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Meeting to Cover Cleanup Plan for Former Nuke Missile Site

July 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up ...

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Hidden Cameras, Invisibility Cloaks in Israeli Spy Expo

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Daniel Estrin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive ...

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Viaducts with Wind Turbines, the New Renewable Energy Source

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers ...

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U.S. Sues to Block GE Appliance Business Sale to Electrolux

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other ...

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The Chemistry of Fireworks

July 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

From the sizzle of the fuse to the boom and burst of colors, this video brings you all of the exciting sights and sounds of Fourth of July fireworks, plus a little chemical knowhow ...

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Seeing the World Through Assistive Glasses

July 2, 2015 11:45 am | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the ...

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Today in Engineering History: Steam-Powered Engine Patented

July 2, 2015 11:39 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 2, 1698, Thomas Savery, an English inventor and engineer, patented the first steam engine. He demonstrated the new steam engine to the Royal Society on ...

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Tesla Allies with Solar to Boost Battery Sales

July 2, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla has a vested interest in solar power because of its energy-storage battery, the Powerwall. Two Harvard Business Review writers outlined how the success of Elon Musk's battery project goes ...

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Self-Aerating Wine Bottle Among 5 Patents This Week

July 2, 2015 11:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

The wine bottle design has remained relatively unchanged for years. While new devices have been created for wine aeration, they can be expensive and fragile ...

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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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