 3D Inspection Software for Intuitive Contact & Non-Contact Measurement

April 29, 2015 5:14 pm | by Creaform | News | Comments

AMETEK Creaform has introduced VXinspect, an intuitive 3D inspection software that includes all the tools for first article inspection (FAI) and quality control. VXinspect provides simple integration for contact ...

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R. Byron Pipes Announced as Keynote Speaker for Composites Conference

April 29, 2015 5:01 pm | by JEC | News | Comments

JEC Group, proudly announces that R. Byron Pipes, a distinguished professor and member of the National Academy of Engineering (1987) and the Royal Society of Engineering Sciences of Sweden (1995), will deliver his keynote ...

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Allied Electronics Supports FIRST Robotics Competition

April 29, 2015 4:50 pm | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has announced that they are supporting the FIRST Robotics Competition with a donation of 26 individual products, totaling 434,000 pieces ...

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Manufacturing Shows Promise in India, England

April 29, 2015 4:45 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Manufacturing is showing  prosperity in various locations through the world, including the world’s second most populous nation ...

HoloLens Apps Detailed at Microsoft at Keynote

April 29, 2015 4:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Windows 10’s new browser will officially be called Windows Edge, the company announced at a development keynote at the Build conference on April 29. In addition, Microsoft revealed that the Continuum feature will be expanding to phones ...

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Boeing Nears $1B Military Sale with Australia

April 29, 2015 3:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

In this afternoon round-up, we explore all things Boeing including a billion dollar upgrade to an Australian fleet of Boeing warfare aircrafts ...

Security & Support Govern Automation Trends in 2015

April 29, 2015 3:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Shifting geographical forces and an emphasis on services are some of the factors that will influence the global automation industry in the next year, said industry analyst Piyush Dewangan  ...

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Raytheon Lands $20M Contract for Hypersonic Missile Development

April 29, 2015 2:39 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Raytheon has been awarded a $20.4 million contract modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) program ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Military Nuclear Power Plant Formally Opens

April 29, 2015 2:27 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 29, 1957, the first military nuclear power plant was formally opened in a public ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. SM-1 was a 2-megawatt nuclear reactor developed by the United States Atomic Energy ..

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