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Honey, I Shrunk the World

September 16, 2014 | by GE Reports | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas lights to save electricity, billboards urged citizens to “turn off the damn lights,” and filling stations dispensed gasoline ...    

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House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

September 16, 2014 4:42 pm | by Joan Lowy & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Comments

The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report ...

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Nissan Sponsers 'National Drive Electric Week'

September 16, 2014 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held Sept. 15-21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots ...  

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Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit

September 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Audi USA News | Comments

Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect today ...    

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NASA Announcing Commercial Crew Winners

September 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency planned to announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station ... 

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SolderStar APS Solves Manufacturing Problems in Smart Production

September 16, 2014 12:57 pm | by SolderStar | Comments

With production volumes of mobile phones and tablet PCs growing, and indeed the predicted growth of 'wearables', the need to decrease development cycles and improve capacity is ever more important. SolderStar a manufacturer in ...   

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Rugged Infineon XMC1000 Industrial MCUs In Stock at Mouser

September 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the XMC1000 ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit Industrial Microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies. With this new product offering, Mouser Electronics is now the first to stock the entire Infineon XMC family of ...

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GM to Add 750 Workers to Build Small Pickup Trucks

September 16, 2014 12:38 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Missouri factory in anticipation of high demand for two new small pickup trucks. GM wants to add a third shift to its plant in Wentzville near St. Louis by the end of March. The factory now employs ...

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Is 3D Printed Gold the Future of Jewelry?

September 16, 2014 12:01 pm | by EOS | Comments

Drawing on the digital data of CAD models, the EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering system (DMLS) builds up the part layer by layer - without this process being visible in the finished product. The appearance created is entirely pure ...  

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Print a Cellphone Microscope for Pennies

September 16, 2014 11:42 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it ...

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Toyota Adding 180 Jobs at Indiana Factory

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toyota says it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwestern Indiana factory over the next five months. Toyota officials say the first 60 of those workers will come next month from among employees of its temporary staffing ...

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Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in California

September 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued ...

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3D Printing Conference, Panel to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Tech

September 16, 2014 11:18 am | by SME | Comments

SME, an organization that connects manufacturing professionals to essential resources and content, has announced that it will feature a two-day 3D printing conference and a panel session presented by the Government of Canada at the 2014 ...

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Anti-Blue Light Tech Protects Eyes While at Computer

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by AOC | Comments

AOC is rolling out an innovative and patent-pending, solution called Anti-Blue Light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. Like Ultra-Violet light waves (UV) from ...  

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NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions of Clouds

September 16, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to ...   

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Visual Thinking a Must for Mechanical Engineers

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by Alissa Mallinson, MIT News | Comments

Where other mechanical engineering faculty come bearing specific innovative artifacts, Maria Yang offers conceptual strategies for innovation, regardless of the technology. For her, innovation first manifests itself in early-stage design ...

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