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Ford Cockpit Designed Using Eye-Tracking Tools

March 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Vision tracking has been used to detect concussions and give pilots a 360 degree view inside fighter planes, and now Ford is using it too, to get a behind-the-scenes view of what people see when they look at the interior of a hyper-engineered car...

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WWII 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

March 24, 2015 1:47 pm | by Diana Bachert, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo ...

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Construction Underway for Air Force Space Fence Radar

March 24, 2015 1:41 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

In a special February ceremony on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean – more than 2,100 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu – the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin broke ground at the future six-acre site of the new Space Fence radar ...

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Inventions Benefit Warfighter, Educate Community

March 24, 2015 1:37 pm | by Kyle Chronister, AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Among the "101 Rocket City Inventions" on display at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are three innovations created by the Aviation Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC. In conjunction with ...

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Northrop Grumman Lands $18 million Contract

March 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

American aerospace and defense technology titan Northrop Grumman has been given a $18.1 million contract for the AN/WSN-7(V)1 Interial Navigation System, which is expected to be completed by the end of ...

New Kind of 'Tandem' Solar Cell Developed

March 24, 2015 1:31 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. The development could lead to ...

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Today in Engineering History: Exxon Valdez Spills 11M Gallons of Oil

March 24, 2015 1:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. The vessel spilled approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil in the water, marking the incident as the worst ...

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Robotics Startups Named Innorobo Finalists

March 24, 2015 1:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Six young robotics companies have been named finalists in the Innorobo Call for Startups 2015. Innorobo, a conference held at the Cité Internationale in Lyon, France, is organized by Innoecho, a business consulting company...

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Liquid Printer Turns 3D Manufacturing Upside Down

March 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A newly revealed 3D printer can print up to 100 times faster than conventional additive manufacturing thanks to its ability to “grow” materials upward from a pool of liquid, Carbon3D said at the TED conference on March 16. Their debut ...

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Infographic: 20 Amazing Water Facts

March 24, 2015 12:01 pm | by Able Skills | News | Comments

In honor of World Water Day last Sunday, March 20th, the team at Able Skills created an infographic featuring 20 amazing and unusual facts about water ...

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Mars One's CEO Answers Questions About Mission Feasibility

March 24, 2015 11:51 am | by Mars One | News | Comments

Mars One recently published a video in which Bas Lansdorp, CEO and Co-founder of Mars One, replies to recent criticism concerning the feasibility of Mars One's human mission to Mars. The video and the transcript of the interview can be ...

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TI to Offer Online Course for Analog Engineers

March 24, 2015 11:46 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced its plan to power the electronics industry with its first ever, complete online course for analog engineers. TI Precision Labs will mesh theory and applied lab exercises into courses which will improve ...

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Researchers Apply Graphene to Smart Phones

March 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF plans to use graphene, the world’s thinnest material, in smart phones. Fraunhofer plans to use the eco-friendly graphene and its impressive properties ...          

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Photos of the Day: Jet Engine Powers World's Fastest Ship

March 24, 2015 10:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the first C-5 transport plane took off in 1968, it became the world’s largest aircraft, capable of lifting 130 tons of cargo. As tall as a six-story building and 80 yards long, the U.S. Air Force called it “a beautiful, useful giant" ...

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Russia to Resume Space Tourism in 2018

March 24, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station since 2001 before ...      

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