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What If All Cars Were Electric?

July 27, 2015 2:28 pm | by Anne-Muriel Brouet, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | News | Comments

A century ago, Switzerland decided to electrify its railways. Out went coal, coal pollution and energy dependency. Today, what about switching all our cars over to electricity? The air would be ...


Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

July 27, 2015 2:16 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing ...


Researchers Predict Material with Record-Setting Melting Point

July 27, 2015 2:10 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers from Brown University have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance ...


New Material Opens Possibilities for Super-Long-Acting Pills

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kevin Leonardi, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Medical devices designed to reside in the stomach have a variety of applications, including prolonged drug delivery, electronic monitoring, and weight-loss intervention. However ...


Lockheed Receives $1.5B Missile Interceptor Deal

July 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

United States and allied military forces are set to upgrade key missile defense capabilities under a new $1.5 billion contract for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced ...


Ground Testing for F-35 Gun Conducted

July 27, 2015 12:19 pm | by Rebecca Amber, 412th Test Wing | News | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset, a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 mm rounds known as the GAU-22/A ...


Air Force Launches Seventh WGS Satellite

July 27, 2015 12:09 pm | by James Spellman, Jr., Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs | News | Comments

Featuring a newly uprated Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68A main engine for the first time on a rocket of its kind, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5, 4) vehicle with a more than 16-foot ...


Smart Hydrogel Coating Creates 'Stick-Slip' Control of Capillary Action

July 27, 2015 11:59 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found ...


Superfast Network Can Sync Machines Across the Continent

July 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Mike Keller, GE Reports | News | Comments

On July 16, one pendulum started to swing in Niskayuna, N.Y. Nearly 3,000 miles away, in San Jose, Calif., another weight hung from a fixed point also oscillated back and forth ...

DoD to Award $180M Contract for Missiles

July 27, 2015 11:49 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a number of work contracts on Friday, highlighted by a $180 million deal with Raytheon Missile Systems for the obtainment of standoff missile systems ...


Today in Engineering History: De Havilland Comet Makes First Test Flight

July 27, 2015 11:34 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 27, 1949, the world’s first production commercial jetliner made its maiden test flight in England. The British de Havilland DH 106 Comet prototype took off from ...


Boeing Plans to Maintain Super Hornet Line Production

July 27, 2015 11:07 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Recent developments have encouraged Boeing to consider keeping its F-18 Hornet production line open to Navy and international sales. The company’s hopefulness has been fueled by ...


Photos of the Day: Mercedes-Benz Flashback to the 1955 Mille Miglia

July 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Daimler | News | Comments

At the Classic Days Schloss Dyck from 31 July to 2 August 2015, Mercedes-Benz Classic is celebrating the brand's outstanding victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia: Exactly 60 years ago ...


$100k Grant Goes To Scientific Mentorship Program

July 27, 2015 10:03 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has donated a $100,000 grant to the Society for Science & the Public, finding teachers and professional mentors for low-income students interested in scientific research ...


Small Plane Crashes in Tokyo Neighborhood; 3 Dead, 3 Survive

July 27, 2015 10:02 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage ...



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