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Controlling a Robotic Arm With the Mind

December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot ...  

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NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars

December 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Bill Steigerwald, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the building blocks of all known ...   

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China Secures Construction of European Railway

December 17, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China secured a deal on Wednesday to construct a high-speed train link between the Belgrade and Budapest that will cut travel time between the Serbian and Hungarian capitals from eight hours to less than three ...     

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

December 17, 2014 9:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellit mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from ...      

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MC Industrial to Construct Boeing Composite Facility Expansion

December 17, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, has been chosen to construct Boeing’s new 367,000-square-foot composite center on its St. Louis campus. MC Industrial, along with their design partner ...    

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Chrysler Group LLC Changes Its Name

December 17, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC has changed its name to FCA US LLC, effective immediately. The automaker said Tuesday that the name change follows the naming convention of its parent company ...           

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New Law for Superconductors Could Spur Advances

December 17, 2014 9:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have discovered a new mathematical relationship — between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance — that appears to hold in all superconductors. They describe their findings in the latest issue of ...  

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U.S. Reshoring: Real Shift in Production or Just a Fantasy Future?

December 17, 2014 9:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores ...          

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EGG Energy Brings Solar-Powered Electricity to Rural Tanzania

December 17, 2014 9:06 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the “Netflix of electricity” for rural Tanzania. In the region outside Dar es Salaam, the nation’s capital ...

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Researcher 3D Prints LED onto Contact Lens

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications, Princeton | News | Comments

As part of a project demonstrating new 3D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead ...

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Soldier Uniforms May Detect, Neutralize Biological Threats

December 16, 2014 5:10 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards. Today, natural ...

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Leading Army Researcher Speaks on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

December 16, 2014 4:50 pm | by TARDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Technology Magazine interviewed Dr. Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal here. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced ...  

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Gift Guide: 5 Fitness Trackers Offer Wide Range

December 16, 2014 4:49 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. By no means are these the ...  

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Curiosity Rover Detects Spikes of Methane at Mars

December 16, 2014 4:39 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what ...        

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Army Installs First Ground-Based Sense-&-Avoid Radar

December 16, 2014 4:34 pm | by PEO Aviation | News | Comments

The Army-developed Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid, or GBSAA, will initially support UAS transiting from airfields to restricted areas where training and testing can occur. The radar system consists of numerous complex subsystems, including ...

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