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iPhone 6 Sparks During Hands-Free Call, Explodes

June 26, 2015 9:10 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An iPhone 6 user in India reported to the police after his phone allegedly exploded. Kishan Yadav was on a hands-free call in his car when he saw that the phone was sparking ...

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NASA, Defense Department Examine Nuclear Asteroid Deterrent

June 26, 2015 8:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The battle for space may be fought soon enough, as satellites could become targets in a future war. A new Defense Department operations center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Virginia will be the site of a confab...

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Military Drones Not Yet Requested in Search for New York Prison Escapees

June 25, 2015 5:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not requested drone aid from the 174th Attack Wing in the search for prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat, according to military officials.

Maj. Sandy Stoquert, a...

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Tesla Does In Fact Offer a Completely Leather Interior

June 25, 2015 4:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla was recently urged to offer animal-source-free interiors at its annual shareholders meeting. As it turns out, the company already gives its customers the option. 

Read more: Driverless and Talking...

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Apple Removes Apps, Games Including Confederate Flag

June 25, 2015 4:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Apple appears to be pulling Confederate flag imagery from the App Store, including games that portray the Civil War. According to Touch Arcade, the games began disappearing today. This follows online retailers like Amazon,...

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NASA to Send HoloLens to Space

June 25, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA will be bringing a pair of Microsoft’s HoloLens devices to the International Space Station (ISS) this weekend as part of its SpaceX resupply mission. The headsets will have various purposes in space ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Odyssey

June 25, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The oldest spacecraft on Mars is still hard at work observing the planet and serving as a go-between for Earth and the newest Mars rovers. On June 23, NASA celebrated Mars Odyssey’s 60,000th orbit around Mars ...

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Navy Extends Windows XP Support Contract

June 25, 2015 3:05 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An operating system upheaval could make security measures more difficult and require a rather sudden learning curve for the United States Navy, which is why they're paying $9.1 million to Microsoft in order to...

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Oil Spill Response Drones Being Tested in Spain

June 25, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Final testing is being conducted on five drones intended for quick oil spill detection at sea.

The Spanish Universidad Politecnica de Cartegena is coordinating the project, which involves both autonomous...

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Army Test Fabric for New Warfighter Uniforms

June 25, 2015 2:36 pm | by ECBC Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is leading an effort to design a new warfighter uniform - with added protection against chemical warfare agents encountered in the field ...

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Flamingo in Brazilian Zoo Gets Artificial Leg

June 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by Stan Lehman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pink flamingo in Brazil has gotten a new leg to stand on — an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in southeastern Brazil said this week they think it's the first time a flamingo has ...

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Today in Engineering History: Boulder Canyon Project Act Becomes Effective

June 25, 2015 2:24 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 25, 1929, the Boulder Canyon Project Act became effective, following ratification of the Colorado River Compact by six of the seven states of the Colorado ...

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Evaporating Water Powers Mini Car

June 25, 2015 1:14 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Led by Ozgur Sahin, the Columbia team has developed a miniature car that harnesses the power of evaporation to drive itself forward, as well as an evaporation-driven generator that ...

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Boeing Opens Enormous Research Facility, Could Aid Space Flight Efforts

June 25, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

There goes the neighborhood.

Boeing has opened a new, 80,000-square-foot research facility in Huntsville, Ala. with the...

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Underwater Exploration Vehicles Tailored for Deep-Sea Archeologists

June 25, 2015 12:56 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

With the ARROWS project, EU-funded researchers are turning deep-sea archeological exploration from a risky and out-of-reach undertaking to a flexible and affordable solution ...

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