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Industry finds 'top-notch engineering students' in SuperUROP

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Industry finds 'top-notch engineering students' in SuperUROP
He wound his way through a crowd assembled in the Grier Room at MIT, where nearly 80 undergraduates in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) presented posters on cutting-edge research projects. Qualcomm sponsors several of those …
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Exmark Technology wins engineering award
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced Exmark Manufacturing as the winner of a 2014 AE50 award. Exmark's Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn riding mower with EFI and RED Technology was deemed one of the …
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Meet on precision engineering at NIT-C
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C), is organising an international conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN-8) from December 13 to 15 on the NIT-C campus.
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Asiana Crash Hearing Draws Attention to Pilots' Automation 'Addiction'

Asiana Crash Hearing Draws Attention to Pilots' Automation 'Addiction'
Pilots have become dependent on aircraft automation to the detriment of their manual skills, according to testimony at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing on the Asiana Airlines crash in July that killed three people and injured more than 150.
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Ma Bell Dives Into Home Automation With Digital Life Package
Home automation is the rare futuristic idea that has almost universal appeal. Yet, it's been slower to arrive than other, more controversial technologies. But a few recent developments suggest that it's edging toward mainstream adoption. This fall …
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Automation and liberals' greed
Regardless of whether this colorful story is actually true, it illustrates a valid idea: The history of labor and automation is the history of the latter obsoleting the former. Russian-born philosopher Ayn Rand once said, “Civilization is the progress …
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7 On Your Side: Affordable home automation
If you have ever seen an episode of the cartoon "The Jetsons", you'll remember how George's TV turned itself on and Jane's oven cooked food without her help. That used to be called science fiction, now it's called home automation. 7 On Your Side has …
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County executive, council blame each other for lack of communication

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A pic I took of my team at work for a little exercise we were doing where you had to summarise ‘communications’ in one image.

County executive, council blame each other for lack of communication
CLAYTON • As St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley scrambled to fill seats on the scandal-plagued Board of Police Commissioners, council member Mike O'Mara a few months ago presented Dooley with a letter recommending the appointment of a …
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7 Solutions to Flawless Communication
Avid communication lies at the heart of human interaction. There are, ironically, more than a million words in the English language but many of us still have trouble getting our point across to others. Effective communication would eliminate arguments, …
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Hammond: Communication the key that unlocks door to greatness
With the NASCAR test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, there is a lot being done to test new combinations on the Gen-6 car. There's also a lot being done with the new combinations of crew chiefs and drivers for the 2014 season. If I am a crew …
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Electronics Guide: Newest digital camera technology makes it easy to share

Electronics Guide: Newest digital camera technology makes it easy to share
CLEVELAND – This is the time of year when everybody is snapping pictures to remember the holidays. So, with that in mind, we are continuing our 5 On Your Side Electronics Guide with the latest, greatest and best in cameras. We all walk around with …
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Electronic gift guide for 2013 holidays
December 11, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — One out of three people plan to give electronics as gifts this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. Consumer Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly shares her list of must-have tech gifts. 1. Tablets are …
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Electronics stolen in Scio Township break-in
The type of electronics were not specified by sheriff's office deputies. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or …
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Arizona police agencies use controversial tracking tool to locate cellphones

Arizona police agencies use controversial tracking tool to locate cellphones
The estranged husband was using his cellphone to call her, threatening to kill the children and himself. It is hard to imagine a better time for Gilbert police to use a Stingray to track the cellphone and help another police department prevent a …
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Poll finds most flyers don't want cellphone ban lifted
The Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday finds that 48 percent of Americans oppose allowing cellphones to be used for voice calls while flying; just 19 percent support it. Another 30 percent are neutral. Among those who fly, opposition is stronger.
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Supervisors mull ban on cellphones
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on using cellphones while driving. At a meeting last week, the county health department recommended approving an across-the-board ban that includes talking even on hands-free devices.
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Location Tracking: A Pervasive Problem in Modern Technology

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Location Tracking: A Pervasive Problem in Modern Technology
Together, these programs show us that transmitting any unique information unencrypted forms the technological basis for a location-tracking technology, existing or potential. Every kind of identifiable information that gets transmitted in the clear …
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How Technology Is Warping Your Memory
Technology changes the way we live our daily lives, the way we learn, and the way we use our faculties of attention — and a growing body of research has suggested that it may have profound effects on our memories (particularly the short-term, or …
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The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology
A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential — though complicated — role in women's lives. Women are so reliant on their devices that 69 percent of those polled sleep with their smartphones in …
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