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Air-Bursting Grenade to Begin Evaluation This Summer

December 11, 2014 4:16 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round - a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers - will undergo evaluation in July 2015. The SAGM round has been under development by the ...    

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Boeing Covers Groundwork in Second Milestone

December 11, 2014 4:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The momentum of certifying American space transportation systems capable of carrying astronauts to the International Space Station continued on pace as NASA took a comprehensive look at all of Boeing’s ground-based system designs ...   

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Picatinny Lightens Soldiers' Load, Shaves 12 Lbs Off Mortar System

December 11, 2014 4:06 pm | by Audra Calloway, Picatinny Public Affairs | News | Comments

Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy ...

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U.S. Issues Commercial Drone Permits to 4 Companies

December 11, 2014 3:54 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and ...     

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New 'High-Entropy' Alloy Is as Light as Aluminum, Strong as Titanium Alloys

December 11, 2014 3:52 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new "high-entropy" metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. High-entropy alloys are materials that ...

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Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant

December 11, 2014 3:28 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to ...

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Energy Efficient Homes Linked to Asthma

December 11, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research. Led by a team at the University of Exeter Medical School, the research has found that a failure by residents to heat and ventilate retrofitted ...

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Stacking 2D Materials May Lower Cost of Semiconductor Devices

December 11, 2014 3:10 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline ...  

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 9.7% in October

December 11, 2014 2:58 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $193.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the ...    

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Manufacturers Seek Women for Hard-to-Fill Jobs

December 11, 2014 2:54 pm | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some companies in need of welders, machinists and other skilled workers are now targeting women, who account for nearly half of the U.S. workforce but hold less than a third of the nation's 12.2 million manufacturing jobs, according to ...

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Piezoelectric Composite Components

December 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Morgan Advanced Ceramics Inc. | Morgan Advanced Ceramics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials offers new high frequency, fine pitch piezoelectric composite components for use in high performance medical, military and sonar applications Morgan Advanced Materials ...

LED Light Fixture Design Kit

December 11, 2014 1:54 pm | by ALGLO | Product Releases | Comments

The LED Light Fixture Design Kit is a first to market production kit for product designers, artisans, and makers that eliminates the need for complicated engineering and LED design in order to ...

Attacking Ebola With Robots, Software, Remote Controls

December 11, 2014 1:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Treating an infectious disease like the Ebola virus is fraught with dangers for both victims and their caretakers. Ebola's fatality rate can reach 70 percent and an errant drop of blood, vomit or other bodily fluid can turn a nurse or a ...

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Photos of the Day: GE's Jet Engine History

December 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

What is the most disruptive idea since the Wall Street Crash of 1929? Bloomberg Businessweek, which turned 85 this fall, picked one idea for every year it’s been publishing, and the jet engine soared to the top of the list, above ...

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High Resolution Display with HD Quality Imaging

December 11, 2014 12:54 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (TNAM) and Tianma Microelectronics USA have announced the introduction of new 4.66” and 5.7” 720 x 1280 (720 HD) TFT display modules. The TM046JDHP01 and TM057JDHP04 modules offer ...

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