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Transparent, Electrically Conductive Network of Encapsulated Silver Nanowires

August 3, 2015 12:19 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

The electrodes for connections on the "sunny side" of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using ...

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Today in Engineering History: Nuclear-Powered Sub Travels Under North Pole

August 3, 2015 12:04 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, August 3, 1958, USS Nautilus, the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine, completed a submerged transit to the North Pole. President Eisenhower had ...

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Developing Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid Switches

August 3, 2015 11:13 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the ...

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Airplane Returns to Las Vegas Airport After Report of Fire

August 3, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Allegiant Airlines flight made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from a Las Vegas airport because of a reported engine fire. Officials at McCarran International Airport say ...

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Air-to-Ground Missile Contract Given to Lockheed Martin

August 3, 2015 10:26 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several contracts Friday, including a $66.3 million deal given to Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control with options to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile ...

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Suspected Flight 370 Wing Flap Arrives at French Facility

August 3, 2015 10:06 am | by Greg Keller & Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts ...

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Malaysia Seeks Help in Finding More Possible MH370 Debris

August 3, 2015 10:02 am | by Eileen NG & Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris ...

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Tesla 'Almost Ready' with Next Self-Driving Update

August 3, 2015 10:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Last week Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk explained (via Twitter) that the company is almost ready to release its latest software upgrade. The update would allow Tesla vehicles to ...

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Army Corps: Savannah Harbor Expansion Taking Big Steps Ahead

August 3, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency overseeing the $706 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah says it now expects dredging to start three months sooner than expected ...

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Tourists Flock to Gawk at Massive Highway Bridge Projects

August 3, 2015 9:45 am | by Brian Bakst, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete ...

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Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

August 3, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said ...

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Regulators Close Case Questioning California Reactor Repairs

August 3, 2015 9:41 am | by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant ...

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7 Hawaii Telescope Protesters Arrested for Defying New Rule

August 3, 2015 9:39 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea, where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of ...

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Company, FAA Working on Gulfstream IV Jet Fail-Safe Problem

August 3, 2015 9:37 am | by Ron Todt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a ...

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NASA Opens Exhibit in Remembrance of Challenger, Columbia

August 3, 2015 9:35 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts — the first time, in fact, that any Challenger or Columbia remains have been openly displayed. NASA's intent is to show how the ...

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