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Tech Advances Lower Traffic Death Odds

January 29, 2015 3:43 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the ...       

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Virtual Trainer Takes Serious Approach to Electronic Warfare

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Office of Naval Research Public Affairs | News | Comments

Missiles are launched at a Navy ship, and Sailors must decide in a matter of seconds how to keep from getting hit. A serious game sponsored by the Office of Naval Research is receiving accolades for preparing Sailors for exactly this scenario ... 

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Unmanned Spaceplane to Test Tech for Future Vehicles

January 30, 2015 10:17 am | by ESA | News | Comments

On its first launch of the year, Europe’s Vega rocket will loft ESA’s unmanned spaceplane to test reentry technologies for future vehicles. This mission will provide vital flight data for Europe to forge ahead in developing systems and ...

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit $1.7B

January 30, 2015 10:14 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department has announced that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next ... 

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NASA, FAA, Industry Conduct Initial Sense-and-Avoid Test

January 30, 2015 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and Honeywell International have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system, marking a major milestone to ...     

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Professor Advances Fuel Cell Car Tech

January 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Electrochemical energy and polymer research unite in new ways to deliver best-case power scenarios behind the wheel — or specifically, under the hood. Environmentalists and road aficionados alike have applauded the production of ...  

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NASA Moisture Satellite Launch Scrubbed Due to Winds

January 30, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base before ...

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Comau Launches Small, Fast Shop Robot

January 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Comau’s newest industrial robot , designed to fit in a limited space with a reach of just under a meter in length, can carry up to 10 kilograms and moves the fastest in its category. Racer 999, the follow-up to the Racer ...    

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Leading Automotive Supplier to Expand in TN

January 30, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A leading global automotive supplier plans to build a new facility in McMinn County, Tennessee that's expected to create as many as 400 new jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner ...     

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5 Resources for STEM Teachers

January 30, 2015 9:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

With STEM careers taking off, STEM students need capable, confident teachers targeting all segments of the population. In a Town Hall conference call on Jan. 28, STEMconnector brought together representatives of advocacy organizations ...

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The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution

January 30, 2015 9:39 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Where does the human end and the machine begin? In the era of neuroprosthetics, tiny electronic devices embedded in the body that stimulate the brain and other parts of the nervous system to improve their function, this question may ...  

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Where GE Ventures Sees the Next Big Ideas

January 30, 2015 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Like many inventors, Thomas Edison started out as a teenage tinkerer with empty pockets. But his work on improving the telegraph led him to a better stock market ticker and a valuable patent, which he sold for $10,000 to Western Union ...

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3D-Printed Heart Helps Treat Child’s Rare Condition

January 30, 2015 9:28 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A 3D-printed heart made a complex surgery safer for a child patient in Los Angeles. Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used the printed model to strategize how best to treat Esther Perez, a young ...  

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Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung Getting Squeezed

January 30, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones ...   

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DOE Announces More Than $59M Investment in Solar

January 30, 2015 9:23 am | News | Comments

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation yesterday. The Department is ...

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How Can Google Snap Its Stock out of Its Stupor?

January 30, 2015 9:18 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins ...  

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