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Northrop Grumman Lands $18 million Contract

March 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

American aerospace and defense technology titan Northrop Grumman has been given a $18.1 million contract for the AN/WSN-7(V)1 Interial Navigation System, which is expected to be completed by the end of ...

New Kind of 'Tandem' Solar Cell Developed

March 24, 2015 1:31 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. The development could lead to ...

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Today in Engineering History: Exxon Valdez Spills 11M Gallons of Oil

March 24, 2015 1:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. The vessel spilled approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil in the water, marking the incident as the worst ...

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Robotics Startups Named Innorobo Finalists

March 24, 2015 1:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Six young robotics companies have been named finalists in the Innorobo Call for Startups 2015. Innorobo, a conference held at the Cité Internationale in Lyon, France, is organized by Innoecho, a business consulting company...

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Liquid Printer Turns 3D Manufacturing Upside Down

March 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A newly revealed 3D printer can print up to 100 times faster than conventional additive manufacturing thanks to its ability to “grow” materials upward from a pool of liquid, Carbon3D said at the TED conference on March 16. Their debut ...

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Infographic: 20 Amazing Water Facts

March 24, 2015 12:01 pm | by Able Skills | News | Comments

In honor of World Water Day last Sunday, March 20th, the team at Able Skills created an infographic featuring 20 amazing and unusual facts about water ...

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Mars One's CEO Answers Questions About Mission Feasibility

March 24, 2015 11:51 am | by Mars One | News | Comments

Mars One recently published a video in which Bas Lansdorp, CEO and Co-founder of Mars One, replies to recent criticism concerning the feasibility of Mars One's human mission to Mars. The video and the transcript of the interview can be ...

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TI to Offer Online Course for Analog Engineers

March 24, 2015 11:46 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced its plan to power the electronics industry with its first ever, complete online course for analog engineers. TI Precision Labs will mesh theory and applied lab exercises into courses which will improve ...

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Researchers Apply Graphene to Smart Phones

March 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF plans to use graphene, the world’s thinnest material, in smart phones. Fraunhofer plans to use the eco-friendly graphene and its impressive properties ...          

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Photos of the Day: Jet Engine Powers World's Fastest Ship

March 24, 2015 10:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the first C-5 transport plane took off in 1968, it became the world’s largest aircraft, capable of lifting 130 tons of cargo. As tall as a six-story building and 80 yards long, the U.S. Air Force called it “a beautiful, useful giant" ...

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Russia to Resume Space Tourism in 2018

March 24, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station since 2001 before ...      

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Designing for Inspection By an Acoustic Micro Imaging Tool

March 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Tom Adams, Consultant, Sonoscan | Articles | Comments

Acoustic micro imaging tools, also called acoustic microscopes, use ultrasound to collect data from interfaces between materials inside a part. The range of materials that can imaged by an acoustic micro imaging tool is long and includes ...

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MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 24, 2015 10:00 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology ...

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Hands-On Health: This Week's Medical Devices & Wearables

March 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

 Medical procedures are never fun, but sometimes designers set their minds to making medical devices less intrusive and more elegant. Here are some of this week's articles about the devices and inventions making people's lives a little healthier...

The Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

March 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Cars.com | News | Comments

Experts at Cars.com have listed the top 10 most annoying features that can be found in today's cars. The list focuses on a range of features that Cars.com experts have deemed the most ...

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