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DOE Invests $55M to Advance EV Tech

January 23, 2015 9:13 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more ...   

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Engineering Newswire 124: Atlas Robot Gets Major Upgrade

January 22, 2015 3:53 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re untethering the all new Atlas Robot, fighting global warming, and ... doing the laundry ...                    

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Boeing's Winglets, Sandia's Robot Hands Among 5 Patents This Week

January 22, 2015 3:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

In other patent news this week, a self-tightening shoe and adjustable flossing mouthpieces are making mornings easier. A mobile celebration device has also been approved in time for the weekend, or if you can’t make it that long ...  

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Today in Engineering History: Space Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off

January 22, 2015 3:01 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1992, Space Shuttle Discovery took off from NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-42. The mission’s main objective was to study the effects of microgravity on various organisms. The mission’s primary ...

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Designer Solar Panels Inside & Out

January 22, 2015 1:59 pm | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | News | Comments

VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the range of ...    

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Graphene Brings Quantum Effects to Electronic Circuits

January 22, 2015 1:52 pm | by Francis Sedgemore, Graphene Flagship | News | Comments

Research by scientists attached to the EC's Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra-low temperature 2D materials, creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little energy. At the atomic and molecular ...

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New Conductive Coatings for Flexible Touchscreens

January 22, 2015 1:45 pm | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | News | Comments

Mobile phones and smart phones still haven't been adapted to the carrying habits of their users. That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket: the displays of the innumerable phones and ...

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Makerbot, Martha Stewart Collaborate

January 22, 2015 1:35 pm | by MakerBot | Videos | Comments

MakerBot collaborated with design teams from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create the Trellis Collection, a set of branded table accessories that customers can download from the MakerBot Digital ...       

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Honda to Highlight Zero-Emissions FCV Concept in D.C.

January 22, 2015 1:26 pm | by Honda | News | Comments

Fresh from its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the zero-emissions Honda FCV Concept will be the highlight of the Honda display at the 2015 Washington Auto Show opening on Jan. 21. Continuing more ...

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The Iconic Mustang Officially Goes Global

January 22, 2015 1:05 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The iconic Mustang is officially going global. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available to customers around the world in more than 100 markets. First shipments of the highly anticipated Mustang are headed for Asia ...

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White House, NASA Discuss State of Stem

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

About 130 middle and high school students got the chance to speak with astronauts and leading scientists from NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Responses to climate change and NASA’s long-term plans for ... 

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Who’s Minding the Minders?

January 22, 2015 12:45 pm | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

What relationship do the various functions and personnel in your organization have with your quality group? Is it collaborative, adversarial, or one of total domination? That spectrum represents a slippery slope from successful to disastrous ...

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Ready for Demonstration Flights

January 22, 2015 12:35 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective customers around the world are ...

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U.S. Navy Approves Boeing, Lockheed Sensor System for Production

January 22, 2015 12:29 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production.The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s ...

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Optimizing Optimization Algorithms to Solve Complex Engineering Problems

January 22, 2015 12:23 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other things, they’re used to evaluate design tradeoffs, to assess control systems, and to find patterns in data ... 

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