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NASA Investigating Short Circuit on Mars Rover Curiosity

March 4, 2015 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit. The space agency said Tuesday that the electrical problem was discovered over the weekend as ...

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Venture Capitalist Doesn't Consider Firm to Be 'Run by Men'

March 4, 2015 9:09 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to ...

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Sony Plans to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in 2016

March 4, 2015 9:04 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. The gaming and electronics company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference that its VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut ...

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New Devices from Mobile World Congress

March 4, 2015 8:50 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Up | Comments

The Mobile World Congress, held this week in Barcelona, Spain, brought together most major smartphone companies. Technology companies brought out their best and brightest for the Mobile World Congress, held this week in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung announced the next phone in their Galaxy series, HTC updated its HTC One phone to the M9, and Valve wants to take their video games to the next level with a virtual reality headset connected to Steam. Major players like Facebook and Google also made waves, not just with products, but with initiatives designed to take the internet into geographical regions that have so far been difficult to reach. Here's a list of some of the most revolutionary products and initiatives to come out of the technology hub.

Honoring Women in the Military

March 3, 2015 5:38 pm | by Senior Airman Matthew Lotz, 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

During the early 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the ...

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Striking the Heart of the Enemy

March 3, 2015 5:33 pm | by Tech. Sgt. Beatrice Brown, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing | News | Comments

Since November 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has suffered the loss of at least a dozen senior leaders due to coalition airstrikes. Airmen in the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit are doing their part to remind the ...

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3D Printed Lab Equipment Cuts Costs

March 3, 2015 5:24 pm | by DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

The 3D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments ...

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Army Engineers Define Future Aviation Fleet

March 3, 2015 5:18 pm | by Dan Lafontaine, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its ...

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NTU Grabs Top Spots at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia

March 3, 2015 5:02 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have done Singapore proud by coming in first in two categories at this year's Shell Eco-marathon Asia, a competition for fuel efficiency and innovation. NTU Venture 9 ...  

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Large-Surface, Light-Emitting Plastic Film Developed

March 3, 2015 4:57 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Based on OLED technology and implemented by means of a printing machine, this method developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd provides an opportunity to create patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces on ...  

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New Incubator Network to Help Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

March 3, 2015 4:50 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to improve ...  

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WWII Pilot Reunited with P-47 Thunderbolt

March 3, 2015 1:09 pm | by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the ...  

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Today in Engineering History: NACA Forms to Study Flight

March 3, 2015 12:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) formed to study flight. The U.S. federal agency was eventually dissolved on October 1, 1958, and its personnel were absorbed into a new agency we know ...

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$35M to Advance Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Tech

March 3, 2015 11:59 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

The Energy Department has announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) ...  

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Cyanogen Features Will Be Incorporated into Snapdragon Processors

March 3, 2015 11:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Cyanogen Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will team up to provide support for Cyanogen Operating System features on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, the companies announced at Mobile World Congress on March 1. Cyanogen enhancements ...

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