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Engineers Outline Wish List for Nuclear Energy

March 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country said Thursday that the United States needs to develop a proving ground where the latest innovations in nuclear energy can ...

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Silicon Valley Gender Bias Suit Puts Spotlight on Industry

March 6, 2015 9:52 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon ...

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For Virtual Reality Creators, a Question of Control

March 6, 2015 9:47 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter ...

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3 Reasons Apple's Watch Will, or Won't, Change the Game

March 6, 2015 9:43 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same ...

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Orion's Launch Abort System Motor Exceeds Expectations

March 6, 2015 9:39 am | News | Comments

Three seconds. That’s all it took for the attitude control motor of NASA’s Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) to prove that its material can survive not only the intense temperatures, pressures, noise and vibrations experienced during ...

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How Small Components Impact the Driving Experience

March 6, 2015 9:38 am | by Mirko Hundertmark, Global Market Manager, Automotive Interior et al. | Articles | Comments

When the world’s leading automotive manufacturers unveiled their latest models this year, it was clear that the look of luxury was changing. Post-recession era consumers are demanding smaller and less luxurious vehicles while prioritizing ...

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Photos of the Day: Testing One of the Most Complex Solid Rocket Systems Ever Built

March 6, 2015 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

On March 4, Orbital ATK, in collaboration with NASA and Lockheed Martin, completed its latest test of Orion’s Launch Abort System attitude control motor, proving that the motor could withstand ...

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What’s Driving the Future of the Automotive Industry?

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Anagnost, Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk | Blogs | Comments

Little-known fact: Ransom Olds (as in Oldsmobile) actually patented the assembly-line concept and delivered the first mass-manufactured automobile. But when Henry Ford and his team revolutionized the assembly line with the addition of ...

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Google Providing Car Insurance Quotes in Latest Expansion

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry. The feature unveiled Thursday ...

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Size Matters: Phones as Big as They Can Get for Easy Use

March 5, 2015 5:01 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger ...

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Dreamliner Jet Engine Rigged with Ceramic 'Super-Metal'

March 5, 2015 3:18 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Ceramic “super-metal” may be the next step in creating fuel-efficient jet planes. The first iteration is the GEnx jet engine, which has ceramic combustor liners, high pressure turbine stage one shrouds, and stage two nozzles. This isn’t the ...

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25 Teams to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 5, 2015 2:55 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, outside of Los Angeles ...

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New Detector Sniffs Out Origins of Methane

March 5, 2015 2:48 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere for a long time. The gas can originate from lakes and swamps, natural-gas pipelines, deep-sea vents, and livestock ...  

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Help Film a 360° View of a Solar Eclipse from Space

March 5, 2015 2:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A team of photographers that have already created a 360 degree film of a space balloon want to film a total solar eclipse at the North Pole on March 20, and need support on indiegogo in order to do it. By March 5, the team ...   

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Connecting with the Connected Car at MWC

March 5, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, Wireless Week, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether. That was my experience at Mobile World Congress after taking the driver’s seat in a concept vehicle based on an ...  

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