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Entries Open for $10K Automation Contest

February 24, 2015 11:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Robotics, vision, and motion startups are invited to participate in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The competition puts the focus on automation, including but not ...

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Porsche Enters the Battery-Powered Car Race

February 24, 2015 11:19 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Porsche may be drawing closer to Tesla territory with a high-end battery-powered car, according to a report from Car Magazine. The rumored Tesla rival is currently going by the name Porsche 717, a moniker that might be changed as ...  

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Old MacDonald Had a Spaceship

February 24, 2015 10:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Want to build a farm in space? The Agriculture Community College Aerospace Scholars program encourages students from Texas to learn the building blocks of how to do just that, and to attend a three-day program at the Johnson Space ...  

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Photos of the Day: 1,000-Ton Tunnel Machine Has Breakthrough

February 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Dempsey, Crossrail | News | Comments

Tunnel machine Elizabeth, named after HM The Queen, successfully broke in to the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station the morning of January 29, 2015. The breakthrough, 40 m beneath the City of London, is part of Crossrail’s ...

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Auto Parts Workers Attempt to Unionize, Plan Protest

February 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of ...

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Ford Trains Thousands of Workers to Support Upcoming F-150 Production

February 24, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the ...      

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Manufacturer Joins Firearm Industry's Largest Trade Show

February 24, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a Mitchell, South Dakota business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show. Rex and Clem Boyd with Lucid Manufacturing Systems and ...  

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EU Opens In-Depth Probe of GE Takeover

February 24, 2015 9:47 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union opened an in-depth probe of General Electric's $14.1 billion takeover of the power division of French company Alstom on Monday fearing higher prices and less choice. The European Commission made the move Monday ...  

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Company Produces First High Purity Lithium

February 24, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Lithium USA Corporation has announced that it has produced 99.8% high quality lithium carbonate in its first trial run while commissioning its demonstration plant in Germany. The Company has previously tested ...    

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Oil Train Accident Shows New Safety Rules Inadequate

February 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery ...

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Google Teams Up with 3 Wireless Carriers to Combat Apple Pay

February 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the ...  

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NASA Launches 3 Suborbital Rockets

February 24, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three suborbital rockets have been launched for the Department of Defense from NASA's facility on Wallops Island in Virginia. NASA says the Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets were launched around ...        

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Disney Animators Win Oscar 2 Years in a Row

February 24, 2015 9:28 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar. For the second year in a row, Disney Animation won an Academy Award for best animated feature, as "Big Hero 6" followed up last year's "Frozen" win ...  

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Trial Begins in Silicon Valley Sex Bias Case

February 24, 2015 9:23 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A high-profile sex bias case captivating Silicon Valley has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high technology and venture capitalist arenas. Ellen Pao, 45, has accused ...       

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Selecting the Magazine Handler, a Critical Production Choice

February 24, 2015 9:18 am | by Martek Automation | Articles | Comments

Sometimes making a decision about what may be considered “ancillary” production equipment can make an enormous difference to the bottom line and product quality. The choice of magazine unloading and loading handlers is often such a ...  

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