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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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NVBOTS Wants to Revolutionize 3D Printing for Students & Manufacturers

July 28, 2015 11:19 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

NVBOTS co-founder and CEO AJ Perez has a vision for his company that involves adding commercial printers to its existing stock of educational ones, making it easier for both students and professionals ...

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United Technologies: U.S. Probes Sikorsky on Navy Contract

July 28, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into allegations that subsidiary helicopter maker Sikorsky and two subsidiaries overbilled the Navy, United Technologies Corp. said Friday ...

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'Warp Drive' Thrust Confirmed by Researchers

July 28, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The idea passed through several hands, from UK-based Satellite Propulsion Research to test labs at NASA Eagleworks at the Johnson Space Center ...

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Watch Today's Kids Try the Original iPod

July 28, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The smartphone market is booming, with April to June of this year showing the second best numbers in history. When people think of big numbers when it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung may ...

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Adhesive Curing Within Seconds

July 28, 2015 10:07 am | by Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives | Blogs | Comments

Light curing describes a reaction in which adhesives achieve strength through exposure to light. This is particularly beneficial in the industrial production process, since short cycle times are require ...

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