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25 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager

August 28, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | News | Comments

August 25, 1989: Neptune is in view. It is the middle of the night and everything is happening fast at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Voyager team members have had little or no sleep. Vice President Dan Quayle is on ...

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Filter Tech Uses Inert Gas to Bore Holes into High-Quality Steel

August 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Two early-stage venture capital investors are joining the i3 Membrane GmbH startup in August 2014. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) of Bonn and Innovationsstarter Fonds of Hamburg are investing in development and marketing of a ...   

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Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

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Space Station Benefits for Humanity: Finding Vessels at Sea

August 28, 2014 10:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Vessel-ID System investigation on the space station demonstrated the ability for an orbit-based radio receiver to track a ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal. The AIS signal is the marine equivalent of the ...    

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Hyundai's Top SUV Making Sales Gains

August 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maybe more shoppers are finding the Santa Fe because it's a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, where reliability is rated as average. Perhaps the buying decision is easier knowing the Santa Fe comes with ...     

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Photos of the Day: New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

August 28, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of the Earth’s atmosphere, to reach space-like conditions ...

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NASA Demonstrates New Tech for Acquiring Measurements of Earth

August 28, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Earth-observing satellites have long collected radiance measurements of the Earth. But recent technology advances could lead to future measurements with higher levels of accuracy than what is currently available to researchers ... 

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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 9:49 am | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

The robot’s movement is based on Vortex technology, where a type of propeller is attached to the underside of the robot. The propeller rotates fast enough for a movable suction cup to stick the robot on to walls and ceilings, where it can then ...

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Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded ...       

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How Wireless Technology Can Dramatically Improve Ship Safety

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss of 32 lives – underlined the urgent need to accurately trace passengers during ...   

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New Analytical Technology Reveals 'Nanomechanical' Surface Traits

August 28, 2014 9:18 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries. This new ...  

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Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 9:04 am | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | News | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ...  

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Medication Scanning System Aims to Eliminate Errors

August 28, 2014 8:52 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT alumni entrepreneurs Gauti Reynisson MBA ’10 and Ívar Helgason HS ’08 spent the early 2000s working for companies that implemented medication-safety technologies — such as electronic-prescription and pill-barcoding systems ...   

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Kia to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico

August 27, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said Wednesday that the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the ...

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Reshaping Airplanes In Flight: Controlling Air Flow Could Make Aircraft More Efficient

August 27, 2014 5:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, airplanes will scythe into the wind with an airframe that can virtually streamline its shape using nothing but air. In pursuit of this goal, researchers at NASA and Boeing moved an old 757 vertical tail to the ...

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