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Producing Biodegradable Plastic Just Got Cheaper & Greener

July 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by KU Leuven | News | Comments

Biodegradable drinking cups or vegetable wrapping foil: the bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives. And yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to ...

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Raytheon Lands $240M NASA Deal for Earth Science System

July 6, 2015 11:35 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Raytheon has received a five year contract worth up to $240 million from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the company’s continued support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and ...

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Engineers with IoT Skills Wanted; Plus, Save The Bees

July 6, 2015 11:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The Internet of Things has a lot of industrial applications, plus some: we're looking at how the IoT could save the dwindling population of honeybees and changing the ways C-suite executives work ...

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Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan for Outages

July 6, 2015 10:23 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United ...

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Worker's Family Sues Over Fatal Boeing 777 Air Bag Injury

July 6, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of a man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier. The lawsuit filed this week in ...

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Ford Recalls 432K Cars Because of Software Problem

July 6, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down ...

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German Authorities Seize Tank, Other WWII Weapons in Raid

July 6, 2015 10:01 am | by David Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern ...

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New Honda CEO Promises Company Turnaround, Offers Few Details

July 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of ...

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Australian University Encourages Girls Studying STEM

July 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Students at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia gathered to work on an engineering puzzle - how to create a mechanical hand that could lift a paperclip and a styrofoam cup, using only household...

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Photos of the Day: Navy Hosts Human-Powered Submarine Races

July 6, 2015 9:50 am | by Katie Ellis-Warfield, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Public Affairs | News | Comments

High school and college students put their science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) skills to the test at the International Human-Powered Submarine ...

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Intel President Renee James to Leave Chipmaker

July 6, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere ...

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Top U.S. Auto Safety Regulator Says Chrysler to Face Sanctions

July 6, 2015 9:30 am | by Tom Krisher & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday. But Mark Rosekind, administrator ...

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Dartmouth Contests Showcase Computer-Generated Creativity

July 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Holly Ramer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence ...

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Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions

July 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Mary Clarke Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on

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New Horizons Back in Action After Brief Silence

July 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Over the weekend, NASA lost contact with its Pluto explorer New Horizons, but the spacecraft is now back on track to return to its normal science observations on Tuesday, June 7 and its Pluto flyby on July 14....

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