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Airbus Wins $1.3 Billion South Korean Airborne Tanker Deal

July 1, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion ...

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Dubai Plans to Build 3D Printed Office Building

July 1, 2015 9:27 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster. The Gulf commercial hub on ...

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Photos of the Day: 'Scorpion' Robot to Explore Fukushima Reactor

July 1, 2015 9:24 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked Fukushima reactors in Japan. Toshiba Corp., co-developer of the ...

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First Lady: Career, Technical Studies Offer Students Options

July 1, 2015 9:17 am | by Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the ...

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Review: Gadgets for the Beach & Getting You There

July 1, 2015 9:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets. Of course, no technology is truly essential. You're at the beach ...

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda Back Hydrogen Stations for Fuel Cells

July 1, 2015 9:06 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution ...

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Woerner Begins ESA Directorship

July 1, 2015 9:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Johann-Dietrich Woerner has started his term as director of the European Space Agency, taking over for Jean-Jacques Dordain. Woerner previously served as chairman for the German Aerospace Center, and will now oversee...

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New Chinese Law Reinforces Government Control of Cyberspace

July 1, 2015 9:03 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see ...

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 May Be in Use

July 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Tom Krisher & Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters ...

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NASA, Brazil Enter Scientific & Educational Agreements

June 30, 2015 5:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) will work together toward improved heliophysics and space weather research, as well as improved global climate study and education.

The groups, which have often...

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Mercedes Will Invest 1B Euros Toward Future Compact Models

June 30, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Mercedes-Benz announced it will invest roughly one billion euros in its Rastatt, Germany-based plant for the production of a future lineup of compact cars.

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Historic New Horizons Probe Approaches Pluto

June 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is moving ever closer to Pluto, with an expected rendezvous with the body on the very edge of the solar system on July 15. The unmanned spacecraft will bring back the ...

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Grant Likely to Encourage Ohio Manufacturers to Adopt 3D Printing

June 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded a $225,000 grant in an effort to help Buckeye State manufacturers adopt 3D printing in their mold-making processes.

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Toyota Camry Ranks Atop List for Most American-Made Content

June 30, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The 2015 Toyota Camry features the most American-manufactured content of any vehicle, according to an annual list compiled by Cars.com. Although it’s ironic that a Japanese owned ...

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Shapeways Raises $30 Million in Funding

June 30, 2015 2:50 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Shapeways, the largest 3D printing company in the world, is doing pretty well for itself: it raised $30 million in funding. Shapeways lets users print custom designs or choose from millions of user-submitted...

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