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Tesla Does In Fact Offer a Completely Leather Interior

June 25, 2015 4:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla was recently urged to offer animal-source-free interiors at its annual shareholders meeting. As it turns out, the company already gives its customers the option. 

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Apple Removes Apps, Games Including Confederate Flag

June 25, 2015 4:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Apple appears to be pulling Confederate flag imagery from the App Store, including games that portray the Civil War. According to Touch Arcade, the games began disappearing today. This follows online retailers like Amazon,...

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NASA to Send HoloLens to Space

June 25, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA will be bringing a pair of Microsoft’s HoloLens devices to the International Space Station (ISS) this weekend as part of its SpaceX resupply mission. The headsets will have various purposes in space ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Odyssey

June 25, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The oldest spacecraft on Mars is still hard at work observing the planet and serving as a go-between for Earth and the newest Mars rovers. On June 23, NASA celebrated Mars Odyssey’s 60,000th orbit around Mars ...

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Navy Extends Windows XP Support Contract

June 25, 2015 3:05 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An operating system upheaval could make security measures more difficult and require a rather sudden learning curve for the United States Navy, which is why they're paying $9.1 million to Microsoft in order to...

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Oil Spill Response Drones Being Tested in Spain

June 25, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Final testing is being conducted on five drones intended for quick oil spill detection at sea.

The Spanish Universidad Politecnica de Cartegena is coordinating the project, which involves both autonomous...

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Army Test Fabric for New Warfighter Uniforms

June 25, 2015 2:36 pm | by ECBC Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is leading an effort to design a new warfighter uniform - with added protection against chemical warfare agents encountered in the field ...

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Flamingo in Brazilian Zoo Gets Artificial Leg

June 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by Stan Lehman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pink flamingo in Brazil has gotten a new leg to stand on — an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in southeastern Brazil said this week they think it's the first time a flamingo has ...

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Today in Engineering History: Boulder Canyon Project Act Becomes Effective

June 25, 2015 2:24 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 25, 1929, the Boulder Canyon Project Act became effective, following ratification of the Colorado River Compact by six of the seven states of the Colorado ...

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Evaporating Water Powers Mini Car

June 25, 2015 1:14 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Led by Ozgur Sahin, the Columbia team has developed a miniature car that harnesses the power of evaporation to drive itself forward, as well as an evaporation-driven generator that ...

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Boeing Opens Enormous Research Facility, Could Aid Space Flight Efforts

June 25, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

There goes the neighborhood.

Boeing has opened a new, 80,000-square-foot research facility in Huntsville, Ala. with the...

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Underwater Exploration Vehicles Tailored for Deep-Sea Archeologists

June 25, 2015 12:56 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

With the ARROWS project, EU-funded researchers are turning deep-sea archeological exploration from a risky and out-of-reach undertaking to a flexible and affordable solution ...

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New 'Arctic-Proof' Drone to Track the Effects of Climate Change

June 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Drones generally get a bad press but there’s far more to them than destruction and war – for example drone technology can help save lives in disaster zones reaching places that no humans can ..

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Daimler Purchases Seattle-Based Telematics Provider

June 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Daimler made a preemptive step toward connectivity improvement today by purchasing a minority stake in Seattle-based telematics provider Zonar Systems.

Daimler hasn’t divulged how much the purchase was...

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Wafer-Scale Quantum Devices Closer to Reality

June 25, 2015 12:17 pm | by Carla Reiter, University of Chicago | News | Comments

An electronics technology that uses the "spin" - or magnetization - of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today's electron-based ...

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