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Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

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MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 24, 2015 10:00 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Engineering Newswire 132: Bulletproof Laptop Bag Could Save Your Life

March 19, 2015 10:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re sending gas-sensing capsules to your gut, stopping speeding projectiles with a laptop bag, and 3D printing a flowery pavilion with a unique cement ...                                                  

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Live Stream: GTC 2015 Keynote Speech

March 17, 2015 9:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder of NVIDIA, will be presenting his keynote speech with Elon Musk at 9:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, March 17. Under his guidance, NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Tune in here to watch a live ...  

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Necklace Can Help Track Food Intake

March 16, 2015 9:15 am | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California, Los Angeles | Comments

A sophisticated necklace developed by researchers at the Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science can monitor food and drink intake, which could help wearers track and improve their ...

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Bracketology: Engineering the Top Slot

March 16, 2015 9:02 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

With the odds at a trillion to one, UMICH Engineering Professors share their technique for picking the perfect March Madness basketball bracket. Sifting through historic data collections and finding the right metrics, who better to predict ...

Engineering Newswire 131: Elio Unveils Engine Prototype for 3-Wheel, 84 MPG Car

March 12, 2015 1:51 pm | by Melisa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling gorilla arm, putting an end to public urination, and building an all-new internal combustion engine for the first time in 60 years ...

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Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast

March 12, 2015 9:52 am | by TED | Comments

Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals ...

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Why We Need to Take Tech Breaks

March 12, 2015 9:48 am | by Big Think | Comments

In conversation with How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes author Maria Konnikova, Arianna Huffington explains that no one - not even the head of a 24/7 multimedia company - needs to be plugged in all the time ...

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Lost Film About the Jet Engine's Top Secret Origins Found

March 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

In 1942, a group of GE engineers working in secret for ten months built America’s first jet engine. Their mission was to win the war, but they ended up shrinking the world. “They called us the Hush-Hush Boys,” says Joseph Sorota, one of the ...

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Biophotonics Poised to Make Major Breakthroughs in Medicine

March 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems ...

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Engineering Newswire 130: Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 10:17 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

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Teardown: Globalstar Satellite Phone

March 5, 2015 10:07 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 2000 vintage Globalstar GSP1600 Tri-Band Satellite Phone?

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Worker Robots That Can 'Think' On Their Feet

March 3, 2015 9:17 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Assembly line workers won't be swapping stories with their robotic counterparts any time soon, but future robots will be more aware of the humans they're working alongside. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...  

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

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MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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