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'Plasmonic' Material Could Bring Ultrafast All-Optical Communications

July 31, 2015 12:17 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies ...

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Hardware from Nuclear Weapons Systems Becomes Teaching Resource

July 31, 2015 12:13 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is preserving the history of nuclear weapons in hardware developed since the start of the nuclear era as a way to connect new generations of ...

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Crowdsourcing Accelerates Development of Countertop Ice Nugget Maker

July 31, 2015 12:09 pm | by Terrence Murray, GE Reports | News | Comments

Rolling out almost any consumer product is an intricate process that usually involves lengthy market studies and costly R&D. But consumer tastes are fickle - especially today ...

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Vinyl Tape Could Save Aerospace Engineers Hours of Removal Time

July 31, 2015 12:05 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

BAE Systems has developed a new kind of tape that they predict can save their aerospace engineers $70 million over 20 years. Unlike heavy-duty aluminum masking tape, the pre-cut vinyl tape doesn't leave heavy residue....

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Push-Your-Car-to-Park Among 3 Patents This Week

July 31, 2015 11:41 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Parking in tight spaces can be tough, so Volvo has decided the answer is to push your car into place instead. This patent explains that it may be advantageous for a driver to ...

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New Tech Signifies Shift in Assessing Army Innovation

July 31, 2015 11:35 am | by Vanessa Flores, SoSE&I Public Affairs | News | Comments

Fort Bliss, Texas, is a hub for Army technological innovation. This fall, it will not just be the technology that is innovative; but also the event in which new technologies will be ...

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Army Enhancing Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

July 31, 2015 11:28 am | by Bill Crawford, AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Efforts are being made to establish methods to reduce the time to develop and field new software capabilities and their life cycle costs for future vertical lift aircraft ...

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NVIDIA Tablet Recall Among 3 Design Fails This Week

July 31, 2015 11:21 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

NVIDIA is recalling its SHIELD tablet computers due to a fire hazard, as the lithium-ion battery in the tablets can overheat. The company has received four reports of batteries overheating due to ...

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Surface to Surface Missile Test Successfully Conducted

July 31, 2015 11:16 am | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships (LCS) were successfully conducted in June the ...

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Today in Engineering History: Ranger 7 Photographs Moon

July 31, 2015 11:08 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 31, 1964, Ranger 7, an unmanned U.S. lunar probe, took the first close-up images of the Moon. In fact, the lunar probe transmitted 4,308 images to a receiving station in ...

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Obama Calls for Exaflop Supercomputer to Rival China's

July 31, 2015 11:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The United States government is working on building an exaflop supercomputer, which could be up to 30 times more powerful than today’s most cutting-edge computers and could exceed China’s ...

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DoD Awards Contracts for Laser Range Finder Designator, Grenade Launcher

July 31, 2015 10:50 am | by Jake Meister | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a large number of work contracts Thursday, including a $50.9 million deal with Lockheed Martin ...

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STEM Salaries Fall for Second Quarter in a Row

July 31, 2015 10:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Salaries in STEM careers are on the decline, according to a report by compensation software provider PayScale’s PayScale Index. PayScale tracks wages across industries, showing change over time ...

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Airbus Takes 290M Euro Charge for Military Transport Crash

July 31, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 5 percent in the second quarter to 732 million euros ($805 million) despite a one-time charge stemming from the crash of ...

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Searchers Scour Beaches in Hopes of Unlocking MH370 Mystery

July 31, 2015 9:55 am | by Andrew Meldrum & Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | News | Comments

Searchers scored Reunion's shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the ...

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