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New Algorithm Calculates Cost-Efficiency of Hybrid Cars Fast

April 23, 2015 11:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

...Very fast. A Swedish research team has developed an algorithm that can cut down the time it takes to calculate the cost efficiency of a car by thousands of hours ...

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Industrial Virtual Factory Lowers Costs & Reduces Emissions

April 23, 2015 11:47 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

In collaboration with European companies and research institutes, VTT has developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production ...

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New Class of 3D Printed Aerogels Improve Energy Storage

April 23, 2015 11:40 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel ...

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DoD Awards $89M Submarine Antenna Systems Contract

April 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Raytheon Company landed an $89 million contract Wednesday from the Department of Defense (DoD) for 25 Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) antenna systems ...

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Orthotic Tech Helps Military Working Dog Walk Again

April 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs ...

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X-47B First to Complete Autonomous Aerial Refueling

April 23, 2015 11:28 am | by Naval Air Systems Command | News | Comments

The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program ...

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Lights Could Show You the Quickest Way Around Town

April 23, 2015 11:25 am | by Ki Mae Heussner, GE Reports | News | Comments

For every showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in a big city, there’s a street packed with traffic on the way to the theater. Let’s face it, large urban centers may have culture and opportunity on their side, but they come with irksome ...

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Army Scientists Put Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Soldiers

April 23, 2015 11:18 am | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the ...

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Ultra-Sensitive Sensor Detects Individual Electrons

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has been dubbed the 'gate sensor' ...

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Spartacus3D & CTIF Join Forces

April 23, 2015 10:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Spartacus3D and CTIF, a French technical center focused on casting, are combining traditional machining and 3D printing in order to specialize together in metal additive manufacturing ...

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How Essential is 3D Printing?

April 23, 2015 10:05 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

It seems like anything can be 3D printed, but one writer explores the notion that 3D printing doesn't have a practical application for the individual ...

Your Future Home Will Be Much Nicer to You

April 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

The Internet of Things might change the way you live your life within your house, but we're not quite at the point where it's having a huge effect on the way your house is designed, says architect Marc Kushner. Kushner, the CEO of ...

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How Virtual Reality Can Create the Ultimate Empathy Machine

April 23, 2015 9:57 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations ...

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NASA 3D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

April 23, 2015 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part. “Building the first full-scale, copper ...

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Photos of the Day: First Copper Rocket Engine Part 3D Printed

April 23, 2015 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers used 3-D printing to make the first full-scale copper engine part, a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures. Structured light scanning, seen on the computer screen, helped verify ...

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