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Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry

October 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry. But a group of NASA engineers, primarily based at NASA's Langley Research Center, have been ...

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Phoenix Contact Expands Family of IP65 Panel PCs with Multitouch Capability

October 17, 2014 10:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s Designline industrial PCs are now available with an Intel Core i7 processor in the newly released 18.5- and 21.5-inch screen sizes, as well as the original 15-inch version ...

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first ...   

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Ready to Ship Circuit Board Shields

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Leader Tech | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech has introduced a selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can ...

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Tektronix Extends Comprehensive DDR Test Solution

October 17, 2014 10:08 am | by PD&D Staff | Tektronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the industry’s first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology ...

Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data ...  

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New Acoustics Techniques Clear Path for Quieter Aviation

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

A team of engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center is on a mission to make tomorrow’s aircraft easier on the ears. Stephen Rizzi and his fellow researchers have forged technological tools capable of predicting and simulating sounds of ...

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Education in the Sandbox: An Old School Innovation Approach

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Times have changed since I was in Junior High School or Middle School. Prior to that during the summer I spent hours in the woods or sand pile when not helping on the farm or around the home. It was during this time I realized that being an ...

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A Different Kind of Green Movement

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Plants—literally rooted in Earth—lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings may not travel, but they do move ...  

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Photos of the Day: NASA Grows Seedlings in Space

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Seedling Growth-2 mission is the second in a series of NASA-ESA collaborative plant biology experiments using the European Modular Cultivation System facility aboard the space station. The investigation launched to the station ...  

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Biofuels Plant Harbinger of Renewable Fuel Future

October 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. The $500 million biorefinery in Hugoton is one of only three commercially sized plants in the country that ...

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Can Finding the Perfect Supplier Be Painless & Easy?

October 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Robert Moakler, COO Fabricating.com | Articles | Comments

Many companies are expanding U.S. sourcing to keep manufacturing and engineering in close proximity so as to partner more effectively and promote product innovation. They are also shifting to U.S. suppliers for quality and to be closer to ...

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Building Better Breast Pumps

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Cara Giaimo, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A few weekends ago, as some techies lined up to buy the new iPhone 6, others flocked to the MIT Media Lab to play with a different piece of technology — one that hasn’t seen an upgrade in decades.Over the course of that ...    

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Argentina Launches Its First Home-Built Satellite

October 17, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over ...  

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GE Aviation Celebrates Opening of NC Factory

October 17, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony featuring state and local leaders. The new 170,000-square-foot facility, which opened Wednesday, will be the first in the ...  

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