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Texas Has New Big, Bright Webb STTARS

February 25, 2015 10:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Pathfinder Backplane is a practice section of the James Webb Space Telescope. To ensure the telescope will operate at its frigid destination 1 million miles out in space, it must complete cryogenic tests. The biggest cryogenic test occurs at ...

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Photos of the Day: Military's Largest Cargo Plane Transports Pathfinder Backplane

February 25, 2015 10:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After landing at Ellington Airport, the James Webb Space Telescope’s STTARS was unloaded and readied for its route to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. STTARS is a giant white shipping container with a very important cargo ...  

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ViVa Actuators Operate Valves of Camless Engine

February 25, 2015 10:12 am | by David Bowes, P.Eng. | Articles | Comments

The Viking AT ViVa actuators are piezo electric devices designed as a solenoid replacement.  Back in October 2014 I successfully demonstrated a 3mm ViVa actuator operating the intake valve of my 12cc EVIC Mk2 engine. The next step was ...

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Cheapest Electric Car to Go on Sale Next Month

February 25, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a ...      

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Train Car Design Saves Lives in Crash

February 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a horrific crash a decade ago that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Southern California's commuter train network began investing heavily in passenger cars designed to protect passengers from the full force of ...   

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Resourcing Continual Improvement

February 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

We all know there is no free lunch.  Continual Improvement (CI) takes time and energy. There is a significant learning curve, skilled people need time away from “normal” work to analyze and plan improvements, and there is disruption ... 

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Manhattan Project Physicist Ralph Nobles Dies at 94

February 25, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according to ...   

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Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola in 10 Minutes

February 25, 2015 9:51 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment ...

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Motorola Aims New Phone at First-Time Smartphone Buyers

February 25, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year's model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas ...       

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MIT Explores How Wearbles Change Business

February 25, 2015 9:43 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business ...  

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Astronauts Take 2nd Spacewalk for Cable, Lube Job

February 25, 2015 9:38 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA astronauts ventured back outside the International Space Station on Wednesday for more cable work and a lube job. It was the second spacewalk in five days for Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts. In all, three spacewalks ...    

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Showing Off Cardboard on the Fashion Runway

February 25, 2015 9:34 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

For the first time, visitors to London’s Fashion Week could browse a new collection in virtual reality with Google Cardboard. River Island, a London-based fashion brand, unveiled an app at Fashion Week that synchs up with ...   

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Russia to Keep Its Part of Space Station after Its Duty Ends

February 25, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that. Roscosmos' scientific council concluded Tuesday that ...  

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Infographic: Electrical Experiments That Furthered Innovations

February 25, 2015 9:29 am | by Ohio University’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program | News | Comments

While most of society knows of electricity, few know the path electricity had to take to enter our daily modern world. The electrical research event most people know of is Benjamin Franklin’s Kite & Key. The legend goes that Benjamin Franklin ...

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University Invests $56M In Entrepreneurs

February 25, 2015 9:19 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Chalmers University of Technology is investing $56 million to combine its two successful business incubators into one program designed to support Swedish entrepreneurs. The new Venture Creation group combines and scales up ...   

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