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Can the U.S. & Russia Make Progress on Nuclear Security?

October 27, 2014 11:00 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Political tensions between the U.S. and Russia have increased in the last year, raising concerns about how effectively the two states will be able to pursue nuclear arms-reduction goals. Striking a note of cautious optimism in an MIT talk on Oct. 23 ...


Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Could Be Ticket to Mars

October 27, 2014 10:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The current test series focused on analysis of a variety of fuel elements in a simulated thermal environment kicked off in early October with completion targeted in June 2015. Michael Houts, NTP manager at the Marshall Center, said the safety ...


FTDI Chip Unveils Daughter Cards Supporting Its Arduino-Compatible EVE Development Boards

October 27, 2014 10:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Following on from the release of its VM800P development platforms, which facilitate more advanced human machine interface (HMI) implementation using its innovative Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, FTDI Chip has introduced a ...


Photos of the Day: Testing 'Ticket to Mars' Tech

October 27, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion technologies are the subject of a new test series at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Researchers there are using an innovative test facility to study the properties of highly promising ...


Toyota at Top in Global Vehicle Sales Over VW, GM

October 27, 2014 10:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year ...


Canada Loses Bid to Make Ford Engines to Mexico

October 27, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada has lost to Mexico in a bid to build engines for Ford Motor Co. Canada wanted 1.5-liter and 1.6-liter engine production for the Ford Fiesta go to Ford's Windsor Engine or Essex Engine plants, which are both ...     


The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won ...


Profiting from Failure

October 27, 2014 10:09 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Army's troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, but it has failed on its promise to make data seamlessly accessible to soldiers ...


U.S. Navy Awards $8M to Develop Wave, Tidal Energy Tech

October 27, 2014 10:06 am | by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach ...


Manufacturer Halts Sales of Highway Guardrails

October 27, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict. Trinity Industries Inc. said Friday that it would stop selling the ET-Plus system until ...


U.S. Official: Auto Safety Agency Under Review

October 27, 2014 10:00 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and ...


Out-of-Patience Investors Sell Off Amazon

October 27, 2014 9:59 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the ...  


5 Keys to Engaging a Product Development Partner

October 27, 2014 9:56 am | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Articles | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management ...


Obama Taking Action to Push Manufacturing

October 27, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers ...   


Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 9:52 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...



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