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The Light Side: Yahoo Working to Map You the Scenic Route

Did Scientists Just Put the Kibosh On Malaria? Power Struggle Led to the Great Chimp War When Jet Engine Designer Reinvents Cookware... Nowadays, Google usually commands headlines with new, brainy innovations to the way we all travel or plan our next moves, having already given us Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Places. But Yahoo might have a new ace in the hole with its in-development...

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Virtual-Reality 'Proto-Holodeck' Enlivens Engineering Simulation

The RAVE CAVE, about the size of a large cubicle and outfitted with cutting-edge vision technologies, is allowing engineers to see and interact with their design simulations as they would experience in real life. Located in the metro Detroit area, the simulator is also open to the public to promote engineering education. The Holodeck was one of the most fantastic technologies dreamed up in Gene...

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U.S. Engineering Employment to Grow by Quarter-Million Jobs

Kelly Services' latest Engineering Employment Outlook forecasts what the U.S. engineering labor market will look like by 2023 as well as takes a snapshot of employment conditions today, including top jobs and salaries. The demographics and skill sets of the engineering workforce will also continue to evolve.  The United States will need nearly 250,000 more engineers over the next 10 years to...

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3 Factors Behind Proliferation of Shrink Sleeve Packaging

Stretch and shrink sleeve labels have boosted the versatility of conveying brand and safety messaging for packaging designers and brand owners. Here are the three reasons why these labels are being seen as more effective than other types of packaging labeling and decoration. Stretch and shrink packaging sleeves have grown over the previous decade to capture around 12.5 percent by area of the...

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Editor's Note: Foxconn Not of Apple's Eye

Foxconn, Apple's longtime contract manufacturer, will look to avail itself after the iPhone and iPad maker criticized its manufacturing partners' sustainability performance. The electronics OEM is building a huge green manufacturing campus in China, a sign of eco-efficiency importance in evolving buyer-supplier relationships. Last week, Apple released its 2014 Environmental Responsibility Report,...

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Closed-Loop Quality: Not Your Father's Quality Control

Years ago, quality in manufacturing was usually portrayed as a guy in a white lab coat walking around the shop floor with a caliper and a clipboard. That stereotype of quality control is long out of date. Manufacturers now realize that quality control no longer can be siloed in a single department but rather needs to be extended throughout the enterprise. This requires a technology-based...

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Industry Crib Sheet: Small Businesses Show Less Confidence

Natural Gas, Gasoline Prices to Finish Year Higher White House Pushes for Job Training with New Aid U.S. small business sentiment weakened in June, ending a three-month run of improving optimism, as many business owners felt less confident about their sales prospects and the economy. The National Federation of Independent Businesses' Small Business Optimism Index fell from 96.6 in May, which was...

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The Light Side: We Let Facebook Friends Influence App Choices

Even Geckos Eventually Lose Their Grip Infographic: Near-Outer Space Is Getting Cluttered Insanely Weird -- and Useful -- Smartphone Cases Scientists have proven why Angry Birds and Candy Crush have become such hugely popular smartphone games. You decided to play them because your friends do, along with a gazillion others. Word of mouth and jumping on the bandwagon were powerful forces even...

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Shape Memory Alloys Could Bend the Rules for Construction Industry

Shape memory alloys hold promise in the building and construction industry, but first they must meet engineering requirements. Researchers in Switzerland have developed new iron-based alloys that could potentially be produced on a mass scale. Shape memory alloys, or SMAs, possess the ability to return to their original shapes after being severely deformed, either spontaneously or following the...

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Trade Show Preview: Advanced Technologies Promise to Pique Imaginations at IMTS

The Emerging Technology Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Center, and Today's Technology Center promise to be manufacturing "imagination stations" for attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show by displaying novel applications and the future of manufacturing. At the International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS, manufacturers will see new machinery and equipment, as...

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