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New Incubator Network to Help Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

March 3, 2015 4:50 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to improve ...  

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WWII Pilot Reunited with P-47 Thunderbolt

March 3, 2015 1:09 pm | by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the ...  

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Today in Engineering History: NACA Forms to Study Flight

March 3, 2015 12:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) formed to study flight. The U.S. federal agency was eventually dissolved on October 1, 1958, and its personnel were absorbed into a new agency we know ...

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$35M to Advance Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Tech

March 3, 2015 11:59 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department has announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) ...  

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Cyanogen Features Will Be Incorporated into Snapdragon Processors

March 3, 2015 11:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Cyanogen Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will team up to provide support for Cyanogen Operating System features on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, the companies announced at Mobile World Congress on March 1. Cyanogen enhancements ...

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Light Manipulation Could Benefit TVs, Microscopes

March 3, 2015 11:37 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption ...    

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Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 3, 2015 11:30 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery - with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper in the ...  

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Glass Coating Improves Battery Performance

March 3, 2015 11:26 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications in energy-demanding electric ...

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New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance

March 3, 2015 11:18 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug ...

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Road Safety Through Snowflake Imaging

March 3, 2015 10:52 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The technology behind the camera that revealed the intricate, imperfect beauty of snowflakes can now expose their potential danger. About three years ago, a new high-speed camera system captured freefalling ice crystals so well it might ...

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U.S., Japan Participate in Fleet Synthetic Training

March 3, 2015 10:32 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman, USS George Washington Public Affairs | News | Comments

U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27. FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ...

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Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 3, 2015 10:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible ...

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Designing the Interior of Self-Driving Cars

March 3, 2015 10:17 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

If cars can drive themselves, people will have to find something else to do in the car. Mercedes-Benz suggests starting the workday on the go with an interior arranged like a luxury lounge or office. In a recent press release, Mercedes ...

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Automakers Vow Not to Give Up on Weak-Selling EVs

March 3, 2015 10:07 am | by David McHugh & Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket ...

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several ... 

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