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SWEEPER Demonstrates Wide-Angle Optical Phased Array Tech

May 29, 2015 11:33 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many essential military capabilities — including autonomous navigation, chemical-biological sensing, precision targeting and communications — increasingly rely upon laser-scanning technologies such as LIDAR ...

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Better Welding with Speedy Laser Mirrors

May 29, 2015 11:24 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Silicon micromirrors can guide laser beams at extremely high speeds, allowing operators to dose heat input to workpieces with absolute precision. But to date they have not been robust enough to be used for laser cutting and welding ...

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Lasers Are Key to Mastering Challenges in Lightweight Construction

May 29, 2015 10:35 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many joining and cutting processes are possible only with lasers. New technologies make it possible to manufacture metal components with hollow structures that are significantly lighter and yet just as stable as solid components ...

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Local 3D Printing Drives Regional Competitiveness

May 29, 2015 10:33 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Local institutional investments in 3D printers can give competitive benefits to larger industry sectors, said a recent study by the MAPI Foundation ...

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Analyst Says GM May Consider Merger, Big Partnership

May 29, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors may need to consider big strategic changes like a merger or partnership with a competitor, a Morgan Stanley analyst said Thursday. Analyst Adam Jonas noted that GM is returning lot of cash ...

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Photos of the Day: Remodeling the Space Station

May 29, 2015 9:58 am | by ESA | News | Comments

The International Space Station’s Permanent Multipurpose Module was detached and moved by the main robotic arm to another place on the orbiting laboratory yesterday. This delicate operation required moving and ...

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1,100-Mile Pipeline Needs OK from Many Landowners

May 29, 2015 9:37 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois is having a tougher time getting permission from North Dakota landowners ...

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U.S. Officials Revive Oil Train Safety Order After Complaints

May 29, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Emergency responders had raised worries over a new rule that did away with ...

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Automakers, Gov't Reveal Models in Expanded Takata Recall

May 29, 2015 9:15 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Car owners are beginning to find out if their cars or trucks are included in a big expansion of a recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Automakers, as well as Canadian and U.S. safety regulators, are posting ...

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The Top 10 Highest-Paid Female CEOs

May 29, 2015 9:12 am | by Steve Rothwell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent ...

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New Lab Creates Hurricane Conditions on Demand

May 29, 2015 9:03 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch. The lab is at the University ...

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Apple Buys Maker of Futuristic Augmented-Reality Software

May 29, 2015 8:57 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest sign that ...

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Google Unveils Android's Latest Tech Tricks

May 29, 2015 8:55 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make ...

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Ford Releases Electric Car Patents to Competitors

May 28, 2015 4:41 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford is making the plans for its electric cars available for purchase in order to foster industry-wide research. Patents available for purchase include ...

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Creaform Releases New Functionalities for 3D Scan-to-CAD Software

May 28, 2015 4:35 pm | by Creaform | News | Comments

Creaform has released the new VXmodel, its 3D scan data post-treatment software module, fully integrated in VXelements 4.0. It provides the simplest and fastest path from scans to your computer-aided design or additive ...

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