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Softball-Sized Camera Can Be Tossed into Unseen Areas

June 26, 2015 2:38 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unseen areas are troublesome for police and first responders: Rooms can harbor dangerous gunmen, while collapsed buildings can conceal survivors. Now Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus ...


Communications-Electronics Command Cyber Training Range Launches

June 26, 2015 2:34 pm | by Douglas A. Solivan Sr., Logistics and Readiness Center, CECOM | News | Comments

To keep pace with training demands of the Army's growing cyber force, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is standing up a new training range to help ...


Digital Messages on Vehicle Windshields Make Driving Less Safe

June 26, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to ...


Show Me the Money: New Boeing CEO Will Have $1.6M Base Salary

June 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Boeing’s newly-selected leader, CEO Dennis Muilenburg, will be paid an annual base salary of $1.6 million, thought that figure doesn’t include the substantial performance incentives he could receive. According to...


System Links Army Networks with Allies, Agencies

June 26, 2015 2:22 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland ...


NASA Tech Protects Webb Telescope from Contamination

June 26, 2015 2:14 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Contamination from organic molecules can harm delicate instruments and engineers are taking special care at NASA to prevent that from affecting the James Webb Space Telescope ...


On-Vehicle Atmosphere Cleaning Among 5 Patents This Week

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Ozone is produced by a photochemical reaction between HC and NOx which are contained in exhaust gases. Therefore, this patent explains ...


Children's Hospital Prints Its First 3D Heart

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional ...


Z Machine Helps Solve Saturn's 2-Billion-Year Age Gap

June 26, 2015 2:07 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Planets tend to cool as they get older, but Saturn is hotter than astrophysicists say it should be without some additional energy source. The unexplained heat has caused a ...


Helium 'Balloons' Offer New Path to Control Complex Materials

June 26, 2015 2:03 pm | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a ...


Lithium-Ion Battery Startup Boasts Reduced Factory Footprint

June 26, 2015 1:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

A Boston-area startup says that it has revolutionized the way lithium-ion batteries for home energy storage are made, decreasing the necessary footprint and, potentially, the cost. 24M claims that it can make energy...


Commercial Drone Ruins Attempt to Control Wildfire

June 26, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An attempt to contain a wildfire in California was squashed Wednesday when a hobby drone got in the way of planes carrying flame retardant.

At an estimated four feet wide, the problem drone was flown near a...


Today in Engineering History: Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 Approved By Congress

June 26, 2015 12:13 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 26, 1956, the U.S. Congress approved the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The highway legislation initially set aside $25 billion for the construction of ...


Self-Driving Cars Nearly Collide

June 26, 2015 11:20 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An autonomous Google car cut off a Delphi Automotive-backed autonomous car this week in what could be the first near collision between two self-driving vehicles ...


Biggest Passive Building in the World Planned for New York City

June 26, 2015 10:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

In order to create a passive building - one that requires little in the way of cooling or heating - the interior must be as self-contained as possible, pressurized and meticulously sealed. Architects at work ...



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