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No Plane, Many Discoveries in Yearlong Search for Flight 370

March 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including ...

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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

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Handheld Imaging Tool Expands Aircraft Inspection Capability

March 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Jeremy Gratsch, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate | News | Comments

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

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MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 2, 2015 11:09 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske, Medical Design Technology | Events

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Lockheed & Burns Engineering Focus On Improving Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions caused by weather, dust or other obstructions. Known as degraded ...

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Flightless Jet Engine Will Keep a 900-Year-Old City Warm

March 2, 2015 10:14 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The picturesque Romanian city of Oradea dates back at least 900 years. Some locals joke their heating system is just as old. Large portions of the city, which sits near Romania’s western border with Hungary, have relied on a district ...

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HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

March 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its ...

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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent for Electric Car Project

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies ...

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High-Precision Radar for the Steel Industry

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures the ...

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Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

March 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used ...

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Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

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First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send On-Orbit Signals

March 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to ...

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High Time for Satellite Tracking of All International Flights

March 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

This coming March 8 will mark one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The wreckage has never been found, although communications experts ...

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Power Vest Lightens Burden of Demanding Jobs

March 2, 2015 9:21 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with the industry, Fraunhofer researchers ...

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New Plane Tracking to Be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 9:18 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said ...

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