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Is the Internet of Things Bigger than People Imagined?

June 25, 2015 12:05 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The Internet of Things is only expected to grow, but one writer says people are not hyping it enough, and that it has the potential to grow far beyond smart homes and fitness trackers.

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New Conductive Ink for Electronic Apparel

June 25, 2015 11:57 am | by University of Tokyo | News | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable ...

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Armed Drones Conditionally Approved by Australian Senate

June 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An Australian Senate committee has given the nation’s defence permission to acquire armed UAVs, according to report tabled in parliament Thursday.

The privilege will be awarded provided that the drones are...

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Breakthrough Graphene Production Could Trigger Revolution in Artificial Skin Development

June 25, 2015 11:48 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots ...

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Thin Crystal Stretched to Get Better Solar Cells

June 25, 2015 11:43 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules. Industry loves crystals ...

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Takata CEO: Air Bag Defect Still Under Investigation

June 25, 2015 11:10 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of more than 33.8 million vehicles, appeared at a news conference Thursday for the first ...

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Tech Company Finds Stolen Government Log-Ins All Over Web

June 25, 2015 11:06 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web — available for hackers, spies and thieves ...

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Choosing the Best Materials for Wind Energy Generation

June 25, 2015 11:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Which is the best material when it comes to making wind turbines? A study reveals the various materials used in rotor blade manufacturing, as well as the state of related industries. Technology development ...

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Chevrolet Releases Details on 2016 Cruze

June 25, 2015 11:05 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The next edition of the Chevrolet’s best-selling Cruze will be lighter, bigger, and more fuel-efficient. The company announced Tuesday that the car will be 250 pounds lighter, three inches longer and will possess...

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Teardown: LCR Meter

June 25, 2015 11:00 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Another ebay score. Dave tears down a HP4263A LCR Meter ...

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Musk & Hawking Fear Robot Apocalypse; Major Physicist Disagrees

June 25, 2015 10:57 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

All new technology is frightening, says physicist Lawrence Krauss. But there are many more reasons to welcome machine consciousness than to fear it ...

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In Tech: Microsoft Office, Foursquare Mayors, Amazon Echo

June 25, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows. The new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are designed to ...

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Engineering Newswire 145: Lexus Unveils Hoverboard

June 25, 2015 10:33 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re making it possible to see through semis, test-firing electromagnetic aircraft launch system, and rendering the wheel obsolete through hover conversion ...

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Japan's Secret Navy Bunker Gives Glimpse of War's Final Days

June 25, 2015 10:33 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a hillside overlooking an athletic field where high school students play volleyball, an inconspicuous entrance leads down a dusty, slippery slope — and seemingly back in time ...

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Exoskeleton Software Update Refines Gait Therapy Program

June 25, 2015 10:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Robotic exoskeleton company Ekso Bionics will be launching the next software update for their Ekso GT gait therapy exoskeleton. Its SmartAssist adds interactive steps to the software. Non-ambulatory patients in the...

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