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Rocket Firm Hired to Probe Air Bag Problems

February 27, 2015 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding the cause of air bags to explode with too much force, has hired a rocket science company to investigate the matter ...

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Finding Lost African American History with Wikipedia

February 27, 2015 5:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

There are fewer redlinks on Wikipedia and more information about African American scientists, engineers, and mathematicians than yesterday, after the White House’s first Black History Month Edit-a-thon encouraged the public to take to ...


These People Are Going To Mars

February 27, 2015 5:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

100 people are on track to be the first humans on Mars – if they can pass the next round of selection for the reality TV style Mars One project. The candidate pool has been narrowed down to 100 aspiring Red Planet explorers, chosen ...  


Luxion & Pixologic Partner to Release 'KeyShot for ZBrush’

February 27, 2015 5:13 pm | by Luxion | Comments

Luxion, a developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, in partnership with Pixologic, makers of ZBrush software, is pleased to announce the ...


Norgren Announces Name Change as Part of Global IMI Transition

February 27, 2015 4:29 pm | by IMI Precision Engineering | Comments

Beginning in January 2015, Norgren, a world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, will be part of a new division of long-time parent company, IMI plc. All of IMI’s fluid power businesses will be brought into a single ...


Mouser Now Stocks ARISO Contactless Connectivity System

February 27, 2015 4:24 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new ARISO Contactless Connectivity system from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, that allows power and data to be transferred between two couplers without any physical contact ...


Smart Helmet Lets Motorcyclists See Nearly 360 Degrees

February 27, 2015 4:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Taking to the open road may become more high-tech than ever when this sleek wearable hits the market. Skully, makers of an upcoming smart motorcycle helmet with an HUD and rear camera, raised ...


Suite of Satellites Show Climate Change Data

February 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

NASA has released some of the most comprehensive views of Earth’s weather patterns to date, which could be used to track the source and progression of climate change. Five Earth-observing missions look down from space in order to ...  


GE's Class I Recall Among 4 Design Fails This Week

February 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

GE Healthcare has issued a Class I recall for its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with magnet rundown unit. According to the FDA ...


Army Advancements Provide Innovative, Realistic Training

February 27, 2015 11:48 am | by Capt. Matthew Brown, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Directorate of Training & Doctrine | Comments

Today's Army aviation leaders can augment the training process with innovative training techniques and live, virtual, constructive, gaming, and mission command, also known as LVCG-MC, technologies. The adage "train the way we fight" ...  


Designing Computer Programs to Streamline Human Behavior

February 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | Comments

When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small ...  


New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 11:16 am | by University of Utah | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users ...


Computer-Assisted Authoring of Interactive Narratives

February 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Disney Research | Comments

Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed by Disney Research will help fulfill the ...  


Increasing Oil Flow in the Keystone Pipeline with Electric Fields

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by American Physical Society | Comments

Researchers have shown that a strong electric field applied to a section of the Keystone pipeline can smooth oil flow and yield significant pump energy savings. Traditionally, pipeline oil is heated over several miles in order to reduce ...


Schools Bring Science to Life Through Robotics

February 27, 2015 10:45 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii | Comments

Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the Hawaii region participated in the 2015 Hawaii Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Youth competition Feb. 21 at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Sponsored by the Office ....


Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled ...



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