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NASA Satellite Images Display Growing Chinese Solar Plant in Gobi Desert

July 2, 2015 11:05 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

China has tripled the size of its solar power plant in the Gobi Desert, according to satellite images taken by NASA’s Advanced Land Imager. 

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Lockheed Tests Electronic Warfare Pod in Anechoic Chamber

July 2, 2015 10:58 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company's advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic ...

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Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle Project Eyes Hoverbike for Defense

July 2, 2015 10:54 am | by Joyce P. Brayboy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to ...

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Miniature Pump Regulates Internal Ocular Pressure

July 2, 2015 10:51 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer ...

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Working Out in Artificial Gravity

July 2, 2015 10:47 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a ...

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Creating a Stopwatch for Volcanic Eruptions

July 2, 2015 10:42 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it ...

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United Arab Emirates Named Head of UN IoT Committee

July 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Representatives from the United Arab Emirates were named to the presidency of the United Nations' Internet of Things Research Committee, on which Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, Spain, South Korea ...

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System Identified That Could Store Quantum Information Longer

July 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University | News | Comments

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is ...

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Federal Funding for Science & Engineering at Universities Down 6%

July 2, 2015 10:25 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's ...

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Facebook Hoping to Deliver High Speed Internet via Drones and Satellites

July 2, 2015 10:20 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is working on laser technology in an attempt to deliver high speed internet through satellites or drones. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ...

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Fitting Robots Correctly for Machine Tending

July 2, 2015 9:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Bastian Robotics has released a blog post that shows some simple guidelines when it comes to setting up industrial robots for machine tending. All of a robot's properties - reach, accuracy, speed ...

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Tesla Tops 11,000 Vehicles Delivered in Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, electric car maker surpassed 10,000 vehicles ...

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Germany Phasing Out Some Worst-Polluting Coal Plants By 2020

July 2, 2015 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out ...

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Ferry Capsizes in Philippines; 35 Dead, 20 Missing

July 2, 2015 8:57 am | by Oliver Teves, Associated Press | News | Comments

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 35 dead and 20 others missing, coast guard officials said ...

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation

July 2, 2015 8:53 am | by Steve Megargee, Associated Press | News | Comments

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius ...

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