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Using Unmanned Aircraft for Utility Inspections

March 23, 2015 2:24 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' ...

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Near Breakthrough for Thermoplastic Composites in the Automotive Industry

March 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough that will allow for the wide-scale use of thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry. These 'futuristic materials' are ultra-light, while being strong and rigid and also sustainable ...

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Today in Engineering History: Manned Gemini 3 Launched

March 23, 2015 2:04 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1965, Gemini 3 launched from Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral. It was the first manned Earth-orbiting mission in NASA’s Gemini program. Astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and John Young piloted the spacecraft, with the aim ...

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New Surgery Simulators Made by 3D Printing Pioneers

March 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Virtual reality training solutions may be able to provide surgeons with the next-best experience save actually operating on a patient. 3D Systems has released two new modules ...

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Packing Peanuts Could Be a Technological Superfood

March 23, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Waste packing peanuts could soon be repurposed as high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at Purdue University have devised a system where the styrofoam morsels would be used to create ...   

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Jeremy Rifkin Addresses the Third Industrial Revolution

March 23, 2015 11:58 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Economic theorist Jeremey Rifkin will provide a keynote address Thursday pertaining to what he believes is the beginning of a third industrial revolution. Rifkin’s address will take place at Germany’s “Energy Transition Dialogue” summit ...

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Oven Operates Completely Via Mobile App

March 23, 2015 11:50 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

JENN-AIR is releasing a dual convection oven which can be completely operated via a mobile app. The wall oven is slated to be released in September and will feature total compatibility with IOS and Android devices. With the app ...      

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How to 3D Print Metal Teeth

March 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

3D printing is changing the way dental prosthetics are being made. This month, additive manufacturing company EOS presented its Direct Metal Laser Sintering process for dental use ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Objects Printed out of Liquid

March 23, 2015 10:48 am | by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Carbon 3D | News | Comments

Three-dimensional (3D) solids can be printed quickly and continuously from puddles of liquid resin, researchers report in the 20 March issue of the journal Science. Their approach applies a careful balance of oxygen and light to print solid ...

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Train Cars Hauling Methanol Derail

March 23, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says no injuries or fires have been reported from ...       

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Paris Hit by Air Pollution Spike, Halves Cars on Roads

March 23, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Paris will cut the number of cars on the road in half beginning Monday and is making public transit free to combat a spike in pollution that has obscured even the Eiffel Tower under a smoggy haze. The mayor's office announced Saturday that ...

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Braille Printing Program Designed to Foster Communication

March 23, 2015 10:18 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

Italian company Lumi Industries wants to make translation from spoken language to Braille easier with 3D printing. They have developed a free software which translates written text into Braille, then converts it to a 3D file for printing ...

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Solving Multi-Channel LVDT Measurement System Susceptibly to Heterodyning

March 23, 2015 9:59 am | by H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group | Articles | Comments

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has solved the age old problem of cross talk between sensors even if the master signal conditioner fails. When LVDT signal cables are bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire ... 

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Settling the Debate – CNC vs 3DP

March 23, 2015 9:51 am | by Chris Fox, Content Marketing Specialist, Tormach | Blogs | Comments

Now that 3D printers have emerged as the tool-of-choice for many makers and educators, there seems to be a line drawn in the sand between CNC and additive manufacturing. Many manufacturers even worry that 3D printing may one day ...     

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Students Applying Lessons to Develop Safer Spacecraft

March 23, 2015 9:36 am | News | Comments

Students from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) are collaborating with NASA engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in an effort to use lessons learned from the past to design safer spacecraft for the future. The graduate ...

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