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Scientists Find Closest Thing Yet to Earth-Sun Twin System

July 24, 2015 9:27 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life. "It is the closest thing that we have to another place that somebody ...


Deepsea Challenger Sub Damaged in Truck Fire

July 24, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The submarine that visited the deepest spot in the world's oceans has been scorched when a truck transporting the vessel caught fire on a Connecticut highway ...


China Manufacturing Slumps to 15-Month Low

July 24, 2015 8:53 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's manufacturing slumped to a 15-month low in July in a fresh sign of deterioration in the world's second biggest economy, a survey showed Friday ...


3D Printing Used to Help Chinese Surgeons with Spine Operation

July 23, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The use of 3D printing technology in the operation room continues to become more common. This week, surgeons in China successfully fixed a man’s spine with the help of an exact 3D printed model of the lumbar region of...


2015 Gizworld Wearable Tech & IoT Conference

July 23, 2015 3:11 pm | by Gizworld Conferences | Events

Participate in hands on workshops, watch panels with top thoughts leaders, VCs, rapid-fire pitches from 30+ top wearable computing and IoT start-up companies, live demos and network at Wearable Tech ...


Spacecraft of the Week: LRO

July 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

I became interested in the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter when talking to Jeffrey Nosanov about his moon-mapping plans. Like he hopes the PERISCOPE craft will do, LRO orbits the Moon. It takes data ...


Sensors Global Summit 2015

July 23, 2015 2:42 pm | by Knowledge Foundation | Events

Emerging technological innovations enabled by next generation sensors will define the landscape for the future commercialization of life changing products. The exponential …


4 Predicated Transportation Trends

July 23, 2015 2:09 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The top trends within the transportation industry for the coming years involve connected cars, new materials, autonomous vehicles, and changing consumer desires, according to The website made its...


3D Printed Aircraft Launched Off Navy Ship

July 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach. HMS Mersey provided the perfect platform ...


Lockheed Receives Electronic Warfare Contract to Protect Navy's Fleet

July 23, 2015 1:45 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $154 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate ...


New Method Improves Strength & Modulus in Carbon Fibers

July 23, 2015 12:55 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are being used in an expanding range of ...


Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light & Energy

July 23, 2015 12:47 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to...


Finding Could Lead to Cheap, Efficient Metal-Based Solar Cells

July 23, 2015 12:43 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells ...


Testing Algorithms for Complex Docking in Space

July 23, 2015 12:35 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT’s Lennon Rodgers, a research scientist who did graduate work in the MIT Space Systems Laboratory (SSL), led a team of students to build a universal docking port ...


Today in Engineering History: Burt Receives Patent for 'Typographer'

July 23, 2015 12:15 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, July 23, 1829, American William Austin Burt received U.S. patent No. 5581X for his invention of the “typographer.” It was the first practical typewriting machine ever made in ...



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