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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.
Books Come to Life With Disney's 'HideOut'
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7/15/2013  7 comments
Disney research is using an advance augmented reality projection and detection system to create what is to become the norm in interactivity.
GapSense Allows Communication Between WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee Devices
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7/12/2013  4 comments
GapSense, a wireless network management software, will alleviate airway traffic jams caused by multiple-protocol devices operating in the same vicinity.
US Military Academies Ramp Up Training for Future Cyber Warriors
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7/11/2013  3 comments
One of the hottest new jobs to be offered within the next decade by military recruiters will be rooted in cyber warfare.
Slideshow: The Evolution of CAD 2.0
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6/13/2013  16 comments
CAD tools, the software and hardware that has built our modern world, are evolving.
Welcome to the Private Cloud
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6/11/2013  8 comments
Connected Data releases the Transporter V2.0 and merges with rival company, Drobo.
3D Printing With Sugar
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6/5/2013  43 comments
A California-based couple has found a way to use a 3D printer and granulated sugar to make intricate, edible geometrical decorations.
Are Product Demographics Pushing the Limits on Privacy?
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6/4/2013  32 comments
IMRSV tailors advertisements to passersby. Is privacy at stake in the digital age?
AMD's Fireproof R5000 Remote GPU Brings Multitasking to a New Level
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5/24/2013  4 comments
Advanced Micro Devices' latest release brings a cloud-based graphics boost, along with unparalleled performance, to the workstation.
3D Printing Round-Up: Innovative Medical Field & Space Exploration Pursuits
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5/23/2013  16 comments
The 3D printing revolution seems to have a knack for quickly moving technology ahead by way of collaborative effort and even a little friendly competition -- all of course in the name of scientific advancement.
Video: Doodle3D Prints Designs From 2D Drawings
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5/21/2013  6 comments
Doodle3D brings your 2D sketches to life.
Video: Enter the Smartmouse
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5/16/2013  31 comments
Laura Sapiens' Ego! Smartmouse offers users a unique interactive experience by providing 2D and 3D connectivity, hardware identity authentication, data storage, and more.
SME Rapid Conference Hosts 3D Printing Art Gallery
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5/10/2013  24 comments
The SME Rapid Conference has invited 3D printing artists to submit their artwork to be displayed at this year’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
Video: MakeVR Attempts to Create a Natural HMI
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4/30/2013  13 comments
MakeVR's natural HMI is a no-menu, instinctive drawing package for CAD and other applications.
The Social Network for 3D Printers
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4/24/2013  25 comments
Makexyz is the place where people can offer their 3D printer for other people to use.
Kleverbeast Brings Mobile App Creation to Non-Techies
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4/17/2013  8 comments
Kleverbeast allows anyone to create a mobile app using simple drag-and-drop mechanics.
Dutch Architect Plans to 3D Print a Building
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4/10/2013  35 comments
Using stereolithography, designers plan to 3D print buildings around the world at about $6 million a pop.
Video: Mycestro, a 3D Mouse for the Next Generation
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4/4/2013  21 comments
Mycestro is an index finger-mounted mouse for use in confined spaces. A recent Kickstarter success, Mycestro is set to add to the HMI of devices.
iRobot Takes Humans out of 3D Printing Equation
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3/12/2013  16 comments
A patent recently filed by iRobot details a fully automated 3D printer. The new system would be capable of finishing printed pieces without human intervention.
3D Printing Embryonic Stem Cells
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3/7/2013  13 comments
A collaboration between Autodesk and Organovo results in successfully printing embryonic stem cells for the first time anywhere in the world.
Top Design Applications Create a Versatile Engineer
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3/1/2013  12 comments
If you are an engineer of any discipline, you are a professional practitioner of engineering -- become the master of your craft.
MathWorks Expands Functionality, Making Development Easier
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2/28/2013  2 comments
MathWorks has released an update to its MATLAB, Stateflow, and Simulink platforms to try to lessen the gap between apps and computer coding.
Lulzbot AO-101 3D Printer Ready to Use out of the Box
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2/18/2013  13 comments
Turnkey Lulzbot AO-101 3D printer comes with everything needed to get up and running immediately.
Video: PBS Off-Book Explores the Open-Source Art Movement
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2/7/2013  11 comments
PBS shows the artistic side of engineering and software design with their Off-Book series, "The Art of Creative Coding."
MetaEdit+ 5, Domain Specific Modeling to Become More Efficient
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2/1/2013  1 comment
MetaEdit+ enables companies to radically improve development productivity and quality by generating full code directly from models.
aPriori’s Management Software Platform Selected for DARPA’s Development Initiative
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1/30/2013  Post a comment
The Geometric Cost Driver-based software from aPriori is about to fuel a DARPA and Pennsylvania State University partnership in the Adaptive Vehicle Make initiative.
The Impact of Coding Over 30 Years
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1/29/2013  21 comments
Over the past 30 years or so, coding has transformed the world -- from how it is built to the final software package. AutoCAD, C++, WordPerfect, and the Intel 8008 were introduced in 1982 and have shaped modern technology ever since.
3DExperience Platform Enables Innovation & e-Bee EV
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1/25/2013  7 comments
The 3DExperience PLM software helps manage the e-Bee EV project from start to finish. Sogeti High Tech hopes more will join the product lifecycle management train.
Legal Questions Arise as Cloud Computing Gains Traction
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1/23/2013  25 comments
The use of cloud computing is on the rise within the legal profession, but the threat of security risks are causing hesitation for some. The cloud may not be as secure as some believe.
Implantable Cartilage Created With Hybrid 3D Printer
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1/21/2013  19 comments
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine used a hybrid 3D printer to fabricate implantable cartilage on the heels of printing a working kidney.
3D Printers Give New Life to Old Recordings
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1/18/2013  24 comments
As 3D printers increase in popularity, more and more people are using them to bring their unique projects to life.
Staples & Mcor Team Up to Bring High-Quality 3D Printing to the Masses
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1/11/2013  30 comments
Staples is teaming up with resin-based 3D printer company Mcor for 3D printing services in retail stores. The Mcor Iris 3D resin printer will be available for anyone to print in store or online.
Freescale's Xtrinsic 3.0 Software Lets Touchscreens Overcome Water
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1/7/2013  19 comments
Freescale's Xtrinsic 3.0 software lets touchscreens overcome water. Algorithms developed by freescale allow their MCU controllers and touch devices handle the electrical noise generated by moisture on capacitive touch panels.
Objet's Largest 3D Printer Doesn't Lose Precision
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1/2/2013  15 comments
The Objet1000 can print down to 16 microns, making it the most precise machine currently on the market.
Solidoodle 3 Provides High-Quality 3D Printing on the Cheap
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12/21/2012  7 comments
Fierce competition has spurred Solidoodle to release the third iteration of its printer with updated parts and better performance.
Autodesk Teams With IZOD IndyCar to Innovate the Racing World
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12/17/2012  9 comments
Autodesk is teaming up with IZOD IndyCar Series in a three-year deal meant to expose and familiarize all of the IndyCar race teams with the entire Autodesk collection of software.
3D-Printed Weapons & the Consequences
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12/11/2012  112 comments
A 3D-printed gun has been test fired, and it works. Is it an engineering marvel or a disaster waiting to happen?
Rapidform 3D Scanner Recreates Ancient Caves
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12/4/2012  11 comments
Is Rapidform a tool every engineer needs to have under his belt to stay competitive in the modern manufacturing industry?
LightWave 3D Creates a Virtual Set for TV, Movies
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11/27/2012  7 comments
Physical sets and models are a thing of the past for the television and film industries. LightWave 3D gives unprecedented options for new shows, like Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
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