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Brain-on-a-Chip Tech Assess Effects of Traumatic Axonal Injury

July 17, 2014 11:42 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently demonstrated the use of their "Brain-on-a-Chip" microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury ...   

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Grants Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Curricula

July 17, 2014 11:32 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corporation have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund grants in support of STEM education – which includes science, technology, engineering and math – important foundations for today’s students ... 

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Robot-Assisted Surgery Controls Disease for 10 Years

July 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also suggested that traditional methods of ... 

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70-Foot-Long Concrete Bridge Survives Series of Simulated Earthquakes

July 17, 2014 11:26 am | by University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned ...  

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Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins the Fight Against Malaria

July 17, 2014 11:21 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly ...

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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...                

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Airbus Beats Boeing at Farnborough in Orders Race

July 17, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments. Airbus said Thursday that its orders and commitments for 496 aircraft were ...

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Photos of the Day: Tiny Smart Car Adopts Elements from Mercedes

July 17, 2014 10:32 am | by Daimler | News | Comments

The revolution enters the next round – the smart fortwo has undergone improvements in virtually all areas and is markedly more comfortable. The hallmark smart rear engine concept is being offered for the first time in the four-seater smart ...

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Daimler Launches New Version of Smart Car

July 17, 2014 10:26 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual design — but make a bigger contribution to profits as well ...     

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Japan Approves Joint Missile Study, Export to U.S.

July 17, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets. The approval late Thursday marks the first ...

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Buzz Aldrin: Where Were You When I Walked on the Moon?

July 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. They missed the whole celebration 45 years ago this Sunday ...    

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Boeing Preps the 787-9 Dreamliner for Farnborough

July 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Boeing | Videos | Comments

Boeing’s expert crew rehearses the flight program for the 2014 Farnborough Airshow ...                           

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HotSpot: Paint-On Skin for Concrete Structures

July 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an art auction where participants bid with their emotions; a blanket that measures plane passengers' brainwaves to help improve flying; an electrically conductive coat of paint that provides an early warning system for concrete strucutures; and determining the age of stars using ultrasound technology ...

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Teardown: Cash Register

July 17, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down a cash register found in the dumpster. Does it have any useful parts to salvage?                 

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Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

July 17, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of...

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