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Ford Releases Electric Car Patents to Competitors

May 28, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | 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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Levi's Partners with Google on Smart Cloth

May 29, 2015 2:22 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Levi’s and Google are teaming up to create touch-sensitive fabric that interacts with digital devices. At Google I/O conference on May 29, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group announced Project Jacquard ...

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Tablet Owners Are Becoming Disinterested

May 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Tablets are being purchased less and traded in more, according to a survey spearheaded by ecoATM, which is a network of automated electronics recycling kiosks ...

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High School Girls Honored for Math, Science Achievements

May 29, 2015 1:45 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories has presented its annual Math and Science Awards to 31 girls from San Francisco Bay Area high schools, celebrating their academic accomplishments and potential. “I want to congratulate each of ...

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Thermoelectric Behavior By 'Tinkertoy' Materials Measured

May 29, 2015 1:39 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for ...

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Google Solar Drone Crashes During Testing

May 29, 2015 1:38 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

A prototype of a large, solar-powered Google drone crashed during a test in New Mexico, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The unmanned aircraft is part of Google’s plans to deliver Internet service ...

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DoD Awards Large Number of Work Contracts

May 29, 2015 1:18 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a number of contracts Thursday, highlighted by a $478.6 million deal with ViaSat for the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems terminals ...

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Chevrolet Factory Certified Green as Volt Sales Drop

May 29, 2015 1:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

While upping production on the 2015 Volt and entering a new market with the Spark EV, Chevrolet is manufacturing its electric motors and drive units in a new building ...

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'Rocket Science' for Marketing

May 29, 2015 12:21 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Ever opened a webpage to see an advertisement that’s pertinent to your recent search history? Perhaps you’ve recently browsed online for a new car, and opened a webpage to see an ad for that specific make and model ...

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Max Speed Violation Among 3 Design Fails This Week

May 29, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

BRP is recalling its youth model can-am all-terrain vehicles. According to the recall, the model year 2008 through 2014 DS 70 ATVs fail to meet requirements pertaining to the unrestricted ...

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Coating on Condensers Could Make Power Plants More Efficient

May 29, 2015 11:50 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed back to water ...

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MIT Cheetah Robot Lands the Running Jump

May 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles ...

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SWEEPER Demonstrates Wide-Angle Optical Phased Array Tech

May 29, 2015 11:33 am | by DARPA | 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 | 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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Top 10 Display Trends

May 29, 2015 10:59 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

As the global display industry continues to expand, one expert has shared his list of the top 10 trends in display technology ...

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Lasers Are Key to Mastering Challenges in Lightweight Construction

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