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Russia to Resume Space Tourism in 2018

March 24, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station since 2001 before ...      


Designing for Inspection By an Acoustic Micro Imaging Tool

March 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Tom Adams, Consultant, Sonoscan | Articles | Comments

Acoustic micro imaging tools, also called acoustic microscopes, use ultrasound to collect data from interfaces between materials inside a part. The range of materials that can imaged by an acoustic micro imaging tool is long and includes ...


MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 24, 2015 10:00 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...


Hands-On Health: This Week's Medical Devices & Wearables

March 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

 Medical procedures are never fun, but sometimes designers set their minds to making medical devices less intrusive and more elegant. Here are some of this week's articles about the devices and inventions making people's lives a little healthier...

The Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

March 24, 2015 9:52 am | by | News | Comments

Experts at have listed the top 10 most annoying features that can be found in today's cars. The list focuses on a range of features that experts have deemed the most ...


A Profile with the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 9:48 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Limor “Ladyada” Fried has juggled many labels throughout her life. Hacker. Student. MIT engineer. Founder. Leader. Each new title or accolade served as an acknowledgement of Fried’s success. Some career benchmarks include Fried becoming ...


GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 74

March 24, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 74 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total ...    


Mercedes Recalls 30K Cars to Fix Rear Tail Lamp

March 24, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides. The recall covers certain 2015 CLS 400s, 2012 through 2015 CLS 550s, 2012 and 2013 CLS 63s and the ...


GM Recalls Chevy Malibus to Fix Sunroof Control Issue

March 24, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker says the sunroofs can close ...     


Heating Homes with Computer Servers

March 24, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes. Eneco said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators" — computer servers that generate heat while crunching numbers ...                   


China's Manufacturing at Lowest in Nearly a Year

March 24, 2015 9:04 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report Tuesday that underscored the weakening outlook for the world's second biggest economy. HSBC's preliminary manufacturing index ...


Jet Crashes in Alps, No Survivors Expected

March 24, 2015 9:02 am | by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no ... 


Elegant 'Smartstone' Sends Non-Verbal Messages

March 23, 2015 4:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A non-verbal communication device that looks like a white river stone lets people create their own languages expressed in color and vibration...

Meet the Largest All-Electric Truck in Germany

March 23, 2015 3:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The largest commercial electric truck in Germany will be taking its quiet bulk to the road soon...


Plant Molecule Could Make Roads & Roofs 'Greener'

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions. It also could make them more environmentally friendly, according ...



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