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Prepared for Launch

May 16, 2012 12:06 pm | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

On March 28, 2012, at a test facility in Promontory, UT, NASA and ATK successfully completed the first test for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) booster program.

Valero Energy's shares rise on Pickens' investment

May 16, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Valero Energy Corp. rose Wednesday after a Dallas investment firm headed by oilman T. Boone Pickens disclosed it had purchased 188,000 shares in the petroleum refining and marketing company during the first quarter.BP Capital Management LP detailed the purchase in a Securities and...

URS wins contract for Canadian oil sands project

May 16, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

URS Corp. said Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract worth up to $130 million for work on an oil sands project in Alberta, Canada.The San Francisco engineering and construction company said that its oil and gas division will be responsible for construction of above-ground and...


ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Partners with aPriori

May 16, 2012 11:39 am | by aPriori | News | Comments

aPrior i  has announced that ThyssenKrupp Elevator has deployed its software platform to effectively attack product costs earlier in the product lifecycle.

Global Advanced Metals Joins the AVX 'Solutions for Hope' Project

May 16, 2012 11:35 am | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced that US-based Global Advanced Metals’ tantalum processing division, (GAM Technology), the first tantalum smelter to achieve EICC/GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter validation in December 2010, has joined the AVX "Solutions for Hope Project."

MapleSim Breaks New Ground in Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation for Planetary Rovers

May 16, 2012 11:25 am | by MapleSoft | News | Comments

In the space industry, the design, building and testing of rover prototypes is extremely expensive and system testing typically does not occur until late in the design/testing process, leading to a long development time.

The Benefits of Using Viewing Software Instead of CAD

May 16, 2012 11:07 am | by Terry Persun of Solid Concepts | News | Comments

Midwest Composite Technologies (Hartland, WI) is a full service manufacturer. With an in-house design team they provide CAD services for concept creation and review, as well as rapid prototypes for form and function, molds and prototypes for complex structures, and low volume production and sub-assembly operations.

The 404 Page

May 16, 2012 11:03 am | by TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Renny Gleeson shows us, while he runs through a slideshow of creative and funny 404 pages, how every error is really a chance to build a better relationship.


The Heart of a Digital Camera

May 16, 2012 10:50 am | by Engineer Guy | Videos | Comments

Bill takes apart a digital camera and explains how its captures images using a CCD (charge coupled device).

YouTube launching food channel with TV veterans

May 16, 2012 10:50 am | by J.M. HIRSCH - AP Food Editor - Associated Press | News | Comments

Bruce Seidel is confident the future of food television won't be seen on television.Which is why the Food Network and Cooking Channel veteran has checked out of network TV to oversee the launch of YouTube's latest original content channel, HUNGRY. The channel, which goes live on July 2, is expected...

Mont. looks for Exxon oil on river; 1 site clean

May 16, 2012 10:50 am | by MATTHEW BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Montana officials said Wednesday that they are investigating several sites with suspected oil left over from an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline break last year, but recent testing shows one such site just downstream of the spill to be crude-free.The July 1 accident spilled an estimated 1,500 barrels...

Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher

May 16, 2012 10:40 am | by ThinkGeek | Videos | Comments

ThinkGeek’s Aquapod rocket launcher provides a fun way to play with your empty soda bottles before recycling them.

Liquid Alarm

May 16, 2012 10:21 am | by Kip Kay | Videos | Comments

Kip Kay builds an easy gadget that will alert you when liquids get too close to dangerous levels.

High-Heeled Robots

May 16, 2012 10:08 am | by This Week in Engineering | Videos | Comments

This week in engineering , military drone from video game; pneumatic car; glass that stays clean; robots imitating high heels; and a paralyzed woman completes marathon.

Super Concrete

May 16, 2012 9:51 am | by University of Michigan | Videos | Comments

University of Michigan’s high-strength, high-ductility concrete will make for a much more resilient constructing material which would be able to withstand the power of earthquakes and extreme loading much better than the concrete that is widely used today.


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