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Photos of the Day: DARPA Looks to Build Satellites with Robots

April 16, 2014 11:16 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Phoenix seeks to enable robotics servicing and asset life extension in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), while developing new satellite architectures to reduce the cost of space-based systems. Specifically, Phoenix’s goal is to ...  

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Phoenix Makes Strides in Satellite Architecture

April 16, 2014 11:15 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The process of designing, developing, building and deploying satellites is long and expensive. Satellites today cannot follow the terrestrial paradigm of “assemble, repair, upgrade, reuse,” and must be designed to operate without any upgrades or repairs for ...

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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 10:19 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth ...

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Volvo Cars to Unveil the Ingenious S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid

April 16, 2014 10:12 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The production version of the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid, with an exceptionally CO2-efficient 238 horsepower Drive-E petrol turbo and plug-in hybrid technology, will be launched in China early 2015 and will be produced at the Chengdu plant ...

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Review: Windows Phone Advances with 8.1 Update

April 16, 2014 10:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has ...

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Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane

April 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 sub surfaced early for ...

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5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

April 16, 2014 9:51 am | by Aubrey Schaefer, Engineer Jobs | Blogs | Comments

If I stopped to count how many engineers have positively affected my life, I would have no time for anything else. Instead, let’s look at those other engineers – the ones with fatally terrible inventions. There have been a few engineers – the misguided, misinformed, or just plain mad ...

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Photos of the Day: Inside the Airbus Super Jumbo's Luxury Class

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Hofmann Innovation | News | Comments

Anyone who is familiar with a 12-hour long-haul flight from Zurich to Hong Kong knows how strenuous travelling can be, particularly when flying Economy Class. Even in Business Class, the seats are not necessarily luxurious for such a ...

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Designing a First Class Airbus Showroom

April 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Hofmann Innovation | Articles | Comments

Some orders are extraordinary challenges, even for experienced model builders like Modellbau Robert Hofmann. The order for the Airbus Showroom in Toulouse, for which cabin elements, or "mock-ups", needed to be created in a 1:1 scale, was such ...

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Increasing Linear Drive Thrust Options

April 16, 2014 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives are now available with an option which doubles the drive's thrust capacity without significantly increasing the size of the unit by installing an extra rolling ring bearing. The Model RG3 drive ...

Vandal Proof Pushbutton Switch

April 16, 2014 9:11 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch has introduced the 12 mm EH Series pushbutton switch. The newest addition to the CIT panel mount switch line is heavy-duty and rugged in construction - both splash and vandal proof. The EH series offers ...

Precision Spheres in a Range of Materials

April 16, 2014 9:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Goodfellow Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Goodfellow has announced precision spheres in diameters from 0.15 mm to 20 mm from stock, and up to 150 mm as a special order. Applications include flow control, gauging and measuring standards, down hole oil drilling, bearings ...

GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection

April 15, 2014 11:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed in ...

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

April 15, 2014 9:21 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that ...

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Chevrolet Bringing Tiny Trax SUV to U.S. & China

April 15, 2014 7:21 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. General Motors thinks ...

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