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X-47B First to Complete Autonomous Aerial Refueling

April 23, 2015 11:28 am | by Naval Air Systems Command | News | Comments

The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program ...


Lights Could Show You the Quickest Way Around Town

April 23, 2015 11:25 am | by Ki Mae Heussner, GE Reports | News | Comments

For every showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in a big city, there’s a street packed with traffic on the way to the theater. Let’s face it, large urban centers may have culture and opportunity on their side, but they come with irksome ...


Army Scientists Put Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Soldiers

April 23, 2015 11:18 am | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the ...


Ultra-Sensitive Sensor Detects Individual Electrons

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has been dubbed the 'gate sensor' ...


Spartacus3D & CTIF Join Forces

April 23, 2015 10:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Spartacus3D and CTIF, a French technical center focused on casting, are combining traditional machining and 3D printing in order to specialize together in metal additive manufacturing ...


How Essential is 3D Printing?

April 23, 2015 10:05 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

It seems like anything can be 3D printed, but one writer explores the notion that 3D printing doesn't have a practical application for the individual ...

Your Future Home Will Be Much Nicer to You

April 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

The Internet of Things might change the way you live your life within your house, but we're not quite at the point where it's having a huge effect on the way your house is designed, says architect Marc Kushner. Kushner, the CEO of ...


How Virtual Reality Can Create the Ultimate Empathy Machine

April 23, 2015 9:57 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations ...


NASA 3D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

April 23, 2015 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part. “Building the first full-scale, copper ...


Photos of the Day: First Copper Rocket Engine Part 3D Printed

April 23, 2015 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers used 3-D printing to make the first full-scale copper engine part, a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures. Structured light scanning, seen on the computer screen, helped verify ...


Nissan Expands U.S. Recall Over Defective Takata Air Bag

April 23, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the 2006 Sentra compact car by 45,000 units mainly in the southern United States because of a defective air bag manufactured by the embattled Takata Corp., the National Highway Traffic Safety ...


Drivers Want New Safety Tech, But It Will Cost Them

April 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay. Blind spot detection, night vision and collision avoidance systems ...


China Fines Mercedes $57 Million in Price-Fixing Probe

April 23, 2015 9:33 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Chinese regulator said Thursday it has fined Mercedes Benz 350 million yuan ($57 million) on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted ...


Subaru Goes Rear-Wheel Drive with Sporty 2015 BRZ Coupe

April 23, 2015 9:29 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru's all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Surbaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than ...


143K Vacuum Cleaners Recalled Due to Shock Risk

April 23, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Massachusetts company is recalling 143,000 upright vacuum cleaners because of the risk of electric shock. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Euro-Pro Operating LLC is recalling four models ...



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