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WWII Warship Found by Microsoft Co-Founder

March 4, 2015 | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago ...

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Balluff Supports Electro-Mechanical Program at Cincinnati State

March 4, 2015 5:10 pm | by Balluff Inc. | Comments

Balluff makes a donation of hardware to the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Program and employs multiple co-op students from Cincinnati State. The donation was made in support of the EMET automation & process ...  


ExOne Announces 6 New Printable Materials

March 4, 2015 5:05 pm | by ExOne | Comments

The ExOne Company, a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, has announced that six additional materials are now printable in the company’s printing systems ...    


Mouser Signs Global Distribution Deal with Digilent

March 4, 2015 3:46 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is an engineering design company serving students, universities, engineers, and OEM's ...


10 Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored

March 4, 2015 3:32 pm | by Huntington Ingalls Industries | Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that 10 employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields during ...


Hands-On Minecraft Kit Runs on a Raspberry Pi

March 4, 2015 2:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Minecraft is available on just about every gaming platform in existence, but a recent kickstarter brings it to a new one, something much more hands on than a controller or a smartphone. Piper is a DIY carrying case that uses a Raspberry ...


Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-Sensitive Space for Mobile Devices

March 4, 2015 12:08 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach further than their wrist. However, the interaction area offered by the watch face is both fixed and small, making it difficult to actually hit ...


Kids & Robots Learn to Write Together

March 4, 2015 11:52 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

A little girl lines up plastic letters fitted with QR codes in front of a little humanoid robot. The robot struggles to reproduce them on a tablet – especially the loop of the letter p. The girl kindly steps in to help, writing out ...  


Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearables

March 4, 2015 11:43 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. These limitations, however, could ...


MakerBot Introduces Starter Lab for Educational Institutions

March 4, 2015 10:37 am | by MakerBot | Comments

The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education edition, recently identified one of its top trends in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation. MakerBot sees the adoption of desktop 3D printing in the ...  


Gun Activist Puts 'Bounty' on 3D Printer

March 4, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Gun-rights activist Cody Wilson has offered $15,000 to anyone who will sell him a MarkForged Mark One 3D printer on which he can print durable firearms. In 2013 Wilson successfully fired the first fully 3D printed gun, a pistol called ...


NASA Swarmies Shuffle Through Field Tests

March 4, 2015 9:59 am | by Steven Siceloff, ​NASA's Kennedy Space Center | Comments

Months of lab work has led to this chilly day – by Florida standards – with four small, wheeled robots moving around the parking lot outside the Launch Control Center while their leader, Kurt Leucht, keeps electronic tabs on them ...  


Auto Industry, Batteries Expected to Bolster Graphite Market

March 4, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | Comments

A newly released report expects auto production and lithium-ion batteries to bolster the U.S. graphite market by nearly 30 percent by 2020. The analysis by New York-based PMR Research projects the ...


Watching Alloys Change from Liquid to Solid Could Lead to Better Metals

March 4, 2015 9:54 am | by NASA | Comments

If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice, the process would look simple. But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex, and understanding it better could improve design ...  


Photos of the Day: Massive WWII Battleship Discovered

March 4, 2015 9:44 am | by Vulcan | Comments

Paul G. Allen and his team of researchers located the Musashi, a WWII Japanese battleship considered one of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history ...


Why Your Laptop Battery Won't Kill You

March 4, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people can relax ...



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