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Electronic Paper Could Make Inexpensive Electronic Displays

April 21, 2015 2:00 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have revamped an old e-paper concept to make an inexpensive handwriting-enabled e-paper well suited to large displays like whiteboards. They describe the e-paper in the ...

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The Impossible to Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night, which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the brand in China. Designed by GM’s ...

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Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records

April 21, 2015 1:50 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, the latest modification of a record-setting strontium atomic clock has achieved precision and stability levels that ...

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Tabletop Detector 'Sees' Single Electrons

April 21, 2015 1:42 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in ...

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Car Office Concept Replaces Passenger Seat with 17" Screen

April 21, 2015 1:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Volvo has precisely targeted the luxury executive lifestyle with a concept for an in-car office designed for busy businesspeople who are chauffeured to work. The “Lounge Console” replaces the front passenger seat ...

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Companies Working to Create Wearble Artificial Lung

April 21, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The sheer reach of wearables have been on display as of late, demonstrating that the industry can develop devices which can improve the quality of life for many ...

ESD Selection Tool Eliminates Needless Searching

April 21, 2015 12:35 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

A new web-based tool from Littelfuse allows circuit designers to dry run a device’s electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance prior to building a test board. The ESD Suppression Selection Tool supplements the company’s iDesign online ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Movie Projector Demonstrated in U.S.

April 21, 2015 11:53 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 21, 1895, Woodville Latham and his sons, Otway and Gray, demonstrated the first movie projector created in the U.S., which they called the “Panopticon” (eventually renamed Eidoloscope). Although Thomas ...

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DoD Awards $138M Launch Vehicle Production Services Contract

April 21, 2015 11:15 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Various contracts were awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Monday, the most lucrative of which was a $138.04 million deal given to United Launch Services LLC for launch vehicle production services (LVPS) ...

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Printed Parts Simplify Testing; Truck Parade Breaks World Record

April 21, 2015 11:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are using transparent 3D-printed components to test fluid flow inside axles and pinion carriers, while a Ram pickup event broke a Guinness World Record ...

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 87

April 21, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 87 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 ...

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Nuclear Waste Drums Appear Stable After Signs of Reactions

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to ...

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Top Green Vehicle is a 2015 Tesla

April 21, 2015 10:05 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the motor club announced today.  The Palo Alto-based automaker's car is featured with more than 80 other green vehicles in the 2015 AAA Green Car ...

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Telescope Opponents Deliver Petition to Governor's Office

April 21, 2015 10:04 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea ...

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The Wealthiest Women In Tech

April 21, 2015 10:02 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman claimed the top spot on a Wealth-X list released of the five wealthiest women in the technology sector. The 58-year-old boasts a US$1.3 billion fortune, the bulk of which is derived from ...

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