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Creating a Smarter Connection Between Man & Machine

January 23, 2015 2:17 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As smart technology becomes more and more common in the medical field, new materials are developed to facilitate connection between the body and the devices that help it thrive. A new conductive coating could enable electrode ...   

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Today in Engineering History: Submersible Sets Depth Record

January 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe Trieste traveled more than 35,000 feet to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean. Jacques Piccard and Navy lieutenant Donald Walsh boarded the Trieste from a rubber raft ...

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Hot La-Z-Boys Among 3 Design Fails This Week

January 23, 2015 1:01 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, La-Z-Boy control wands are overheating, weight machine attachments are detaching, and hunters’ stands are falling from trees ...                

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Army Takes Step to Merge C2, Intelligence Traffic onto WIN-T

January 23, 2015 11:25 am | by Edric Thompson, RDECOM CERDEC | News | Comments

The Army's science and technology and acquisition communities have teamed with the Army G-3/5/7, G2 and Cyber Command to provide senior leaders a closer look into converging operational and intelligence traffic onto the Warfighter Information ...

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Buying Cars: Do Product Features Matter More Than Brands?

January 23, 2015 11:15 am | by American Marketing Association | News | Comments

It is a popular belief among marketers that online searches for brand names are good indicators of which products consumers plan to buy. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that searches for specific features may be far ...

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Silver Nanowires Demonstrate Unexpected Self-Healing Mechanism

January 23, 2015 11:05 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced the ...  

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Boston's Leaky Pipes Release High Levels of Methane

January 23, 2015 10:51 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system of underground pipes and tanks that delivers ...

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Technique Probes Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

January 23, 2015 10:44 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation ... 

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Future of Electricity Report Calls for Huge Investments

January 23, 2015 10:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A new report released this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos estimates that members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will need to invest more than ...          

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Unions Seek Jobs Threshold for Boeing Incentives

January 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

The state Legislature passed $8.7 billion in tax credits in 2013 as part of an effort to secure production of Boeing Company's 777X jetliner in the state. Since the tax credit package was enacted, however, Boeing's Washington jobs fell by ...

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Starting Your Own Engineering Company

January 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Matt Kelland, Engineeringjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Some engineers chafe at working for others and need to be their own boss. Here’s what you need to know before striking out on your own. The most obvious attraction is autonomy: you get to be the boss. On the other hand, you get all the ...

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EPA, Automakers Agree to Curb Use of Copper in Brake Pads

January 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads. Under the voluntary agreement between the EPA, eight auto industry groups and the ...     

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5 Things to Know About NASA's SMAP Mission

January 23, 2015 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, scheduled for launch on Jan. 29, will measure the moisture in Earth's soil with greater accuracy and higher resolution than any preceding mission, producing a global map of ...   

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Aircraft to Attempt 1st Round-the-World Solar Flight

January 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Solar Impulse | Videos | Comments

The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to ...

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Rosetta Space Probe Hints at 'Key to Life' on Comet's Core

January 23, 2015 9:47 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbor the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun ...   

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