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NASA's CubeSat Initiative Aids in Testing of Tech for Solar Sails in Space

May 26, 2015 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of ...

China's Army Down Plays South China Sea Island-Building

May 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to ...

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Get Smart about Standards for Success in the Chinese Market

May 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Joe Bhatia, President & CEO, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) | Blogs | Comments

A new report from the Congressional Research Service outlines the increasingly complex and challenging – yet economically vital – trade relationship between the United States and China ...

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Jet Engines with 3D-Printed Parts Power Next-Gen Airbus Passenger Jet

May 26, 2015 9:16 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments

A next-generation A320neo Airbus passenger jet powered by twin LEAP jet engines with 3D-printed parts and new advanced materials inside took to the skies for the first time ...

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Automakers to Reveal Models Covered by Wider Air Bag Recall

May 26, 2015 9:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced ...

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UAE Launches National Space Agency Strategy

May 26, 2015 9:01 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry ...

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North American Industrial Robotics Market Grows Steadily

May 22, 2015 2:45 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Today in robotics news, German-based ABB Robotics opened a manufacturing plant in Michigan, its first in the United States. That's right in line with market research firm Technavio's prediction ...

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iOS 9 Will Make iPhones Harder to Jailbreak

May 22, 2015 2:25 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Apple's newest OS may actually be a step backward ... if only in that it works well on older phones. In this roundup of Apple news, take a look at the OS that might not slow down older devices ...

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This Backwards Bicycle is Nearly Impossible to Ride

May 22, 2015 2:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Engineer Destin Sandlin runs a YouTube channel about science and mechanics. One particular video has been catching people’s eyes lately: the impossible-to-ride “Backwards Brain Bicycle" ...

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Self-Starting Gas Ranges Among 6 Design Fails This Week

May 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Viking Range is recalling its gas range after 75 reports of the ranges turning on by themselves ...

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Today in Engineering History: Patent for Skyscraper Received

May 22, 2015 1:50 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 22, 1888, Leroy Sunderland Buffington, an architect from Minnesota, received a patent for a system to build skyscrapers. In 1881, he claimed to have thought of the concept of building skyscrapers ...

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Survey Suggests Motorists are Driving on Underinflated Tires

May 22, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Memorial Day weekend is typically filed with droves of motorists eying sun-filled escapes from their hectic lives, and this year will be no different as more than 33 million Americans are expected to hit the roads ...

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Uber Tests 'Autonomy Systems' in Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015 1:08 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An autonomous Uber car may have been spotted in Pittsburgh, although the ride-sharing company denies that the vehicle is truly automated ...

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Electromagnetic Rail Launchers Among 5 Patents This Week

May 22, 2015 12:28 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

According to the patent, the new design seeks to increase a rail launcher's energy efficiency and compactness, as well as to allow the use of proven and simple technology components ...

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Army Outfits First Vehicles with Electronic Stability Control

May 22, 2015 12:22 pm | by Charles Parsons, Army Program Office, MRAP, PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support | News | Comments

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the Army, will help maximize ...

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