This week in patents, a personal propulsion device for your back, a wearable robot at a greatly reduced cost, and Google's network of balloons ...
8.28.2015
1:02pm
Optogenetics provides a powerful tool for studying the brain by allowing researchers to activate neurons using simple light-based signals. But until now, these...
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8.28.2015
1:01pm
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A large group of work contracts were announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Thursday, including a $89.2 million contract with Lockheed Martin for work...
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8.28.2015
12:45pm
As part of the Department of Defense effort to partner with the private sector and academia to ensure the United States continues to lead in the new frontiers...
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8.28.2015
12:37pm
Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from...
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
8.28.2015
12:25pm
On this day in history, August 28, 1830, the first American-built steam locomotive was tested on tracks between Baltimore and Ellicott Mills, Maryland....
8.28.2015
12:01pm
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This Tesla coil kit makes music as well as sparks of electricity. Maker Shed’s tinyTesla musical Tesla coil toy is a DIY electronics project which requires...
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8.28.2015
11:20am
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Thursday that it will provide a monster $1.48 billion deal to Boeing for the development and delivery of 13 P...
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8.28.2015
11:08am
When the Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, it shipped most of the aging cars, commonly known as "vochos," to...
by Tim Patterson, Associated Press
8.28.2015
9:58am
Some of the Beetles, both former taxis and private cars, have found a second life in the hands of enthusiasts like Mario Anaya. He restored his father's...
by Tim Patterson, Associated Press
8.28.2015
9:56am
Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” and developer of one of the first commercial email systems, says sometimes he is “terrified” of the Internet of...
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8.28.2015
9:44am
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The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life...
by John Rogers & Jae C. Hong, Associated Press
8.28.2015
9:15am
Drones flying over both public and private space have been targets for shooters who knock the machines out of the air. Now, one company wants to get involved...
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8.28.2015
8:59am
Author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan offers an interesting crash course on computational ethics, the idea that robots and machines will require programming to...
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8.28.2015
8:52am
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8.27.2015
4:48pm
By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. The Helio100 project, based...
by Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press
8.27.2015
4:17pm
Police in North Dakota are now allowed to utilize weaponized drones, as long as they carry “less than lethal” enforcement weapons like Tasers or tear gas. A...
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8.27.2015
4:08pm
Bill Nye is an engineer by trade so you know his answer to this one is going to be good. Learn how the rudder of a Boeing 747 can potentially inspire an...
by Big Think
8.27.2015
3:56pm
This stationary spacecraft has explored farther than Voyager and taught us about other planets without going to Mars. Essentially a large telescope floating in...
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8.27.2015
3:38pm
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Every time there’s a new technology criminals immediately take advantage of it, explains Steven Kotler. It's only a matter of time before they find new...
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8.27.2015
3:02pm
The new missile which will be used for Russia’s fifth generation Sukhoi Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA) fighter will have the...
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8.27.2015
3:01pm
The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without...
by The Associated Press
8.27.2015
2:49pm
The first model of the 777X Boeing airliner completed its firm configuration milestone on Aug. 27. The 777X series will be Boeing’s largest and most efficient...
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8.27.2015
2:01pm
Some refrigerator owners will have to worry about more than their food being spoiled after cybersecurity experts discovered that a person’s Gmail account...
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8.27.2015
1:32pm
The fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Aug. 21, following a six-month deployment. During the...
by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray, Commander, Submarine Group 9 Public Affairs
8.27.2015
1:31pm
Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other...
by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer
8.27.2015
1:22pm
NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the deep end of spacewalk training through the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design...
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8.27.2015
1:17pm
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Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The...
by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
8.27.2015
1:07pm
Sea levels will unavoidably rise several feet in the future, says a new study by NASA’s Sea Level Change Team, released on Aug. 26. Scientists have been...
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8.27.2015
1:05pm
The emergence of new production and information technologies have spurred competition and increased consumer demand, resulting in dwindling product life cycles...
by European Commission, CORDIS
8.27.2015
1:00pm
An EU project is developing new software and hardware to improve European and global monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations and fluxes. GHG...
by European Commission, CORDIS
8.27.2015
12:31pm
On this day in history, August 27, 1937, George E. T. Eyston, an engineer and retired British Army captain, broke his own automobile land speed record,...
8.27.2015
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The U.S. Department of Defense announced several work contracts Wednesday, one of which being a future deal with Raytheon Technical Services for the obtainment...
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8.27.2015
11:10am
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re testing flying Sony’s new drone, sucking carbon dioxide out of the air, and testing for STDs … with a thumb ring ...
by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy
8.27.2015
10:48am
A test of the Orion space capsule’s emergency landing systems was successful on Aug. 26, showing that the capsule could potentially land intact and keep its...
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8.27.2015
10:40am
In the fall, a small fleet of robots were sent an urgent message: “Run away!” The sea gliders deployed by the Office of Naval Research raced south, outrunning...
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8.27.2015
10:32am
A Pennsylvania judge reversed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman Wednesday after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch...
by Joe Mandak, Associated Press
8.27.2015
10:28am
Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the...
by The Associated Press
8.27.2015
10:23am
The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel...
by Mike Corder, Associated Press
8.27.2015
10:19am
Google last week filed a patent for a system that would essentially turn millions of cars into roving pothole detectors. The proposal would pair the GPS in...
by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net
8.27.2015
10:11am
NASA’s on a Journey to Mars but it won’t happen overnight. NASA’s path for the human exploration of Mars begins in low-Earth orbit aboard ...
by NASA 360
8.27.2015
10:06am
SKYLON is a hot topic project in the space industry. Watch this video to find out why ...
by IET
8.27.2015
10:00am
Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. The airport's online arrivals and departure boards...
by The Associated Press
8.27.2015
9:53am
It was an important occasion for aviation research, but a bit of a gut-wrenching moment for one aviator. On Wednesday, for the third time in less than two...
by NASA
8.27.2015
9:53am
A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social...
by The Associated Press
8.27.2015
9:33am
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