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Poll Shows Americans Skeptical of Commercial Drones

December 19, 2014 9:30 am | by Joan Lowy & Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a ...

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Melting Battery Compartment Among 3 Design Fails This Week

December 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, engines are locking up, battery compartments are reaching dangerous temperatures, and circuit breakers aren’t tripping ...                             


Amputee Makes History Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

December 19, 2014 10:49 am | by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular ...  


Photos of the Day: Amputee Controls Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

December 19, 2014 10:47 am | by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period ...      


NASA Finds Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

December 19, 2014 10:30 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin ... 


Terra Motors to Launch Electric Three Wheeler in 2015

December 19, 2014 10:22 am | by Terra Motors | News | Comments

Terra Motors, a manufacturer of electric two and three wheelers in Japan, has unveiled the ‘R6’ Japanese electric three wheeler. The company will start to sell R6 early next year. With full charge, R6 can go as far as ...    


World-First Tech Connects Cycle Helmets with Cars

December 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication offering proximity alerts to Volvo drivers and cyclists and thereby avoid accidents. No car manufacturer has previously put a stake in ...


NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities

December 19, 2014 10:01 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Even from space, holidays shine bright. With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in ...      


Gift Guide: Strong Photo, Video Gear Options

December 19, 2014 9:35 am | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | News | Comments

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke ...                   


Study Fuels Hope for Natural Gas Cars

December 19, 2014 9:32 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises to help. Rather than ...  


Researchers Glimpse Pathway of Sunlight to Electricity

December 19, 2014 9:25 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.The work, which potentially could inspire devices with ...


Instant-Start Computers Possible with New Breakthrough

December 19, 2014 9:20 am | by Vasyl Kacapyr, Cornell University | News | Comments

To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead be encoded without current ...  


Improving Rechargeable Batteries by Focusing on Graphene Oxide Paper

December 19, 2014 9:02 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ...


New Methods for Supply Chain Management

December 18, 2014 5:16 pm | by Kevin J. Dailida, Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain Dynisco | Articles | Comments

As business competition intensifies worldwide, it becomes ever more challenging to improve gross margins and operating profits. Because the Internet provides the ability to obtain comparative pricing on a global basis, supply chain ...  


NASA's Orion Spacecraft Back in Florida After Test Flight

December 18, 2014 4:56 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Engineers will now begin the lengthy process of inspecting the vessel and reviewing all the data collected by sensors. The capsule was struck by micrometeoroids, but that was anticipated. It will be 2018 before ...     


Ford Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 18, 2014 4:53 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's ...   



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