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A $2 Solution to a $3,000 Problem

December 22, 2014 10:39 am | by Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson, 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

A brand new circuit board for a rescue fire truck can cost more than $3,000 to replace, regardless of why it has malfunctioned, but fire truck maintainers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, dug a little deeper into the ...   

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Fly Amongst the Solo Thunderbird

December 22, 2014 10:32 am | by U.S. Air Force | Videos | Comments

Take a look inside Thunderbird 5's cockpit as he performs various maneuvers throughout the 2014 show season. For more photos and videos visit, ...                  

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NASA Mission Brings Deeper Focus to Thunderstorm Gamma-Rays

December 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Francis Reddy, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. By merging records of events seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope ...  

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Air Force Funds Research on Electrical Accumulator for Fighter Aircraft

December 22, 2014 10:05 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Higher, better, faster and stronger – all are the goals of aerospace systems designers, in particular researchers from the Air Force who are providing the next generation of advanced aircraft to its warfighters. To meet these challenges ...

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NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading from 1930s-Era Tech

December 22, 2014 9:53 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York City's subways — the nation's biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of ...

MAVEN Mission Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss

December 22, 2014 9:31 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. They include the first comprehensive measurements of the composition of Mars’ upper atmosphere ...

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Firefighters' Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures

December 22, 2014 9:25 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

New test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to operate properly within 15 minutes when exposed to temperatures that may be encountered during ...

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Sensor Could Improve One of Nano Research’s Most Useful Microscopes

December 22, 2014 9:19 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Spotting molecule-sized features — common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices — may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With their new ...  

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State Puzzles Over Driverless Car Safety

December 22, 2014 9:13 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of ...

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Derby the Dog Runs with 3D Printed Custom Prosthetics

December 22, 2014 8:57 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it successfully outfitted Derby the dog with 3D printed prosthetics, allowing him to run down the street for the first time ever. Derby was born with a congenital deformity characterized by small forearms and no ...

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ANSYS Releases New Version of SpaceClaim

December 19, 2014 4:43 pm | by PD&D Staff | Ansys, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers can manipulate product geometries – compressing product development cycle times, thanks to the advancements ANSYS delivered as part of its ANSYS SpaceClaim 2015 release. The release also enables fast and flexible 3-D ...

3D Geometric Modeling Component

December 19, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Plm Software | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens PLM Software released version 27.1 of its Parasolid software, a 3D geometric modeling component. Parasolid v27.1 delivers numerous enhancements to support efficiency and effectiveness in complex modeling workflows ...

3 Ways Firms Can Lower Paper & Plotter Costs

December 19, 2014 4:32 pm | by Curt Moreno, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

When engineer, architecture, and other design firms go to cut costs, it’s usually free sodas, paid volunteer time, and other perks are first to go. But it doesn’t have to be that way ...          

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Chrysler to Recall About 288K Ram Pickup Trucks

December 19, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year. Chrysler says in documents ...

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Boeing, Malaysia Airlines Celebrate 100th 737 Delivery

December 19, 2014 4:18 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Malaysia Airlines' new 737-800 features the Boeing Sky Interior, with larger pivoting overhead stowage bins, larger window reveals and LED lighting to enhance the sense of spaciousness. Malaysia was the Asia launch customer for ...  

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