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Photos of the Day: The Nuclear-Powered Jet Engine & the History of Flight

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The airplane was still barely a teenager when the United States entered World War I, and the U.S. Army’s fledgling aeronautical division wanted to make its airplanes fly higher without losing power. Sanford Moss, a GE engineer and one of ...


Spacewalking Astronaut Safe after Water Leaks into Helmet

February 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the ...  


Life-Saving Train Design Is Rarely Used

February 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

While federal regulators for years have weighed rules that might require the technology, they have not formally proposed such measures for trains with a top speed of less than 125 mph. Rules are in place for a ...     


HAL Wins: Computer Program Bests Humans at 'Space Invaders'

February 26, 2015 9:29 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do ...    


Making Art with Smart Ballet Shoes

February 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  


IBM Outlines Plan to Revamp Business for Investors

February 26, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference ...  

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

February 26, 2015 9:22 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement. U.S. sales rose 11 percent in 2014. In China, Buick's biggest market, sales gained almost ...


New Animation Tools Bring Images to Life

February 26, 2015 9:21 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

3D artists and animators have a new tool to add to their arsenal. KeyShot 5.2, with support for SolidWorks 2015, was announced on Feb. 24 by Luxion, creator of the rendering and lighting program. KeyShot uses real time ray tracing and ...


Federal Jury Orders Apple to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff ...       


Creating the Energy Internet

February 26, 2015 9:16 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted in the Industrial Age. Without the electricity delivered over the nation's power grid ...


AF Marks First RQ-4 Non-Military Base Landing

February 26, 2015 9:08 am | by Maj. Ben Sakrisson, 15th Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public ...


Elon Musk's Solar Company to Use Former Solyndra Buildings

February 25, 2015 5:12 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

SolarCity, the California-based solar power company chaired by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, will soon set up shop in the property that formerly housed Solyndra. The two-building, 200,000-square-foot complex in Fremont, California has been vacant since ...


Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 25, 2015 4:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society ...  


Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 25, 2015 1:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system. The test will place individuals in the driver's seats, which would ...     


Today in Engineering History: 1st Tunnel Under Hudson River Opens

February 25, 2015 1:21 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1908, the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel was formally opened. On the afternoon of February 25, President Theodore Roosevelt pressed a button from the White House that turned the electrical power to the ...  



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