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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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Time Will Tell if Apple Watch Catches On, As Apple Fans Wait

July 22, 2015 9:29 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming. Sure, it can do many useful, even delightful things ...

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Feds: Man Tried to Export Night-Vision Goggles to China

July 22, 2015 9:21 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

A man was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly arranging to buy six pairs of military-grade night-vision goggles from an undercover federal agent and trying to export them to China ...

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Drone Seized in Poland After Near-Collision with Plane

July 22, 2015 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polish authorities confiscated a drone and questioned a man after a Lufthansa passenger plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with a flying ...

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Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

July 22, 2015 9:09 am | by Jonathan Fahey & Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very ...

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Military Fuel Tanker Delays Pull Down Boeing's 2Q Earnings

July 22, 2015 9:04 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker. The Chicago-based company on Wednesday posted a $1.11 billion ...

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FAA Investigating U.S. Teen for Handgun Wielding Drone

July 21, 2015 4:40 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said today that it is investigating an online video which shows a purported home-made drone brandishing and firing a semiautomatic handgun in the Connecticut countryside ...

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A Return to the Moon & A Closer Look at Pluto's Satellites

July 21, 2015 4:30 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra are irregularly shaped, New Horizons revealed. New data about the small satellites shows their potato-shaped outlines in photographs taken from hundreds of thousands of miles away. Another...

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3D Printed Shoes Make Strides Toward Customization

July 21, 2015 3:59 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sizing shoes may become more customizable than ever before when a 3D printing startup begins exploring the science of footwear. Footprint Footwear will be making its debut at the GDS Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany ...

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