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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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) ...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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. 

Read more: Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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