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Photos of the Day: Exploding Manholes Launch into the Air

March 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination of power system design, winter road salt, older electrical cable insulation, and basic chemistry trigger underground explosions in older downtowns that launch 350-pound manhole covers tens of feet into the air ...

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350-Lb. Manhole Covers Fly as Road Salt Seeps

March 25, 2015 9:58 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers. Scientific literature traces manhole explosions back nearly a century, but a series of such incidents in ...

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How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life 'Death Ray'

March 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Greg Estes, VP Enterprise Marketing, NVIDIA | Blogs | Comments

You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars. London’s year-old 20 Fenchurch Street tower is a stunner. But the same curved glass that gives the 37-story tower the nickname “The Walkie Talkie,” also has a ...   

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Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...

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FAA Makes It Easer to Secure Permits to Fly Drones

March 25, 2015 9:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced Tuesday they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small drones ...

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Jury in Gender Bias Case to Hear Day 2 of Closing Arguments

March 25, 2015 9:12 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors who will decide the outcome of a gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to hear more closing arguments on Wednesday, a day after attorneys painted competing portraits of the ...

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Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 25, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A newly released study finds electric cars could help alleviate heat concentrated in large urban areas. Researchers from Michigan State University reported electric vehicles only emit about ...

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What to Pack for a Yearlong Trip to Space?

March 25, 2015 9:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his ...

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NASA Rover Opportunity Completes Marathon Milestone on Mars

March 25, 2015 9:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday – 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly ...

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France Cracks Open Black Box, Seals Off Crash Site

March 25, 2015 8:54 am | by Greg Keller & Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

French investigators cracked open the mangled black box of a German jetliner on Wednesday and sealed off the rugged Alpine crash site where 150 people died when their plane slammed into a mountain. The dented, twisted and scarred ...    

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Scouts Bring Science to White House

March 24, 2015 4:48 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Girl Scout superheroes were among the many participants at the White House’s 2015 Science Fair held on March 23, which brought students from around the country into the presidential residence...

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68th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers

March 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by Texas A&M University | Events

For 68 years the Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has provided the best available information on protective relay applications and technology. With the changes that have occurred in the electric power industry, including increased concerns over reliability and a business emphasis on efficiency and ...

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Ford Cockpit Designed Using Eye-Tracking Tools

March 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Vision tracking has been used to detect concussions and give pilots a 360 degree view inside fighter planes, and now Ford is using it too, to get a behind-the-scenes view of what people see when they look at the interior of a hyper-engineered car...

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WWII 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

March 24, 2015 1:47 pm | by Diana Bachert, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo ...

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Construction Underway for Air Force Space Fence Radar

March 24, 2015 1:41 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

In a special February ceremony on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean – more than 2,100 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu – the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin broke ground at the future six-acre site of the new Space Fence radar ...

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