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Today in Engineering History: Soviet Venera 8 Launched to Venus

March 27, 2015 1:38 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1972, the Soviet spacecraft Venera 8 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It made the first successful landing on the day side of Venus. The 495-kilogram lander was designed to withstand ...   

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The Accidental Engineer

March 27, 2015 12:48 pm | by Toyota USA Newsroom | News | Comments

Dana Buckley doesn’t fit the outdated image of a math-churning, glasses wearing, pocket-protected engineer...

DARPA Shares Its Vision for the Future

March 27, 2015 12:37 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has released Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, a biennial report summarizing the Agency’s historical mission, current and evolving focus areas and recent transitions of DARPA-developed technologies to the military ...

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Air Force's 9th-Gen GPS Satellite Blasts Off

March 27, 2015 12:28 pm | by 45th Space Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37. This launch marks the ...

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ONR Reservist Wins Federal 100 Award for Cyber Warfare Efforts

March 27, 2015 12:14 pm | by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

For contributions to emergent technologies from augmented-reality training to tactical cyber warfare, Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) yesterday became the first ONR Reservist to win a Federal 100 Award ...   

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Boeing's Force Field Among 3 Patents This Week

March 27, 2015 12:07 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

The Boeing Company has just been assigned a patent for a force field (technically, the methods and systems for shockwave attenuation.) The patent describes ...

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Army Science Advisors Review Tech Priorities

March 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by Dan Lafontaine, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army science advisors, from around the world, convened here, March 24-26, to discuss Soldiers' technology needs and priorities. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology, or FAST, program's 30 advisors, both uniformed officers ...  

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NEMA Supports Senator-Backed Critical Materials Legislation

March 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has voiced its support for Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who is calling for an update to federal policy as it relates to mineral resources that play a critical role for the U.S. manufacturing industries...

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Orbital ATK Launches First Balloon Since NASA Contract Award

March 27, 2015 11:35 am | by Orbital ATK | News | Comments

Orbital ATK has announced the successful launch of its first scientific balloon flight as the operator of NASA’s balloon program. The company supported NASA’s super pressure balloon (SPB) launch from New Zealand, marking the first ...   

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Honda Achieves Production Milestone

March 27, 2015 11:25 am | by Honda Canada | News | Comments

Honda is celebrating the hard work and dedication of generations of Associates, as the company announces it has built its seven-millionth vehicle in Canada. This impressive feat took place during the company’s 29th year of Canadian vehicle ...

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Wearable Device Helps Vision-Impaired Avoid Collision

March 27, 2015 11:20 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood of falls and collisions ...

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First Fully-Implantable Micropacemaker Designed for Fetal Use

March 27, 2015 11:16 am | by Children's Hospital Los Angeles | News | Comments

A team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The team has done ...  

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Metals Used in High-Tech Products Face Future Supply Risks

March 27, 2015 11:10 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones ...

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3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem ...

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Photos of the Day: Soyuz Spacecraft Readies for Launch

March 27, 2015 10:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz at ...                        

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