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Creating a Stopwatch for Volcanic Eruptions

July 2, 2015 10:42 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it ...

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United Arab Emirates Named Head of UN IoT Committee

July 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Representatives from the United Arab Emirates were named to the presidency of the United Nations' Internet of Things Research Committee, on which Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, Spain, South Korea ...

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System Identified That Could Store Quantum Information Longer

July 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University | News | Comments

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is ...

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Federal Funding for Science & Engineering at Universities Down 6%

July 2, 2015 10:25 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's ...

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Facebook Hoping to Deliver High Speed Internet via Drones and Satellites

July 2, 2015 10:20 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is working on laser technology in an attempt to deliver high speed internet through satellites or drones. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ...

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Engineering Newswire 146: Bulletproof Car Seat also Massages

July 2, 2015 10:02 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re exploring the moon with Audi, shedding new light on solar energy in the dark, and building a bulletproof car seat ...

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Photos of the Day: Testing a High Temperature Falling Particle Receiver

July 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles ...

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Fitting Robots Correctly for Machine Tending

July 2, 2015 9:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Bastian Robotics has released a blog post that shows some simple guidelines when it comes to setting up industrial robots for machine tending. All of a robot's properties - reach, accuracy, speed ...

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Tesla Tops 11,000 Vehicles Delivered in Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, electric car maker surpassed 10,000 vehicles ...

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Germany Phasing Out Some Worst-Polluting Coal Plants By 2020

July 2, 2015 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out ...

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Ferry Capsizes in Philippines; 35 Dead, 20 Missing

July 2, 2015 8:57 am | by Oliver Teves, Associated Press | News | Comments

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 35 dead and 20 others missing, coast guard officials said ...

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation

July 2, 2015 8:53 am | by Steve Megargee, Associated Press | News | Comments

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius ...

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BMW Drives Past Mercedes for U.S. Luxury Brand Lead

July 1, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Behind the wheel of its greatest June ever, BMW surpassed Mercedes-Benz to take a 3,653-vehicle lead in the heavily contested U.S. luxury auto sales race. BMW boasted 32,176 deliveries for the ...

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Jaguar XJ Flagship Is Distinctive Luxury Style

July 1, 2015 4:57 pm | by Ann M. Job, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An odd thing happened as Americans' taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction. In fact, U.S. sales of ...

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It's the Pits: Comet Appears to Have Sinkholes, Study Says

July 1, 2015 4:48 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes. That's what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the ...

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