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Road Course Will Test Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The faux city, essentially a wirelessly connected, life-sized toy car environment, was created by the university in partnership with the United States government and leading technology companies.

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5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

Because cybersecurity is an ongoing process, knowing how to identify and reduce the threat of hackers can help businesses.

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Recalls Of The Week: Listeria Contaminations Linger

March 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

"Testing products works and being transparent with that information, as required by the FDA, will save lives."

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5 Problems With 3D Printing & How To Fix Them

March 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk | Comments

Designers need to solve problems with new solutions, less effort, more results, greater expression, increased reliably and confidence, and good quality.

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Boost Efficiency Through Augmented Reality: Q&A With Bob Meads

March 27, 2015 10:09 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

We discuss the collaboration between iQuest and Kepware, as well as advanced approaches to viewing the plant floor and challenges to implementing automated solutions.

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Poll: Americans Evenly Divided On Fracking

March 27, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Obama administration recently released stricter rules for fracking on federal and Native American lands, while New York has banned the practice outright.

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Oil Council: Shale Won't Last, Arctic Drilling Needed Now

March 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | Comments

Environmental advocates say the Arctic ecosystem is too fragile to risk a spill, and cleanup would be difficult or perhaps even impossible because of weather and ice.

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Explore Technology At The World’s Museums During Twitter’s #MuseumWeek

March 27, 2015 9:38 am | by GE Reports | Comments

This week is the world’s first international #MuseumWeek on Twitter. Some 2,800 museums and cultural institutions are taking part in it and removing restrictions on selfies and photography.

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Steel Industry Gathers Before Congress

March 27, 2015 9:29 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

"Global influences in the market like reduced steel prices, unfair trade, imports and fluctuating oil prices, continue to have an impact on the business."

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Wyoming Company Does Work For NASA

March 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Matthew Stottlemyre, Gillette News Record | Comments

Fifty years after the company first opened its doors, L&H has tackled its biggest job to date and its first government contract, said Bill Schroyer, L&H's project manager for the transporter rebuild.

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Feds: Monsanto Released Dangerous Chemicals At Idaho Plant

March 26, 2015 2:41 pm | by Keith Ridler, The Associated Press | Comments

Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community.

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Lawmakers Unhappy With New Fracking Rules

March 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Kevin Freking, The Associated Press | Comments

Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

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Survey: Many In Plastics Industry Call For Improved Resins

March 26, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A substantial portion of the plastics sector believes current resins are insufficient to meet industry needs, according to a recent poll.

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Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company's executives have criticized "60 Minutes," saying that the television program "distorted the facts" and used a test for its report that was not a "real-world" test.

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Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 26, 2015 11:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"When Facebook makes a move like this, people shouldn’t underestimate what that means."

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Fewer Americans Filed For Unemployment Benefits Last Week

March 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The relatively low average shows that employers are holding onto workers and may increase hiring.

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Republican Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 26, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

“When the National Labor Relations Board decided to allow micro-unions, they tipped the scales dramatically in favor of unions and neglected 77 years’ worth of precedent in collective bargaining.”

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Mind The STEM Gap: A Conversation With Meredith Kovarik

March 26, 2015 9:37 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

"Men and women are fighting for equal opportunity, because diverse teams make for stronger teams and better results."

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U.S. Steel To Idle Illinois Plant, Lay Off More Than 2,000

March 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Global influences in the market like reduced steel prices, unfair trade, imports and fluctuating oil prices, continue to have an impact on the business."

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Trains With Brains Will Haul Ore Through Earth’s Closest Thing To Mars

March 26, 2015 9:24 am | by GE Reports | Comments

The locomotives come equipped with some 250 sensors that monitor speed, temperature and other conditions.

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