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GM Halts Production at Lone Russian Plant

July 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Dropping sales figures have forced General Motors to stop production at its single assembly plant in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Robot Kills Volkswagon Factory Worker

July 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

One external contractor was killed at a Volkswagon plant in Germany when an assembly line robot struck him in the chest and pushed him against a metal plate, the Financial Times said today ...

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Metal Encapsulation Optimizes Chemical Reactions

July 1, 2015 2:24 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic sup- port media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Fraunhofer researchers have ...

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Examining Apple Music; Apple Car Rumors Continue

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

There are plenty of Apple rumors this week: a small iPhone called the 6C may be released next year, and is the company still working on a car of its own? One thing Apple did for sure was release the ...

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Radar Guards Against Space Debris

July 1, 2015 2:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Space debris poses a growing threat to satellites and other spacecraft, which could be damaged in the event of a collision. A new German space surveillance system, scheduled to go into ...

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'Cool Effort' for Those with Heat Injuries

July 1, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bob Reinert/USAG Natick Public Affairs | News | Comments

In hopes of bringing medical treatment to Soldiers on remote battlefields in warm climates, the folks at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center ...

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New Process Recycles Magnets from Factory Floor

July 1, 2015 2:03 pm | by DOE/Ames Laboratory | News | Comments

A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic ...

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Toyota Thinks 2015 Will Result in Highest U.S. Auto Industry Sales in Decade

July 1, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Toyota believes the U.S. auto industry will sell more cars this year than have been sold yearly since 2005, according to the company’s Sales Executive Bill Fay. Fay said Wednesday that the second half of this year...

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Boeing, Embraer to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Tech Tests

July 1, 2015 1:56 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and Embraer S.A. have announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to ...

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New Method Can Make Cheaper Solar Energy Storage

July 1, 2015 1:48 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a promising way for developing comprehensive renewable energy systems. To accomplish this, traditional solar panels can be used to generate an ...

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Targeted LEDs Could Provide Efficient Lighting for Plants in Space

July 1, 2015 1:42 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the ...

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Storage Cell Developed for Solar Energy Storage, Nighttime Conversion

July 1, 2015 1:37 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it's dark. The innovation is an ...

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Quantum-Dot Spectrometer Designed

July 1, 2015 1:33 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Instruments that measure the properties of light, known as spectrometers, are widely used in physical, chemical, and biological research. These devices are usually too large to ...

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Huawei Enters Wearables Fight

July 1, 2015 1:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Chinese smartphone company Huawei continues to work on expanding its product line, unveiling a new watch-like wearable as well as their next smartphone, the Honor 7. There isn't much information yet about the wearable:...

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Today in Engineering History: Explorer 33 Launched on Scientific Mission

July 1, 2015 1:24 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 1, 1966, NASA launched Explorer 33 from Cape Canaveral on a scientific exploration mission. The spacecraft was originally intended for a lunar orbit ...

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