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A Phone with the Ultimate Macro Feature

April 30, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed a device that ...

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Space Probe May Have Spoted Ice on Pluto

April 30, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This roundup is all about NASA news, including the possible detection of ice on Pluto ...

The Changing Face of Love for Space

April 30, 2015 1:03 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

It may appear that the national interest in space exploration was never stronger than during the Apollo or space shuttle eras, but a trio of panelists from NASA and the aerospace industry say that the present day actually shows an unprecedented public enthusiasm ...

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Invisibility Cloaks Move Into Real-Life Classroom

April 30, 2015 12:48 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Who among us hasn't wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing such fantastical escapes ...

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Combat Shadow Retires After More Than 50 Years of Service

April 30, 2015 12:44 pm | by U.S. Air Force | Videos | Comments

The Air Force's MC-130P Combat Shadow has been in service since the 1970s. With new technology on the way, and so many years of service, the Combat Shadow is finally getting the rest it deserves ...

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Surface Mount VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS/INS

April 30, 2015 12:36 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VectorNav Technologies has introduced a surface mount version of its VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing ...

Today in Engineering History: Land Rover Makes Public Debut

April 30, 2015 12:08 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 30, 1948, the original Land Rover debuted at the Amsterdam Auto Show. Maurice Wilks, the chief designer at the British Rover Company, designed the first Land Rover, known as Series 1 ...

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Engineering Newswire 137: Modular Robotic Vehicle Moves Like a Crab

April 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re drifting into the future with NASA’s next generation vehicle technology, floating solar panels on ponds, and tearing down the Apple Watch ...

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iPad Glitch Delays Dozens of Flights

April 30, 2015 11:02 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

More than 50 American Airlines flights have been delayed in the past two days by a glitch in navigation-map software loaded on pilots' iPads. A spokeswoman for the airline, Andrea Huguely, said that ...

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Apple, IBM, Japan Post Team Up to Improve Elderly Care

April 30, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country. The companies say they hope other countries will follow suit ...

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Gyrocopter 'Indistinguishable' from Birds, Kite, Says FAA Chief

April 30, 2015 10:57 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Details about how the copter flight was tracked emerged Wednesday as questions continued two weeks after the open-air copter — described by its pilot as a "flying bicycle" — landed at the Capitol ...

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AT&T Government Solutions Awarded $30M Mission Support Services Contract

April 30, 2015 10:56 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a series of work contracts Wednesday, including a $30 million task order to AT&T Government Solutions for mission support services ...

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Teardown: Digital Mixer

April 30, 2015 10:24 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

What's inside a professional digital audio mixer? Dave opens a Yamaha DME32 Digital Mixing Engine with multi-channel 24bit audio ADC and DAC and custom DSP processing ...

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Photos of the Day: 57-Story Building Constructed in 19 Days

April 30, 2015 10:19 am | by Peng Peng & Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world's fastest builder after erecting a 57-story skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co. put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel ...

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3D Printed Airway Tubes Save 3 Boys' Lives

April 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe ...

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