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International Collaborative Robots Workshop

August 15, 2014 11:35 am | by Robotic Industries Association | Events

On September 30th industry experts will gather in San Jose, California to help users understand the benefits of integrating collaborative robots within their workforce. This one-day event will examine the best use cases for implementing ...

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SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: UV 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

August 15, 2014 11:30 am | by RadTech | Events

RadTech, the association for UV and EB Curing Technology, and SUNY/ESF will be presenting a free webinar on UV curable material development for 3D printing on August 27. The webinar will recount developments in advanced materials for ...

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SWE Aims to Inspire with Release of Latest eBook

August 15, 2014 11:17 am | by SWE | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce the release of their latest eBook, Be that Engineer: Inspiration and Insight from Accomplished Women Engineers. The eBook is a collection of stories and advice delivered by ...  

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Electropolishing & Its Advantages for the Manufacturing Process

August 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Able Electropolishing | Articles | Comments

When companies need their metal parts enhanced for functionality and appearance, they turn to electropolishing. Electropolishing is a “reverse plating” process utilized during the final step of the manufacturing process. Learn more about ...

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Briggs & Stratton Buying Maker of Light Towers

August 15, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. is acquiring a Nebraska company that makes towable light towers, industrial heaters and solar-powered arrow boards. Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton said Thursday it agreed to pay $62 million for ...

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Lasers Advance Microscope Capabilities

August 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus. The technique, developed by researchers at ...     

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Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

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Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 9:30 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

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On the Edge of Graphene

August 15, 2014 9:19 am | by National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the .. 

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers ...  

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Visual Control of Big Data

August 15, 2014 8:34 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display, a human being can recognize patterns that a computer might fail to find even after hours of analysis. But what if there are aberrations in the ... 

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Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments

August 15, 2014 7:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the ... 

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Space Station Supply Ship Exits, Now Packing Trash

August 15, 2014 7:23 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the Cygnus supply ship, now full of trash for disposal early Friday. They parted company 260 miles above ...  

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Three-Wheeled Elio Gets Closer to Going On Sale

August 15, 2014 3:20 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of ...

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A Photo Worth a Thousand Images

August 15, 2014 12:10 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the ...     

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