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Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                   

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High-Res Camera to Spend Two Years Recording Meteor Showers

August 14, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, think about such things ...

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 14, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The WORF provides a stable platform for hand-held photography and other research activities at the U.S. Laboratory Science Window, the highest optical-quality window ever installed on a human space vehicle. The Window enables the use of ...

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M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

August 14, 2014 9:41 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable — for a BMW with ...  

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Apple Takes First Steps to Protect Workers from Toxins

August 14, 2014 9:12 am | by Green America | News | Comments

Green America continues to urge Apple to go further to ensure the safety of all workers in its supply chain. Beyond benzene and n-hexane, there are thousands of chemicals used in the manufacturing of electronics—some which are largely ...

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Apple Bans Use of 2 Chemicals in iPhone Assembly

August 13, 2014 7:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced ...

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Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

August 13, 2014 6:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring. The company, which makes routers, switches and software, said the layoffs will affect workers in operations around the ...

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Bipartisan Bill To Designate 'Manufacturing Universities'

August 13, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Lindsey Graham have introduced bipartisan legislation to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would designate ...   

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Outside the Box: 5 Packaging Considerations

August 13, 2014 5:01 pm | by Dana Goldberg, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

So you’ve conceived, designed, prototyped, and manufactured the next Big Thing—the product that will change the world. Congratulations! But guess what? You’re not done yet. Now you’ve got to come up with some truly killer packaging to ...

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Epec Expands Coverage into Canada with Industry Veteran Tim Weir

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by Epec Engineered Technologies | News | Comments

Epec Engineered Technologies recently announce their further expansion of sales support and product solutions into the Canadian marketplace with industry veteran Tim Weir. Tim has joined Epec in the position of Regional Sales Manager for Canada, based in the ...

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3D Systems Broadening Its Aerospace Reach

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping and sister company American Precision Machining, both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and ...    

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GE To Invest Billions in Africa's People, Infrastructure, Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 4:48 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

People come to Durban, South Africa, for its beaches, sunny climate and busy nightlife. But visitors interested in the future of Africa come for another reason. A few miles outside the city is the Bisasar Road landfill, Africa’s largest refuse site ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Recalling Nearly 41,000 Vehicles

August 13, 2014 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger's side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from the ...

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Create Without Limits With Software-Designed Instruments

August 13, 2014 4:40 pm | by National Instruments | National Instruments Corp. | Articles | Comments

Today's incredibly complex products require an ever-growing amount of test. Traditional test instruments aren't proportionally scaling to keep up. Each subsequent generation of technology includes more pieces and more ...    

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MIT’s 7 Fingered Robot

August 13, 2014 4:36 pm | by MIT | Videos | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one's wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb ...      

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