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Designing a Personal Robot

January 27, 2015 9:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Jibo, “The World’s First Family Robot,” raised more than $2 million on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, making it one of the most funded projects in the site’s history. Turning to crowdfunding with the hope to raise Jibo awareness, as well as the ...

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Photos of the Day: Border Protection Tech at the Super Bowl

January 27, 2015 9:18 am | by Astrid Galvan, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent sits in a control booth as the X-ray machine he is in scans a tractor trailer truck outside of University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game ...     

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Brainstorm: Rapid Prototyping Materials

January 27, 2015 9:11 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineerning Consultant at Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Blogs | Comments

The 3D printing industry has seen remarkable growth in the last decade, opening opportunities across diverse manufacturing dimensions. The idea of printing a 3D object is no longer a question of interest; the focus today, is on ...  

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Obama Says U.S. Must Catch Up to Ensure Drones Are Safe

January 27, 2015 9:07 am | by Joan Lowy & Calvin Woodward, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says U.S. laws and regulations haven't yet caught up with technological developments that have made drones readily available. Obama is responding to the small drone that crashed on the White House grounds while ... 

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FST Certified Dense Rubber Extrusion Profiles

January 26, 2015 5:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Trim-Lok, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Trim-Lok, Inc. has announced flammability, smoke, and toxicity (FST) certified dense rubber materials. The addition of FST materials expands Tim-Lok’s extrusion capabilities and adds another complex material to the company’s list of ...

Union: Airline Pressuring Mechanics on Safety

January 26, 2015 5:16 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The local and four union officials filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Chicago. They said that airline managers pressured mechanics to disregard hydraulic leaks and wiring issues and to skip inspections after planes were ...   

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Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products for the Circular Economy

January 26, 2015 5:08 pm | by Stacy Glass, VP, Built Environment at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute | News | Comments

The call for a transition to a circular economy is rapidly gaining recognition worldwide. It seeks a change from the linear “take, make, waste” approach that dominated the first industrial revolution to a circular system in which ...  

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Canadian Space Tech to Help Sick Children

January 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

Not much rivals the dexterity of a good surgeon's hands. But humans being humans, fatigue or even tremors after a long day at the hospital can make things challenging, especially when operating on small children ...     

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IBM 'Flatly Denies' Report of Mass Layoffs

January 26, 2015 4:33 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people. The company disclosed plans for some layoffs last week, but it says ...  

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Border Protection Lends a Hand for Super Bowl Security

January 26, 2015 4:29 pm | by Astrid Galvan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. The X-ray machines are mobile and the size of a ...

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Google Planning to Sell Wireless Phone Service

January 26, 2015 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that ...

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Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to at Least 50

January 26, 2015 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 50 people have died in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday ...       

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Boeing, SpaceX to Beat Russia on Price for Astronaut Rides

January 26, 2015 3:07 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the ...  

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New Gripper Accessory Provides Sensing Capability

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phd, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PHD, Inc. has announced the JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers. Mounting kits provide the switch plate with slots for either one or two Series JC1STP Switches to mount to the bottom ...

German Electronics Manufacturing Going Strong

January 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Germany exported more electronics to China than to the United States for the first time in 2014, with the amount exported to the United States also rising by 3.2 percent. Exports to China (primarily automation technology, industrial control and ...

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