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Navy Science & Tech Partnerships Grow in South America

July 28, 2015 3:44 pm | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Scientific diplomacy took a giant step forward July 24 as Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter officially opened the new Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) office in ...

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Robot Subs Raced in 'Back to the Future'-Themed Competition

July 28, 2015 3:38 pm | by Sierra Jones, ONR Corporate Strategic Communications | News | Comments

High school and college engineering students from across the globe competed for bragging rights and cash prizes at the 18th International RoboSub Competition, which wrapped up ...

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MIT to Be Key Player in $600M Public-Private Partnership

July 28, 2015 3:35 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT is a key player in a new $600 million public-private partnership announced by the Obama administration to help strengthen high-tech U.S.-based manufacturing ...

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Infographic: The World Isn't Flat: Neither Are Touchscreens

July 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Cambrios | News | Comments

Discover the zero downside of applying a flexible touch interface in you next CE or other designs, especially wearable personal electronics. The numerous ...

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BMW Swing Arm Helps eBike Ride Smoothly

July 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

BMW has developed a new drive unit swing arm set-up which will be put into use on a new electric bike from German engineering shop HNF Heisenberg. The Heisenberg XF-1 eBike will utilize the drive ...

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Carnegie Mellon Receives $731M DoD Award

July 28, 2015 2:21 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense announced various contracts Monday, including a $731.9 million award to Carnegie Mellon University for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute.

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NTSB Announces Cause of Virgin Galatic’s SpaceShipTwo Crash

July 28, 2015 1:26 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that the Oct. 31, 2014 in-flight breakup of SpaceShipTwo, a commercial space vehicle built for Virgin Galactic, was caused when the co-pilot unlocked the vehicle’s...

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Device Could Spot Concussions By Tracking Brain's Electricity

July 28, 2015 12:21 pm | by Mike Keller, GE Reports | News | Comments

Today, when doctors are assessing athletes who have suffered a head injury, they will check their symptoms and perform an array of neurological and cognitive tests to arrive at a ..

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Robotic Glove Puts Control in Grasp of Hand-Impaired Patients

July 28, 2015 12:17 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Having achieved promising results in proof–of–concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by soft wearable robotics expert ...

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Wind Farm Construction Commences

July 28, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off ...

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Developing a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry & the World's Largest Refueling Station

July 28, 2015 12:04 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells have several advantages over the diesel engines that power most passenger ferries — no harmful exhaust emissions, higher energy efficiency, quiet ...

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Reshaping the Solar Spectrum to Turn Light to Electricity

July 28, 2015 11:54 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them constitute the bulk of the expense. The solar cells - made often of silicon or cadmium telluride ...

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Lobster-Eye Imager Detects Soft X-Ray Emissions

July 28, 2015 11:48 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Solar winds are known for powering dangerous space weather events near Earth, which, in turn, endangers space assets. So a large interdisciplinary group of researchers, led by ...

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Today in Engineering History: Total Solar Eclipse Captured on Daguerreotype

July 28, 2015 11:39 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 28, 1851, the first correctly exposed photograph, a daguerreotype, of the solar corona was made during the total phase of a solar eclipse ...

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New Bill Seeks $48M for In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection

July 28, 2015 11:33 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

A new bill has been introduced that would provide funding to the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of a collaborative research effort to ...

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