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Developing a Robotic Therapist for Children

April 20, 2015 2:13 pm | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

In collaboration with other national institutions, researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are designing a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children. In this project, an interactive social therapist robot, which is totally ...

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Tech Transfers Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the ...

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Acoustically Driven Controls for Smartphones Developed

April 20, 2015 1:44 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

As people find ever more inventive uses for smartphones, touchscreens sometimes fall short as control surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed an inexpensive alternative ...

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Innovation Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

April 20, 2015 1:41 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi ...

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Science & Engineering Graduate School Enrollment Increases

April 20, 2015 1:36 pm | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

After remaining essentially flat for the past two years, the number of full-time graduate students enrolled in science and engineering programs rose by 2.4 percent in 2013, to nearly 425,000 students, according to a new InfoBrief from the ...

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DoE Awards $5M for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

April 20, 2015 1:13 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

Building on the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Department of Energy awarded more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering ...

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Boeing Presents 787 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum

April 20, 2015 12:59 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and elected and community leaders joined together to celebrate the permanent display of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes at the Pima Air & Space Museum. "Boeing has a strong presence in Arizona and is ...

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Today in Engineering History: Armstrong Takes X-15 to 63,250 M

April 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 20, 1962, NASA civilian test pilot, Neil Armstrong, flew the X-15 rocket plane to 63,250 m. The X-15 hypersonic research program was conducted by NASA with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation ...

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DoD Awards $75M for Marine Species Monitoring Program

April 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $75 million deal with HDR Environmental, Operations, and Construction Incorporated for implementation and management of a Navy marine species monitoring program ...

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Gyrocopter Pilot Wasn't Worried About Being Shot Down in D.C.

April 20, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The letter carrier who landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill says he wasn't concerned about getting shot down as he made his final approach. Doug Hughes told ABC's "Good Morning America" he doesn't believe the government ...

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Hyundai Supplier Disputes Safety Allegations, Blames Union

April 20, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Selma-based Hyundai supplier is disputing allegations that it fired a whistleblower in a federal safety investigation. Lear Corp. on Friday said allegations of plant employees' exposure to the hazardous ...

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NASA Engineer Applies Knowledge to Safety & Education Roles

April 20, 2015 10:28 am | by Steven Siceloff,​ NASA's Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

One major turnaround effort at a time is typically enough for a person, but Billy Stover has taken on a second by applying his NASA know-how to local education. As Commercial Crew’s Safety and Mission Assurance officer, Stover is ...

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Louise Rainone, Director of Strategy and Business Development, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

I have to admit, I’ve never really LOVED spending time with other people’s children. I like quiet and clean and neither of those things are often associated in the context of large groups of children. I have two little boys and I love them more ...

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Avoiding Surprises in Product Development

April 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries | Articles | Comments

Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the ...

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BMW Recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash. The problem affects the ...

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