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NASA Doesn't Have the Money for Big Rockets

July 24, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying ...     

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Social Security's $300M IT Project Doesn't Work

July 24, 2014 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an ...

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NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

July 23, 2014 4:48 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet ...     

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$148 Million Metal Research Center Set for Detroit

July 23, 2014 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fall opening of the Detroit headquarters for a federally funded metals research program was announced Wednesday. The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move ...   

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Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-Free Travel

July 23, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

'Ray' the robotic parking valet at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany lets travelers to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot before heading to the check-in desk ...             

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Sensors in the Soil

July 23, 2014 4:07 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Soil moisture information is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, this data is used to monitor climate patterns and predict landslides. Michigan engineers are working on a system that will make ...  

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Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye

July 23, 2014 3:40 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Purdue University physicists are part of an ...  

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Colored Carbon Fiber

July 23, 2014 3:16 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hypetex has announced the availability of colored carbon fiber. After seven years of research and development, engineers from the world of Formula One have created the carbon fiber composite that is light, bright, bold, and ...

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GM Issues 6 More Safety Recalls

July 23, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks. The largest is for faulty seats in just over ...  

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Voyager Spacecraft Might Not Have Reached Interstellar Space

July 23, 2014 1:57 pm | by American Geophysical Union | News | Comments

In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other manmade object. But, in the nearly two years since that historic announcement, and ...

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Student Develops Filter for Clean Water Around the World

July 23, 2014 1:54 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer set ...  

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Power Over Ethernet Plus Injectors

July 23, 2014 1:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Red Lion Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls has announced the addition of the N-Tron series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio. Red Lion’s new injectors deliver ...

Young MH17 Victim has Eerie Premonition of Crash

July 23, 2014 1:04 pm | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

They were joking and laughing. Shaka, 19, had just finished his first year of college, where he was studying textile engineering, and promised to keep an eye on Miguel. Their other brother, Mika, 16, hadn't been able to get a seat on ... 

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Photos of the Day: Giant Robotic Creature Is 14-Feet Tall

July 23, 2014 12:58 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters worked closely with Stratasys to build ...

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Stratasys 3D Prints Giant Creature for Comic-Con

July 23, 2014 12:57 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. has announced it has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International ...

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