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Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

December 18, 2014 4:50 pm | by Joan Lowry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags ...    

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Toyota Boosting MI Research, Development

December 18, 2014 4:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is further boosting its research and development work in southeastern Michigan. The automaker announced Thursday that it's investing $126 million in the expansion of its powertrain operations ...      

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New Computers Catch up to Primate Brain

December 18, 2014 4:44 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match ...

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Naval Shipyard Hiring 715 Workers

December 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has begun hiring more than 700 workers to deal with an increase in work as the Navy aims to reduce maintenance delays on its fleet of nuclear submarines, officials said Thursday ...      

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Stanford Aims to Bring Player Pianos Back to Life

December 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their own work in the early 20th century ...       

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2 Astronauts will Expand Envelope with 1-Year Spaceflight

December 18, 2014 2:56 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will rocket into ...    

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India's Space Program Notches 2 More Successes

December 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program — launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space ...     

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New INTEPRO 1800 Watt Modular Electronic Loads

December 18, 2014 2:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intepro Systems has announced its new line of 1800 W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room ...

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Today in Engineering History: World's First Communication Satellite

December 18, 2014 12:39 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Dubbed “Chatterbox,” the satellite was also part of another first, as its launch marked the first successful use of ...                     

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Boeing's 8th GPS IIF Advances GPS Modernization

December 18, 2014 12:16 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide ... 

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Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time ...      

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Developing Smart Electric Metering Infrastructures

December 18, 2014 11:15 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Smart grids use communications technology to acquire information and make decisions to sustainably and efficiently achieve a reliable energy supply. Smart meters record energy consumption throughout the day and ...     

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Software Creates 3D Visualization of the Internet of Things

December 18, 2014 11:08 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

FI-WARE is the core component of The Future Internet Public-Private Partnership. It supports hundreds of developers and their companies to implement innovative ideas. "Thanks to our involvement with FI-WARE, and by developing ...   

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Better Software Cuts Computer Energy Use

December 18, 2014 11:00 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Until now the target for energy savings by computers has been the hardware. But hardware is only part of the story, perhaps even the smaller part, as new a EU project is showing. Even with energy-efficient hardware, much of the potential for ...

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New Test Range Helps Create Cyber Marine Warriors

December 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is preparing front-line warfighters to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously, as Marines demonstrated during a recent amphibious ...  

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