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IBM Invests $3B in Powerful Processors of the Future
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7/23/2014  4 comments
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
Micro Python Preps for Mass Production
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7/17/2014  6 comments
Micro Python is priming the presses. After smashing its Kickstarter campaign, the programming platform is almost ready to release its Micro Python boards into the public market.
Publish CAD Designs in PDF Format
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7/16/2014  3 comments
Theorem Solutions recently announced the release of its newest software solution: Publish 3D. The program enables direct translation between CAD software and the PDF format, allowing engineers to spend more of their time doing what they do best -- creating.
This App Detects Cancer
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7/3/2014  22 comments
University of Houston researchers created DermoScreen, an app that can detect skin cancer via a smartphone.
The $250 3D Printer & Custom Cookie Cutter
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6/27/2014  16 comments
The MOD-t 3D printer, from New Matter, is a low-cost printer that is easy to use and one of the cheapest yet. Cookie Caster lets a user design his or her own cookie cutters and have them made. It's the cloud at work!
Autodesk Sparks Interest in 3D Printing
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6/24/2014  8 comments
Autodesk Spark brings the company to the 3D printer table with a resin-based system of its own.
Dassault Expands Portfolio With Biovia
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6/17/2014  3 comments
Dassault Systèmes launches Biovia to expand its bio materials and drug portfolio. Material simulation is the key.
Windows-Powered App Automates Your Home
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6/12/2014  9 comments
Redmond and Insteon recently partnered to offer home automation apps and hardware powered by Windows.
City X Sparks Interest in 3D Printing
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5/1/2014  2 comments
The City X Project uses Cubify 3D printers in a three-day workshop to inspire kids' interest in making and 3D printing.
QNX Tech Powers VisLab's Autonomous Car
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4/23/2014  8 comments
VisLab joins the autonomous car effort with the DEEVA prototype.
College BIM Labs Get State-of-the-Art Makeovers
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4/22/2014  1 comment
To get the latest engineering students' skills up to par, more colleges are turning to technology companies to get the best visual equipment in their labs for enhanced practical and theoretical teaching.
Survey Says Cloud-Based CAD, 3D Printer Use to Surge
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4/10/2014  3 comments
The Business Advantage Group recently released its 2014 Worldwide CAD Trends Survey, announcing both a prospective increase in the cloud-based CAD industry and the anticipated incorporation of 3D printing.
Inventables Unveils Easel for Cloud-Based Design & Fabrication
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3/26/2014  2 comments
Easel was created with beginners in mind. It acts as sort of a gateway app that takes novices from project inception to actual milling in just five minutes.
Autodesk Acquires Delcam
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2/27/2014  Post a comment
Autodesk, a leader in 3D design solutions, announced earlier this month that it has completed its acquisition of Delcam, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM manufacturing software, in its efforts to expand the company’s manufacturing software capabilities.
3D Systems Acquires Xerox's Solid Ink
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2/19/2014  2 comments
3D Systems absorbs Xerox’s Solid Ink Engineering to further expand its 3D printer prowess.
Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalist Alert -- Webench
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2/7/2014  Post a comment
Texas Instruments' Webench is vying to win the Golden Mousetrap Award in the Analysis & Calculation Software category, but it is up against some pretty tough competition from Mentor Graphics, COMSOL, and aPriori Inc.
Software Takes Care of Engineer Grandstanding
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2/5/2014  13 comments
Agilent, solidThinking, and MSC Software are hoping to take the top prize in the CAD/PDM/PLM software category of this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards. Here's what we know about solidThinking's Inspire.
3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios
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1/14/2014  4 comments
3D Systems has acquired Gentle Giant Studios, a 3D model production company, which now gives the company rights to make characters from the Star Wars franchise and Marvel comics.
Dassault Systemes Acquires RTT Group
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1/3/2014  2 comments
Dassault's latest acquisition includes the German-based RTT Group, which is also known for its 3D visualization technology.
Spring-Free Trampoline Coming to a Backyard Near You
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12/20/2013  20 comments
Dr. Keith Alexander and the University of Canterbury develop the world’s first spring-less trampoline using finite element analysis (FEA).
Microsoft's $100M Xbox One Controller
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12/13/2013  5 comments
Microsoft says it spent more than $100 million in the research and development of its new Xbox One controller. Was it worth it?
Goldie Fishwater & the Internet-Connected Aquarium
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12/10/2013  17 comments
Contributing editor Cabe Atwell developed a Raspberry Pi and Arduino-based remote network fish tank control for his goldfish, Goldie Fishwater.
Engineering the Future With 3D Software
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12/9/2013  3 comments
3D visualization is helping us express information in a way that’s more informative and easier to decipher.
Windows Phone App Studio Gets Upgraded
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11/29/2013  1 comment
Using the Windows Phone App Studio, users can create Windows phone apps simply using their IE10 browser.
Simulink Offers Easy, Graphical Programming for Raspberry Pi & Arduino
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11/5/2013  4 comments
At the Open Hardware Summit, we saw that MathWorks' Simulink allows you to debug your model (embedded software) before deploying it onto hardware.
Video: BlinkScan Captures Multiple Images at Once
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11/1/2013  3 comments
BlinkScan's software makes the latest desktop scanner stand out. Unlike other scanners, this one can crop and straighten images of documents automatically.
AMD’s Video Card Is Tops for Gaming & Great for CAD
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10/31/2013  2 comments
The video card wars are heating up once again between NVIDIA and AMD, with no signs of slowing anytime soon.
LulzBot Crowd Funds Its Next 3D Printer
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10/24/2013  8 comments
LulzBot's TAZ 3D printer is being crowd funded through fundable.com and has already well exceeded its $100,000 goal, with six days left to go.
SolidWorks 2014 Looks to Improve User Experience
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10/14/2013  5 comments
Dassault Systemes' SolidWorks 2014 is chock full of new features that are sure to increase users' productivity and efficiency.
Dassault's Virtual Reality Cave Helps Visualize Projects
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10/10/2013  7 comments
Dassault Systemes displayed its virtual reality cave during its SolidWorks 2014 release conference.
3D Printer Has an Eye-Popping Price Tag
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10/8/2013  22 comments
The Peachy Printer is a $100 3D printer with a unique method of printing and a huge following on Kickstarter.
Game Technologies Rolls With Digital Dice
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10/2/2013  18 comments
The Polish startup Game Technologies has developed new dice packed with an incredible amount of technology for use with game applications.
Microsoft's Project Spark Makes a Game of Creating Your Own Video Game
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9/26/2013  5 comments
Almost all the young minds that play video games have wondered what it would be like to create their own, even if it was just changing something small in one game to make their experience better. Microsoft is making it happen.
Dassault Systemes Teams With Engineers to Rid Oceans of Plastic
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9/18/2013  6 comments
The Eco-Engineering Design Contest aims to clean up the world's oceans.
Video: Augmented Reality Table & Book Interact Through Hand Gestures
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9/10/2013  5 comments
A Los Angeles smart space installation uses a digitally augmented table and book that allows visitors to use hand gestures to explore digital media.
MakerBot's Digitizer Scanner is User- & Wallet-Friendly
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9/4/2013  9 comments
MakerBot recently announced that the final product would soon be on the market. What is the buzz surrounding its Digitizer all about?
Black Hat Conference Highlights Hacking Demos
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8/23/2013  19 comments
The Black Hat conference highlights hacking methods from the elite within the community, which can be downright frightening for those in the IT business.
3D Print Yourself
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8/22/2013  61 comments
TwinKinds, a German startup, is creating 3D printed statues of its customers.
Altair Teams With Design News for Webinar on Drop Test Simulation
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8/16/2013  2 comments
Altair and Design News will host a webinar on drop test simulation on August 28. Sign up today!
Are You Designing for Testability?
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8/14/2013  13 comments
Performing due diligence ahead of time is key to avoiding errors, which often start in the design phase.
Video: Evolving 3D Printing
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8/12/2013  11 comments
Artists are using the 3D printing craze to create new types of art, and MIT researchers are working on programmable materials for 4D printing.
NASA 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Is Ready
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7/31/2013  13 comments
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne created a 3D-printed rocket engine using fused deposition modeling and stereolithography.
Codeanywhere Takes Software Dev Tools to the Cloud
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7/29/2013  3 comments
Startup company Codeanywhere allows users to edit code online either on laptops/PCs or mobile devices as long as there is a connection.
Keep Prying Eyes From Data Storage
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7/26/2013  9 comments
Cloud Guys Corporation makes a device that allows users to store and transfer data from a host of devices without the need for cloud-based or third-party services.
Scanadu Breaks Indiegogo Crowdfunding Record
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7/26/2013  2 comments
Scanadu received funding for its Scout, a medical tricorder of sorts that monitors the user's vital functions in conjunction with a smartphone.
Introducing a DIY, Open-Source Virtual Reality Initiative
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7/25/2013  8 comments
An open-source DIY virtual reality project from the University of Southern California's MxR seeks to produce a better HMD head-mounted display.
Video: Dance Performance Perfected Through 3D Virtual Experience
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7/24/2013  13 comments
Dassault Systemes' 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is being used in the arts to allow dance performers to preview their routine through 3D virtual experiences that accurately simulate real-world environments.
Apps Provide Useful Data Through Crowdsensing
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7/23/2013  6 comments
Apps using a user's location and input can track waits at airports, water, and air quality, and location-specific activity.
Video: Interview With an Avatar
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7/22/2013  13 comments
The idea of learning to interact socially is being tackled by MIT’s MACH (My Automated Conversation Coach).
Codename One Allows Developers to Create Apps Across a Spectrum of Devices
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7/19/2013  9 comments
The Codename One Java GUI development environment will let users develop and port apps across all mobile platforms.
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