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Inventing Biomedical Prototypes

July 6, 2015 1:46 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

There’s an old adage in the aviation industry that pilots make the best airplane design engineers. Having a spatial sense of a cockpit and knowing how controls feel and how the airplane responds is ...

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DoD Awards $36.8M Contract to Protect Against Evolving Threats

July 6, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a number of work contracts Thursday, highlighted by a $36.8 million Air Force deal with Raytheon Missiles Systems for improved software which should advance an air missile...

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Reserve, Guard Tankers Improve Safety with Pods

July 6, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jaimi L. Upthegrove, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are scheduled to receive three new system pods that will allow tankers to safely get closer to the fight for refueling. Under a $31.7 million order ...

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Super Materials Arrive at Comic Con

July 6, 2015 1:33 pm | by Mike Keller, GE Reports | News | Comments

Where do super powers come from? For Superman, it was his Kryptonian body that allowed him to harvest energy from the sun and obtain super strength. For Batman, it was his ...

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Mechatronic Arm Exoskeleton to Improve Combat Shooting

July 6, 2015 1:24 pm | by Joyce P. Brayboy, ARL Public Affairs | News | Comments

Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical design techniques, which allow a fictional character to be stronger, more powerful or ...

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Smart Mouth Guard Detects Teeth Grinding, Dehydration, Concussions

July 6, 2015 1:08 pm | by University of Florida | News | Comments

The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped ...

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New Tech Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 6, 2015 1:02 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications ...

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Seahorse Tails Could Inspire New Generation of Robots

July 6, 2015 12:57 pm | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse's tail, according to a new study reported Thursday in the ...

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Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Environmental & Economic Benefits

July 6, 2015 12:53 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time ...

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Producing Biodegradable Plastic Just Got Cheaper & Greener

July 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by KU Leuven | News | Comments

Biodegradable drinking cups or vegetable wrapping foil: the bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives. And yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to ...

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Today in Engineering History: Soviet AK-47 Goes into Production

July 6, 2015 12:37 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 6, 1947, the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) went into production in the Soviet Union. The designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was conscripted into the Red Army in 1938, and

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Raytheon Lands $240M NASA Deal for Earth Science System

July 6, 2015 11:35 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Raytheon has received a five year contract worth up to $240 million from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the company’s continued support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and ...

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Engineers with IoT Skills Wanted; Plus, Save The Bees

July 6, 2015 11:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The Internet of Things has a lot of industrial applications, plus some: we're looking at how the IoT could save the dwindling population of honeybees and changing the ways C-suite executives work ...

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Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan for Outages

July 6, 2015 10:23 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United ...

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Worker's Family Sues Over Fatal Boeing 777 Air Bag Injury

July 6, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of a man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier. The lawsuit filed this week in ...

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