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Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power, and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without...

GE Working On Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 25, 2014 10:00 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow...

Steve Wozniak: Change Comes Quickly In Tech Industry

November 24, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the rapid pace of technology changes on “Bloomberg West...

Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

November 22, 2014 1:09 pm | by M.l. Johnson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet...

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Commercial Drones Set To Soar

November 20, 2014 11:56 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Starting in the late 1980s, the Pentagon launched a top-secret constellation of two-dozen navigation satellites designed to guide U.S. nuclear missiles precisely to their targets. Then the Cold War ended, the technology shed the uniform, and put on civilian clothes. We know it as the...

NFL Challenge Winners Spot, Prevent Brain Injuries With Virtual Reality Goggles

November 19, 2014 9:39 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists, and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries. The partners just announced the...

German University Revolutionizes Electric Car Production

November 19, 2014 9:25 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced it will feature the paradigm-breaking StreetScooter C16, an electric production vehicle available for under €10,000, on its stand at EuroMold, 25-28 November, Frankfurt...

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Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in...

New Research Center Will Take 3D Printing To The Next Level

November 18, 2014 11:47 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

On October 6, a Boeing 747 modified for testing jet engines taxied along a concrete runway on the edge of the Mojave Desert and took off with a brand new engine strapped to its left wing. Although the engine’s maiden flight was short, it made aviation...

Are Robots Replacing Jobs?

November 18, 2014 10:19 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow. Newer robots are specially designed to work with humans...

This Car Has A Jet Engine

November 14, 2014 9:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The 1963 Chrysler Turbine car has a jet engine under its hood. In its heyday, it represented the future of automobiles.                      

Lockheed Martin's Orion Spacecraft Completes Journey

November 12, 2014 5:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Lockheed Martin built Orion spacecraft has completed its 22-mile, 6-hour journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, to launch pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Orion is now another step closer to its first test flight on...

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Smart Home Tech No Longer Just A Luxury

November 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Initiatives like the Quirky + GE partnership between GE and the collaborative invention company Quirky are making  smart light bulbs, air conditioners and home monitors more affordable for any homeowner or renter. Today, Quirky + GE launched Wink.com, a place where...

5 Questions About The Historic Comet Landing

November 12, 2014 4:07 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Pres | News | Comments

The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first — landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph). Here are answers to five questions about the space mission...  

GE To Build Advanced Manufacturing Facility In PA

November 12, 2014 12:20 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE has announced that it will build a new manufacturing facility to drive innovation and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies across GE. The new facility represents a $32M investment over three years by the company and will result in the creation of 50 high-tech...

EU Ready To Land First Probe On Streaking Comet

November 11, 2014 1:42 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Press | News | Comments

How do you land a spacecraft on a comet that is streaking by at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph)? That's a problem scientists have been grappling with for more than a decade as they prepare for one of the most audacious space adventures ever — the European Space...

8th Grader Designs Inexpensive Braille Printer

November 7, 2014 10:10 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Shubham Banerjee came up with the idea for an affordable braille printer while playing with Legos. Now at 13 years old, he's just become Silicon Valley's newest tech phenom as the youngest person ever to get venture capital investment for a startup...

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Richard Branson: Space Travel Is Worth The Risks

November 4, 2014 4:27 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

CNN Money's Poppy Harlow talks to Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic. Despite the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson says the risk of testing commercial space flights is worth it...      

Adaptable Manufacturing Makes Smarter Robots

November 3, 2014 1:44 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

With its roller doors and a squat build, GE’s composites manufacturing lab in Munich looks from the outside like many other garages in this Bavarian city where mechanics might work on Audis and BMWs. But walk through those doors and you’ll be greeted by a large robotic arm weaving...

This Monster Ship Is Part Robot

October 31, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

The Pieter Schelte is a cross between a ship and a giant robot. It has eight arms that can latch onto an oil platform and pull it onto the ship. A giant crane on the back of the ship then removes the legs from the ocean and transports both parts at the same time...

3D Printing To Get To Mars

October 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Like many NASA experiments, the science that precipitates from manufacturing in space will not only help our civilization get to mars, but it will also add to the quickly growing launching pad of additive manufacturing and its uses ...     

AI Is Summoning Demons

October 30, 2014 9:24 am | by Melisa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence (AI) – as it might summon “the demon.” Musk expressed these concerns in a recent interview at the AeroAStro Centennial Symposium, further describing AI as the biggest existential...

New Software Helps Hold Ships Steady In Heavy Seas

October 30, 2014 9:14 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

One of the many characters in Melville’s Moby Dick is Bulkington, an intrepid sailor for whom “land seemed scorching to his feet” and who on a “shivering winter’s night” thrust the mighty ship Pequod’s “vindictive bows into the cold malicious waves,” as it set out on its fatal whale hunting expedition. Bulkington would be right at...

Google At Work On Cancer-Detecting Pill

October 28, 2014 5:28 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable...

3D Scanning Technology Used For Historical Artifacts

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners, and Threeding.com, a fast-growing 3D printing marketplace and file-sharing website, have announced a cooperation agreement for the 3D scanning of historical artifacts. Under the agreement, Threeding will use...

SpaceX Capsule Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean

October 28, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth. The unmanned Dragon capsule parachuted into the Pacific, west of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, on Saturday. It departed the International Space Station earlier in the day with 3,300 pounds of gear...

A Warship So Quiet, It Sneaks Up On Submarines

October 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The British Royal Navy may be the world’s most storied sea power. Its fleet has included famous ships like the Mary Rose and the Victory, and it has notched triumphs such as the destruction of the Spanish Armada, Lord Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar and the sinking of the Bismarck, the...

One Company Is All In For A Robot Race To The Moon

October 24, 2014 12:09 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The space exploration company Astrobotic wants to be your robot’s cheap ticket to the moon. The aerospace innovator is planning to start flying missions there in summer 2016. Its lander-in-development, called Griffin, will have enough room on board to take four robotic rovers and scientific...

Tanks To Get Cloaking Capabilities From Specialized Plates

October 24, 2014 11:46 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Inspired by the way a chameleon changes its color to disguise itself, scientists in Poland want to replace traditional camouflage paint with thousands of electrochromic plates that will continuously change color to blend with its surroundings. The first PL-01 concept tank...

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