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World's Smallest Reference Material is Big Plus for NanoTech

September 25, 2014 12:38 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued Reference Material (RM) 8027, the ...  


Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    


Underwater Robots Provide Better Understanding of Marine Life

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The Internet is omnipresent and has become a part of how we live, but now this connectivity is being extended from where we all take it for granted to where it has never been before – underwater. Thanks to the SUNRISE project, supported by ...


Lockheed Martin Receives Electronic Warfare Contract to Protect Navy

September 25, 2014 10:20 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for ...  


Air Force Test Missile Launches from Vandenberg

September 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs | News | Comments

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The ICBM's reentry vehicle ...


Huge Underground Salt Caverns Could Store Wind-Generated Energy

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver & Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching ...  


New iPhones Run into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending ...     


Turning Methane into Electricity in a Brazilian Landfill

September 25, 2014 9:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Most travelers don’t have a garbage dump on their travel itinerary. But for people like José Baroni, it’s the top destination. Baroni spent the last two years commuting to a growing landfill in Guatapará City, a small town some 200 miles west of ..


Global Solar Flight to Start, End in Abu Dhabi

September 25, 2014 9:43 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday ...


Drones for Moviemaking Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial ...  


What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...


Saving Newborns with LED Lights

September 25, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the fist time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of Kolkata ...


Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

September 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   


Photos of the Day: Crashing Helicopters to Test Safety Improvements

September 25, 2014 9:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Thirteen data-recording dummies and two non-instrumented manikins will help researchers better understand how humans withstand impacts during the helicopter crash test ...            


Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:07 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor ...



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