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Breakthrough Forged in the Identification of Complex Carbon Nanostructure Formations

April 17, 2015 2:17 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A researcher at the University of Missouri has developed a method that will enable individuals to better determine how Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are formed ..

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Sea & Wastewater Purified in 2.5 Minutes

April 17, 2015 1:51 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify, either seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content of ...

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What It Takes to Be a Boom Operator

April 17, 2015 1:34 pm | by Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark, 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Boom operators on an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, thousands of feet above the ground, flying at 200 knots, all while only 47 feet from colliding into each ...

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Rechargeable Batteries Improved with MoS2 Nano 'Sandwich'

April 17, 2015 1:27 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of ...

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Disney Shows Soft Sides with Layered Fabric 3D Printer

April 17, 2015 1:23 pm | by Disney Research | News | Comments

A team from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a 3D printer that layers together laser-cut sheets of fabric to form soft, squeezable objects such as bunnies, doll clothing and phone cases. These objects can ...

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Significant Step Toward a Better Performing Battery

April 17, 2015 1:21 pm | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken ...

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Incorrect Blade Installations Among 5 Design Fails This Week

April 17, 2015 1:20 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, toy trucks violate federal standards, multiple electric blower vacuums pose a fire risk, bike fenders fail, and mowers are assembled with an incorrect …

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Thumbnail Wearable Could Operate Digital Devices

April 17, 2015 1:16 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when ...

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Today in Engineering History: Apollo 13 'Safely' Returns to Earth

April 17, 2015 1:07 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 17, 1970, Apollo 13, the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended mission to land on the Moon, returned to earth. James A. Lovell commanded the mission ...

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Mini UAV Torpedoes Among 5 Patents This Week

April 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent, assigned to Boeing, describes a miniature, lightweight torpedo that can be carried and launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle. According to the patent, the torpedo features ...

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Raytheon Lands Two DoD Work Deals

April 17, 2015 12:44 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (Dod) awarded two contracts Thursday to Raytheon Company, worth over $35 million ...

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Electronic Braking Torque Regulation

April 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

mayr’s new, intelligent braking torque control makes it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently. The intelligent braking torque control module offers a solution to generate a variable braking torque for ROBA-stop safety brakes. Features include ...

Proposed Volvo Manufacturing Plant 'Tremendous Opportunity'

April 17, 2015 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State and local officials are calling a proposed manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers a tremendous opportunity to bring jobs to Berkeley County. The county and the Department of Commerce have released a joint statement ...

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Engine Failure Forces Return of Serbian President's Plane

April 17, 2015 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A government plane carrying Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic for an official visit to the Vatican returned to Belgrade Friday because of an engine failure, and the visit was canceled. Nikolic's press office said that one engine on the ...

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China Auto Brands Enjoying Rebound Driven By New Models

April 17, 2015 10:41 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese auto brands, pressed by foreign competition, are enjoying a rebound as they head into next week's Shanghai auto show, their biggest marketing showcase of the year. For two years, new but ambitious automakers including Geely ...

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