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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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" ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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