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Today in Engineering History: First Concorde Test Flight

March 2, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1969, the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde made its first test flight from Toulouse, piloted by André Turcat. The test flight reached about 10,000 ft., but it didn’t fly more than 300 mph. The Concorde was later ...  

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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

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Handheld Imaging Tool Expands Aircraft Inspection Capability

March 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Jeremy Gratsch, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate | News | Comments

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

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The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 2, 2015 11:09 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske, Medical Design Technology | Events

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Lockheed Collaborating to Improve Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions caused by weather, dust or other obstructions. Known as degraded ...

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HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

March 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its ...

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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent for Electric Car Project

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies ...

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Modeling Tires Realistically with Virtual Vehicle Testing

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” from Fraunhofer researchers now models ...

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Photos of the Day: Volvo Unveils V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Volvo Cars Group | News | Comments

The V60 D5 Twin Engine will deliver 120 kW via the combustion engine and about 50 kW from its 11.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack using the same proven configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine ...

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High-Precision Radar for the Steel Industry

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures the ...

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Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

March 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used ...

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No Plane, Many Discoveries in Yearlong Search for Flight 370

March 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including ...

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Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

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High Time for Satellite Tracking of All International Flights

March 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

This coming March 8 will mark one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The wreckage has never been found, although communications experts ...

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