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Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance

April 22, 2015 11:58 am | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for ...


DoD Awards $43M for Night Targeting Systems Work

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense gave out various work contracts on Tuesday, highlighted by a $43 million award to Kollsman Incorporated for the purpose of upgrading Night Targeting Systems ...


'Holey' Graphene for Energy Storage

April 22, 2015 11:45 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published recently online in the ...


Cloud Security Reaches Silicon

April 22, 2015 11:32 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don't need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a ...


Desert Plant Could Bolster World's Rubber Supply

April 22, 2015 11:24 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Tropical plantations in Southeast Asia have supplied most of the essential, natural rubber for truck, car and airplane tires for the past century. Now the tire industry and others say they're finally overcoming long-standing challenges ...


4 Ways Mars One Can Attract Women to Its Mission

April 22, 2015 10:34 am | by Vincent Hyman, Mars One Volunteer | Blogs | Comments

As a world-wide, nongovernmental venture, Mars One seeks to involve people from around the world in the settlement of Mars. But since women are usually underrepresented in space activities ...


What’s Next for the Internet of Things?

April 22, 2015 10:32 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Both corporate and government adoption of Internet of Things technologies will be some of the driving forces behind a dramatic increase in the IoT economy by 2020, according to a report by visiongain ...


Feds: Firm Dropped Part for Nuclear Plant, Covered It Up

April 22, 2015 10:19 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

While moving a large component, the load swung violently, dropped several feet and hit the floor because it was improperly secured, according to an NRC summary published in ...


Nissan Launches Production of Redesigned Maxima Sedan

April 22, 2015 10:16 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan on Tuesday launched the production of a redesigned version of its Maxima that the Japanese automaker hopes will revive struggling sales for its flagship sedan ...


Ford Unveils New Taurus Influenced by China

April 22, 2015 10:12 am | News | Comments

The Taurus, Ford Motor Co.'s first full-size sedan in China, is part of what CEO Mark Fields says is a multiyear effort to expand the U.S. automaker's range of offerings in the country ...


Volvo Truck Maker Names New CEO from Rival Scania

April 22, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo has tapped Martin Lundstedt, the top boss at rival Scania AB, to become the new chief executive and group president later this year. Group chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg says ...


Japan Mulls 2018 Moon Landing, Seeks to Keep Up with Rivals

April 22, 2015 10:06 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers ...


Boeing Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Airplane Deliveries Rise

April 22, 2015 10:05 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Boeing Co. delivered more airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. The profit topped Wall Street expectations, but revenue was ...


Hubble Space Telescope Marking 25th Anniversary in Orbit

April 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and ...


Energy-Efficient Earth Day Plans Big & Small

April 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

From generator bikes to controlled desert flooding. Earth Day brings out big ideas from companies looking to tie their products in to the day of going green ...


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