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NASA, Orbital ATK Preparing Solid Rocket Booster Avionics

February 25, 2015 8:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A pretty strand of lights can quickly turn into a pain when one electrical short takes the twinkle out of the whole brigade. An arduous process begins of checking each bulb to figure out which one may be the blackout mea culpa. NASA and ...

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Available from RS Components & Allied Electronics

February 24, 2015 5:16 pm | by RS Components | News | Comments

Raspberry Pi 2 incorporates the Broadcom BCM2836 application processor, containing a powerful ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU running at 800MHz. This new processor makes the Raspberry Pi 2 more than six times more powerful than the first ...

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Solidscape & LSR Unveil New Prototype Process

February 24, 2015 5:07 pm | by Solidscape, Inc. | News | Comments

Solidscape, Inc. and LSR's Design Studio, are excited to announce disruptive new prototype processes that will speed time to market. By combining Solidscape's high precision printing with LSR's silicone or metal mold making process ...  

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Tele2 Partnering with Aerea

February 24, 2015 5:01 pm | by Tele2 | News | Comments

Tele2 AB, (Tele2), and the Dutch company Aerea have announced that they are entering into a Machine-to-Machine/Internet of Things (M2M/IoT) partnership in the Netherlands, thereby broadening their connectivity portfolios. The partnership ...

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NASA Announces Winning Ideas for Mars Balance Mass Challenge

February 24, 2015 3:00 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A member of the public with an idea to study the Martian atmosphere and a team with a way to study Martian weather are the winners of NASA’s Mars Balance Mass Challenge. Ted Ground of Rising Star, Texas, was awarded $20,000 for his idea to ...

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Today in Engineering History: Hudson Motor Car Company Founded

February 24, 2015 2:52 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1909, the Hudson Motor Car Company was founded by eight Detroit businessmen. Among them was department store owner Joseph L. Hudson who mainly funded the venture. Within one year of its founding, Hudson ...  

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Stratasys Combines Three 3D Printing Groups

February 24, 2015 12:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

3D printing has helped recreate dinosaurs and put on Katy Perry concerts, while competition between relatively new companies heats up. Stratasys is moving forward by combining three companies, Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye, into ...

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NIST Awards $26M to Support Manufacturing in 10 States

February 24, 2015 12:09 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the award of new cooperative agreements to 10 nonprofit organizations and universities to manage Hollings Manufacturing Extension ...  

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Meet SPAWAR's New Chief Engineer

February 24, 2015 12:05 pm | by Tina C. Stillions & Krishna M. Jackson, SPAWAR Public Affairs | News | Comments

Rear Adm. John W. Ailes is chief engineer (CHENG) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). His background includes ballistic missile defense, combat system development and multiple tours on cruisers and destroyers ...  

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Naval Academy Hosts STEM Educator Training

February 24, 2015 11:52 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Wilkes, U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Academy's (USNA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted a STEM Educator Training Workshop for K-12 teachers Saturday, Feb. 21, in Rickover and Michelson Hall. More than 70 STEM educators ...  

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The Little Engine That Could (Run On Batteries)

February 24, 2015 11:50 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Britain’s first battery-powered passenger train hummed down the tracks in January and February, completing a six-week passenger trial designed to show the British rail industry the benefits of replacing some diesel trains with battery ...

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Could Your Product Win the 'Oscars of Invention?'

February 24, 2015 11:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to ...   

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New Pebble Watch Raises More Than $4M in One Day

February 24, 2015 11:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Pebble today announced a new smartwatch with a color e-paper display and a new timeline interface. The Pebble Time, now on Kickstarter and scheduled to ship May 2015, features a color display that will allow for up to ...    

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3D Printed ‘Good Drone’ Saves Castaways

February 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Survivors of accidents at sea may one day see a drone buzzing toward them, laden with pontoons. That’s the idea behind Robolifeguard, developed by Polish group AeroAtena, which was a semi-finalist in the “Drones for Good” competition ...

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Entries Open for $10K Automation Contest

February 24, 2015 11:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Robotics, vision, and motion startups are invited to participate in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The competition puts the focus on automation, including but not ...

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