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Stem Pipeline Problems to Aid STEM Diversity

June 18, 2014 1:31 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Decades of effort to increase the number of minority students entering the metaphorical science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline, haven’t changed this fact: Traditionally underrepresented groups remain underrepresented ...

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Breakthrough Provides Picture of Underground Water

June 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by Rob Jordan, Stanford News | News | Comments

Superman isn't the only one who can see through solid surfaces. In a development that could revolutionize the management of precious groundwater around the world, Stanford researchers have pioneered the use of satellites to accurately ... 

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Porsche Is Top Brand in New Car Quality Survey

June 18, 2014 1:23 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power. It was the ...

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Move Over, Silicon, There’s a New Circuit in Town

June 18, 2014 1:21 pm | by USC Viterbi School of Engineering | News | Comments

When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering describe how they have overcome a major issue in ...

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Pumping It Up: Airbags Take the Weight in ACTE G-III Loads Tests

June 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Technicians at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory recently completed structural evaluations on a modified Gulfstream G-III aircraft that will serve as a test bed for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project ...

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NASA Turns Down the Volume on Rocket Noise Through SLS Scale Model Acoustic Testing

June 18, 2014 10:10 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired - giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the ...

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Photos of the Day: Testing a Mini Model of World's Largest Rocket

June 18, 2014 10:09 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The scale SLS model hosts more than 200 sensors, which take data representative of the predicted SLS acoustic environments. The data collected from the tests will be used to help direct and verify the design of the rocket's ...   

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Chinese Smartphone Comes Preloaded with Spyware

June 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Raphael Satter & Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in ...    

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Musk Takes On Carbon with Solar, Battery Bets

June 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he's trying to take matters into his own hands. Musk, chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced Tuesday that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and ...   

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Consumers Aren't Shying Away from GM

June 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year. General Motors cars such as the Chevrolet Malibu have ...      

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Obama Says He Will Build Up Manufacturing

June 18, 2014 9:45 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their ideas to fruition ...  

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Amazon is About to Jump into Smartphones

June 18, 2014 9:42 am | by Mae Anderson & Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones. The corporate juggernaut that started out with books and soon moved into music, video, cloud computing and ...    

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Obama to Join Inventors at White House Maker Faire

June 18, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs, students and inventors are heading to the White House to show off their innovations at the White House's first "Maker Faire." The White House says more than 100 "makers" from 25 states will ...      

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The Technology within Touch Panels

June 18, 2014 9:32 am | by Epec Engineered Technologies | Articles | Comments

In quarter 3 of 2013 alone Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones. It's safe to say that there are millions upon millions of end products that use touch panels for user navigation. We've come a long way in technology but how do these touch panels actually work ...

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Down with Pink: The rise of Female STEM Toys

June 18, 2014 9:24 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Lego made headlines recently when they announce a new “Research Institute set,” which will feature three female scientist figures, including an astronomer with telescope, paleontologist with a dinosaur skeleton and a chemist with lab equipment ...

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