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NASA's Newest Human Spacecraft on the Move

September 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning, less than three months from its ... 

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PennEngineering Acquires PROFIL Verbindungstechnik

September 11, 2014 12:33 pm | by PennEngineering | Pennengineering | News | Comments

PennEngineering has acquired PROFIL Verbindungstechnik (Friedrichsdorf, Germany). PROFIL will continue to operate as a separate company under the PennEngineering corporate umbrella and the PROFIL brand of mechanical hardware will ...  

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Sensara & GreenPeak Join Forces for New Family Lifestyle System

September 11, 2014 12:19 pm | by Sensara & GreenPeak | Greenpeak Technologies | News | Comments

Sensara, a Dutch company specialized in intelligent sensor network technology, has announced it entered into a strategic partnership with GreenPeak Technologies to provide integrated solutions of contactless, self-learning monitoring technology ...

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The Quantum Revolution is a Step Closer

September 11, 2014 12:02 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally ...   

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MRPC Helps Bring Molding Production Back to U.S.

September 11, 2014 11:50 am | by MRPC | News | Comments

MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, has created significant quality improvements for two clients that brought production of their molded components back to the United States from offshore manufacturers ... 

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Plastics in Motion: Exploring the World of Polymers

September 11, 2014 11:33 am | by SLAC Office of Communications | News | Comments

Plastics are made of polymers, which are a challenge for scientists to study. Their chain-like strands of thousands of atoms are tangled up in a spaghetti-like jumble, their motion can be measured at many time scales and they are ...  

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Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radios

September 11, 2014 11:24 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford University engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna — no batteries required ... 

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DARPA Awards $2.9M for Development of Soft Exosuit

September 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a first-phase $2.9 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop a ...

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Innovative, Multifunction Water Filtration Membrane

September 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

A young startup at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a first-of-its-kind multifunction water filtration membrane. With its expected cost savings and superior performance, the new invention has the potential to ...   

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Space Station Expedition 40 Crew Returns to Earth

September 11, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Wednesday after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July ...   

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The 'Era of Connection' Is Coming & Design Will Never Be the Same

September 11, 2014 10:23 am | by Phil Bernstein, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

The word “revolution” is especially apt today. Now, more than ever, the world is changing. How people design and make things is not just evolving, but being completely disrupted again. We’re on the cusp of a new (and very real) revolution ...

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NASA Research Aids Response to California Napa Quake

September 11, 2014 10:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has been monitoring active earthquake faults in California using a variety of remote sensing and ground-based techniques. The JPL-developed UAVSAR, in use since 2009, is an L-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument that ...

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First 500 GHz Photon Switch Built

September 11, 2014 10:13 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics - with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels. Researchers at the University of ...  

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5 Smart Things Coming to Your Car

September 11, 2014 10:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system ...

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Optimizing Engineering Change Control

September 11, 2014 10:07 am | by Ron Rapczynski, Quality Control, NK Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Managing changes to products and/or processes has been, and will always continue to be, a challenge for companies. There are many reasons for this. In order to fully and effectively implement a change often involves the coordination of ...

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