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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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$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 ...

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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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Small Plane Crashes in California Yard, Killing Pilot

July 27, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small plane crashed and caught fire Sunday in the backyard of a Southern California home, killing the pilot. The single-engine Beechcraft BE35 went down at ...

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Chinese Woman Dies After Trapped in Escalator, But Saves Son

July 27, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese woman died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety. Sunday's horrific accident in the ...

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Cloud Computing Closely Tied to IoT Development

July 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

A survey, conducted by Evans Data Corporation, shows the relationship between IoT developers, the cloud, and the current app development environment: most IoT developers spend more than 50 percent of their time on analytics...

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San Francisco's Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

July 27, 2015 9:50 am | News | Comments

For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. It's the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent ...

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Robot's Cross-U.S. Hitchhike Hasn't Left First State

July 27, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start. The robot named hitchBOT caught its first ride in Marblehead, Massachusetts, last week, bound for San Francisco, but ...

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Japanese Automaker Mitsubishi Motors to End U.S. Production

July 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers ...

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Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:39 am | by David McFadden, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss ...

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