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Devices May Help Soldiers Nose Out Bio Threats

February 26, 2015 10:59 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards - from mustard agent to anthrax - and then transmit those results to ... 

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NASA Test Fires New Rocket with Army Motor

February 26, 2015 10:51 am | by AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest. The igniter motor for the NASA Peregrine was developed and ...

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New Process to Save Army Money, Yield Cheaper Rounds

February 26, 2015 10:48 am | by Kevin Jackson, AMC | News | Comments

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition ...  

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New Flow Battery to Keep Cities Lit, Green & Safe

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in ...  

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Warming Up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:14 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality. A team led by Vitaly Kresin, professor of physics at USC, found that ...

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Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D

February 26, 2015 10:09 am | by ESO | News | Comments

he MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for only 27 hours, the new observations reveal the ... 

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Marine Shells Help Develop Responsive, Transparent Displays

February 26, 2015 10:04 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms — as small as a fingernail ...      

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Attorney: Silicon Valley Firm Discriminated Against Woman

February 26, 2015 9:58 am | by Paul Elias & Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

The trial of a high-profile sex bias lawsuit in Silicon Valley began Tuesday with a lawyer for a former junior partner at a venture capital firm claiming his client was denied a promotion because of her gender and then ...    

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Company Refuses to Ship Milling Machine for 3D-Printed Firearms

February 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight ... unless you’re shipping something controversial. Ever since Cody Wilson started toying with the idea of perfecting a completely 3D-printed gun, he’s given potential business ...

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Photos of the Day: The Nuclear-Powered Jet Engine & the History of Flight

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The airplane was still barely a teenager when the United States entered World War I, and the U.S. Army’s fledgling aeronautical division wanted to make its airplanes fly higher without losing power. Sanford Moss, a GE engineer and one of ...

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Spacewalking Astronaut Safe after Water Leaks into Helmet

February 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the ...  

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Life-Saving Train Design Is Rarely Used

February 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

While federal regulators for years have weighed rules that might require the technology, they have not formally proposed such measures for trains with a top speed of less than 125 mph. Rules are in place for a ...     

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HAL Wins: Computer Program Bests Humans at 'Space Invaders'

February 26, 2015 9:29 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do ...    

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Making Art with Smart Ballet Shoes

February 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

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IBM Outlines Plan to Revamp Business for Investors

February 26, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference ...  

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