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Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time ...      


Developing Smart Electric Metering Infrastructures

December 18, 2014 11:15 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Smart grids use communications technology to acquire information and make decisions to sustainably and efficiently achieve a reliable energy supply. Smart meters record energy consumption throughout the day and ...     


Software Creates 3D Visualization of the Internet of Things

December 18, 2014 11:08 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

FI-WARE is the core component of The Future Internet Public-Private Partnership. It supports hundreds of developers and their companies to implement innovative ideas. "Thanks to our involvement with FI-WARE, and by developing ...   


Better Software Cuts Computer Energy Use

December 18, 2014 11:00 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Until now the target for energy savings by computers has been the hardware. But hardware is only part of the story, perhaps even the smaller part, as new a EU project is showing. Even with energy-efficient hardware, much of the potential for ...


New Test Range Helps Create Cyber Marine Warriors

December 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is preparing front-line warfighters to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously, as Marines demonstrated during a recent amphibious ...  


Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3D at Near Atomic Resolution Nears

December 18, 2014 10:42 am | by Angela Hardin, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. One important step toward ultrafast imaging of samples with a ...


Washington Governor Proposes Carbon Pollution Cap

December 18, 2014 10:22 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.The proposal was part of a broader package that the ...  


On Kickstarter, Everyone Wants to be 'Staff Pick'

December 18, 2014 10:12 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick" — a designation that one of ...


Ford Recalls 447K Vehicles Due to Potential Air Bag Explosions

December 18, 2014 10:03 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by ...


Sprint Accused of Billing for Unwanted Services

December 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said ...


BlackBerry Launches Classic in Last-Ditch Effort

December 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Barbara Ortutay & Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting ...


Gift Guide: Smart Home Products

December 18, 2014 9:47 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home. There are plenty more if you look around. As I tried these out, I kept thinking to myself whether these products really needed that ...


Launch Pad Where Rocket Exploded Back Next Year

December 18, 2014 9:37 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year. Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff ...


SpaceX Delays Space Station Delivery Until January

December 18, 2014 9:27 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery. On Thursday, the SpaceX company announced it was delaying this week's planned shipment until January. Company spokesman John Taylor says a ...  


Europe's Venus Probe Set for Fiery Demise

December 18, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks. The European Space Agency says attempts to lift Venus Express into a higher ...     



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