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Z Machine Receives Funding Aimed at Fusion Energy

June 30, 2015 2:30 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A two-year, $3.8 million award has been received by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) to hasten the ...

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Lockheed's Legion Pod Takes to the Skies

June 30, 2015 2:25 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod recently completed its first flight test, successfully tracking multiple airborne targets while flying on an F-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. Legion Pod was ...

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Test Flight Completed After F-35B Modifications

June 30, 2015 2:21 pm | by Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight on June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were ...

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Jet Engine Keeps Lights on at World's Largest Hospital

June 30, 2015 2:16 pm | by Thomas Millas, GE Reports | News | Comments

Everything is big in Texas, but when it comes to hospitals, the Texas Medical Center in Houston is the biggest in the world. Laid out over an area more than 50 percent larger than ...

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Army Researchers Team Up to Advance Cognitive Science

June 30, 2015 2:11 pm | by Jane Benson, NSRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army researchers have teamed up with the Tufts University School of Engineering to create the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, or Center for ABCs. The center is co-directed by ...

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European Study Tests Wearables for Cows

June 30, 2015 2:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

We've written before about tracking domestic herd animals using the Internet of Things. Recently, researchers at Cambridge Industrial Design were commissioned by ...

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New Nanogenerator Harvests Power from Rolling Tires

June 30, 2015 2:07 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction ...

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NASA Explains Why Today is a Leap Second Longer

June 30, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The world will gain an extra second today in an effort to keep time standards even.

Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center explained that leap seconds are a way to account for Earth’s steady...

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Porsche 919 Replica Sold for $106K at Auction

June 30, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Porsche has auctioned off a full-sized, 1:1 replica of its 919 Hybrid race car on eBay for $106,100. The actual Porsche 919 competed in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The model car came with ...

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Biodegradable, Flexible Silicon Transistors

June 30, 2015 12:28 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Portable electronics users tend to upgrade their devices frequently as new technologies offering more functionality and more convenience become available. A report published by ...

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Graphene Flexes Its Electronic Muscles

June 30, 2015 12:26 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia. The Rice lab of Boris Yakobson in ...

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Bringing Nonstick Coating to Consumer Goods Packaging

June 30, 2015 12:23 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The days of wasting condiments — and other products — that stick stubbornly to the sides of their bottles may be gone, thanks to MIT spinout LiquiGlide, which has licensed its nonstick coating to ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Corvette Built

June 30, 2015 12:14 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 30, 1953, the first production Corvette was built at the General Motors facility in Flint, Michigan. All 1953 Corvettes were manufactured with a white exterior ...

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Airbus Trumps Boeing in South Korean Tanker Bid

June 30, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

In one of the latest instances of the rivalry, Airbus has defeated Boeing for an order of four refueling tankers worth a reported $1.3 billion.

The report, which came from the Wall Street Journal, suggests...

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'Frequency Comb' Boosts Fiber Optic Cable Capacity by 20 Times

June 30, 2015 11:10 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The Internet of Things requires lightning-fast connections, and electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego are finding new ways to speed up and strengthen signals sent through ...

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