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Massive Repair Program Following Deaths Among 5 Design Fails This Week

July 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

About 7 million MALM chests and 20 million other IKEA chests and dressers are now part of a nationwide repair program. The program has been issued in response to the death of two children ...

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Stunt Pilot Breaks the Laws of Gravity

July 24, 2015 1:47 pm | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Sean D. Tucker may not be a household name, but within the aviation community he could well be Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk with his red airplane. Tucker is a member of the ...

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Mitsubishi Mulling Shutdown of its Only U.S. Factory

July 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Mitsubishi is contemplating a plan to shut down its only manufacturing facility in North America, according to a report by Reuters. The move, which would impact 918 workers at the ...

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NASA Announces Discovery of First Earth-Sized Planet

July 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

NASA announced yesterday that its Kepler mission has discovered the first planet known to be similar in size to earth while also being within...

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More Efficient Process to Produce Graphene Developed

July 24, 2015 1:33 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and ...

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Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

July 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new ...

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Insights into Catalytic Converters

July 24, 2015 1:17 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions ...

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Wind Energy Provides 8% of Europe's Electricity

July 24, 2015 1:12 pm | by European Commission Joint Research Centre | News | Comments

EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium ...

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How Autonomous Robots Map Their Environment

July 24, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots ...

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Evacuated Tube Transport System Among 4 Patents This Week

July 24, 2015 12:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Also patented this week, a method for countering weaponized mini UAVs, a combination ride for an amusement park, and Google’s contact lens ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Rocket Launched from Cape Canaveral

July 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 24, 1950, the first rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bumper 8 was a two-stage vehicle built from a U.S.-modified WWII-captured German V-2 missile base and a ...

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Lockheed Martin Lands $1.5B Deal for Missile Sales

July 24, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced various deals Thursday, led by a $1.5 billion sales contract with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for patriot missiles ...

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Connected Car Seat Reminds You if You Forgot Your Child

July 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

One child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car. Today, a new connected car seat is available online that reminds parents that their child is still in the vehicle ...

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Amtrak Power Problems Plague New Jersey Transit Rail Riders

July 24, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The phrase has become all too familiar to commuters who ride the trains between New Jersey and New York: New Jersey Transit trains are delayed because of Amtrak overhead wire problems ...

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Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 24, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system ...

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