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NASA Announces Discovery of First Earth-Sized Planet

July 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

NASA announced yesterday that its Kepler mission has discovered the first planet known to be similar in size to earth while also being within...


More Efficient Process to Produce Graphene Developed

July 24, 2015 1:33 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and ...


Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

July 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new ...


Insights into Catalytic Converters

July 24, 2015 1:17 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions ...


Wind Energy Provides 8% of Europe's Electricity

July 24, 2015 1:12 pm | by European Commission Joint Research Centre | News | Comments

EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium ...


How Autonomous Robots Map Their Environment

July 24, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots ...


Evacuated Tube Transport System Among 4 Patents This Week

July 24, 2015 12:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Also patented this week, a method for countering weaponized mini UAVs, a combination ride for an amusement park, and Google’s contact lens ...


Today in Engineering History: First Rocket Launched from Cape Canaveral

July 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 24, 1950, the first rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bumper 8 was a two-stage vehicle built from a U.S.-modified WWII-captured German V-2 missile base and a ...


Lockheed Martin Lands $1.5B Deal for Missile Sales

July 24, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced various deals Thursday, led by a $1.5 billion sales contract with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for patriot missiles ...


Connected Car Seat Reminds You if You Forgot Your Child

July 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

One child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car. Today, a new connected car seat is available online that reminds parents that their child is still in the vehicle ...


Amtrak Power Problems Plague New Jersey Transit Rail Riders

July 24, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The phrase has become all too familiar to commuters who ride the trains between New Jersey and New York: New Jersey Transit trains are delayed because of Amtrak overhead wire problems ...


Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 24, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system ...


Feds Probe GM-Certified Used Cars That May Have Open Recalls

July 24, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors because of dealers who advertised certified used cars for sale even though they still needed repairs under existing recalls ...


NASA's Space Launch System Design 'Right on Track' for Journey to Mars

July 24, 2015 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

You know the feeling of pride and achievement when you've worked really hard on a term paper, and finally turn it in? That's how the critical design review team for NASA's Space ...


Photos of the Day: Designing the World's Most Powerful Rocket

July 24, 2015 10:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The in-depth review – the first in almost 40 years for a NASA exploration class vehicle - provides a final look at the design and development of the integrated rocket before full-scale fabrication ...



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