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Defense Department Chooses Rochester for Photonics Center

July 23, 2015 9:32 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said ...

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Fiat Chrysler Says It Has a Software Fix to Prevent Hacking

July 23, 2015 9:25 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles. The fix is a response to a recent ...

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GM Tops 2Q Profit Forecasts on Trucks, SUVs

July 23, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the ...

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Further Automating the 3D Printing Process

July 23, 2015 9:10 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Keenan and Paroda’s invention, ECHOdrive, is an aftermarket vacuum chamber build plate which is used to automate the 3D printing process. The plate, which would be ...

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How to Monetize Failure

July 23, 2015 9:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Any design engineer who has ever developed a product knows the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights. According to Paven Malhotra, attorney at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco ...

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Sony Makes Commercial Drones; Robots on Jupiter

July 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Sony is developing drones for surveying and inspection, the company announced on July 23. A new division, called Aerosense, will work on the drones for the enterprise market. Japanese robotics start-up ZMP will build...

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Airless Tires Successfully Tested

July 22, 2015 5:29 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The public release of an airless vehicle tire could be made in the near future. South Korea-based Hankook Tire recently announced that it has successfully finished ride and handling tests of its non-pneumatic (airless) ...

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LED Startup & China Electronics Corporation Form New Smart Lighting Business

July 22, 2015 4:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

China Electronics Corporation (CEC) and lighting startup Bridgelux will create a new smart LED business called Xenio out of the merger of the two companies. Bridgelux was acquired by an investment group ...

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Grand Theft Auto: All-Time Thefts of Pontiac Firebird Approach 250K

July 22, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Just under 250,000 Pontiac Firebirds have been stolen since 1981, according to a new report. The figure, which was tallied at 249,670, shows the muscle car has been a popular target of theft ...

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Apple Q3: iPhone Sales Take the Lead

July 22, 2015 2:55 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

After yesterday's Q3 financial report, Apple pundits have doubled their efforts to take a look into the company's vastly varying sales segments. Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the Apple Watch, calling the...

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Sony's Mobile Team to Develop Drones

July 22, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Sony Mobile Communications is forming a drone creation partnership with Tokyo-based robotics firm ZMP. 

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Manufacturing Tech Orders Down 7.9% in 2015

July 22, 2015 2:14 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $336.98 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The total, as reported by companies participating in ...

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Scalable Arrays of 'Building Blocks' Developed for Ultrathin Electronics

July 22, 2015 2:06 pm | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices ...

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Tech Aids Recovery of 63-Year-Old Plane Wreck

July 22, 2015 1:55 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Transported in a hard-shell case, the XMET is mounted on a tripod and can be assembled in five minutes by two people with no tools. The solar battery-powered system uses ...

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Shaking Up Nuclear Weapons with a Vibration Table

July 22, 2015 1:46 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers. Smallwood, a retired Sandia National Laboratories ...

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