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Demon Deterring Device Among 6 Patents This Week

March 6, 2015 12:41 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

We were all afraid of the monster in the closet or under the bed as children. Now, thanks to technology and a new patent assigned to Crucs Holdings, there is no more need to fear dark corners in the bedroom ...

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The State of 3D Printing

March 6, 2015 4:40 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Up | Comments

The future is now. 3D printing is here to stay, now that human beings have e-mailed a tool to space and 3D printed everything from cars to prosthetic limbs. Controversial government regulations make it more difficult to download the instructions for extruding a weapon in your own home, but 3D printing is advancing in the areas of firearms nonetheless. Printed pieces have stood up to the forces inside rocket and jet engines - and everyone is talking about it. 3D printing is an established industry with its own prizes, organizations, and a community of makers who know they're on the cutting edge and knee-deep in exploring modern manufacturing. Here's what some of them have to say today.

Army Cyber Force Growing 'Exponentially'

March 6, 2015 1:17 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army cyber mission force, or CMF, has grown "exponentially since September 2013 with 25 of 41 [planned] teams at initial operating capability," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told lawmakers, March 4. "We are on track to have all 41 CMF ...


Thermometer Sends Anonymous Temperature Readings to Schools

March 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

It’s important for parents to know their child’s health when they decide whether to send that child to school for the day, but what about the health of other students? What if you could track the cold going around the elementary school and ...


SunShot Prize Offers $10M for Quick Solar

March 6, 2015 10:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Department of Energy is sponsoring a contest to encourage companies to reduce the time it takes to install a small solar array to about a week. It can take up to six months to complete a residential photovoltaic (PV) array, time in which ..


NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

March 6, 2015 10:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at ...   


Big Box Stores Could Ditch the Grid, Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells Instead

March 6, 2015 10:43 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets. Instead of drawing electricity from the power grid ...


Reliance on Smartphones Linked to Lazy Thinking

March 6, 2015 10:37 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves ...


Making Our Highways Safer & More Efficient

March 6, 2015 10:35 am | by Griffith University | News | Comments

All over the world, gridlock, stop and go driving and constant and sometimes dangerous lane changes are a daily frustration for highway motorists. However, new research by Dr Xiaobo Qu from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia ...


Hidden Hazards Found in Green Products

March 6, 2015 10:31 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality ... 


DIY Printing Custom Touch-Sensitive Displays

March 6, 2015 10:26 am | by Saarland University | News | Comments

The researchers are presenting their award-winning approach at the computer trade show Cebit in Hanover from March 16th to March 20th (Hall 9, Booth 13). The postcard shows a vintage automobile. With the push of a button, the rear axis ...


Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover

March 6, 2015 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on ...  


NASA Shaking Things Up for Space Launch System

March 6, 2015 10:10 am | by NASA | News | Comments

There's a whole lot of shaking going on at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama for NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an ...  


Flexible Films for Touch Screens Achieve Longer Lasting Display

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Today, touch screens are everywhere, from smart phones and tablets, to computer monitors, to interactive digital signage and displays. Many touch screens are made of layered thin (billionths of a meter thick) films of indium-tin oxide ...


NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Moves in on Dwarf Planet Ceres

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday. NASA's Dawn spacecraft was due to slip into orbit around Ceres for the first exploration of a dwarf planet ...


Brush Up on Metrology with Free Online Seminars

March 6, 2015 9:56 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Are you new to metrology or looking to brush up on pressure measurement principles? Several free metrology webinars will be held by Fluke Calibration in the coming months, all of which are free to the public. How does one measure ...  



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