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Shorebird's Beak Inspires Water Collection Device

September 18, 2014 8:57 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. The device could provide water in drought-stricken...


Hyundai Motor to Pay $9.6 Billion for Gangnam Land

September 18, 2014 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. State-owned Korea Electric Power Corp. said Thursday that...


Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 12:36 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices,...


Improving Cost Competitiveness of American-Made Wind Turbine Blades

September 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive...


Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply...


Stratasys to Acquire GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be...


Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but...


Logic PD to Share Innovation Insight at Frost & Sullivan Event

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Logic PD | News | Comments

Logic PD's Bill Betten, vice president of business solutions for medical and life sciences, will be leading two sessions during the four day event. The first is an interactive breakout session titled, "Filling the...


NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This Weekend

September 17, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the...


DOE Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Production, Manufacturing

September 17, 2014 4:02 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy...


Nature Motivates Research into New Light-Based Tech

September 17, 2014 3:42 pm | by SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore...


NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Orbit Insertion

September 17, 2014 3:25 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. Flight Controllers...


New Radiosurgery Tech Accurately Targets Cancer Tumors

September 17, 2014 3:19 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors - but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once - when compared...

Light Source Could Improve Energy Efficiency of OptoElectronic Chips

September 17, 2014 3:06 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips’ transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits —...


Flying Robots Will Go Where Humans Can't

September 17, 2014 2:46 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

There are many situations where it's impossible, complicated or too time-consuming for humans to enter and carry out operations. Think of contaminated areas following a nuclear accident, or the need to erect structures...



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