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Internet of Things Saves Electricity, Says Google

April 29, 2015 11:15 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

While the Internet of Things connects a multitude of new wireless devices to one another and to their users, Google data center overseer Urs Hölzle say that the amount of energy people save will actually help reduce the amount of electricity used in households and data centers ...

Infographic: America's Most Dangerous Jobs

April 29, 2015 11:09 am | by Graphic Products | News | Comments

Logging is ranked as America's most deadly job, with 91.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers. Graphic Products has compiled this, and the nine other most deadly professions in “America’s Most Dangerous Jobs,” an eye-opening ...

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Space Spider Performs In Near-Zero Gravity

April 29, 2015 10:58 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Today Artec 3D released its newest handheld 3D scanner as well as an upgraded software suite ...

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Expanded Compact SCALE-2+ Dual-Driver-Core Family

April 29, 2015 10:47 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations has launched its SCALE-2+ dual IGBT-driver core, the 2SC0435T2G1-17, which is the most compact product in its power range with a footprint of 57.2 x 51.6 mm and a height of just 20 mm. The new SCALE-2+ technology enables Soft Shut Down (SSD) to be implemented in the event of ...

New Polestar Performance Optimization Comes to Volvo Racers

April 29, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Volvo released the new generation of Polestar Performance Optimization for Drive-E engines on April 29, adding a new concept in which the drivetrain is optimized together with the engine ...

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Photos of the Day: Missing WWII Aircraft Hanger of Sunken Sub Discovered

April 29, 2015 10:17 am | by University of Hawaii | News | Comments

The dramatic discovery of a lost World War II-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarine by a University of Hawaiʻi and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team in December 2013 inspired a new search ...

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Audi Runs on Green Diesel for the First Time

April 29, 2015 10:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

German company Sunfire has made diesel fuel out of carbon dioxide, water, and electricity, and successfully tested the synthetic fuel in an Audi A8 on April 21 ...

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Toyota to Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

April 29, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only ...

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LAPD Board OKs Body Camera Policy Despite Opposition

April 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

After lengthy debate and strong opposition, the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department approved new policies on Tuesday that allow officers to review their body camera video before speaking to ...

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Tech, Outdoor Sports Converge at Drone Conference

April 29, 2015 10:01 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, it's a drone ...

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Seeking Answers to Getting Recalled Cars Fixed Quickly

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Marcy Gordon & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects ...

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Jet with Engine Fire Makes Emergency Landing

April 29, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its two engines caught fire. One passenger was taken to a hospital after reporting chest pains. Officials say the ...

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3D Printing Could Get More Action in the Courtroom

April 29, 2015 9:50 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

In this morning’s round up we will explore 3D printing topics ranging from the use of the technology in death investigations to the release of study involving 3D printing in dentistry ...

Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out of Control in Orbit

April 29, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's Mission Control has failed to stabilize a cargo ship spinning out of control in orbit, but says it has not yet given up on saving the unmanned spacecraft. The Progress M-27M was launched Tuesday and was ...

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Volkswagen Profit Up 19% Due to Cost-Cutting

April 29, 2015 9:42 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German automaker Volkswagen said first-quarter profit rose 19 percent from a year ago as cost-cutting improved profit margins at its namesake brand and as European car sales showed a modest recovery. Net profit rose to ...

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