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Wood-Polymer Material Resists Humidity & Has Low Flammability

May 6, 2015 12:00 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Wood is a popular material in interior design, but its water absorbency limits its use in bathrooms, where natural wood easily becomes discolored or moldy. Fraunhofer scientists and partners have developed a wood-polymer ...

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Improved Detection of Radio Waves from Space

May 6, 2015 11:55 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Geodesy is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement of the Earth. One of the measurement techniques it employs uses radio waves from far-distant objects in space to determine factors such as the movement of ...

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Secure Streaming Tech Reduces IP Risks for Designers

May 6, 2015 11:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The 3D printing community Pinshape has teamed up with 3DPrinterOS to allow users to stream designs from the Pinshape marketplace directly to their desktop printer at home ...

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'Sentient Data' May Augment Soldier Capability

May 6, 2015 11:42 am | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said. Thomas F. Greco, director of intelligence, G-2, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine ...

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If Ships Could Fly: Big Data Dawn on the High Seas

May 6, 2015 11:36 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A seaborne locomotive sounds like crazy idea, but engineer Andy McKeran, who designs heavy-duty offshore equipment at GE, might give it another look. “One of the big benefits of working here is that someone in ...

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DOD Lab Day to Showcase Groundbreaking Tech

May 6, 2015 11:15 am | by Derek Hardin, Air Force Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The goal of the event is to increase awareness of DOD laboratory research projects and examples of successful technology transition with Pentagon senior leaders, program sponsors and managers, members of Congress and others ...

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SpaceX Releases Gorgeous Images of Latest Flights

May 6, 2015 10:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This morning, SpaceX tested an escape pod designed to land astronauts safely in case of an emergency on board the Dragon capsule, which is expected to launch with a crew to the International Space Station in approximately 2017 ...  

4 Benefits of Reducing Product Development Time Through Digital Manufacturing

May 6, 2015 10:01 am | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

Product development time in any manufacturing firm is directly linked to the overall performance and profits of the organization. Moreover, the modern consumer market is posing a challenge upon manufacturers to develop ...

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Sins Against CI or Pragmatic Business?

May 6, 2015 9:47 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Sometimes what our chosen Continual Improvement (CI) methodology directs us to do is not, in fact, the right thing to do for our business.  However, the pressure to execute our methodology to the ideal overrides what we ...

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Russia's Failed Cargo Spacecraft to Fall from Orbit

May 6, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian space agency Roscosmos says the cargo ship that failed in its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station will fall from orbit on Friday. The Progress was launched on April 28, but entered the ...

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Engineers Inspect Quake-Damaged Homes in Nepal's Capital

May 6, 2015 9:39 am | by Binaj Gurabacharya, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe. About 13,000 families have requested ...

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UAE to Explore Mars' Atmosphere with Probe Named 'Hope'

May 6, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates says its planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and will be appropriately named "Hope." The UAE team behind the project revealed new details on the probe Wednesday ...

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SpaceX Capsule Soars in 1st Test of Crew Escape

May 6, 2015 9:36 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to test its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts ...

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EU Moves to Help Tech Companies Compete with U.S. Giants

May 6, 2015 9:36 am | by Lorne Cook & Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a ...

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Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers for Exec Jobs

May 6, 2015 9:34 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday ...

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