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How Investigators Will Determine Why Germanwings Jet Crashed

March 26, 2015 10:11 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning ...

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Photos of the Day: One-Armed Collaborative Robot Performs High-Precision Tasks

March 26, 2015 10:08 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Humans have been fascinated with robots and automatons for millennia, or, at least, since Talos, the mythical bronze giant made by the Vulcans that guarded Crete. But despite their allure, robots are still relatively rare. Scott Eckert, chief ...

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NASA Plans to Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore It

March 26, 2015 9:59 am | News | Comments

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the ...      

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New Samsung, HTC Phones Coming April 10

March 26, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders for Samsung's Galaxy S 6 phones ...

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Toyota Plans for Growth After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009. The world's top-selling automaker outlined a new "architecture" ...

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Measuring Product Development Vitality

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Bradford L. Goldense, President, Goldense Group | Articles | Comments

One of the things that satisfy engineers and product developers the most is to see their newly released products sell like hotcakes.  It goes right to the core of why they pursued careers in science and engineering, to create things that  ...

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Risk Management in Real Time & Wishful Thinking

March 26, 2015 9:26 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

There are a great many risk management tools available to us in a variety of forms. Most of us are familiar with Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for design risk management or some form of risk matrix for project risk planning ...

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Prosecutor Claims Co-pilot Wanted to 'Destroy' the Plane

March 26, 2015 8:56 am | by Lori Hinnant & Dave McHugh, Associated Press | News | Comments

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday ...             

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IAR Embedded Workbench Supports Renesas RX71M MCUs

March 25, 2015 5:25 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems has released version 2.70 of its development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX family of MCUs. In addition to new features including position-independent code and data, version 2.70 adds updated device ...      

Webinar: The Top 5 Ways Mid-Sized Manufacturers Will Realize A Quick ROI from ERP Investments

March 25, 2015 4:57 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Events

Join us for this informative webinar and hear the results of a peer survey regarding the Top 5 Challenges for small to medium sized manufactures and distributors. This webinar will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Don't miss your opportunity to understand and ...

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New Facility Supports IoT Design Across the Planet

March 25, 2015 4:54 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A cutting-edge cloud center began operations in Singapore this month with the purpose of offering Internet of Things enablement ...

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Live Web Seminars on Calibration & Metrology

March 25, 2015 4:46 pm | by Fluke Calibration | Events

Free, real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new ...

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Assembly Lines Can Float Along Using These Levitating Rollers

March 25, 2015 3:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A hovering magnet from Festo demonstrates technology that could be integrated into factories monitored by the the Internet of Things. During a press conference on March 25, Georg Berner, Head of Strategic Corporate Development, Group ...

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Bionic Bugs Could Be the Future of Factories

March 25, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Manufacturers of the future could see digital ants and butterflies on the factory floor. In a press conference on March 25, German automation company Festo presented several new technologies designed to ...

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Sensor Cable Monitors Fences, Detects Drones

March 25, 2015 2:42 pm | by University Saarland | News | Comments

Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental physicists, led by Professor ...

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