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Congress Seeks to Encourage Innovation, Modernize Healthcare

July 8, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

For design engineers, this bill could potentially make the medical device development process less costly and time-consuming. The bill also addresses removing regularity uncertainly for ...

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NTSB Announces Cause of Virgin Galatic’s SpaceShipTwo Crash

July 28, 2015 1:26 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that the Oct. 31, 2014 in-flight breakup of SpaceShipTwo, a commercial space vehicle built for Virgin Galactic, was caused when the co-pilot unlocked the vehicle’s “feathering system” too early ...

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NVBOTS Wants to Revolutionize 3D Printing for Students & Manufacturers

July 28, 2015 11:19 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

NVBOTS co-founder and CEO AJ Perez has a vision for his company that involves adding commercial printers to its existing stock of educational ones, making it easier for both students and professionals ...

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Achieving Lowest Total Cost in Outsourced Engineering & Manufacturing Activities

July 28, 2015 10:02 am | by Brandon Loo, Director of Engineering, Milwaukee Electronics' Design Engineering Group | Comments

Engineering resources are a shrinking commodity at most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The workload hasn’t decreased. If anything it has grown, as product lifecycles become shorter ...

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The Growing Use of RTLS in Manufacturing

July 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Akshay Reddy, Electronics Consultant, IndustryARC | Comments

The backbone of manufacturing industry is machines, materials and manpower. These three factors are very important and companies are increasingly looking to track them on a real time basis ...

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The Future of Engineering Simulation Is in Cloud

July 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Comments

Computer aided engineering has revolutionized product design process and has provided manufacturers the benefits of cost saving and bring products to the market faster. It is hard to imagine a ...

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Further Automating the 3D Printing Process

July 23, 2015 9:10 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Keenan and Paroda’s invention, ECHOdrive, is an aftermarket vacuum chamber build plate which is used to automate the 3D printing process. The plate, which would be ...

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Embedded Cybersecurity. Do We Really Have a Problem?

July 22, 2015 9:45 am | by Alan Grau, President & Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Comments

Cyber-attacks on Industrial Automation Systems are not new. Hackers have been probing, and in many cases, penetrating these systems for many years. Some of these attacks are similar to ...

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Smart Steering Wheel Diagnoses Drowsy Drivers

July 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Drowsy driving is one of many factors that leads to distracted driving, which can lead to car accidents. While autonomous driving seeks to be a future solution, a newly patented sensor solution can now ...

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Voice Enables Hands-Free, Eyes-Free Inspection

July 21, 2015 2:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

As the aviation industry advances, so does the search for new technologies that streamline and improve the overall engine maintenance process. To aid mechanics and technicians performing ...

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Reducing Chemicals in Plant Protection By 90%

July 21, 2015 9:52 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Richter is developing a process for delivering antimicrobial and antifungal pest control agents through lignin-core environmentally-benign Nano Particles ...

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Choosing the Right Battery for Use in Harsh Environments

July 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Michael LaBossiere, Applications Specialist, Acadia Lithium | Comments

Wireless devices are increasingly being deployed in harsh environments. Some recent examples include sensors that monitor seismic activity in the arctic, medical devices that must be ...

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Boeing's Sweet Vision for SUGAR Concepts

July 20, 2015 4:00 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

NASA’s Fundamental Aeronautics Program was launched with the goal of visualizing future passenger airplanes with greatly reduced fuel consumption, noise, and emissions. The concept vehicles ...

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The Clock-Domain-Crossing Conundrum

July 20, 2015 10:35 am | by Dr. Jerry Cox, CEO & Founder, Blendics | Comments

The Clock-Domain-Crossing conundrum is this: Where is the evidence of Clock-Domain-Crossing (CDC) failures that have occurred during a product’s service life? We know there have been ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Cosmic Background Explorer

July 16, 2015 4:12 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

All eyes are on New Horizons this week as it pulls more information from Pluto, but another notable craft stayed closer to home and looked even farther than the edge of the solar system ...

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NASA Q&As Talk Pluto, New Horizons

July 15, 2015 3:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

New Horizons researchers took to the internet in force on July 14, abuzz with the craft’s closest pass to Pluto in the morning. Facebook and Reddit both hosted question-and-answer sessions a ...

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