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Air Force Funds Small Business Participation in R&D Programs

August 21, 2014 9:58 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR and STTR, research and development contracts ...    

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Photos of the Day: Readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission for Launch

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Prior to the GPIM spacecraft build, the motorized light band separation ring must be stowed into its launch configuration. This photos shows weights simulating the spacecraft mass being applied to compress the springs and lock the ...  

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GPIM Spacecraft to Validate Use of 'Green' Propellant

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit ...     

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MSE 1000 Multiplexor Connects up to 250 Devices

August 21, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN  announced the MSE 1000 modular multiplexor at IMTS 2012. With the recent availability of the TTL, inductive and analog interface modules for the MSE, its potential can now be reached, allowing connection for up to ...

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Space Station Inspired Robot to Help Heal Sick Children

August 21, 2014 9:39 am | by Jessica Eagan, International Space Station Program Science Office | News | Comments

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. The gift of space-inspired robotics now goes beyond toys ...

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Apple Bounces Back to Hit a New High

August 21, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...

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NASA Announces Awards to Expand Informal STEM Education Network

August 20, 2014 5:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected 12 informal educational institutions to receive approximately $6 million in agency funding to provide compelling science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in informal education settings, such as museums ...

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Mercedes-Benz Adds High-Tech Steel Pistons for Increased Efficiency

August 20, 2014 5:08 pm | by Mercedes-Benz | News | Comments

The engineers are now once again working to tighten the efficiency screw. In September 2014, new high-tech steel pistons will be celebrating their world premiere in a standard-production passenger car, in the V6 diesel engine of the ...  

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New Form of Power Generation Draws on Osmosis

August 20, 2014 5:03 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | News | Comments

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power generation called ...   

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Solar Energy That Doesn't Block the View

August 20, 2014 4:47 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent ...

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Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits

August 20, 2014 4:20 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in ...  

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World's Smallest CMOS Video Camera

August 20, 2014 3:42 pm | by Medigus | Product Releases | Comments

Medigus has announced the micro ScoutCam 1.2, a proprietary 1.2 mm diameter waterproof CMOS video camera that can be used in extreme environments and is the smallest such camera in the world. With capabilities ranging from going into a ...

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McLaren Technology Goes into Road Bikes

August 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by IET | Videos | Comments

David Belo, Simulation Engineer at McLaren, talks to IET.tv about their work with Specialized on road bikes at The Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                 

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Bill Nye on the Remarkable Efficiency of SpaceX

August 20, 2014 3:24 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience ... at the expense of ...

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The Future of Transportation

August 20, 2014 2:45 pm | by Matt Kelland, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

To all intents and purposes, today’s transportation is mostly the same as it was in the 1950’s. More electronic gadgets and gizmos, admittedly, but fundamentally, the cars, trucks and trains of 2014 are still based on the same design concepts ...

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