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Wearables May Get Boost from Boron-Infused Graphene

May 18, 2015 10:58 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device ...

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Engineering College Hit with Cyberattacks

May 18, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Penn State’s College of Engineering was hit with two cyberattacks on May 15, in which hackers appear to have used advanced malware to gain access to sensitive information and intellectual property ...

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Turtle Gains 3D Printed Jaw; RV Cockpit Redesigned

May 18, 2015 9:25 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This morning's roundup is all about small technologies that make a big difference. A tiny 3D-printed jaw brings an injured turtle back to health, and a wooden bicycle frame may look old-fashioned, but is teaching today's architects about durable wooden buildings ...

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New Chevy Camaro Shrinks to Become Leaner

May 18, 2015 9:12 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For almost 50 years, gearheads have swooned over the Chevrolet Camaro for its muscular looks, throaty exhaust and high-horsepower engines. A four-cylinder engine? Heresy. But that will be ...

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Photos of the Day: Engineers Test Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters

May 18, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Sparks fly as a hydrogen burn-off igniter test is conducted May 5 at the Redstone Test Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The igniters will be used for NASA's Space Launch System to ...

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NASA's Flair for Flare: Testing Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters

May 18, 2015 9:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has a certain "flare" when it comes to safety on the launch pad. Those flares are called hydrogen burn-off igniters – which resemble celebratory sparklers – and were successfully used to ...

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Amtrak Liable for No More Than $200 Million in Crash

May 18, 2015 9:00 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of ...

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The Latest on Amtrak Crash: Amtrak CEO Apologizes for Wreck

May 18, 2015 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amtrak's top official says the railroad takes full responsibility for the deadly derailment in Philadelphia and apologizes for its role in the tragedy. President and CEO Joseph Boardman made ...

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In the NFL, Helmet Sensors Are a Sensitive Issue

May 18, 2015 8:47 am | by Brett Martel, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

When big-money NFL careers are at stake, the use of impact-measuring sensors in football helmets isn't as routine as one might expect. The NFL Players Association's Mackey-White Committee, which spearheads ...

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CEO: Nissan Will Be Ready with Autonomous driving by 2020

May 18, 2015 8:45 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said ...

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Russian Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Fails after Launch

May 18, 2015 8:42 am | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a ...

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GM to Give Technology Center a $1B Renovation

May 15, 2015 5:05 pm | by Jake Meister Real-time digital reporter | Round Ups | Comments

General Motors hasn’t been absent from the headlines as this round up will show. Leading the news is the company’s decision to give its Warren Technical Center a 1 billion makeover. The remodeling is expected to create 2,600 new salaried jobs. The work is expected to start this month and end sometime in 2018 ...

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NASA Believes Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Near Its Demise

May 15, 2015 4:15 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

This afternoon round up is all about NASA, including a NASA study which suggests Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf will disintegrate around 2020. The research suggests that the 625 square mile shelf will be destroyed by a widening rift, according to Ala Khazendar, the lead scientist in the study ...

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Teslas For Sale in Maryland; Powerwall Isn't New

May 15, 2015 4:10 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Tesla has reached further into the market in Maryland now that its electric vehicles can be sold directly to consumers, according to a recent report. This round of Tesla news shows some detractors, too ...

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'Light Phone' Brings Smartphones Back to Basics

May 15, 2015 3:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two designers are Kickstarting a “phone away from phone,” a simplified device designed to connect to a smartphone, but filter out every notification and option except phone calls. In essence, they have de-invented the smartphone ...

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