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SpaceX Secures $1B Investment

January 21, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google and Fidelity Investments a nearly ...      

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Inventors Reveal Their Secret Sauce Before Patent Approval

January 20, 2015 5:39 pm | by Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Common wisdom and prior economic research suggest that an inventor filing a patent would want to keep the technical know-how secret as long as possible. But a new study of nearly 2 million patents in the United States shows that inventors ...

Mars One University Competition Winner Will Bring Life to Mars in 2018

January 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by Mars One | News | Comments

Mars One is proud to present the winner of the Mars One University Competition: Seed. The Seed team is an important step closer to sending their payload to Mars. The winning payload will fly to the surface of Mars on Mars One’s 2018 unmanned ...

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Drones to Capture Winter X Games

January 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | News | Comments

If Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland or those other snowboarders feel like something's following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the ...  

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X-Rays Unlock Secrets of Ancient Scrolls Buried by Volcano

January 20, 2015 4:44 pm | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets ...  

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EPSITRON ECO Power Supply

January 20, 2015 4:01 pm | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO expands its growing portfolio of power supplies with three new three-phase variants (787-738, 787-740,787-742.) These new additions offer a ...

World's Smartest Oven Knows What to Cook

January 20, 2015 1:59 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The aptly named MAID Oven knows what to cook, how to cook it, and will even learn your personal preferences and stream your favorite cooking show. The founders wanted everyone to be able to cook – a task that is harder for some than others ...

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Sick Leave, Cybersecurity May Be Addressed during State of the Union

January 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

Sick leave, cybersecurity may be on the schedule for State of the Union New Jersey is one of only three states to offer paid sick leave – which President Barack Obama will address at the State of the Union tonight, along with net neutrality ...

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Today in Engineering History: GM Buys into Oakland Motor Car

January 20, 2015 1:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1909, General Motors (GM) bought into the Oakland Motor Car Corporation, which would eventually become GM’s Pontiac division. Edward Murphy, a manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages, founded Oakland Motor ...  

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HotSpot: Orrb Pods Provide a Positive Work Culture

January 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Orrb Technologies has developed a new pod to help workers relax, regain focus, increase performance and train for self-development. The Orrb is a seven foot by five foot physical device that you get inside of, shut the door and settle into ...

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Army Works to Responsibly Retrograde Radioactives

January 20, 2015 12:57 pm | by Summer Barkley | News | Comments

Care is exercised with all items being retrograded, but extra care and a team of experts is leveraged when equipment containing radioactive isotopes and trace amounts of radioactive material are returned to the United States for reuse or repair ...

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Laser-Generated Surface Structures Create Water-Repellent Metals

January 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a ...  

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Portable Stimulator Being Tested on Parkinson's Patients

January 20, 2015 12:31 pm | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control, tremors, stiffness and, in later stages, problems with balance. The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance ...  

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Wearable Sensor Clears Path to Long-Term EKG

January 20, 2015 12:22 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as ...

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Google Launches Virtual USS Constitution Tour Experience

January 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Kinney, USS Constitution Public Affairs | News | Comments

Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create an online 360-degree virtual experience of touring Constitution in preparation for the ship's scheduled dry dock restoration period, which begins in ...

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