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Today in Engineering History: First Rocket Launched from Cape Canaveral

July 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 24, 1950, the first rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bumper 8 was a two-stage vehicle built from a U.S.-modified WWII-captured German V-2 missile base and a ...


Lockheed Martin Lands $1.5B Deal for Missile Sales

July 24, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced various deals Thursday, led by a $1.5 billion sales contract with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for patriot missiles ...


Connected Car Seat Reminds You if You Forgot Your Child

July 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

One child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car. Today, a new connected car seat is available online that reminds parents that their child is still in the vehicle ...


Amtrak Power Problems Plague New Jersey Transit Rail Riders

July 24, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The phrase has become all too familiar to commuters who ride the trains between New Jersey and New York: New Jersey Transit trains are delayed because of Amtrak overhead wire problems ...


Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 24, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system ...


Feds Probe GM-Certified Used Cars That May Have Open Recalls

July 24, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors because of dealers who advertised certified used cars for sale even though they still needed repairs under existing recalls ...


NASA's Space Launch System Design 'Right on Track' for Journey to Mars

July 24, 2015 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

You know the feeling of pride and achievement when you've worked really hard on a term paper, and finally turn it in? That's how the critical design review team for NASA's Space ...


Photos of the Day: Designing the World's Most Powerful Rocket

July 24, 2015 10:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The in-depth review – the first in almost 40 years for a NASA exploration class vehicle - provides a final look at the design and development of the integrated rocket before full-scale fabrication ...


Boeing Family, Company Donate $30M to Seattle Museum

July 24, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Boeing Company and the Boeing family are each contributing $15 million to Seattle's Museum of Flight to significantly expand the museum's education programs ...


By The Numbers: GM's Recall Lawsuits, Costs And Probes

July 24, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is looking past last year's safety recalls of 36 million vehicles worldwide as recall costs continue to shrink. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the recall issues, including new ...


What We Can Learn From Galaxies Far, Far Away

July 24, 2015 9:59 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the ...


How to Engineer a Viral Music Video

July 24, 2015 9:56 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The band OK Go dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video — and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and ...

The Future of Engineering Simulation Is in Cloud

July 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

Computer aided engineering has revolutionized product design process and has provided manufacturers the benefits of cost saving and bring products to the market faster. It is hard to imagine a ...


Reviewing Project & Product Success

July 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Bradford L. Goldense | Blogs | Comments

There are two fundamental categories of post-launch reviews. The first we shall call "Team Self-Assessment Project Reviews." These reviews are primarily for product developers to ...


Trade Deals Wipes Out Tariffs on More Than 200 Tech Products

July 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter | News | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles ...



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