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Wingless, Hovering MAV Among 5 Patents This Week

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Winged micro air vehicles (MAV) are vulnerable to wind gusts for various reasons, citing these issues, this patent describes the need for a MAV design that is less sensitive to wind ...

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Suite of Satellites Show Climate Change Data

February 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NASA has released some of the most comprehensive views of Earth’s weather patterns to date, which could be used to track the source and progression of climate change. Five Earth-observing missions look down from space in order to ...  

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GE's Class I Recall Among 4 Design Fails This Week

February 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has issued a Class I recall for its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with magnet rundown unit. According to the FDA ...

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Army Advancements Provide Innovative, Realistic Training

February 27, 2015 11:48 am | by Capt. Matthew Brown, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Directorate of Training & Doctrine | News | Comments

Today's Army aviation leaders can augment the training process with innovative training techniques and live, virtual, constructive, gaming, and mission command, also known as LVCG-MC, technologies. The adage "train the way we fight" ...  

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Designing Computer Programs to Streamline Human Behavior

February 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small ...  

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New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 11:16 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users ...

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Computer-Assisted Authoring of Interactive Narratives

February 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed by Disney Research will help fulfill the ...  

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Increasing Oil Flow in the Keystone Pipeline with Electric Fields

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by American Physical Society | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that a strong electric field applied to a section of the Keystone pipeline can smooth oil flow and yield significant pump energy savings. Traditionally, pipeline oil is heated over several miles in order to reduce ...

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Schools Bring Science to Life Through Robotics

February 27, 2015 10:45 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii | News | Comments

Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the Hawaii region participated in the 2015 Hawaii Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Youth competition Feb. 21 at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Sponsored by the Office ....

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Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled ...

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A Virtual Bob Sled Ride with BMW

February 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

BMW teamed up with artists for two projects this week, one showing the twists and turns of a famous bobsled track and the other visualizing the scooters of tomorrow. On Feb. 25, BMW revealed an animated ride through the “Silver Snake" ...

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Searching for the Source of Dark Matter

February 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Scientists may be able to create dark matter from disintegrating Higgs particles, researcher Christoffer Petersson said. Petersson studies theoretical particle physics at Chalmers University and the Université Libre. He proposed a new ...

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Boeing, RAAF Test Extended Range Weapon

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ...  

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Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications

February 27, 2015 10:05 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes ...   

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Preparing for Change

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Planning a change initiative carefully is imperative.  Not only must we plan a way to reach everyone, follow through effectively, and mentor the use of methods and tools, we should also plan how to prepare our organization to accept ... 

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