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Engineering Newswire 24: New Armchair Transforms into Rowing Machine

February 7, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re 3D printing our own Pez dispensers, transforming sitting chairs into rowing machines, and sending messages that will self-destruct.

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Engineering Newswire 23: I Am Iron Woman

February 5, 2013 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re crafting magic arms, building Tony Stark’s cyber-weapon, and 3D printing for the BioCurious. 2-year-old Emma Lavelle was born with a congenital disorder called arthrogryposis. Emma’s parents turned to researchers at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children who had been hard at work on the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton, or WREX.

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Engineering Update #2: Revolutionary Self-Healing Wires

January 31, 2013 11:49 am | by Electronic Component News | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Update, we're discussing new research into larger, safer lithium ion batteries, revolutionary self-healing and self-assembling wires using liquid metal, the bay bridge becomes the world's largest light sculpture, and printing your own animatronic robot!

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Can Blackberry 10 Breathe New Life Into RIM?

January 31, 2013 9:29 am | by CBS News | Comments

Since 2006 the smartphone landscape has undergone seismic changes. Now, a former industry leader is looking to regain customers. Sumi Das reports RIM is making a gamble with their new Blackberry 10 operating system in a move to stay relevant.

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Manufacturing: The Solution To Jobs Crisis

January 29, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris says advanced manufacturing is coming back to America and will drive our economy. Liveris argues that technology became the new word for manufacturing since technology has to be researched and made. 

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Engineering Newswire 22: Smart Ice Cubes for Stubborn Drinkers

January 24, 2013 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re designing smart cubes for stubborn drinkers, building a better bicycle, and re-engineering a 1977 Lotus Esprit.

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Engineering Update #1: Smart TVs & Unmanned Cars

January 24, 2013 9:27 am | Comments

New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast We talk about smart TVs and unmanned cars from CES, a pill-sized device for imaging the esophagus, a dual-mode infrared camera and robotic fish for data gathering.

Can Robots Save Manufacturing Jobs?

January 15, 2013 10:54 am | by CBS News | Comments

Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, tells Steve Kroft that using robots can help lower labor costs and keep manufacturing in the U.S., which will ultimately boost employment. Brooks indicates that as overseas labor costs go up, robots will also lead the way in returning manufacturing jobs to the U.S.

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Engineering Newswire 20: Tesla Coil Shoots Sparks Set to Music

January 10, 2013 10:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor that adds new parts daily and offers same-day shipping with no minimum order, we’re building a better atom smasher, creating music with a spark-shooting Tesla coil, and developing a robot that vomits on command.

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Engineering Newswire 19: Spikey Spacecraft Headed to Martian Moon

January 8, 2013 9:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re sending spikey little spacecraft to Martian moons, building a creepy little robot toddler, and moving one step closer to robotic telepresence.

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Vertical Farms Solve Land Problem

January 3, 2013 10:16 am | by CNN Money | Comments

CNN Money brings us the story of Singapore-based farmer Jack Ng and his company, Sky Greens, which builds vertical farms to supply locally-grown food in an economy that is almost completely dependent upon imports. By layering the farms vertically, Ng can make better use of the little available space in Singapore.

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Boost Your Visibility At MODEX!

January 2, 2013 4:48 pm | Comments

Interested in some extra exposure for your company and products before, during, and after the MODEX 2014 show? Check out what we can do to create some more buzz for you!                        

Waterloo Labs - Real Life Mario Kart

December 20, 2012 9:59 am | by Waterloo Labs | Comments

The Waterloo Labs crew rigs up four go Karts to manipulate the throttle, gas, and brakes along with an RFID Item system to make a real, playable version of Mario Kart. Follow along as they explain how they built the karts, then take to the track for a modern-day take on a classic video game.

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Greek Yogurt Craze Revives NY Manufacturing Town

December 18, 2012 9:22 am | by NBC News | Comments

The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from 5 employees to over 1300 people. Rock Center’s Harry Smith reports.

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Engineering Newswire 17: Life-Sized, Programmable Humanoid Robot Talks, Sings, Acts

December 13, 2012 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re working with the world’s smallest wrench, crossing the pacific in an autonomous wave rider, and creating a humanoid robot that can walk, talk, and … act? Today’s episode features: RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable humanoid robot designed to talk, sing, he’s even recites Shakespeare. Engineered Arts is currently at work on a next generation humanoid dynamic robot.

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Engineering Newswire 16: Designing an Underwater Hotel

December 11, 2012 9:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking our first taste test on Mars, building an underwater hotel, and powering the EcoBot with nothing more than poo.

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How Airbus Makes The A380

December 6, 2012 10:39 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Just a glimpse of the 1,500 engineers working are enough to give you an idea of the size and scale of the super jumbo A380. Each part requires precision and patience - 4,000 rivets alone are used to attach the wings to the body. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee looks at how Airbus assembles and tests the largest passenger jet in the world.

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Engineering Newswire 15: Disney Robots Play Catch with Your Kids

December 4, 2012 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we're playing catch with Disney robots, colonizing Mars with deep pocketed donors, and beaming aboard a Star Trek classroom.

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Engineering Newswire 14: Blowing Up James Bond’s Aston Martin

November 29, 2012 9:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we’re propelling bio-bots with rat blood, creating a dancing robot, “Gangnam Style”, and blowing up James Bond’s Aston Martin.

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Yes, Some TVs Are Made In The USA

November 27, 2012 9:23 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Element Electronics is one of many companies who have re-shored an assembly line from Asia back to Canton, Michigan. While most of the parts are still produced overseas, the TVs are assembled, tested and packaged in Canton by workers who otherwise might not have a job.

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