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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

CA Startup Unveils Gun Technology For Police

October 24, 2014 4:36 am | by Haven Daley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where...

Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter

October 23, 2014 1:42 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Large passenger jets are pretty much all alike, but each private jet is different in its own way. “We now make it a bit easier for customers to stand out,” says Vic Bonneau, president of GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Business. Bonneau and his team have decided to...

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New Partnership Brings Aerospace Innovation In Ontario To New Heights

October 23, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ontario's aerospace industry is about to boldly go where it hasn't gone before as the result of a new research and development partnership. Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) are teaming up with the newly formed Consortium for Aerospace Research...

First Natural Gas GM Pickups With 5.3L Engines Announced

October 23, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nat G CNG Solutions announced today that it has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors’ 5.3 liter direct injection engine. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and San Antonio-based Pioneer Energy Services. GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado...

IoT In Unlikely Places Can Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. Approximately 3 billion Bluetooth-enabled units are expected to ship this year alone... 

3rd Spacewalk In 3 Weeks At International Space Station

October 22, 2014 11:38 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

For the third week in a row, astronauts are spacewalking up at the International Space Station. This time, it's on the Russian side of the house. Russian spacemen Maxim Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev  will double as trash men during the six-hour excursion....

Passenger Jets Push Boeing Profit To 18%

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had a profit of... 

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GE Mobile Turbines Help Baja Rebuild After Deadly Hurricane

October 22, 2014 9:47 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula in mid-September, it quickly became one of the most destructive storms ever to make landfall in Mexico. It killed five people, stranded thousands of tourists, and left almost everyone on the peninsula without power. The beautiful, rugged coastline...

Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 2:08 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs — raising safety concerns and never informing authorities of the change. The jury decided the company should have told the government about...

Illegal Drones A Growing Issue At Sporting Events

October 20, 2014 3:45 pm | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars that can be sent...

Google Executive Chairman Gives Artificial Intelligence Prediction

October 20, 2014 1:51 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google can be the perfect personal assistant that makes you smarter. The cost? Just a little bit of privacy. He sat down with CNN Money to discuss his predictions for the future of artificial intelligence...

GE Capital Provides $30M To Venture Technologies

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business has provided Venture Technologies, a newly formed combination of three value-added IT resellers (VARs), with a $30 million senior secured working capital loan in order to support the company’s...

Will Apple Pay Be The Next iRevolution?

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes...

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce the grand prize winner, who will win an Afinia H480 3D printer, on...

Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items

October 17, 2014 11:57 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items. Nest is turning the places we live into smart homes, one device at a time. Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell discusses how technology can improve our lives. CBS This Morning sits down with Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell to discuss how technology can improve our lives...

Chevron Adds New Drillship To Deepwater Operations

October 17, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron Corporation today announced that the Pacific Sharav, a deepwater drillship built to Chevron's specifications, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling. The Pacific Sharav is an upgraded Dual-Load-Path...

LEAP Jet Engine Fuels Strong Orders For GE

October 17, 2014 9:29 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE Aviation has been flight testing jet engines in Victorville in the Mojave Desert for more than a decade. But never one like the LEAP, the world’s first jet engine with 3D-printed fuel nozzles and parts from advanced ceramic materials. The engine, which was developed by...

Cogenra Sets Three World Records For Solar Module Power

October 16, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cogenra Solar, a provider of high-performance solar technology, today announced three world records using its Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. In a series of tests conducted by third-party laboratories, Cogenra’s DCI technology achieved up to a 15 percent increase in...

Test Driving The $34K Electric Superbike

October 15, 2014 5:06 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla has built a well-known brand of high-end electric automobiles...but when it comes to electric motorcycles, no company has reached Tesla's status. Energica, an Italian company, is looking to lead the charge. Bloomberg's Matt Miller test drove its $34,000 bike...

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