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Boston's Leaky Pipes Release High Levels of Methane

January 23, 2015 10:51 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system of underground pipes and tanks that delivers ...

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Technique Probes Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

January 23, 2015 10:44 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation ... 

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Future of Electricity Report Calls for Huge Investments

January 23, 2015 10:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A new report released this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos estimates that members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will need to invest more than ...          

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Unions Seek Jobs Threshold for Boeing Incentives

January 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

The state Legislature passed $8.7 billion in tax credits in 2013 as part of an effort to secure production of Boeing Company's 777X jetliner in the state. Since the tax credit package was enacted, however, Boeing's Washington jobs fell by ...

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Starting Your Own Engineering Company

January 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Matt Kelland, Engineeringjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Some engineers chafe at working for others and need to be their own boss. Here’s what you need to know before striking out on your own. The most obvious attraction is autonomy: you get to be the boss. On the other hand, you get all the ...

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EPA, Automakers Agree to Curb Use of Copper in Brake Pads

January 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads. Under the voluntary agreement between the EPA, eight auto industry groups and the ...     

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5 Things to Know About NASA's SMAP Mission

January 23, 2015 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, scheduled for launch on Jan. 29, will measure the moisture in Earth's soil with greater accuracy and higher resolution than any preceding mission, producing a global map of ...   

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Aircraft to Attempt 1st Round-the-World Solar Flight

January 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Solar Impulse | Videos | Comments

The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to ...

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Rosetta Space Probe Hints at 'Key to Life' on Comet's Core

January 23, 2015 9:47 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbor the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun ...   

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Robots Pave the Way for Human Missions to Mars

January 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

For decades robots have been exploring Mars' atmosphere and surface, forging space science advances and paving the way for future human missions to Mars. While robots have been highly effective, some say only human space travel can ...  

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Space Launch System Booster Aimed, Ready to Fire

January 23, 2015 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When completed, two five-segment boosters and four RS-25 engines will power the SLS to orbit and enable astronauts to explore destinations in deep space, including an asteroid and the Red Planet ...        

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Got Battery? Lots of Low Battery Hacks But No Quick Fix

January 23, 2015 9:39 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The common lithium-ion battery that's used to power laptops, cellphones and tablet computers has improved in recent years. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches ...

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Hands-On with Microsoft's Hologram Device

January 23, 2015 9:36 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might ...

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Gov't Adds Emergency Brake Features to Safety Device List

January 23, 2015 9:32 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers. But it's unclear when or if the ...               

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Solar Racing at the Yas Marina Circuit

January 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

In order to be able to compete in the "main event" of the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, teams have to compete in a qualifying event. This event was held as a track race at the Yas Marina Circuit in UAE. The race is used to both confirm the ...

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