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Takata Air Bag Recall Doubles to Nearly 34 Million

May 19, 2015 2:31 pm | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, AP Writers | News | Comments

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history ...

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60 New Technologies Aim to Cut Convoys to Forward Operating Bases

May 19, 2015 2:27 pm | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Army research to reduce the use of fuel and water, and to reduce waste output at forward operating bases, or FOBs, promises to dramatically reduce the number of convoys and hours ...

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Space's Supply Chain Problem

May 19, 2015 1:54 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

RAPID, a weeklong event featuring the latest technology in 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week in Long Beach California. Jason Dunn, Made in Space CTO, kicked off the event ...

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Wi-Fi Valued Higher Than Free Meals on Airplanes

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Technology used to make air travel more convenient and less stressful is taking off. A survey conducted for Honeywell in the United Arab Emirates shows that many air travel passengers ...

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Drones Being Used for Cattle Herding, Military Eavesdropping

May 19, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Grazers in the Australian state of Queensland are using drones to round up cattle. The drones are especially useful because of the large size of many Queensland cattle ranges ...

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Fast Track Program Invites Non-Traditional Roboticists to Help Bolster National Security

May 19, 2015 12:58 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The past 10 years have seen an explosion of robotics advances from small businesses and individuals, thanks in part to lower manufacturing costs and the global rise of community workshops such as ...

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Liquid Metal Antenna Could Play Huge Role in IoT

May 19, 2015 12:55 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers have held tremendous interest in liquid metal electronics for many years, but a significant and unfortunate drawback slowing the advance of such devices is that they ...

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Can Virtual Drivers Resembling the User Increase Trust in Smart Cars?

May 19, 2015 12:52 pm | by Human Factors & Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

Human error is estimated to cause more than 90% of traffic accidents, a percentage that might be drastically reduced by the implementation of self-driving cars featuring smart systems that control ...

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Nature Inspires First Artificial Molecular Pump

May 19, 2015 12:50 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules ...

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Scientists Print Low Cost Radio Frequency Antenna with Graphene Ink

May 19, 2015 12:49 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists have moved graphene - the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon - a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially ...

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Earth's Polar Ice Caps Not Receding According to NASA Data

May 19, 2015 11:45 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Recent data from NASA’s satellite instruments shows that Earth’s polar ice caps have stayed above the post 1979-average size since 2012. NASA started using the satellites to monitor the size of the ice caps since 1979 ...

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Engineering Racing Greatness: The Car

May 19, 2015 11:41 am | by TE Connectivity | Videos | Comments

What does it take to be first on race day? The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day sporting event—and one of its greatest engineering challenges. With cars hitting speeds near ...

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Court Agrees Samsung Copied Apple, But Tosses Some Damages

May 19, 2015 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could ...

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Today in Engineering History: Patent Issued for the Carborundum Furnace

May 19, 2015 11:03 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On this day in history, inventor Edward Goodrich Acheson was issued a patent for an electrical furnace used to produce carborundum, or silicon carbide, a nearly pure form of graphite which he also invented ...

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From German Wineries to Chinese Factories, U.S. Dollar Echoing

May 19, 2015 11:03 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed ...

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