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How One Lab is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | News | Comments

At ECN, we like to get out into the field and meet as many engineers as possible, but last week Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science.  This organization is designed to help ...

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World's Smallest Sensor Switch Unveiled

February 23, 2015 12:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The world’s smallest micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) magnetic sensor was displayed at MD&M West in Anaheim this week, after being unveiled by Coto Technology. The RedRock RR100 sensor is a single-pole, single-throw device ...

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DOE Announces Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

February 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department has announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate ...   

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Stratasys Consolidates to Form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

February 23, 2015 12:03 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys believes this move better positions the company to meet growing customer ...     

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Following a New MAP for Solid-State Lighting

February 23, 2015 11:55 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

LED lights are notably cool. But as an industry sector, solid-state lighting (SSL) keeps heating up, with demand growing rapidly in residential, commercial, and other applications, and new models continually coming to market. As a result ...

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Model Year 2016 Reveals New Era for Volvo Cars

February 23, 2015 11:49 am | by Volvo | News | Comments

Starting in 2013, Volvo Cars began to roll-out its new generation of mid-powered four-cylinder based powertrains. 2015 will see the addition of a full range of high and low power 4-cylinder variants. “This marks the start of a new era for ...

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The Next MacGyver Might Be a Woman

February 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Lee Zlotoff, the creator of MacGyver, is taking to the internet to find ideas for a new show starring a female engineer. The key element is the engineer, though, a quick-thinking, female engineer who can ...      

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5 Things to Know About Takata Air-Bag Recall

February 23, 2015 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese auto parts maker Takata isn't cooperating with the government's investigation of its air bags, the National Highway Safety Administration said Friday as it imposed fines of $14,000 a day that will ...      

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YouTube to Release Kids App to Ease Parents' Worries

February 23, 2015 11:09 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The YouTube for Kids app, scheduled to be released for Android devices ...

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'Imitation Game' Introduces WWII Codebreakers to Audiences

February 23, 2015 11:06 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of "The Imitation Game," giving visitors a rare chance to use the complex Nazi Enigma coding machines at the center of the Oscar-nominated film ...  

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Doctors Say Fitness Trackers, Health Apps Can Boost Care

February 23, 2015 11:03 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient ...    

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Ports Agreement Staves Off Economic Disaster

February 23, 2015 11:00 am | by Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement on the contract agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ...   

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Is Broadcasting the Mars Mission Opening Up Moral Risks?

February 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Vincent Hyman, Mars One volunteer | Blogs | Comments

We’ve sometimes been asked why Mars One will be televised, and if there’s a risk of converting a human exploration and settlement project into a marketing venture. In this edition of Mars One Exchange, adviser Mason Peck, PhD addresses ...

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Former Pixar Animators-Turned-Independent Filmmakers Go to the Oscars

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Patrick Sisson, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

The Dam Keeper—the Oscar-nominated animated short debut and passion project from two former Pixar animators, Robert Kondo (set designer) and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (lighting designer)—brings back the principals’ classical training and ...

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Honda President Steps Aside Following Air-Bag Scandal

February 23, 2015 9:58 am | by Elaine Kurtenback, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, said Monday its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive. The unexpected decision follows massive recalls ...  

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