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Near-Frictionless Material Designed

July 22, 2015 1:39 pm | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at ...

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Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?

July 22, 2015 1:32 pm | by Preston Dyches, Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea ...

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Modern Robotics Gears Up for FIRST Challenge

July 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

With the FIRST Tech Challenge coming up, Modern Robotics Inc. has developed a new robot kit for beginners and enthusiasts that can be controlled by a smart phone. Modern Robotics launched in May ...

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Fore: Wilson Golf Announces Concept Call to Produce Innovative Driver

July 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wilson Golf has announced a “Concept Call” urging inventors, engineers, product developers, and other minds to create new ideas for golf equipment. The statement comes ahead of the Wilson-themed television show “Driver vs...

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World's Largest Rube Goldberg Breaks Guinness Record

July 22, 2015 1:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Michigan Science Center has created the world’s largest Rube Goldberg machine. The massive contraption used about 200,000 dominos and thousands of household items to create ...

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Smart Building Monitoring to Respond to All Climate Conditions

July 22, 2015 12:52 pm | by youris.com | News | Comments

A grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimize energy savings while improving aesthetics The energy consumption of ...

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Tech Helps Aircraft Turbine Engines Stay Cool

July 22, 2015 12:43 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

High-performance aircraft turbine engine manufacturers are facing unprecedented increases in the amount of heat that must be released in order to maintain acceptable temperatures ...

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Lockheed Completes Sixth Open Mission Systems Flight

July 22, 2015 12:39 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin successfully integrated and flight tested seven Open Mission Systems (OMS) payloads in a span of less than three months into a U-2 Dragon Lady, marking the ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Solo Around-the-World Flight

July 22, 2015 11:40 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 22, 1933, American Wiley Post completed the first solo around-the-world flight in seven days and 19 hours. After flying for approximately 15,596 miles ...

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PC Mechanical Lands $95M DoD Contract

July 22, 2015 10:45 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a small number of work contracts Tuesday, continuing a slow week of contract awards. Highlighting the announcement was a $95 million deal with PC Mechanical ...

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Photos of the Day: Experimental Aircraft Take to the Skies at World's Largest Air Show

July 22, 2015 10:05 am | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

In July 1987, eight months after it became the first plane to fly nonstop around the world, the Voyager made one last landing on its way to the Smithsonian at the EAA AirVentures fly-in in ...

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3D Printed Rhino Horn Could Help Save Species

July 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

 From the African plain to a custom video game console artist in Florida, 3D printing is reshaping the things around us. Poaching is a serious problem for rhinoceros and other wildlife in ...

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Electric Propulsion Paired with Digital Control May Usher in New Era of Flight

July 22, 2015 9:54 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

Mark Moore imagines a world where clean, agile airplanes conquer highway gridlock, where soul-sapping, two-hour commutes are replaced with a quick leap through the ...

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Embedded Cybersecurity. Do We Really Have a Problem?

July 22, 2015 9:45 am | by Alan Grau, President & Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Cyber-attacks on Industrial Automation Systems are not new. Hackers have been probing, and in many cases, penetrating these systems for many years. Some of these attacks are similar to ...

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Apple's iPad Sales Still Shrinking, As Other Segments Grow

July 22, 2015 9:33 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple makes most of its money from the iPhone, but the California tech giant also disclosed results for other product segments Tuesday. Here's a breakdown ...

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