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SpaceX Receives Certification for U.S. Military Launches

May 27, 2015 | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The Tuesday announcement makes SpaceX just the second company to receive the green light from the U.S. Air Force for sending national security payloads into orbit ...

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Self-Braking Car Accident May Have Been Test of Non-Standard Feature

May 27, 2015 4:48 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

A car that violently struck two people during a demonstration in the Dominican Republic did not actually have the pedestrian detection capability the driver may have been testing ...

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Artist 3D Prints Cocaine Replica

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

The graffiti artist and hacker known only as Katsu 3D printed a scaled-up replica of crack cocaine as part of a performance art piece displayed at the Gray Area Grand Theater in San Francisco ...

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Boeing Awarded First-Ever Commercial Human Spaceflight Mission

May 27, 2015 3:23 pm | by Boeing | Comments

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station ...

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Semiconductor Market Grew 7 Percent in 2014

May 27, 2015 2:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Revenue from the power management semiconductor market grew nearly 7 percent last year, said market research firm IHS Inc. This is partially because demand was high in the automotive and industrial end markets ...

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Finalists Named in Dev Kit Contest

May 27, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Element14’s crowdsourced DreamBoard contest is on its way. On May 19, 16 finalists moved on to the next step in creating “the perfect dev kit" ...

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Lockheed Martin Lands $69.6M DoD Contract

May 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Tuesday’s award of US Department of Defense contracts was highlighted by a $69.6 million contract modification bestowed to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training for ...

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On-Demand X-Rays at Synchrotron Light Sources

May 27, 2015 12:14 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, music and movies they want thanks to the internet. Likewise, scientists who use ...

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A Chip Placed Under the Skin for More Precise Medicine

May 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is ...

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Experiment Confirms Quantum Theory Weirdness

May 27, 2015 12:07 pm | by Australian National University | Comments

The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until ...

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Linking Superconductivity & Structure

May 27, 2015 11:57 am | by Carnegie Institution | Comments

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity - maintain a flow of electrons - without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials ...

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Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 11:55 am | by Michigan State University | Comments

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops ...

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Medical Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 11:52 am | by University of Houston | Comments

Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging scanners ...

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Speaking the Language of Electronics

May 27, 2015 11:06 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Electronics company Orbotech wants to enter a new era with the fresh tagline “The Language of Electronics.” Orbotech makes automated optical inspection systems ...

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering Problem

May 27, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as ...

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MaterialsLab Improves How We Conduct Research On Earth & in Space

May 27, 2015 9:23 am | by Bill Hubscher, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center | Comments

When companies try to "build a better mousetrap," the process can involve lots of internal studies and tests on the kinds of materials to use and effective designs ...

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