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Meet SPAWAR's New Chief Engineer

February 24, 2015 12:05 pm | by Tina C. Stillions & Krishna M. Jackson, SPAWAR Public Affairs | News | Comments

Rear Adm. John W. Ailes is chief engineer (CHENG) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). His background includes ballistic missile defense, combat system development and multiple tours on cruisers and destroyers ...  

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Naval Academy Hosts STEM Educator Training

February 24, 2015 11:52 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Wilkes, U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Academy's (USNA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted a STEM Educator Training Workshop for K-12 teachers Saturday, Feb. 21, in Rickover and Michelson Hall. More than 70 STEM educators ...  

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The Little Engine That Could (Run On Batteries)

February 24, 2015 11:50 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Britain’s first battery-powered passenger train hummed down the tracks in January and February, completing a six-week passenger trial designed to show the British rail industry the benefits of replacing some diesel trains with battery ...

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Could Your Product Win the 'Oscars of Invention?'

February 24, 2015 11:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to ...   

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New Pebble Watch Raises More Than $4M in One Day

February 24, 2015 11:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Pebble today announced a new smartwatch with a color e-paper display and a new timeline interface. The Pebble Time, now on Kickstarter and scheduled to ship May 2015, features a color display that will allow for up to ...    

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3D Printed ‘Good Drone’ Saves Castaways

February 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Survivors of accidents at sea may one day see a drone buzzing toward them, laden with pontoons. That’s the idea behind Robolifeguard, developed by Polish group AeroAtena, which was a semi-finalist in the “Drones for Good” competition ...

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Entries Open for $10K Automation Contest

February 24, 2015 11:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Robotics, vision, and motion startups are invited to participate in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The competition puts the focus on automation, including but not ...

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Porsche Enters the Battery-Powered Car Race

February 24, 2015 11:19 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Porsche may be drawing closer to Tesla territory with a high-end battery-powered car, according to a report from Car Magazine. The rumored Tesla rival is currently going by the name Porsche 717, a moniker that might be changed as ...  

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Old MacDonald Had a Spaceship

February 24, 2015 10:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Want to build a farm in space? The Agriculture Community College Aerospace Scholars program encourages students from Texas to learn the building blocks of how to do just that, and to attend a three-day program at the Johnson Space ...  

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Photos of the Day: 1,000-Ton Tunnel Machine Has Breakthrough

February 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Dempsey, Crossrail | News | Comments

Tunnel machine Elizabeth, named after HM The Queen, successfully broke in to the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station the morning of January 29, 2015. The breakthrough, 40 m beneath the City of London, is part of Crossrail’s ...

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Auto Parts Workers Attempt to Unionize, Plan Protest

February 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of ...

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Ford Trains Thousands of Workers to Support Upcoming F-150 Production

February 24, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the ...      

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Manufacturer Joins Firearm Industry's Largest Trade Show

February 24, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a Mitchell, South Dakota business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show. Rex and Clem Boyd with Lucid Manufacturing Systems and ...  

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EU Opens In-Depth Probe of GE Takeover

February 24, 2015 9:47 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union opened an in-depth probe of General Electric's $14.1 billion takeover of the power division of French company Alstom on Monday fearing higher prices and less choice. The European Commission made the move Monday ...  

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Company Produces First High Purity Lithium

February 24, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Lithium USA Corporation has announced that it has produced 99.8% high quality lithium carbonate in its first trial run while commissioning its demonstration plant in Germany. The Company has previously tested ...    

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