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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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