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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 | by GE Reports | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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Astronauts Tackle Urgent Repair Job

April 23, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through ...

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Photos of the Day: Sub Records WWII Wreckage

April 23, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of ...

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Charting the Future Course for Rockets and Satellites

April 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

Without propulsion there could be no spaceflight. The ability to travel into and through space underpins the space industry. So, next month, hundreds of experts from around the world will gather to discuss the state-of-the-art of space propulsion – where will it ...

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Jet Hunt Leads to Material on Australian Shore

April 23, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Comments

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing ...

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Helicopter Engineer's Guitar Factory Closes

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | Comments

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner ...     

Raytheon Tackles Nation's STEM Workforce Challenge

April 23, 2014 12:43 pm | by Raytheon | Comments

What can the U.S. do to prepare today's students to take on STEM jobs in the future? To help answer that question, U.S. News and Raytheon Company has launched the STEM Index to measure just that. It's the first ...     

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750 Cessna, Beechcraft Jobs Being Eliminated

April 23, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are ...      

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ALIAS Seeks to Provide Portable, Flexible Autopilot Capabilities

April 23, 2014 12:19 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Military aircraft have evolved over a period of decades to have ever more automated capabilities, improving mission success and safety. At the same time, these aircraft still present challenging and complex interfaces to operators, and despite demanding training regimens, operators can ...

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Google, SunPower Team Up on Solar Energy Program

April 23, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google and SunPower are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday. Google is investing up to $100 million, while solar panel maker SunPower is committing ...   

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Michigan Man Among 1st to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the ...   

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Faster Production Brings Boeing $965M Profit

April 23, 2014 9:04 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year ...

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Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Young

April 23, 2014 5:18 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | Comments

At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market. The energy industry consultant has traded up from a Volkswagen Polo to a VW GTI. Now, as he stood looking at ...

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Toyota Sells 2.58M Vehicles, Outselling GM

April 23, 2014 2:21 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it sold a record 2.583 million vehicles in the January-March period, putting the ...

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FedEx Sued Over Deadly Bus Crash

April 22, 2014 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some witnesses say the FedEx truck was on fire before the crash. The lawsuit alleges FedEx trucks have a history of catching fire. Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. declined to discuss the litigation but says it's ...     

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