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Boeing, RAAF Test Extended Range Weapon

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ...  

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Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications

February 27, 2015 10:05 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes ...   

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Preparing for Change

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Planning a change initiative carefully is imperative.  Not only must we plan a way to reach everyone, follow through effectively, and mentor the use of methods and tools, we should also plan how to prepare our organization to accept ... 

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The Future of 3D Printed Cars

February 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Articles | Comments

At the start, there was no generic name. The simple glass of the car windshield started to incorporate printed antennas and heaters. It was what we now know as "structural electronics" - one structure performing mechanical, electrical and ...

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Components, Structure of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

February 27, 2015 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

This is the first installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, deputy project manager, technical, for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, about different aspects of the Webb ...

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This Week in Solar News

February 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NASA is looking for proposals for new solar cell technology, while New Energy Technologies is painting electricity-generating coating onto windows and Sunrun opened a new residential solar design center. Here’s this week’s solar news ...

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South Korea Renews License of 2nd-Oldest Nuclear Plant

February 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said that ...

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Google Releases Work Tools Designed for Android Phones

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology unveiled Wednesday launches ...

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MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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U.S. Agency Orders Air Bag Maker to Preserve Parts in Probe

February 27, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have ordered Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. to preserve air bag parts from recalled cars for government investigators and attorneys who are suing the company. The order issued Wednesday by the ...   

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Consumer Reports Releases Top Vehicle Picks

February 27, 2015 9:17 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The closely watched annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles was released this week indicating Consumer Reports’ favorites among the 270 autos recently tested. Japanese vehicles won six of the 10 categories, the smallest number in ...

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Gas Cost Lowers Consumer Prices by Most in Six Years

February 27, 2015 9:13 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell ...    

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Rocket Firm Hired to Probe Air Bag Problems

February 27, 2015 9:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding the cause of air bags to explode with too much force, has hired a rocket science company to investigate the matter ...

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Photos of the Day: Halo 5 Designer Models Robot Arm, Metallic Design

February 27, 2015 9:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

These striking images were made by Liz Kirby, a 3D environment artist and modeler. She uses Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, and KeyShot to create her metallic artwork. Her art often tends toward the science fictional, with mechanical beings ...

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Ericsson Sues Apple in Patent Dispute

February 27, 2015 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a ...     

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