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Colonizing the Moon or Mars?

May 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Mouser Electronics | Videos | Comments

Space Exploration is the hot topic as Bobak Ferdowsi, a Mars and moon exploration expert, talks about his experience landing the Mars Rover, colonizing Mars vs the Moon, and his ideal vacation on the ...

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Vintage Auto Collection Auction Brings in $53M

May 20, 2015 4:57 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

RM Sotheby’s brought in a record-setting $53.88 million during its May 2 auction in which it sold the highly-touted Paul and Chris Andrews Collection.

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LightSail Successfully Launches

May 20, 2015 4:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The first of Bill Nye’s two LightSails took off from Cape Canaveral at 11:05 a.m. EDT and began transmitting data on May 20, marking the first flight of this sunlight-powered spacecraft ...

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3D Print Clothing; Patent Trolls Target Printing

May 20, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Fancy designing and printing your own clothes? Electroloom is a machine that builts thin, seamless clothing around metal templates, with each item taking between eight and 15 hours to form. Electroloom is currently funding on Kickstarter. In other 3D printing news, another company is Kickstarting a printer the size of a bulky pen ...

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PowerUp 3.0 Turns Paper Airplanes into a Smartphone Operated UAV

May 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

You’d be hard pressed to come across an adult who hadn’t thrown at least one paper airplane as a child. Soon you could be seeing those paper toys zip around as smartphone controlled drones ...

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NASA Involved in Project Which Could Protect Earth From an Asteroid

May 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

It’s a scary notion, but an asteroid could one day cause great damage to Earth. Thankfully, NASA is joining forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) in an effort to prevent such an occurrence. In 2022 the two are scheduled to test out a system that could repel an asteroid from Earth ...

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New Portable Device Could Test How 'Squishy' Cancerous Tumors Are

May 20, 2015 12:53 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them. USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can ...

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New Tech Could Fundamentally Change Future Wireless Communications

May 20, 2015 12:49 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life. However, today's devices use twice as much of ...

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Taking Control of Light Emission

May 20, 2015 12:44 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. They say this has ...

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Toward 'Green' Paper-Thin, Flexible Electronics

May 20, 2015 12:41 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of "smart" products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven't broken free from their rigid form. Now scientists are ...

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Amazing Microdroplet Structures May Lead to New Technologies

May 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms - structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets - have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ...

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Tiny Grains of Lithium Dramatically Improve Performance of Fusion Plasma

May 20, 2015 12:37 pm | by DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a phenomenon that helps them to improve ...

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Today in Engineering History: Pioneer Venus Launches

May 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On this day in 1978, Pioneer Venus launched aboard an Atlas-Centaur rocket on its way to becoming the first United States spacecraft to orbit Venus. It reached orbit around Venus on Dec. 4, 1978, where it investigated plasma in the Venusian atmosphere ...

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Winglets Now Standard on New Boeing Business Jets

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) announced Monday that Split Scimitar Winglets are standard on new BBJs, making it the first business jet to offer the winglet as a regular feature ...

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FBAR Company Began with Stolen Tech

May 20, 2015 10:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six men have been accused by the U. S. Attorney’s Office of stealing cell phone technology secrets from two United States companies. Tianjin University Professors Hao Zhang and Wei Pang and four others were alleged to have stolen recipes, source code ...

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