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Ford Releases Electric Car Patents to Competitors

May 28, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | 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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Max Speed Violation Among 3 Design Fails This Week

May 29, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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 | News | 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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Local 3D Printing Drives Regional Competitiveness

May 29, 2015 10:33 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Local institutional investments in 3D printers can give competitive benefits to larger industry sectors, said a recent study by the MAPI Foundation ...

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Analyst Says GM May Consider Merger, Big Partnership

May 29, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors may need to consider big strategic changes like a merger or partnership with a competitor, a Morgan Stanley analyst said Thursday. Analyst Adam Jonas noted that GM is returning lot of cash ...

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1,100-Mile Pipeline Needs OK from Many Landowners

May 29, 2015 9:37 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois is having a tougher time getting permission from North Dakota landowners ...

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U.S. Officials Revive Oil Train Safety Order After Complaints

May 29, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Emergency responders had raised worries over a new rule that did away with ...

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Automakers, Gov't Reveal Models in Expanded Takata Recall

May 29, 2015 9:15 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Car owners are beginning to find out if their cars or trucks are included in a big expansion of a recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Automakers, as well as Canadian and U.S. safety regulators, are posting ...

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The Top 10 Highest-Paid Female CEOs

May 29, 2015 9:12 am | by Steve Rothwell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent ...

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New Lab Creates Hurricane Conditions on Demand

May 29, 2015 9:03 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch. The lab is at the University ...

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Apple Buys Maker of Futuristic Augmented-Reality Software

May 29, 2015 8:57 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest sign that ...

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