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2 Astronauts will Expand Envelope with 1-Year Spaceflight

December 18, 2014 2:56 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will rocket into ...    


India's Space Program Notches 2 More Successes

December 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program — launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space ...     


New INTEPRO 1800 Watt Modular Electronic Loads

December 18, 2014 2:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intepro Systems has announced its new line of 1800 W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room ...


Today in Engineering History: World's First Communication Satellite

December 18, 2014 12:39 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Dubbed “Chatterbox,” the satellite was also part of another first, as its launch marked the first successful use of ...                     


Boeing's 8th GPS IIF Advances GPS Modernization

December 18, 2014 12:16 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide ... 


Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time ...      


Developing Smart Electric Metering Infrastructures

December 18, 2014 11:15 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Smart grids use communications technology to acquire information and make decisions to sustainably and efficiently achieve a reliable energy supply. Smart meters record energy consumption throughout the day and ...     


Software Creates 3D Visualization of the Internet of Things

December 18, 2014 11:08 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

FI-WARE is the core component of The Future Internet Public-Private Partnership. It supports hundreds of developers and their companies to implement innovative ideas. "Thanks to our involvement with FI-WARE, and by developing ...   


Better Software Cuts Computer Energy Use

December 18, 2014 11:00 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Until now the target for energy savings by computers has been the hardware. But hardware is only part of the story, perhaps even the smaller part, as new a EU project is showing. Even with energy-efficient hardware, much of the potential for ...


New Test Range Helps Create Cyber Marine Warriors

December 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is preparing front-line warfighters to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously, as Marines demonstrated during a recent amphibious ...  


Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3D at Near Atomic Resolution Nears

December 18, 2014 10:42 am | by Angela Hardin, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. One important step toward ultrafast imaging of samples with a ...


Washington Governor Proposes Carbon Pollution Cap

December 18, 2014 10:22 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.The proposal was part of a broader package that the ...  


On Kickstarter, Everyone Wants to be 'Staff Pick'

December 18, 2014 10:12 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick" — a designation that one of ...


Ford Recalls 447K Vehicles Due to Potential Air Bag Explosions

December 18, 2014 10:03 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by ...


Sprint Accused of Billing for Unwanted Services

December 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said ...



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