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Startup Believes Partially 3D-Printed Car Could Break Acceleration Record

June 29, 2015 3:05 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The Porsche 918 Spyder can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.2 seconds, making it the world’s fastest accelerating car. Startup Divergent Microfactories believes its partially 3D-printed supercar, the ...

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Chevrolet Bolt EV May Be On the Road Before 2017

June 29, 2015 3:00 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Chevrolet's $30,000 long-range all-electric car may be on the market sooner than expected, although General Motors hasn't yet said exactly how far ahead of the 2017 target date the Bolt might be on the road.
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Mouser Electronics Expands to Japan with Local Customer Service Center

June 29, 2015 2:54 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a ...

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Greek Crisis Touches Engineering Exports; 3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 2:30 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

What world-wide trends will change engineering in the next few years? Several changes are under way, as rapid prototyping gets more rapid and the parts produced become more durable. 3D printing isn't just for...

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Volkswagen Plans to Release Chinese Budget Cars in 2018

June 29, 2015 2:10 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn told a German newspaper Sunday that the company will release a set of budget cars in China and other possible markets. Winterkorn said the Volkswagen plans to release the vehicles...

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Microphone Array Gives Machines Selective Hearing

June 29, 2015 1:30 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Selective hearing can be a problem for robots, which struggle to pick up individual voices or conversations in a crowded area. Scientists at the Imperial College London refined robot hearing by using 32 different...

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Biocomposite-Based Materials Reduce Building's Embodied Energy By 50%

June 29, 2015 1:28 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The energy efficiency of buildings commonly entails reduced energy consumption in their use phase – which is one of the key targets under the EU’s climate and energy package ...

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The Peaks & Valleys of Silicon

June 29, 2015 1:23 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent - but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available ...

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FAA to Speak to Three NFL Teams Regarding Illegal Drone Use

June 29, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The National Football League’s New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants have been using drones to film practices. While the action is fine with the NFL, all three already have been or will be...

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Today in Engineering History: U.S. Space Shuttle Docks with Russian Space Station

June 29, 2015 12:38 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 29, 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis successfully docked with the Russian space station Mir, marking a new era in international space ...

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All BMW Models Expected to be Electric Within 10 Years

June 29, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

BMW hopes to go all electric within the next ten years, due to European Union carbon emission laws which are expected to become more stringent. The change means that almost all BMW models will ...

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Intelligent LEDs Could Save Lives

June 29, 2015 11:50 am | by Jermaine Dallas, GE Reports | News | Comments

Imagine this scenario: A gunshot echoes down a city street at night. Passerby turn to look, but can’t make out the scene in the darkness. The first to react effectively is the nearest street lamp ...

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Building a Better Semiconductor

June 29, 2015 11:44 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists ...

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Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor May Take Smartphone Security to New Level

June 29, 2015 11:36 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of ...

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Patent Reform Moving Forward

June 29, 2015 11:33 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The America Invents Act was passed in September 2011, and included several substantive changes to the Patent Code. In an exclusive interview with PD&D, Colette Reiner Mayer, a patent and trade secret...

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