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Gas Turbine Generator Starts Up at One of the World's Largest Gas Projects

April 30, 2015 2:40 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Five hundred years ago, Michelangelo fashioned David from marble cut out of the mountains towering over the Tuscan town of Carrara. Today, however, the area’s craftsmen are in the business of making Goliaths ...

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Bipedal Robot Takes a Walk in the Park

April 30, 2015 2:32 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that ...

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Novel Superconducting Undulator Provides First X-Ray Light

April 30, 2015 2:25 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to produce highest intensity beams ...

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Making Robots More Human

April 30, 2015 2:19 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions - from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling - to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, wearable sensors that ...

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Camera Takes Trillion-Frames-Per-Second

April 30, 2015 2:15 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

When a crystal lattice is excited by a laser pulse, waves of jostling atoms can travel through the material at close to one sixth the speed of light, or approximately 28,000 miles/second. Scientists now have a new tool to ...

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A Phone with the Ultimate Macro Feature

April 30, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed a device that ...

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Space Probe May Have Spoted Ice on Pluto

April 30, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This roundup is all about NASA news, including the possible detection of ice on Pluto ...

The Changing Face of Love for Space

April 30, 2015 1:03 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

It may appear that the national interest in space exploration was never stronger than during the Apollo or space shuttle eras, but a trio of panelists from NASA and the aerospace industry say that the present day actually shows an unprecedented public enthusiasm ...

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Invisibility Cloaks Move Into Real-Life Classroom

April 30, 2015 12:48 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Who among us hasn't wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing such fantastical escapes ...

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Combat Shadow Retires After More Than 50 Years of Service

April 30, 2015 12:44 pm | by U.S. Air Force | Videos | Comments

The Air Force's MC-130P Combat Shadow has been in service since the 1970s. With new technology on the way, and so many years of service, the Combat Shadow is finally getting the rest it deserves ...

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Surface Mount VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS/INS

April 30, 2015 12:36 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VectorNav Technologies has introduced a surface mount version of its VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing ...

Today in Engineering History: Land Rover Makes Public Debut

April 30, 2015 12:08 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 30, 1948, the original Land Rover debuted at the Amsterdam Auto Show. Maurice Wilks, the chief designer at the British Rover Company, designed the first Land Rover, known as Series 1 ...

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Engineering Newswire 137: Modular Robotic Vehicle Moves Like a Crab

April 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re drifting into the future with NASA’s next generation vehicle technology, floating solar panels on ponds, and tearing down the Apple Watch ...

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iPad Glitch Delays Dozens of Flights

April 30, 2015 11:02 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

More than 50 American Airlines flights have been delayed in the past two days by a glitch in navigation-map software loaded on pilots' iPads. A spokeswoman for the airline, Andrea Huguely, said that ...

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Apple, IBM, Japan Post Team Up to Improve Elderly Care

April 30, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country. The companies say they hope other countries will follow suit ...

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