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Show Me the Money: New Boeing CEO Will Have $1.6M Base Salary

June 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Boeing’s newly-selected leader, CEO Dennis Muilenburg, will be paid an annual base salary of $1.6 million, thought that figure doesn’t include the substantial performance incentives he could receive. According to...

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System Links Army Networks with Allies, Agencies

June 26, 2015 2:22 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland ...

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NASA Tech Protects Webb Telescope from Contamination

June 26, 2015 2:14 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Contamination from organic molecules can harm delicate instruments and engineers are taking special care at NASA to prevent that from affecting the James Webb Space Telescope ...

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On-Vehicle Atmosphere Cleaning Among 5 Patents This Week

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Ozone is produced by a photochemical reaction between HC and NOx which are contained in exhaust gases. Therefore, this patent explains ...

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Children's Hospital Prints Its First 3D Heart

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional ...

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Z Machine Helps Solve Saturn's 2-Billion-Year Age Gap

June 26, 2015 2:07 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Planets tend to cool as they get older, but Saturn is hotter than astrophysicists say it should be without some additional energy source. The unexplained heat has caused a ...

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Helium 'Balloons' Offer New Path to Control Complex Materials

June 26, 2015 2:03 pm | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a ...

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Lithium-Ion Battery Startup Boasts Reduced Factory Footprint

June 26, 2015 1:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

A Boston-area startup says that it has revolutionized the way lithium-ion batteries for home energy storage are made, decreasing the necessary footprint and, potentially, the cost. 24M claims that it can make energy...

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Commercial Drone Ruins Attempt to Control Wildfire

June 26, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An attempt to contain a wildfire in California was squashed Wednesday when a hobby drone got in the way of planes carrying flame retardant.

At an estimated four feet wide, the problem drone was flown near a...

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Today in Engineering History: Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 Approved By Congress

June 26, 2015 12:13 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 26, 1956, the U.S. Congress approved the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The highway legislation initially set aside $25 billion for the construction of ...

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Self-Driving Cars Nearly Collide

June 26, 2015 11:20 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An autonomous Google car cut off a Delphi Automotive-backed autonomous car this week in what could be the first near collision between two self-driving vehicles ...

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Biggest Passive Building in the World Planned for New York City

June 26, 2015 10:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

In order to create a passive building - one that requires little in the way of cooling or heating - the interior must be as self-contained as possible, pressurized and meticulously sealed. Architects at work ...

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NASA & Microsoft to Develop Virtual Assistance Tech for ISS Astronauts

June 26, 2015 10:33 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Called Sidekick, the technology features ...

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Drones Patrol Australian Greyhound Kennels for Live Baiting Crackdown

June 26, 2015 10:30 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Drones are being used in the Australian state of Queensland in an attempt to catch live baiting practices at greyhound kennels. With the ability to fly up to 120 meters high, the UAVs record surveillance footage...

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GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks

June 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's ...

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