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SpaceX Capsule Soars in 1st Test of Crew Escape

May 6, 2015 | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to test its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts ...

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High-Strength Aluminum Powder for High-Tech Components

May 6, 2015 4:58 pm | by Airbus APWorks | Comments

Metal laser melting is enjoying increasing popularity. The method has made the successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology. In principle, any material that is weldable can be processed ...

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SpaceX Demonstrates Astronaut Escape System for Crew Dragon Spacecraft

May 6, 2015 4:53 pm | by NASA | Comments

A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration Wednesday by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA’s endeavor to ...

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Durable Goods Orders Received Low Demand in February

May 6, 2015 3:38 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

February wasn’t kind to the durable goods sector as new orders dropped by $3.2 billion, a decrease of 1.4 percent, according to a report from HIS Global Insight U.S. Economist Michael Montgomery ...

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EV Manufacturers Eye Onboard Chargers with Stronger Outputs

May 6, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Electronic vehicle (EV) manufacturers are working toward the production of onboard chargers with an output of greater than 6.6 kilowatts (kW), according to market research company ...

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Naval Community Celebrates High School Scientists, Engineers

May 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Sierra Jones, ONR Corporate Strategic Communications | Comments

Assistant Chief of Naval Research Capt. Robert Palisin, from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), was on-hand to present awards and congratulate some of the nation’s top science- and engineering-focused high school students ...

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Space Debris from Satellite Explosion Increases Collision Risk for Spacecraft

May 6, 2015 12:34 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research from the University of Southampton ...

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Inkjet Printing Process for Kesterite Solar Cells

May 6, 2015 12:30 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Comments

The drop-on-demand inkjet printing is a promising approach allowing patterning of materials with negligible materials waste; hence, significant reduction of raw materials cost can be achieved. Furthermore, inkjet printing can be ...

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Thermometer-Like Device Could Help Diagnose Heart Attacks

May 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like ...

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Airflow Model to Reduce Time on the Tarmac

May 6, 2015 12:21 pm | by Concordia University | Comments

Plans for summer holidays are already taking shape. But before jetting off for some fun in the sun, many travellers will have to cope with long delays on the airport runway. Thanks to new research from Concordia University ...

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Research Advances Security & Trust in Reconfigurable Devices

May 6, 2015 12:14 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is studying a range of security challenges involving programmable logic devices – in particular, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). FPGAs are integrated circuits ...

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Pressure-Monitoring Stockings to Prevent Wounds in Diabetics

May 6, 2015 12:06 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Diabetics often have little feeling in their feet and don’t perceive the body’s pressure or temperature signals there. This can result in unnoticed wounds that then develop into abscesses. Many diabetics have to have toes or feet ...

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Wood-Polymer Material Resists Humidity & Has Low Flammability

May 6, 2015 12:00 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Wood is a popular material in interior design, but its water absorbency limits its use in bathrooms, where natural wood easily becomes discolored or moldy. Fraunhofer scientists and partners have developed a wood-polymer ...

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Improved Detection of Radio Waves from Space

May 6, 2015 11:55 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Geodesy is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement of the Earth. One of the measurement techniques it employs uses radio waves from far-distant objects in space to determine factors such as the movement of ...

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Secure Streaming Tech Reduces IP Risks for Designers

May 6, 2015 11:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The 3D printing community Pinshape has teamed up with 3DPrinterOS to allow users to stream designs from the Pinshape marketplace directly to their desktop printer at home ...

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Engineering Conventional Munitions to Become Smart

May 6, 2015 11:50 am | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | Comments

Picatinny develops about 90 percent of the lethality within the Army and a high percentage for the other services as well, Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden said. If it shoots - be it a tank, rifle, artillery or aircraft - that firepower most ...

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