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Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

July 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new ...

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Insights into Catalytic Converters

July 24, 2015 1:17 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions ...

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Wind Energy Provides 8% of Europe's Electricity

July 24, 2015 1:12 pm | by European Commission Joint Research Centre | News | Comments

EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium ...

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How Autonomous Robots Map Their Environment

July 24, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots ...

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Evacuated Tube Transport System Among 4 Patents This Week

July 24, 2015 12:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Also patented this week, a method for countering weaponized mini UAVs, a combination ride for an amusement park, and Google’s contact lens ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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