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posted in March 2013
National Additive Manufacturing Institute Funds First Projects
Engineering Materials 
3/29/2013  9 comments
The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute has funded its first seven projects. They span a range of technologies and focus on fine-tuning existing AM processes for a variety of goals, including tooling, materials development, and composite production.
Cyberwarfare Rising as Governments Embrace the Digital Battlefield
3/27/2013  26 comments
Cyberwarfare is at an all time high and key players are considering cyber attacks as a formal declaration of war.
Using Copper in PCB Design & Fabrication for Maximum Reliability
3/26/2013  12 comments
The military and aerospace industry has used heavy copper circuitry for many years, and it is gaining momentum in industrial applications.
Results: Your Opinions on a Design Ideas Forum
Engineering Materials 
3/25/2013  22 comments
Here's a summary of your ideas for starting a Design Ideas forum that poses design problems and asks for input from the community to help solve them in innovative ways. We also ask for a bit more feedback to help fine-tune things.
Army Uses 3D-Printed Tentacles to Help Robots Manipulate Objects
3/25/2013  5 comments
Army researchers designed suction cups to be used on robots that can replace humans in perilous situations, such as during disaster-recovery efforts.
Slideshow: Competitors Gear Up For DARPA Robot Challenge
3/21/2013  33 comments
The stage has been set for a $2 million Department of Defense competition to develop a robot that could perform a number of physical tasks that might be required to respond to an emergency.
Slideshow: See the Joint Robotics Repair Detachment in Action
3/20/2013  20 comments
Joint Robotics Repair Detachment (JRRD) keeps the US military's robot armada up and running.
NASA Starts Biofuel Flight Tests
Engineering Materials 
3/12/2013  20 comments
NASA has begun flight tests of biofuels based on nonfood plants to determine their emissions and performance effects on jet engines.
What's Your Opinion on a Design Ideas Forum?
Engineering Materials 
3/6/2013  40 comments
What do you think about starting a forum on Design News that focuses on innovative, problem-solving design ideas where individual engineers and companies can trade comments and suggestions for solving design problems?
Robotic Fish Glides, Swims While Looking for Oil
3/1/2013  7 comments
Networks of robotic fish that can glide long distances, as well as swim by flapping their tails, are being developed by Michigan State University researchers to explore the Gulf looking for spilled crude oil.

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