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Designing Computer Programs to Streamline Human Behavior

February 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small ...  

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New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 11:16 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users ...

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Computer-Assisted Authoring of Interactive Narratives

February 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed by Disney Research will help fulfill the ...  

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Increasing Oil Flow in the Keystone Pipeline with Electric Fields

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by American Physical Society | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that a strong electric field applied to a section of the Keystone pipeline can smooth oil flow and yield significant pump energy savings. Traditionally, pipeline oil is heated over several miles in order to reduce ...

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Schools Bring Science to Life Through Robotics

February 27, 2015 10:45 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii | News | Comments

Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the Hawaii region participated in the 2015 Hawaii Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Youth competition Feb. 21 at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Sponsored by the Office ....

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Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled ...

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A Virtual Bob Sled Ride with BMW

February 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

BMW teamed up with artists for two projects this week, one showing the twists and turns of a famous bobsled track and the other visualizing the scooters of tomorrow. On Feb. 25, BMW revealed an animated ride through the “Silver Snake" ...

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Searching for the Source of Dark Matter

February 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Scientists may be able to create dark matter from disintegrating Higgs particles, researcher Christoffer Petersson said. Petersson studies theoretical particle physics at Chalmers University and the Université Libre. He proposed a new ...

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Boeing, RAAF Test Extended Range Weapon

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ...  

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Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications

February 27, 2015 10:05 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes ...   

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Preparing for Change

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Planning a change initiative carefully is imperative.  Not only must we plan a way to reach everyone, follow through effectively, and mentor the use of methods and tools, we should also plan how to prepare our organization to accept ... 

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The Future of 3D Printed Cars

February 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Articles | Comments

At the start, there was no generic name. The simple glass of the car windshield started to incorporate printed antennas and heaters. It was what we now know as "structural electronics" - one structure performing mechanical, electrical and ...

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Components, Structure of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

February 27, 2015 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

This is the first installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, deputy project manager, technical, for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, about different aspects of the Webb ...

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This Week in Solar News

February 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NASA is looking for proposals for new solar cell technology, while New Energy Technologies is painting electricity-generating coating onto windows and Sunrun opened a new residential solar design center. Here’s this week’s solar news ...

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South Korea Renews License of 2nd-Oldest Nuclear Plant

February 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said that ...

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