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Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions

July 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Mary Clarke Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on

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New Horizons Back in Action After Brief Silence

July 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Over the weekend, NASA lost contact with its Pluto explorer New Horizons, but the spacecraft is now back on track to return to its normal science observations on Tuesday, June 7 and its Pluto flyby on July 14....

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Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii After Record-Breaking Flight

July 6, 2015 9:12 am | by Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft ...

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Russian Craft Delivers Long-Awaited Cargo to Space Station

July 6, 2015 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of ...

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Tesla Bringing Sales Center to Jacksonville

July 2, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla is coming to Jacksonville

The California-based electric motor company will be opening a sales and service center in the Sunshine state, Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson said in an email to the...

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Some 2016 Chevrolets Will Come With Smartphone Cooling Option

July 2, 2015 3:50 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

New models of the Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze will come with an option for a vent designed specifically to cool a smart phone, the company announced today. This option, formally called Active Phone...

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Experimental Agriculture Grows In Underwater Greenhouses

July 2, 2015 3:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An experimental agriculture project has been growing crops such as strawberries, lettuce, and basil underwater for about four years, creating viable plants 20 feet under the ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Voyager 2

July 2, 2015 2:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The Voyager probes carry a poetic image with them: the gold-plated copper disk inscribed with information about humanity and human artwork, designed to explain our culture to alien astronauts, seems like an optimistic...

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New Bubble Wrap Has No Bubbles; Thanks, Global Shipping

July 2, 2015 2:55 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Progress is usually a good thing, right? Of course, unless it removes the need for packing supplies that also double as entertainment. Sealed Air, the makers of the original bubble wrap, have announced that their newest...

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Man Launches 'Redneck Rocket' Made of Pringles Can, 3D Printed Objects

July 2, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Pringles cans can fly. That’s what Patrick Saville found out when he used the signature potato chip tube and 3D printed parts to create a model rocket which he has successfully launched into the ..

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Today in Engineering History: World's First Color Transmission

July 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, July 3, 1928, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world’s first color transmission ...

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Ball Aerospace Camera to be Used During New Horizons Mission

July 2, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

A Ball Aerospace-built camera will be used to gather images of Pluto when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrives near the planet July 14. The Colorado-based company said Wednesday that its 23-pound Ralph camera...

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India's Automotive Bearing Market is Set to Bounce Back

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by 6Wresearch | News | Comments

India’s automotive sector is all set to revive back after sluggish demand during the period 2012-14. Increasing consumer confidence and recovery of the economy has pushed the market ...

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College Students Help Create the Robots of the Future

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Can you teach an old robot new tricks? A handful of college students are using assembly line robots to help NASA prove it’s possible. In the future, teams on the ground will ...

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

July 2, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons ...

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